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Reviews: Music of the Beatles: Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel

Reviews: 5

Review by Tom April 11, 2003 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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Easy, gentle listening best describes this SACD. I enjoy listening to it as background music, but it's not a SACD that I listen or use to demonstrate the strengths of my system. Like all Telarc albums this is well done, but I don't rate it as reference. It doesn't "knock your socks off", but I'm glad that I bought it.

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Review by David_fram February 5, 2004
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An interesting mix of the Orchestra or the King Singers on their own and both together. It's a good, fun cd, with good sonics, whilst personally I don't rate this as highly as Telarc's 1812 (this is the same conductor and orchestra) it's still good fun. It's a pity that some of the orchestral song versions don't have any singing, I most missed this on yesterday. All in all it's a great SACD, the King Singers are superb and when with the orchestra are nicely seperated. Telarc discs are certainly worth looking into, my best SACDs are all by them. The CD layer is good but it is in multi-channel it really comes into it's element.

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Review by Tube Man April 12, 2005 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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I have had this SACD for over a year and have been able to audition it on a number of systems, including my new reference quality system, and I have to say that the soundstage sounds somewhat distant and narrow, and overall, the sonics are not spectacular. However, I did not relize this until I purchased my new system, and I thaught the sonics were fine on my previous equipment. The modern arangements were creative and do justice to the original Beatles arrangements. The King's Singers, as usual, did an excellent job.

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Review by DSD June 23, 2009 (2 of 6 found this review helpful)
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I've been meaning to say something about this wonderful SACD for years. I love the compositions by Lennon/McCartney but prefer their music best when preformed by Jazz Ensembles or Symphony Orchestra's. So I guess I'm not a real Beatles fan but I sure love their music writing skills.

This is musically and sonically one of the finest SACDs in my collection. Not only is it super cool but it really shows what great writers Lennon/McCartney are, like the Beatles recordings never could. The orchestra playing, the rhythm, the perfect voices of the king'singers and the superb sonics make for some very enjoyable music! I wish Kunzel would do a follow-up recording of more Beatles music, how about a "King's White Album"?

Review is of the 2 channel stereo high resolution DSD layer.

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Review by siebrand November 16, 2015 (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
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this is the worst SACD in my collection
Great sound, nothing to say on that.

But that music was outraged ==> it is awfull. These songs are no Lennon Mcartney songs anymore.
How bad can we go with this shit.
It should be forbidden to masturb Beatles music on this way...

Awfull, terrible.
Don't buy this terrible interpretation of the Beatles. !!!!!


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