Totally agree. This one is an excellent demonstration of what Surround Sound can do. The performances are standouts and the interplay between the guitarists (and channels) are really something.This is a 10 for me. I simply cannot describe the feeling of sitting in my sweet spot with one classical guitar coming from each of the four corners. Just glorious.
As for the music, rating is generally an exercise in futility. There will be things here people might not appreciate, but who's to say? I will, however, point out one thing: On Chet Atkins' "Blue Echo", the four guitarists similate an echo machine. It starts in the RF, then "echos" in the RS, then the LS, and lastly in the LF, each time a little quieter. This has been a surround demo for me - it never ceases to amaze.
So the content is classical guitars - some aren't familiar with classical guitar music, so they owe it to themselves to check it out. The mix is completely agressive in the most soothing way. So that's why I gave it a 10 - it is a MUST HAVE disc.
And, while you're at it, you might as well save on shipping and buy "Latin" as well.
OK - I've just ordered this for 3 (no 4) reasons:The guitars are classical but the music is not. These are contemporary pieces. Includes a wonderful rendition of Steve Howe's Mood for a Day (Yes: Fragile). I bought this based on the previous posts and I'm so glad I did. Highly recommend.
Agreed. Great 5.1 SACD Surround Sound disc. Love the music and the Surround Mix. If you like Chet Atkins, don't forget the '70s Quad album on CD-4 Quadradisc "Superpickers" with Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and a host of Nashville Studio Stars.I love this disc. Clever arrangements performed brilliantly. Others have described the instrument placement. it's endlessly entertaining. The Chet Atkins tribute makes for a perfect surround demo track.