Archive | July, 2013

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Greatest Hits

31 Jul

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits DS285f front

Release: DS285f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Dan Fogelberg – Captured Angel

27 Jul

Dan Fogelberg - Captured Angel  DS283f front

Release: DS283f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Jeff Beck Group – Jeff Beck Group

26 Jul

Jeff Beck Group - Jeff Beck Group DS282f front

Release: DS282f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Wild Cherry – Electrified Funk

24 Jul

Wild Cherry - Electrified Funk DS281f front

Release: DS281f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Mozart – Three Flute Concertos

23 Jul

Mozart - Three Flute Concertos DS280f frontFreebie

Release: DS280f

Source: SQ CD

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Maurice Andre – Trumpet Concertos

22 Jul

Maurice Andre - Trumpet Concertos  DS279f sm

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Maurice André plays baroque Trumpet Concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Charles Mackerras. One interesting aspect is the old fashioned way of playing baroque with vibrato just as one would for later
classical and romantic works. Today a substantial body of research indicates that no vibrato was used in the baroque era and most modern performances are without vibrato.

These baroque concertos were written for various instruments including Oboe, Flute, Violin, maybe Recorder, and finally with the Telemann and Hertel actually written for Trumpet. There is some very nice delicate playing in here, less firey than DS270f with organ I feel. I particularly like track 14 with the walking bass line on the bassoon and delicate oboe parts with harpsichord accompaniment. The fact that André does not play in this track does not detract from it in the slightest.

In stereo these tracks from the CD sound a little dull and indistinct. The SQ/II decode has opened them up very nicely with the usual increase in detail and clarity. The recording space is not very apparent, the acoustic is quite limited and I suspect this was done in a recording studio or small hall. This is the second original LP taken from my 2CD Maurice André boxset, the first being DS270f.   Owen Smith

Release: DS279f

Source: SQ CD

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies

4 Jul

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies DS277 sm

Q8 supplied by ‘Lupine Assassin’ and transfered by ‘Captain Beyond’.

Release: DS277

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Rufus – Rufusized

4 Jul

Rufus - Rufusized DS278f front

Release: DS278f

Source: QS LP

Process: QS/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Chi-Lites – Toby

4 Jul

The Chi-Lites - Toby  DS276 sm

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Another Q8 supplied by ‘Lupine Assassin’ and transfered by ‘Captain Beyond’.

Release: DS276

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Keith Droste – Big Band Moog

3 Jul

Keith Droste - Big Band Moog  DS271f front

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Release: DS271f

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: EV-4/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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