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Don Henley - End of the Innocence (DTS) Review

Don Henley - End of the Innocence (DTS) Review

Boy, I have to say that I wasn't exactly excited to see a Don Henley DVD on my doorstep, ready for my review. Not exactly my cup of tea. But then I started thinking about it and I realized that I knew at least three songs on the album and that Don Henley was a part of the Eagles Hell Freezes Over 5.1 disc that is well regarded for its audio performance.

Boy, I have to say that I wasn't exactly excited to see a Don Henley DVD on my doorstep, ready for my review. Not exactly my cup of tea. But then I started thinking about it and I realized that I

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

Graham Nash – Songs for Survivors (DTS)

Graham Nash – Songs for Survivors (DTS)

Of course we all know Nash from Crosby , Stills, Nash, and Young fame, but, not knowing what to expect from this DVD, I cracked the case and looked inside.

Of course we all know Nash from Crosby , Stills, Nash, and Young fame, but, not knowing what to expect from this DVD, I cracked the case and looked inside.

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

Sheryl Crow - The Globe Sessions (DTS)

Sheryl Crow - The Globe Sessions (DTS)

I was thrilled to be presented with a DTS-ES 6.1 Discreet DVD for my review. I'm always happy to let my 7.1 setup get the full workout. Like most people, I've heard most, if not all, of Sheryl Crow's popular releases, seen some performances on TV, and have been generally impressed with her talent.

I was thrilled to be presented with a DTS-ES 6.1 Discreet DVD for my review. I'm always happy to let my 7.1 setup get the full workout. Like most people, I've heard most, if not all, of Sheryl

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

The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (DTS)

The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (DTS)

Okey Dokey - yet another groundbreaking '60's album translated into the surround format. Past reviews have shown that such undertakings are risky at best. Many times the original recordings are not up to the conversion into the digital realm or the "groundbreaking" nature of the album is lost in its translation.

Okey Dokey - yet another groundbreaking '60's album translated into the surround format. Past reviews have shown that such undertakings are risky at best. Many times the original recordings are

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

Diana Krall - Love Scenes (DTS) Review

Diana Krall - Love Scenes (DTS) Review

You know who you are. You are out there on the web typing "Of course…" as we speak. I see you all the time in the forums just waiting for someone to post a question about what DVD's best show off your system and immediately 57 responses start with "Of course Diana Krall's… .(fill in the blank)."

You know who you are. You are out there on the web typing "Of course…" as we speak. I see you all the time in the forums just waiting for someone to post a question about what DVD's best show off

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

Crosby-Nash: Another Stoney Evening (DTS) Review

Crosby-Nash: Another Stoney Evening (DTS) Review

Another Stoney Evening is a recording of a live performance given by the duo of David Crosby and Graham Nash on October 10 th , 1971 . Unfortunately, I couldn't make the performance that day because I was… oh… all of five DAYS old at the time.

Another Stoney Evening is a recording of a live performance given by the duo of David Crosby and Graham Nash on October 10 th , 1971 . Unfortunately, I couldn't make the performance that

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

Porcupine Tree: Deadwing (DTS) Review

Porcupine Tree: Deadwing (DTS) Review

I was so bitter that I wasn't able to review In Absentia that when the chance to review Deadwing came my way, I jumped at the opportunity. I've been reviewing everything from progressive rock to jazz fusion to folk with hard(er) rock being the one real absence.

I was so bitter that I wasn't able to review In Absentia that when the chance to review Deadwing came my way, I jumped at the opportunity. I've been reviewing everything from progressive rock to

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

Cassandra Wilson – Traveling Miles (DTS) Review

Cassandra Wilson – Traveling Miles (DTS) Review

I have wanted to review this album for quite some time. I am a HUGE Miles Davis fan and while not extremely versed in all his works, what I have experienced, I've enjoyed immensely. This album is a tribute to the spirit of Davis as created by Cassandra Wilson.

I have wanted to review this album for quite some time. I am a HUGE Miles Davis fan and while not extremely versed in all his works, what I have experienced, I've enjoyed immensely. This album is a

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

Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth (DualDisc) Review

Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth (DualDisc) Review

by Tom Andry Label: Interscope …

by Tom Andry Label: Interscope …

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

Eric Clapton - Back Home (Dual Disc) Review

Eric Clapton - Back Home (Dual Disc) Review

Eric Clapton's latest release Back Home is made up primarily of original material. This is his first such album in five years. The disc includes nine new tracks and three cover songs: George Harrison's "Love Comes To Everyone", the Spinners', "Love Don't Love Nobody", and Stevie Wonder & Syreeta Wright's "I'm Going Left".

Eric Clapton's latest release Back Home is made up primarily of original material. This is his first such album in five years. The disc includes nine new tracks and three cover songs: George

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

Zoe - Zoe Review (DTS) Review

Zoe - Zoe Review (DTS) Review

I've seen this disc on the DTS website for some time. I ordered it a while ago out of curiosity but ended up not receiving it as it was backordered. A good sign I thought. On a whim, as I was making another order, I called up the online store and asked them if they had it in stock now… and they did.

I've seen this disc on the DTS website for some time. I ordered it a while ago out of curiosity but ended up not receiving it as it was backordered. A good sign I thought. On a whim, as I was

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

Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card DVD-Audio Review

Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card DVD-Audio Review

There is something to be said for the classics. While some have gone the route of transforming an original two channel mix into surround with sometimes disastrous effects (see my Queen: The Game and Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed reviews), The Alan Parsons Project has gone the opposite direction and tried to maximize the audio quality of their original recording.

There is something to be said for the classics. While some have gone the route of transforming an original two channel mix into surround with sometimes disastrous effects (see my Queen: The Game

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

Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues DualDisc Review

Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues DualDisc Review

Late last year the entire collection of eight Talking Heads studio albums was remastered and reissued in DualDisc format as a boxed set humorously entitled Brick . Subsequently, the albums were made available individually beginning in January of this year.

Late last year the entire collection of eight Talking Heads studio albums was remastered and reissued in DualDisc format as a boxed set humorously entitled Brick . Subsequently, the albums were

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

Dishwalla – Live…Greetings From the Flow State (DualDisc)

Dishwalla – Live…Greetings From the Flow State (DualDisc)

It is so easy to gravitate to the jazz section when doing music reviews. You know you will, for the most part, run into great musicians, above average performances, and great audio quality. Rock music doesn't exactly lend itself to fantastic audio quality but it is not outside of the realm of possibility.

It is so easy to gravitate to the jazz section when doing music reviews. You know you will, for the most part, run into great musicians, above average performances, and great audio quality. Rock

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