Das Lied scheduled for Japan release on 4.9 according to Tower.
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You recently released a blu-ray audio high definition remaster of Carlos ...
I'm listening to this right now and I'm blown away by the recorded sound, even in stereo (listening with good headphones). It's immersive, full bodied, every section is ...
Some background on the producer of this recording:
Karel Bruggeman is a cellist as well as a tonmeister. He worked for Polyhymnia as an assistant engineer to Everett Porter ...
I reviewed the physical product, not the download from Native DSD.
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I just wrote DG an angry letter with the subject False marketing, concerning their claims ...
Sorry but I must disagree
Vanska upon whom I have heaped much praise for his Sibelius cycle [ not SACD but the best there is in my humble opinion ] just can't cut it on ...
Have to endorse all other comments and the excellent review.
The first movement is thrilling and brought a tear to my eye a wonderful SACD and highly recommended to all ...
Oscar Peterson Trio: Night Train
Tower Records/Universal Suprem PROZ-1119
Oscar Peterson Trio
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This series is direct DSD conversion from the original analog master. It is the world's first. It is a great sound quality. I highly recommend this
I bought this release and compared it with the RBCD version. I was a tad disappointed. There is an improvement but it's minimal. The drums are a bit crisper and that's about it (to my ears at least). So it seems the RBCD version was about as good as it's going to get.
I found two other reviews for this release (including the one above) and they were both very positive. I don't know, however, if they're based on a comparison with the RBCD version. The SACD is indeed excellent but, if it hardly differs from the RBCD, then one wonders whether it was worth releasing this album again on a silver disc, especially at such a high price. Has anybody else had a chance to compare the SACD and RBCD? (I made my comparison through a pair of Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Generation headphones.)
I recently replaced my bookshelf speakers by a pair of ATC floorstanders. I have since been revisiting a lot of my discs with "fresh ears". Back in November I compared this SACD release with the Verve RBCD version and I wasn't overly impressed by the improvement. I had done the comparison with my headphones. This weekend I compared the two releases again but with my new speakers. I was more impressed this time. A problem with the RBCD version is that Ray Brown's bass tends to get buried under the piano's sound. This is no longer as much of an issue with the SACD version. As I had already mentioned in my last review Ed Thigpen's percussion is crisper on the SACD and my audition through the speakers confirmed this. (Some might say the cymbal is too prominent but that would be a problem with the way the album was recorded not with the SACD transfer.) Overall, I found there is more "air" around each instrument with the SACD version.
So, I would now recommend the Tower Records album. It's not an enormous improvement over the RBCD version but it is enough of an improvement to justify its release and, if you are an audiophile and a fan of Oscar Peterson, its purchase.
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