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Marvin Gaye: What's Going On      (0 of 7 found this review helpful)
  December 24, 2011

I don't know any Japanese, but when I put in Google Translate (, I got the following translation: used body material with excellent flow SHM / transparent, single-layer characteristics of the original live DSD (2ch) ... more
Holst: The Planets, Britten: Four Sea Interludes - Bernstein      (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  February 28, 2010

The Britten is good, but THE PLANETS!!! -- SUPERB!!! -- both as a performance and as a recording. I have a few recordings, including the rightly famous Dutoit, as well as Karjan/Decca, Mehta and Rattle on RBCD, and, on SACD, Susskind on Mobile Fidelity and Gardiner on DG. I've also heard many ... more
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: Autumn in New York        (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  June 15, 2009

I'm afraid my findings and taste are quite different from those of my learned friend onenairb :-( Whatever information TopMusic adds about the power system and cables, it misses out on with recording dates, personnel and stereo/mono specification. All the documentation comprises Ella's and Louis's ... more
Got Swing! - Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel          (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  May 4, 2009

Just in response to the review by my learned colleague, Whitehall: First, I don't think the sonics are "certainly top notch" -- they may be a notch above average, but certainly inferior to other SACDs from the same source. Second, and more importantly, I don't think that issuing a disc with ... more
Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song etc. - Dohnanyi, Starker        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  April 9, 2009

I agree with canonical's review. Unlike Praga's modern issues, the sound here is pretty dated, in mediocre-to-poor transfers. The Variations on a Nursery Song (22'59") and the Konzertstuck for Cello (22'20") were recorded in 1956 and are in stereo. The recording date of the Piano Concerto No. 2 ... more

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