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  Universal (Japan) -
  Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto
  Stan Getz, tenor sax
Astrud Gilberto, vocals
Antonio Carlos Jobim, piano
Joao Jilberto, guitar & vocals
Tommy Williams, bass
Milton Banana, drums
Track listing:
  1. The Girl From Ipanema
2. Doralice
3. P'ra Machucar Meu Coração
4. Desafinado (Off key)
5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
6. Só Danço Samba
7. O Grande Amor
8. Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
  Single Layer
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Recording info:
  Previously released as UCGU-9001

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Reviews: 2

Review by analogue October 5, 2010 (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
A truly great classic jazz album from the early 60's.
The epitomy of a relaxing yet fascinating album. The music evokes many emotions from the listener.

I own the original sacd. It is very bold and literally in your face with the entire soundstage crushed up against the speakers. It sports decent sonics and the sax sound and singing is very nice. Even with the mentioned bad qualities one can still enjoy the original album.

Now Universal Japan has created a new transfer with the old dsd file.

It sounds very excellent and is the best of all the new sacd's where older dsd files were used.

Comparing the older sacd to this newer can clearly hear how worn the older sacd sounded while this one sounds newer and fresher to a great degree. In the original release track four had some slight tape damage but on this title you cannot hear it at all.

The entire sacd has an extremely relaxed, natural and organic feel and sound to it. The mix finally has a true soundstage (WHICH HAS BECOME WIDER), and everything seems to emanate from a gorgeous mid-range. The high end is rendered very nice with unconstrained sound.

Voices sound beautiful.......and the sax is to die for. So lifelike with a touch of reverb and echoes. This is a very lifelike sacd. Simply beautiful.

Worth the money as it is a great, classic album.

Highly recommended. A superb job was done here.

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Review by Russ_l November 24, 2012 (1 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Purchased the Japanese single-layer version of this disc last year based on a recommendation that "single-layer SACDs are better". Only played it once or twice as the sound quality was terrible and inferior to any other SACD in my large collection. I have an excellent system.

Played the disc last night and was, again, very disappointed. I'm wondering if I have a bad disc?? Paid big bucks for this disc (new). I will try to contact the manufacturer to see if I can exchange it for a new disc.


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