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Tuesday, 25 November 1997 |  Written by Richard Elen  | 
The Moody Blues with the London Festival - Days of Future Passed Days of Future Passed, Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight HDS release by arrangement with Polygram | Performance 8 | Sound 8 | This classic album was a turning point for the Moody Blues, with the addition of John Lodge and Justin Hayward on bass, guitar and vocals, and a move to progressive rock psychedelia from the pop material that had given them a respectable hit with Go Now in 1964 but rather little thereafter. It was also a significant recording achievement, employing many of the same techniques that made its contemporary, the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a landmark in recording technology and its implementation. Released in 1967, Days of Future Passed was an international hit at the time, although today it is primarily remembered for Hayward’s classic “Nights in White Satin” and, for some, “Tuesday Afternoon,” also by Hayward.
Tuesday, 25 November 1997 |  Written by Richard Elen  | 
Stephen Stills - Stills artist: Stephen Stills album: Stills format: 5.1 CD label: HDS release by arrangement with Sony Music performance: 5 sound 7 reviewed by: Richard Elen I must admit at the outset that this is not my favorite Stephen Stills album – that designation goes to his first solo release, Stephen Stills. I seem to remember that this was his first album on Columbia, back in 1975, and perhaps if I had never heard him before, I would have found the Stills album more significant than I do.
Tuesday, 25 November 1997 |  Written by Richard Elen  | 
Patrick Leonard - Rivers Rivers (5.1 CD) DTS Entertainment, 1998 | Performance 7 | Sound 8 | Following his enormous success producing albums for Madonna and working with other artists like Roger Waters and Elton John – and of course collaborating with Kevin Gilbert on the exceptional Toy Matinee in the mid-‘90s, Patrick Leonard decided to start his own label, Unitone Recordings, to cater to rather different tastes. We can imagine that his own 1997 release, "Rivers," is indicative of the style of music he is seeing for the label: thoughtful and instrumental, in this case largely piano-based and occasionally echoing composers like David Lanz. While pleasant, however, I would not rate this album at the top of its genre.
Tuesday, 25 November 1997 |  Written by Jerry Del Colliano  | 
Marvin Gaye - Forever Yours Forever Yours (5.1) DTS Entertainment, 1998 ‘Forever Yours’ is one of the first 5.1 20-bit audio CDs released by DTS Entertainment to highlight the musical possibilities in 5.1. The project posed unique challenges because, for the first time since quadraphonic sound was introduced in the 1970s, music producers and engineers had the tools to be able to mix sound in the rear channels. With DTS 5.1 music, the mix was designed for six digitally discrete channels (left, right, center, two rears and subwoofer). On top of that, the fact that the CD outputs 20-bit resolution, which is digitally far closer to the original master tapes, gives you a very exciting new take on some old favorites.
Tuesday, 25 November 1997 |  Written by Jerry Del Colliano  | 
The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over artist: Eagles function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); album: Hell Freezes Over format: 5.1 CD label: DTS Entertainment release year: 1999 performance: 8 sound 9 reviewed by: Jerry Del Colliano The Eagles were arguably the most popular band in rock during the musically prolific 1970s, crossing mainstream pop with country sensibilities. The Eagles' multi-platinum sound is epitomized by solid-gold hits like "Life In The Fast Lane," "Take It Easy" and the immortal, if perhaps overplayed, "Hotel California." Legendary in-fighting caused the Eagles to break up after recording their sixth studio album, resulting in highly successful solo careers for Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey.
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