SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews


Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill – Verve Records /ORG (45 rpm vinyl) Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill – Verve Records /ORG (45 rpm vinyl)
Published on April 27, 2015

Jazz singer/songwriter glows on this vinyl 45 rpm reissue.


RODION SHCHEDRIN: The Left-Hander – Mariinsky Orch. and Chorus/ Valery Gergiev/ Soloists – Mariinsky (2 SACDs) RODION SHCHEDRIN: The Left-Hander – Mariinsky Orch. and Chorus/ Valery Gergiev/ Soloists – Mariinsky (2 SACDs)
Published on April 26, 2015

Sardonic little comedy in the Shostakovich tradition.


Randy Crawford – Raw Silk – Warner Bros. (1979)/ Pure Pleasure vinyl (2015) Randy Crawford – Raw Silk – Warner Bros. (1979)/ Pure Pleasure vinyl (2015)
Published on April 26, 2015

Soul vocalist is impressive on this vinyl re-mastering.


Drivin’ ’N Cryin’ – Best Of Songs  [TrackList Follows] – Plowboy Records Drivin’ ’N Cryin’ – Best Of Songs [TrackList Follows] – Plowboy Records
Published on April 25, 2015

Indie rock band is impressive on this unusual greatest hits release.


Jimmy Witherspoon – Spoon’s Life – Isabel Records (1980)/ PurePleasure (2015) Jimmy Witherspoon – Spoon’s Life – Isabel Records (1980)/ PurePleasure (2015)
Published on April 23, 2015

A great blues singer in crisp and understated mono acoustics.


UK DK – Michala Petri (recorder) & Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) – [TrackList follows] – OUR Recordings UK DK – Michala Petri (recorder) & Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) – [TrackList follows] – OUR Recordings
Published on April 23, 2015

Fine performances and good music, though some odd esthetic choices about the audio soundstage.


LISZT: Scherzo and March; Mephisto Waltz No. 1; Harmonies poetiques et religieuses: Ave Maria; Pensees des morts; Funerailles; Andante lagrimoso; Nuages gris; Valse oubliee No. 2 in A – Sviatoslav Richter, p. – Praga Digitals LISZT: Scherzo and March; Mephisto Waltz No. 1; Harmonies poetiques et religieuses: Ave Maria; Pensees des morts; Funerailles; Andante lagrimoso; Nuages gris; Valse oubliee No. 2 in A – Sviatoslav Richter, p. – Praga Digitals
Published on April 23, 2015

Praga assembles a potent Liszt recital from various appearances by Sviatoslav Richter in Moscow, Budapest, and Cologne, 1957-1988.


The Steinmeyer Organ in Nidaros Cathedral – Various composers [TrackList follows] – Magne Draagen, organ – LAWO Classics The Steinmeyer Organ in Nidaros Cathedral – Various composers [TrackList follows] – Magne Draagen, organ – LAWO Classics
Published on April 22, 2015

If you can’t get to Norway to hear this wonderful instrument, this disc is the next best option.




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