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It's simply fabulous....,
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This review is from: That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical (Audio CD)
Ignore the one star review........"it has no character".........I'd like to see someone define "character" in this context. I'd presume you'll know the songs, and doubts, subliminally, you'll recognize the arrangements from the original performances, without perhaps understanding the elements that were involved in pulling it all together......precious few people do (and I ain't one of them). Well, John Wilson's labour of love faithfully re-creates those masterful arrangements, and due to the wonders of the digital age, captures them beautifully.......there are moments of staggering beauty within this album (and that coming from an analogue devotee).
I have the original recordings.......and I therefore also have the recording flaws held therein. This piece of work doesn't seek to diminish or replace Judy Garland or Gene Kelly's work.....it ain't possible. However, it most certainly DOES allow the contemporary listener to hear and understand the nuances of the orchestral arrangements as they were written, but in a clarity and fidelity that previously did not exist.
A thoroughly uplifting compilation of work, and two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me.
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Initial post: 30 Nov 2011 12:00:32 GMT
Motte 1 says:
What an excellent review AND I wholeheartedly agree with you. JWO and singers are sensational if you get chance to see/hear them live. You'll go home buzzing....
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