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A New Batch of Living Stereos: Superb sound!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LeeS, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. LeeS

    LeeS Martini Time Thread Starter

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Just picked these up earlier and am listening....

    The Reiner Respighi Pines of Rome and Debussy/LaMer are outstanding.

    I also purchased:
    Rubinstein Beethoven Sonatas
    Copland Bill The Kid Rodeo and Groff Grand Canyon Suite
    Heifetz Scottish Fantasy Concerto No. 1, Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5

    I will have more comments later but it appears SoundMirror has excelled again. :righton:
     
  2. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Location:
    Texas
    Good to hear. I have Pines of Rome and Grand Canyon Suite coming, should be here today..

    What is SoundMirror?
     
  3. blitzableiter

    blitzableiter Member

    Location:
    Republic of Congo
    Mastering Studio
     
  4. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Location:
    Texas
    Ahhh thanks. Did they do all the LS SACDs? Or just this 4th batch?
     
  5. Guy R

    Guy R Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Canada
    I have 6 on order. I will pick up the other 4 (that I am not quite as interested in; Russian Pops, Vienna, Lanza and Copland) no doubt in-store whenever they show up. I have to have all 40 of course :) so I'm not sure how long I am going to leave it before picking those 4 up as well. I'm a completest when it comes to something this good.
     
  6. JMCIII

    JMCIII Music lover first, audiophile second.

    They've done all the Living Stereo's thus far. So the excellence of these latest comes as no real surprise. Can't wait for my copies to arrive.
     
  7. JMCIII

    JMCIII Music lover first, audiophile second.

    Guy,

    I think you'll find Vienna to be better than anticipated. At least I'm looking forward to it.
     
  8. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    I'm getting them all. Great music from a great era lovingly remastered.
     
  9. factor

    factor Active Member

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    How are the Rubinstein Beethoven sonatas, from an performance standpoint?
     
  10. LeeS

    LeeS Martini Time Thread Starter

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Don't yet know...Will listen to them tonight and report back.
     
  11. lil.fred

    lil.fred Forum Resident

    Location:
    The East Bay
    I can't say they're a favorite of mine. "Genial" might be one way of describing his approach. I find them less than intense. Personally.
     
  12. factor

    factor Active Member

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Picked up Respighi and Vienna. Listening to Vienna now. Please, don't sell this one short just because it has populist appeal. These are brilliant recordings of wonderful music no matter how you slice it.
     
  13. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

    Location:
    The OC
    That is my plan as well. I must be carefull to not buy ones I already bought. I've already done that once. :shake:
     
  14. factor

    factor Active Member

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Do you mean you bought hybrid versions of ones you already owned on Redbook, or you accidentally bought two copies of the hybrid versions?

    If it's the latter, I'll gladly PM you my mailing address. :righton:
     
  15. blitzableiter

    blitzableiter Member

    Location:
    Republic of Congo
    they must have changed converters or something... the latest of batches sounds distinctly better then their very first set...
     
  16. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Location:
    Texas
    Pines of Rome is awesome! Track 9 is breathtaking. I think I've listened to it about 4 times in a row :D
     
  17. Casino

    Casino Senior Member

    Location:
    BossTown
    OK den, I gonna git it...
     
  18. mtodde

    mtodde New Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    I just placed an order with Elusive Disc for:

    BERLIOZ/SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE SACD
    DEBUSSY & RESPIGHI/LA MER & FOUNTAINS & PINES OF ROME
    RUBINSTEIN/BEETHOVEN SONATAS
    FRITZ REINER/VIENNA
    MENDELSSOHN/SYMPHONIES NOS 4 & 5
     
  19. Oyama

    Oyama Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    There's a great article in Issue 40 of hi-fi+ magazine on the mastering of these RCA Living Stereo SACDs at Sound/Mirror Studio in Boston.
     
  20. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Location:
    Texas
    Thanks, I will look for that issue (recent?). I like that mag cause the pictures are BIG and thorough :cool:
     
  21. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

    Location:
    The OC
    I've bought several of the same hybrid. I think I only did this once, but with so many titles I need to take a list to the store with me. :D
     
  22. Oyama

    Oyama Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    It was a July 2005 issue.
     
  23. AudiophilePhil

    AudiophilePhil Senior Member

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    I'm also very eager to hear these new Living Stereo SACD releases and I'm also particularly want to see any review on the newly-released Mario Lanza's old Living Stereo recording on SACD.
     

  24. Doug, is there a brick and mortar store near us that sells these? It's been a loooooooooong time since I've bought classical, so I'm not too wise on the stores that carry these.
     
  25. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

    Location:
    The OC
    Tower had almost all of the first 2 series.
     
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