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The Rolling Stones: 12 x 5        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Tom February 9, 2003

In the mid 1960's when this album was released it was both 10 years after it's time and showed a glimce of the future. The album includes recordings that were originally written and recorded by other groups in the 1950's or early 60's like Under the Boardwalk, Susie Q, and Around and Around. On the ... more
Orff: Carmina Burana - Atlanta SO/Runnicles          (10 of 11 found this review helpful)
  Review by Penguin February 9, 2003

This CD is a must have. If you only buy one SACD then make it this one. And if you do not like classical music then this is a very nice and accessible entrée into music without a constant drum beat. This review only addresses the 2 channel DSD and the CD layer. I have not had a chance to listen to ... more
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto      (11 of 11 found this review helpful)
  Review by Christine Tham January 31, 2003

This is definitely a "classic" Latin jazz album that many people will be familiar with. Latin rhythms such as samba and bossa nova were wildly popular in the 60s and were hailed as the "New" sound. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in Latin jazz after years of neglect, and certainly ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Zander          (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  Review by FirstChair January 27, 2003

One of the problems with SACD is that the listener can hear the music better. Another way to say the same thing is that with Red-book, since there is always some degree of information hiding due to the lack of resolution, the listener's mind fills in the blanks some and comes out with a better ... more
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, The Hebrides - Szell      (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Ed T January 27, 2003

More great performances by Szell and Cleveland. The Fourth is a bit less transparent than the Midsummer Music. Fingal's Cave is the best on here, quite good sound.

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