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3.0 out of 5 stars Great compositions but not the best of recording..., 10 Oct 2012
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This review is from: Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies (Audio CD)
I have been to many of John Wilson's concerts and the man can arrange wonderfully and his musicians are the best. This collection of Rodgers & Hammerstein classics is very pleasant but the recording when listened to through headphones lacks depth and the vocals are rather stark. I admire Julian Ovenden for singing "Soliloquy" but again the recording does not do him justice (just like on his own Decca album) and I cannot understand how with all the modern equipment that must be available in the studio this was not identified prior to release. It should not be necessary to have very very expensive hi fi to enjoy a CD and EMI should understand this. I do not know why track times are missing but it is a basis bit of information that collectors require.
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Initial post: 26 Jan 2014 16:51:13 GMT
Robin says:
If music has been recorded badly, "very very expensive hi fi" - by which I assume you mean very high quality hi-fi: the two are not always the same - will make the imperfections all the more audible. This is why insisting on the best hi-fi equipment is ultimately frustrating. Badly recorded music sounds better on poor quality equipment and in a less than ideal environment, for example in a car.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 18:47:06 GMT
C. FULLER says:
Yes, overall a disappointing album sound wise. I have listened to this CD on several systems and it is below par on all of them. It is badly recorded whatever system you are listening through...
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