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Grab it while you can!,
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This review is from: Original Jacket Collection [15cd] (Audio CD)
I have a confession to make: I discovered Montserrat Caballe through Freddie Mercury! Despite being a classical music lover since my days as a chorister several generations ago I have tried hard to enjoy opera but with the exception of live perfromances and one or two Mozart, Puccini, Verdi & Wagner operas when I'm in the right mood I have resolutely failed. However, over Christmas I enjoyed watching a documentary about Freddie Mercury and purchased 'Barcelona - Special Edition' from Amazon afterwards. I must have played it 20 times within a week of it arriving, so captivated was I by both voices. I wanted more so entered 'Montserrat Caballe' in the Amazon search bar and came up with this box set. I hesitated a day or two thinking that the sound quality would be poor and that I wouldn't enjoy the eclectic selection of music; I've been dissapointed before by large box sets of cardboard-clad re-issues where I've not got beynd the first few discs. How wrong I was. That voice...... it transcends everything and makes the tears roll down your cheeks. The first disc alone is well worth £19.95 and the sound quality is fabulous, belying the age of the recordings. You don't have to be an opera-lover to love this music, simply a human being. Grab it while you can - at £1.33 per disc of pure musical gold it's a genuine bargain!