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Vivaldi: Four Seasons - Silverstein/Boston Symphony/Ozawa        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  March 24, 2006

While this is indeed a beautifully PLAYED recording, please note that it was originally RECORDED at 50 kHz and 16 bits with the Soundsteam digital recording system. That's a bit better than CD but not by much. The fact that it sounds as good as it does is a testament to Telarc and the original ... more
Diana Krall: The Look of Love        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  March 20, 2004

This lady's voice is the sound of lust! She has that huskiness that spells female libido. True, the material is low key but its polished and it's perfect for kicking back late at night, a scotch in one hand, the lights dim. The SACD again brings out so much more in the music.
The Byrds: Greatest Hits      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  March 20, 2004

While I've been a Byrds fan since the beginning, this mix seems to slight their greatest asset - their vocal harmonies. Perhaps I haven't tuned by system yet but the vocals seem lost amongst the instruments and it should be the other way around. Still, the moving pieces are there ("My Back Pages") ... more
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells        (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  March 19, 2004

An old favorite returns but improved. I too was very impressed with the 5.0 version that I played. It did point out that a bit more tweeking of my new setup is required. As to the music, it makes one appreciate overall structure and "theme and variation" in classical music. While the piece did ... more
Steely Dan: Gaucho        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  March 17, 2004

This was our very first exposure to SACD. I put the disc in and sat down with my wife to listen. In five seconds, we looked at each other and both knew that SACD was indeed significantly better than any medium we had experienced before, short of live music in a decent venue. The superiority of SACD ... more

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