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Animation
Animation
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Price: 19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Missing link tween Tormato and 90125, 17 Feb 2014
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If anyone wonder how turbulences in group called YES from late 70s might be solved, this is the answer. Free spirited frontman (who is hard to pinned down - Trevor Rabin 1987) has always outperformed his collaborators. His Solo albums is YES w/o other members of YES. His songwriting creations are seldom seen amongst soulmates of his generation. Although one might consider his solo output less interesting than that of YES I would say these solo albums document what could not been possible to do inside the group.


Daphnis et Chloe
Daphnis et Chloe
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent recording of Daphnis et Chloé is very rare, 19 Nov 2013
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Aside from Fritz Reiner recording on RCA Living Stereo from Fifties this is the only other case of the complete ballet music on SA-CD. Levine is fine as always with the respect of performance technically the recording is not top notch, so you would rather consider the RCA release than this OOP disc.


Going for the One
Going for the One

3.0 out of 5 stars If you want to hear this gem in its full glory - look elsewhere, 19 Nov 2013
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This so called SA-CD will not take you to nirvanic state of mind. It sounds way better than Joe Gatwirt remix but one would expect full resolution of the master tape. You deserve only 2 channel presentation of what you already know from the vinyl. My advice: Save money for Steve Wilson mix on coming double disc Yes Editions.


Blade Runner - O.S.T.
Blade Runner - O.S.T.
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4.0 out of 5 stars THIS SA-CD is only a little bit better than 1994 Warner Release on CD, 19 Nov 2013
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The content is the same and the sound is Excellent but only slightly better in comparison to 1994 CD relese on Warner. Recomended only to die-hard fans of the Blade Runner memorambilias.


Hemispheres (Hybr)
Hemispheres (Hybr)
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3.0 out of 5 stars The last of the Thin sounded of SA-CD series from AF, 19 Nov 2013
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I Like the Band I like the album and I do not like Stve Hoffmann and his melody boys, who feel they might present such a thin sounding disc for some 25 bucks. Fortunately I have spent only 100USD to discover, that any Audio (in)Fidelity release are not worth considering to buy anymore. Thes are: YES Close to the Edge, Goinig for the One + RUSH: Hemispheres & Counterparts. Enough is Enough boys. Steven Wilson Knows better how to do it properly.
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The Road To Red [Limited Edition Box Set]
The Road To Red [Limited Edition Box Set]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Opulent set reveals the strength of the KING CRIMSON band from 1974, 18 Nov 2013
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In this set you are receiving low-res and hi-res recordings from the North-American tour from April to June 1974.

Especially full-resoluiton live tracks (192/24) depicts the four piece band as heavy advancing machine that was most significant leap forward in the first half of the decade. One would only regret that this band ceased to exist shortly afterwards the last show in Central Park (NYC) 1st of July 1974.

Although we can understand why Robert did not want to continue due to completely changed situation in music industry and especially due to bewildered audiences (see Rome Venue from November 1973) as he personally sees as major frustration for him and his mates.

Despite unconvenient circumstances one should always consider the personal responsibility and the fact that KING CRIMSON "ceased to exist" has been a failure no matter how many arguments you could pile up. THIS OPULENT SET is proof for that.

The Quality of the package is outstanding and you are receiving very good product for your money. There is no other group that is capable to do such complete referrence to their live & studio output in the whole world - not to mention in the hi-resolution.


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