......Soft Rock with a capital 'S'
It is faithful to the tapes and there seems to have been little, if any tweaking on Rob Loverde's part. Sounds just like yesterday (well 45 ...
Although only available as download (PCM24/44.1) I strongly recommend the BIS-recording with Kees Bakels/Malaysian Philharmonic. The album contains both symphonies of ...
Should be another blockbuster for BIS; three outstanding musicians and Tchaikovsky’s lovely Piano Trio...
Hmm, interesting release. Pettersson’s Second Violin Concerto is surprisingly lyrical and easy-to-follow work. The work’s enormous length poses real challenges for any ...
Politics aye! He will not be reappointed as too much humble pie would have to be eaten.
Money is the root of all evil. Nobody will ever any of us out for inappropriate ...
Part of the Holst instrumentation also consists of the unmistakable Eb soprano clarinet, which was omitted in the lineup above...
Oh yes, I agree with John,
I too am looking forward to having this in my collection! (Though the Dvorak Symphony #5 continues to languish unrecorded in state of the art 5 ...
Yes, Laotzu, if I compare the differences between my old player (Marantz SA-15S2) and the new SA-10, I'm still very impressed. I wouldn't have expected such an immense ...
Sony Music SICP-10116 (3 discs)
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This is the best live 4.0 mix I have ever heard. Even without the isolated bass track it has a beautiful warm sound. It is much fuller sounding then the domestic 2.0 version. It's glorified stereo with all the music coming from your front speakers with reverb and applause coming from your rears. I have to be honest I am still getting use to the songs running order. It has been put back in the sequence it was in at the actual concert and has added bonus tracks so it's strange hearing them in this order after listening to the original release for years. The packaging is amazing, they put some real work into it and all tracks are multi channel. It's not like some releases where the bonus tracks are only in stereo. Crazy expensive but if you are fan of this record I can almost guarantee you will love it! Best (none Steve Wilson ) mix I have heard!
Yup, bigger than Texas and with more fruit than Carmen Miranda's hat.
Just like being there. The sound and the playing a bit shaky to begin with, then it all starts to tighten up as they get into it. Pretty amazing as an experience.
I can only comment on the stereo presentation and one observation stands out. There is not a lot of bass. Unsurprising really. Given that the album was only intended for the Japanese market, it has been mixed and mastered to suit Japanese tastes. In my experience that tends to mean the bass is dialled back and the recording is very clean sounding.
The other thing that caught my ear is that they appear to have gone a bit trippy here and there with the way they have presented Carlos's guitar. My rig could well be playing up, but in some cases during a solo his guitar notes don't all land at the same point on the sound stage.
All in all it is an excellent SACD remaster though. Spacious sounding, with a well defined sound stage and lots of sonic detail.
I have not listened to the AF SACD remaster, but based on remasters I have heard that Steve Hoffman has done I am pretty confident that this Japanese version is significantly better.
The album can be had from USA based vendors for a touch under $70.00 so get it while you can.
I have just heard from my seller and it is now in the mail. Very excited to get this. Could be the coolest SACD packaging ever!
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