Archives: Music

The Beatles CD Remasters: The Box Sets

Because the Beatles mean so much to so many people, the success of remastering the Compact Discs was never a foregone conclusion. Among them are devotees who make the most militant train-spotter seem positively blasé. Newly available are the individual … Continue reading

CD and Digital Reviews

Natalie Cole: Good To Be Back EMI CDP 7 48902 2 (46m 54m) CD Nat’s kid plus a load of hot producers who present her in a manner befitting Soul Train’s Vocalist of the Year. This set might be just … Continue reading

Matters Of Great Import

America has Rhino Records, undeniably one of the great reissue labels. But, hey, there’s no-one quite so anal as a European record collector, so you can assume rightly that the most thorough archive-dredgers in the world are based on the … Continue reading

Chesky SACDs and DVD-As

CHRISTY BARON: STEPPIN’ Chesky SACD227 (hybrid stereo and multi-channel SACD) Chesky CHDVD 216 (6.0 channel DVD-Audio) DAVID JOHANSEN AND THE HARRY SMITHS Chesky SACD225 (hybrid stereo and multi-channel SACD) BUCKY PIZZARELLI: SWING LIVE! Chesky SACD223 (hybrid stereo and multi-channel SACD) … Continue reading

LP Reviews

Arthur Alexander: The Monument Years (Ace) Though less well-known than, say, Otis Redding, soul belter Alexander had influence way beyond the scale of his success – the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, among others, covered his songs. And while his better-known … Continue reading