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Loud, loud and louder,
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This review is from: Abbey Spectacular! Organ Favourites from St Ouen, Rouen (Audio CD)
I bought three organ CDs at the same time, and this is clearly the worst of all. While the playing is no doubt incredibly skilled, the recording quality is terrible. Whoever 'engineered' this CD either made a mistake on the day, did not have the right equipment to deal with the vast wall of sound from the organ, or put the microphones in the wrong place. Either that, or it is simply impossible to get a good recording in St Ouen! Every track is loud, very loud, and/or swamped in a mush of reverb. It rapidly becomes very tiring and unpleasant to listen to. Avoid this CD and instead buy 'Romantic Organ Works' by Peter Hurford (Decca double CD), which seems to be played more accurately, captures the full dynamic range perfectly, and is a proper hi-fi recording.