This is a marvellous disc - stunning recording of deeply moving performances by soloist and orchestra. Very surprising, though, especially from a company like Pentatone in a ...
Another gem. The music is good, the quadraphonic mix is good, and the mastering is good. I am well pleased with it.
I have been using them for many years and now even happier that I can use them and also support this site.
DSD Remastered by Classic Sound, November 2016. One feature of these Tower reissues is that they have the green top like the SHM and EMI single layer discs. Some of the Tower ...
Good to see that Presto have become a linked supplier at last. they have served us extremely well in the UK for many years and kept going when most others have fallen by the ...
Excellent performances from the RCO's Principal Oboe supported by his compatriots in this recorded live performance from the Concertgebouw that easily sweeps aside the ...
The previous Gatti release was recorded in DXD so fingers crossed this will become the recording standard at the RCO now. As near to DSD as we'll get probably at this venue.
I've pre-ordered this, but I find the coupling very odd. (and not interested in the Barber)
Keith Jarrett: The Köln Concert
Tower Records/Universal ECM PROZ-1087
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This title is part of an ECM series of 6 titles (so far) issued by the Japanese retailer Tower Records. As such it is only available from Tower Records.......and they don't ship internationally.
Help is at hand though. CD Japan has a proxy shopping arrangement available ($34ish USD + additional handling costs) and the first 3 titles are also on the Acoustic Sounds Site. Whether this collaboration between Tower Records/Universal Japan/ECM remains exclusive or is time limited is unknown to me.
Being from the ECM stable the packaging remains typically understated. Nothing shiny here.
The liner notes state - "DSD remastered by Christoph Stickel, 01/2017"
And what a excellent job he has done. It was beautifully recorded in the first instance and it sounds like the tapes have remained in great condition. It feels like you have a better than front row seat at the actual concert when listening to it. Compression also remains minimal. One notch up on the original vinyl.
ECM has a very deep catalogue of excellent titles. Here's hoping there will be many more.
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