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Elvis Presley: Elvis 24 Karat Hits!        (0 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by siebrand November 30, 2015

I have one disc, only one, from Elvis. I've got to feel ashamed? Just one? not a bit 'little? it certainly is not much, but... certain songs, certain musicians, some voices ... are so well known that... almost not worth it to have them in the house ... so ... you hear them all the time on radio. The ... more
Gustav Holst: The Planets, John Williams: Star Wars Suite      (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue November 27, 2015

Like many sick in the head lovers of classical music this is actually the third different Shm Sacd of Holst that I bought. I have already reviewed the Ozawa sacd which is awesome and I also liked the Karajan Shm Sacd version as well but slightly less. I was very curious about this Mehta recording ... more
Joe Walsh: So What        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by dmonds November 20, 2015

I have this album on vinyl and CD and was interested to hear this remixed SACD. This is a bit of a quirky album to be sure with Joe exercising some orchestral talent with Pavane and Song for Emma then flipping 180 with All Night Laundry Mat Blues which does not quite fit...however...they do sound ... more
Haydn: Emperor Quartet, Mozart: Hunt Quartet - Alban Berg Quartett        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by acousticsguru November 19, 2015

Releases like this make me scratch my head sometimes, although mainly in terms of what else there would be in the majors' vaults to remaster and release in high-resolution). SACDs mastered from PCM sources or PCM transfers from analogue are one thing, but from RBCD PCM sources? What good can a ... more
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Webern: Im Sommerwind - Haitink        (2 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by Luukas November 19, 2015

Strauss's "Ein Heldenleben" tells a story of the strong hero which finally leaves the world with the moving farewell. This SACD was my first impression of the work - before that the tone poem was really unknown for me. Bernard Haitink is one of the greatest Strauss-conductors today - his earlier ... more

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