Never in all my years of playing with stereos have I heard such music – the waves of singers and instruments, tympani’s gone wild – it was a truly remarkable experience

PAUL McGOWAN: ’ll continue with the story of the invention of an electronically scalable room but today wanted to tell you about something I’ve been listening to that has me running around the PS offices grabbing whomever I can to come and listen.  One of my readers wrote: “For a real sense of a massive […]

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FOTHERINGAY; Nothing More:The Collected Fotheringay (3CD+DVD, Box set)

  This 3CD/1DVD set is the most comprehensive compilation yet of the group’s recordings, including hitherto unseen television footage, previously unreleased live recordings from a festival in Rotterdam (both from August 1970) and, for the first time, the official release of the seven existing tracks which Fotheringay recorded in session for BBC radio. The final […]

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: New release. Piano Music CD review – intriguing little-known works

Rebecca Omordia and Mark Bebbington. Fiona Maddocks writes …. Among Vaughan Williams’s compositional outpourings, only one piece readily comes to mind with a prominent piano part: the song cycle On Wenlock Edge. Thanks to this intriguing disc we realise there was more, the best of it for two players. Arrangements of his Fantasia on a […]

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CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS LIVE on CSO

Many orchestral cognoscenti have long considered the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to have the finest orchestral brass section in the world; certainly, it ranks among the top three or four. All hail, then, to a disc that features the CSO brass players in all their refulgent splendor. Various arrangers are responsible for the versions performed here: […]

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Simon And Garfunkel – The Complete Albums Collection (12CD Box Set)

Simon & Garfunkel: The Complete Albums Collection features a total of 11 albums, including all five of their studio albums, one soundtrack, four live albums, and the duo’s 14-times-platinum 1972 Greatest Hits disc. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel‘s collaborative studio albums all were released between 1964 and 1970, the year the duo broke up.  They enjoyed their commercial breakthrough with […]

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KEF: Their Concerto speakers – help requested

Hi I have a pair of Kef loudspeakers, the baffle and drive unit assemblies look exactly like the Concerto’s but the cabinet dimensions are bigger 75x47x37 cm’s hwd, they are also finished in cream leather with white grills and a crome surround. The b139’s bass units have quite a wide alloy surround which i notice […]

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SON VOLT: Notes Of Blue

they tell us……. Seminal band Son Volt has announced the February 17 release of their new album, Notes Of Blue (Thirty Tigers). Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt.country movement of the 1990’s. A movement that was the […]

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