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Peter Buffett – ‘Triathlon: Through the Eyes of the Elite’ A DVD-Audio review by Nigel Pond

I’ll own up right from the start – I only came across this disc while searching the internet for information on DVD-Audio titles. At the time I knew nothing about Peter Buffett (no relation to Jimmy) or about the film, ‘Triathlon: Through the Eyes of the Elite’, for the soundtrack of which Peter Buffett wrote the music on this disc. read more…

Carly Simon – ‘No Secrets’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Continuing their theme of vintage album re-issues, amongst the latest crop of discs from Rhino is ‘No Secrets’, Carly Simon’s timeless album from 1972. As was the case with America’s ‘Homecoming’, the original work has undergone considerable restoration, both in terms of presentation and fidelity. read more…

Eagles – ‘Hotel California’  A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Eagles – ‘Hotel California’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Hotel California’, one of the classic 1970’s albums was released on DVD-Audio just before Christmas, and with it comes another foray into multi-channel music by the Eagles, a group who have been supporting various surround formats for a number of years, most prominently with their concert tour and the release of ‘Hell Freezes Over’. read more…

Mannheim Steamroller – ‘Home Theater Demo’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

American Gramaphone’s ‘Home Theater Demo’ is not your average multi-channel showcase, but a collection of five distinct pieces of music, presented in 3/2.1 or 2/2.1 surround.

Founded in 1975 by musician and composer Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller fame, the American Gramaphone label has been pushing the boundaries of ‘new age’ music ever since and as a result the company has sold well over twenty-eight million records, subsequently branching out into the fields of audio and video production, publishing and live concert events. read more…

Queen – ‘A Night at the Opera’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Few DVD-Audio releases can boast the level of hype and anticipation of that surrounding Queen’s ‘Night at the Opera’, due for release in April. DTS Entertainment have already delayed the launch numerous times from the original street date of November 20th 2001, putting the blame on various distribution issues, not least of which is the collapse of distributor Valley Entertainment. read more…

Eric Clapton – ‘Reptile’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Think of legendary guitarists and sooner or later the name Eric Clapton will spring to mind… and with good reason given his illustrious pedigree – ‘Slowhand’, ‘Just One Night’ and ‘Journeyman’ to name but three highly revered albums. read more…

London Mozart Players David Juritz – ‘Vivaldi: The Four Seasons’ A DVD-Audio review by Nigel Pond

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Concertos for Double Orchestra, RV 582 and RV 581.

David Juritz, London Mozart Players.

Naxos has been around since 1987, initially supplying budget priced CDs to customers in South-East Asia. read more…

Stuttgarter Kammerorchestra – ‘J.S. Bach – The Complete Brandenburg Concertos’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Innovative, that’s how I’d describe the TACET DVD-Audio release, J.S. Bach, The Complete Brandenburg Concertos. Released in mid 2001, the disc is promoted by TACET as ‘real surround sound’, which although a somewhat clichйd description, really does apply in this case. read more…

Various Artists – ‘AIX Records DVD-Audio Sampler’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

What could be better than a free DVD-Audio disc to start off your collection? AIX records have put together a sampler disc to showcase their catalogue of multi-channel titles and it’s available from their web site for the price of shipping and handling ($6.95). read more…

America – ‘Homecoming’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Released in November 1972, ‘Homecoming’ was America’s second album… and it had a tough act to follow, their 1971 debut spawned the international hit ‘A Horse with No Name’, which remains to this day the group’s most widely recognised song. read more…

Shankar and Gingger – ‘One In A Million’ A DVD-Audio review by Chris Briscoe

If the word globalization brings to mind Hollywood schlock films and bad hamburgers, check out Shankar & Gingger’s One In A Million. It’s a melding of World rhythm and danceable Western pop structure accented by a rich Eastern musical heritage. read more…

Foreigner – ‘4’  A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Foreigner – ‘4’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Although the catalogue of DVD-Audio titles is steadily increasing in size, at this early stage in the format’s development it isn’t easy to find titles to suit one’s own specific tastes. If you’re not a huge fan of either jazz or classical music, then the software choice is still severely limited, you cannot, for example, pop into Tower Records and emerge half an hour later with a truckload of your favourite recordings. read more…

Various Artists – ‘Immersion’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

From Starkland records comes ‘Immersion’, a disc that reintroduces us, the DVD-Audio generation, to everything that was bad about the Quad era of the 1970’s, including the pretentious, conceptual, drug-induced music of the time. read more…

Foreigner – ‘Foreigner’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Foreigner’ was the first album from the legendary 70’s super-group of the same name. Released on March 8th 1977, it became immensely successful, staying in the forefront of musical tastes for well over sixteen months and reaching the quadruple-platinum mark at the end of ’77. read more…

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