Diana Krall – The Look Of Love (2001) [2002 Verve SACD Reissue] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO

Diana Krall – The Look Of Love (2001) [2002 Verve SACD Reissue] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:45 minutes | Scans included | 3,08 GB
SACD Hybrid reissue release from Diana Krall. Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

The Look of Love doesn’t tamper with Diana Krall’s ongoing success, continuing the emphasis on romantic ballads and embracing them with lush string arrangements. At the core, of course, is Krall’s voice. She’s developing into one of the great torch singers, with an approach that’s both direct and subtly nuanced, true to the song and yet deeply personal. (more…)

Living Stereo: Beethoven – Boston SO / Munch – Symphonies 5 & 6 (2005) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
Boston Symphony Orchestra – Charles Munch
SACD ISO (Stereo): 1,16 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,13 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA “Living Stereo” # 82876-67898-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005 | 3% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

Amazing DSD resuscitation of a classic Fifth on records

Published on August 23, 2005
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor; Symphony No. 6 in F Major — Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Charles Munch — RCA Living Stereo
Stereo SACD 82876-67898-2 68:45****:

Originally recorded May (C Minor) and August (Pastoral) 1955 in two-track stereo, remastering supervisor John Newton, along with DSD engineer Dirk Sobotka, has revitalized two of the Charles Munch Beethoven symphonies with astonishing results. The C Minor Symphony seems to have a dusty film removed and now pierces the air with a take-no-prisoners aural presence that quite literally recaptures Goethe’s first impression of this Herculean work: “When I reached for my hat at the fading of the last chord, I could not find my head.” The sonic refurbishings are too many to name, but one might hearken to the pipings of the flutes and winds in the second movement, or the tympani ostinati in the segue to the finale from a crisp, ripping Scherzo-Allegro. The purity of playing from Boston Symphony commends itself anew as well, since the brass section, except when heard live at Symphony Hall, never sounded so good. (more…)