Malcolm S. Watson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (104 of 116)
Location: Bristol, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 196,345 - Total Helpful Votes: 104 of 116
Hymns - Volume 2 ~ Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band
Hymns - Volume 2 ~ Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 14 Aug 2013
I bought this CD solely on the basis of the excellence of the band's 'Hymns' CD, and I must admit I didn't read the contents very carefully. The playing, recording, etc., is to the immaculate standard that we have come to expect from this band - but the title is simply misleading 'cos the majority ain't "hymns"!! Sure they are pieces with a religious connotation, and many are OK (but, for me, no better than 'OK'), but with such a wealth of true hymn tunes from which to choose it is a very disappointing selection. Maybe they should produce "Hymns 3", with 20 or so 'real' hymn tunes chosen from the literally hundreds out there that are just waiting for a "Grimethorpe" treatment. And they… Read more
Leroy Anderson: Orchestral Favourites ~ Richard Hayman
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful, 1 May 2012
This is a thoroughly delightful CDs of Leroy Anderson compositions. The playing, orchestrations and balance are all first class. As with so much 'light music', it is the melody that makes the music so fine. Naxos are to be congratulated for yet another excellent recording in this genre.
Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ~ Coleman Hawkins
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 28 Aug 2011
I own a vinyl copy of this that I transferred to CD some time ago. I then acquired this CD version. The vinyl had more tracks, but the CD quality is far better. One of my all-time favourites!

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