A Fun Amazon Review for Elgar/Vaughan Williams

We have good news for Amazon Reviewer David Rowe who left the following Amazon.com review:

What a wonderful disc with which to start the year. Superlative Reference Recordings HDCD sound is just the beginning. And to that point I must admit to being extremely disappointed this wasn't released in SACD as was Kansas City's other RR recording (of Britten), which is one of the most spectacular SACDs ever made. But, not to worry - amazingly this HDCD is so good I can't image SACD being a significant improvement; it is absolutely sensational. Warm, rich, full-bodied, detailed, airy, with positively gorgeous colors and spectaular hall ambience/acoustic. Layers upon layers of orchestral texture help give the illusion that you are sitting right there, mid hall, live. Perhaps the bass drum in the Wasps suite is almost too much of a good thing, but when it is so cushioned on air, one can't help enjoy the extravagence - it's kind of like eating a piece of chocolate fudge after a nice healthy salad while you're dieting! Full Review

Good News — the SACD Is Here!

Kansas City Symphony Orchestra

Michael Stern, conductor

Elgar: Enigma Variations; Vaughan Williams: The Wasps; Greensleeves


This magnificent symphonic recording with the Kansas City Symphony now also available as a multi-channel SACD hybrid! The disc contains both 5.1 surround and stereo SACD layers, as well as a stereo compact disc layer made with the HDCD process for higher fidelity.


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