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2.0 out of 5 stars Great interpretation but MP3 version flawed., 21 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Strauss, R.: Elektra (The Originals Version) (MP3 Download)
Like some other reviewers I have always rated the Solti ' Elektra ' as the best in the catalogue. That remains my view but I have to express disappointment in the poor quality of the MP3 transfers. Amazon opera downloads are usually excellent ; the gapless playback tends to work. Not with this recording, I'm afraid. There are noticeable gaps in many of the track breaks, enough to spoil this listener's enjoyment. Admittedly, many of the transitions are awkward but I expected better. Perhaps what Amazon has achieved here is as good as one gets with the MP3 format, in which case can I suggest you start offering lossless formats ( FLAC and Apple Lossless) I would have been happy to pay a little more for the opportunity to listen to this great music without irritating gaps every few minutes. Lossless is the way forward, certainly for opera.
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