A friend introduced me to this CD while we were out auditioning a sub-bass system (subwoofer). This is an excellent CD for two reasons. Not only do I like the music (Introduction to "Also Sprach Zarathustra" and music from Star Trek, Star Wars, and Alien amongst others), but the Telarc label apparently craft their CD's in an "uncompressed" format, as I understand it. So if your speakers are capable of it, you can hear the full 20Hz to 20kHz range of sound (and if you can't hear that low, and have a subwoofer, you can at least "feel" the vibrations!) Track 2 is particularly good for demonstrating the full range of sound (Also Sprach Zarathustra - altered version. There is also the original version at the end of the CD). The reason for 4 stars, not 5, is down to personal taste - I didn't think much of the first track, "Ascent" by Don Dorsey, from a music point of view, though, again, it certainly put my speakers through their paces! I shall certainly be looking out for the Telarc label in future CD purchases. One final word of warning (also written in the CD insert): play the CD at low volumes to start with until you can gauge how capable your speakers are at dealing with the signal content. When you know how far you can boldly go with your volume knob without damaging your ears or your speakers, sit back, relax, and be transported out of this world by music from composers such as John Williams, Richard Strauss and Jerry Goldsmith, performed superbly by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Erich Kunzel.
I bought this cd back in 1984 just for one track, but all the tracks are quality...but remember to read the booklet first, i didnt as the 3rd track totally riped my walfdales speaker...so alter the bass and treble on you equipment
If you love Sify please buy this but be careful! Originally I had this on a tape, The bass quality was amazing for its time, There was actually a warning saying not to play this to loud as it could damage your speakers.