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 4.3
Tuesday, 26 February 2002 ,  Written by Brian Kahn
Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Ruth
I am not a country fan, I am not a Lyle Lovett fan, but I am a big fan of this disc. I picked up Joshua Judges Ruth to use for checking out 5.1 systems. I was expecting to find a well-recorded disc that would help me evaluate various systems. I found that and more. The music on this disc is great and has not left the CD player in my theater system since I put it in over a month ago. As you can tell from the title, this disc has strong biblical and gospel influences. The album starts off with a swinging hit called "I’ve Been To Memphis" and then slides into the high-energy, gospel-oriented "Church." The album also features some guest vocals: Rickie Lee Jones on "North Dakota" and Emmylou Harris in a soulful "She’s Leaving Me Because She Really Wants To." Lovett’s singing throughout is heartfelt and moving. The ...
Editor's rating: 
 3.8
Monday, 17 November 2003 ,  Written by Richard Elen
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
Originally released in 1976, this album was a classic of its time. We can assume that the original mix was performed for quad, with four speakers equidistant from the listener. Jim Gains did the mixing, while the A/D transfer was by Kevin Reeves at Capitol and mastering was performed by Peter Mew at Abbey Road - a formidable combination. There are potential challenges when an album was mixed for quad and is played back in 5.1. For a start, there is no center front channel. This sounds like a problem, but it's really fine: quite a number of engineers mixing surround today feel that music should not have a CF channel, and as the standard HDS liner notes point out, it's an artistic decision. The other problem is that you may well be closer to the surrounds than you would have been in a quad set-up. In the case of this album, it's ...
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