Mike, I saw a recent PBS Production of COMPANY with Cuban~American Broadway star Raúl Esparza and LOVED it. Sondheim's music is very deceptive and needs a few listens to fully comprehend his sprawling musical structureNo 3 being played via the Sony X800, is Company
A musical comedy.
By Stephen Sondheim
First listen for me.
You know it's got all the important ingredients for a fine mix.
Just didnt do it for me though...Must be getting fussy in my advancing years.
WONDERFUL ARTICLE, privateuniverse. Gratifying to see Michael Dutton is receiving accolades for his yeoman efforts in resurrecting these QUAD treasures from the SONY vaults and now, a few from the elusive UMG QUAD reserves.
Great post. I bought all of this months titles even though only the Byrd title falls into my usual wheelhouse. Support the format, support Dutton and open myself up to some new music. A win-win-win!Received all six August 2020 D~V QUAD releases today [and NOT a cracked case] and all I can say is Michael Dutton has with each succeeding batch of QUAD SACDs upped his game considerably. Graphics, IMO, have much improved and realizing that each batch doesn't excite or tittilate ALL QQ Forum members, I will say that I, for one, am gratified to receive such a diversity of titles across all genres of musical soundscapes with such flawless precision remastering at affordable pricing.
I've said it before and will say it again ...... In all my years of collecting digital remasters, Dutton Vocalion releasing these amazing titles in 2020 has restored my faith in what can ultimately be achieved in restoring and most importantly preserving these precious 70's QUAD MASTERTAPES!
I only wish other labels who have no interest in releasing their backlog of QUAD titles would entrust them to the more than capable hands of the maestro, Michael D.