This is Reference Recordings first multi-channel SACD and it is a brilliant success. The label's engineering staff headed by Producer David Frost and Recording Engineer Keith O. Johnson, has done a magnificent, imaginative job in capturing the sound of this American orchestra... The performances are first-rate, showing off the entire orchestra in the YPG. Let us hope Reference Recordings will produce many more recordings of this quality. In the meantime, anyone interested in surround sound should not overlook this extraordinary issue. Don't miss it!
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Don't know what else I could say to add to my first review (of the HDCD version), except that everything sounds even better (on SACD), and the concluding Storm from Peter Grimes is just about the most dramatic musical storm that has ever been recorded. Bravo everyone concerned with this magnificent production, and especially Reference for recording this fine American orchestra on this and their earlier album "The Tempest."...Read the full review of this and the first review from John Sunier at AudiophileAudition.com!
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