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Recent DVD-Audio and DTS Reviews

Roger Powell Interview on Fossil Poets

Roger Powell Interview on Fossil Poets

I was recently introduced to the music of Roger Powell. Much to my surprise, Roger has been on the music scene since the late 60s where he began his career as a recording engineer in Atlanta Georgia. If you didn’t know the name Roger Powell till now, chances are you heard his handy work and sonic chops in many well-known artists recordings. This interview gives a background of the artist and discusses his most recent release - Fossil Poets.

I was recently introduced to the music of Roger Powell. Much to my surprise, Roger has been on the music scene since the late 60s where he began his career as a recording engineer in Atlanta Georgia.

— March 17, 2007 22:20 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil Show Review

Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil Show Review

For years I have told friends that any of Cirque du Soleil's shows represent the best entertainment for your dollar to be found anywhere in the world. I love concerts, theater, sporting events, and yes, a circus. And to say that Cirque combines the best of all of these events still sells them short. Cirque du Soleil stands in a class by itself. Over a year ago, when I heard that Cirque had struck a deal to produce a show based on the music of The Beatles, I was thrilled, and couldn't wait to see the result.

For years I have told friends that any of Cirque du Soleil's shows represent the best entertainment for your dollar to be found anywhere in the world. I love concerts, theater, sporting events, and

— February 01, 2007 19:00 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Interview with Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett

Interview with Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett served as the lead guitarist for the British Progressive Rock band Genesis from 1971-1976. In the band, he was also a contributing member for writing much of their music. Some of his most noted contributions were: Firth of Fifth, Entangled, and Horizons. Steve played a variety of stringed instruments including, 12 String, 6 String Nylon and Steel Guitars, Electric, etc. Steve and Peter Gabriel were more of the driving force behind the progressive sound of Genesis that die hard fans to this day still cherish.

Steve Hackett served as the lead guitarist for the British Progressive Rock band Genesis from 1971-1976. In the band, he was also a contributing member for writing much of their music. Some of his

— January 24, 2007 19:00 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Toy Matinee DVD-A/DTS Review

Toy Matinee DVD-A/DTS Review

I can remember a few years back hearing a song on the radio from time to time that I absolutely loved, but never knew the name of it or artist who sang it. All I could remember was a few lyrics that stuck in my head. The style of this song reminded me of a cross between Steely Dan and the Alan Parson Project.

I can remember a few years back hearing a song on the radio from time to time that I absolutely loved, but never knew the name of it or artist who sang it. All I could remember was a few lyrics that

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Steely Dan: Gaucho (DTS) Review

Steely Dan: Gaucho (DTS) Review

This CD masterpiece from Steely Dan was originally recorded in 1980. It has recently been remastered by DTS into a 20 bit multi-channel surround format for use with DTS decoders in a 5.1 speaker system set-up.

This CD masterpiece from Steely Dan was originally recorded in 1980. It has recently been remastered by DTS into a 20 bit multi-channel surround format for use with DTS decoders in a 5.1 speaker

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Sting: Ten Summoner's Tales (DTS)

Sting: Ten Summoner's Tales (DTS)

This CD was produced by Sting in 1993 (former singer of the Police) and DTS Encoded by Jeff Levison & Ric Wilson. One thing I really respect about Sting is his attention to detail and quality of sound in his recordings. Just about every one of his CD's are recorded with the highest fidelity currently available at the time.

This CD was produced by Sting in 1993 (former singer of the Police) and DTS Encoded by Jeff Levison & Ric Wilson. One thing I really respect about Sting is his attention to detail and quality of

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Alan Parsons: On Air (DTS) Review

Alan Parsons: On Air (DTS) Review

Recorded at Parsonics, London between December of 1995 and June of 1996, "On Air" represents the latest CD from Alan Parsons. What makes this CD stand out from their previous recordings is that it was mastered in multi channel high definition surround sound.

Recorded at Parsonics, London between December of 1995 and June of 1996, "On Air" represents the latest CD from Alan Parsons. What makes this CD stand out from their previous recordings is that it

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Eagles Hell Freezes Over (DTS) Review

Eagles Hell Freezes Over (DTS) Review

Fourteen years ago, the Eagles said they would get back together for a tour when "Hell Freezes Over". I can't recall if 1997 was a cold year, but it I remember it marked the day when the Eagles united for a tour. What made this tour especially nice was that the concert was performed unplugged and recorded in DTS 5.1 Channel Surround Sound.

Fourteen years ago, the Eagles said they would get back together for a tour when "Hell Freezes Over". I can't recall if 1997 was a cold year, but it I remember it marked the day when the Eagles

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Esteban: Enter the Heart (DTS) Review

Esteban: Enter the Heart (DTS) Review

Recorded in 1998, legendary Jazz-Latin guitarist Esteban embarked upon creating a new listening experience for his fans by encoding his latest CD with the best current multi channel surround sound scheme available.

Recorded in 1998, legendary Jazz-Latin guitarist Esteban embarked upon creating a new listening experience for his fans by encoding his latest CD with the best current multi channel surround sound

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Porcupine Tree: In Absentia (DTS) Review

Porcupine Tree: In Absentia (DTS) Review

Prior to writing this review I had never heard of the quartet Porcupine Tree. Where I live in New Hampshire , the selection of FM stations is limited unless you have a large outside antenna or live closer to Boston . I have digital radio with my DIRECTV package, however, I never find myself listening to it.

Prior to writing this review I had never heard of the quartet Porcupine Tree. Where I live in New Hampshire , the selection of FM stations is limited unless you have a large outside antenna or live

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

KAJE DVD-Audio Disc & CD Review

KAJE DVD-Audio Disc & CD Review

KAJE, pronounced "Kay-Jay" is probably a disc I would not have typically selected on my own, but man am I glad it came across my desk. KAJE wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered the stereo tracks and 3Bone Audio, Inc did the 5.1 mixing and mastering for the DVD-Audio 5.1 mixes (the stereo audio CD version is included on a separate disc).

KAJE, pronounced "Kay-Jay" is probably a disc I would not have typically selected on my own, but man am I glad it came across my desk. KAJE wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered the stereo tracks and

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Blue Man Group - The Complex (DTS) Review

Blue Man Group - The Complex (DTS) Review

I was quite excited when I opened the package containing this DVD and saw its contents. I've never been to a Blue M an Group performance, nor have I heard one of their recordings. I knew, however, from their Intel commercials, that their Industrial/Tribal/ Techno sound would be a perfect match for the 5.1 format.

I was quite excited when I opened the package containing this DVD and saw its contents. I've never been to a Blue M an Group performance, nor have I heard one of their recordings. I knew,

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Queen – The Game Review (DTS) Review

Queen – The Game Review (DTS) Review

One of the aspects of Queen that excited me the most when reviewing this DVD-Audio disc is their predilection to use unusual sounds in their compositions. To me, 5.1 surround is a perfect venue for some of the more esoteric of Queen's songs.

One of the aspects of Queen that excited me the most when reviewing this DVD-Audio disc is their predilection to use unusual sounds in their compositions. To me, 5.1 surround is a perfect venue

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Queen - A Night at the Opera (DTS) Review

Queen - A Night at the  Opera (DTS) Review

After reviewing Queen's The Game in DTS , I was cautiously optimistic that this disc would be an improvement over the slightly disappointing The Game. Queens esoteric style I still believe could lend itself well to the 5.1 format and I was hoping that this disc be the one to do it. I'm sorry to report that this was not the case.

After reviewing Queen's The Game in DTS , I was cautiously optimistic that this disc would be an improvement over the slightly disappointing The Game. Queens esoteric style I still believe

— December 07, 2006 21:54 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews