SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews

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CPE BACH: Hamburger Sinfonien 1-6 – Ostrobothian Ch. Orch./ Sakari Oramo – Alba CPE BACH: Hamburger Sinfonien 1-6 – Ostrobothian Ch. Orch./ Sakari Oramo – Alba
Published on May 08, 2015

A remarkably proficient and glowing account of these superb symphonies.


BERLIOZ: The Damnation of Faust – Boston Sym. Orch./Tanglewood Festival Chorus/soloists /Seiji Ozawa – Pentatone (2 discs) BERLIOZ: The Damnation of Faust – Boston Sym. Orch./Tanglewood Festival Chorus/soloists /Seiji Ozawa – Pentatone (2 discs)
Published on May 01, 2015

Brilliant performance and another in a very exciting series.


SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor; SCRIABIN: Poem of Ecstasy – Leningrad Philharmonic Orch./ Yevgeny Mravinsky – Praga Digitals SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor; SCRIABIN: Poem of Ecstasy – Leningrad Philharmonic Orch./ Yevgeny Mravinsky – Praga Digitals
Published on April 29, 2015

Much maligned at its premier, the Shostakovich Eighth now commands respect, and the Scriabin work showcases Mravinsky’s virtuoso ensemble.


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.




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