Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Review (LP, Japanese LP , MOFI LP, CD, Trilogy 40th Anniversary, Qobuz, Tidal, DVD, cassette)
La version française du test est disponible ici. The French version of the review is available here. After Deserted Palace (1972) and Les Granges Brûlées (1973), Oxygène is the successful album that launched Jean Michel Jarre with over 18 million records sold. For this review, the listening was done with Jean Razzaroli from Vinyl&Audio magazineContinue reading “Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Review (LP, Japanese LP , MOFI LP, CD, Trilogy 40th Anniversary, Qobuz, Tidal, DVD, cassette)”
Released in 1988, Money For Nothing is a compilation of the best songs from the first 5 Dire Straits studio albums. After a first remastering in 1996, it returns today with a new remastering in streaming and vinyl. The review includes 4 editions: Vinyl 2022, CD 1988, CD remastered 1996, Streaming Qobuz remastered 2022. YouContinue reading “Dire Straits – Money For Nothing – Review (LP, CD, Qobuz, 1988, 1996 remastered 2022)”
Amy Winehouse’s 2007 Glastonbury Festival concert is available for the first time on vinyl to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Winehouse’s performance on the Pyramid Stage The review includes 2 editions: Vinyl, Youtube (Back To Black). You can also find the review of an other album of Amy Winehouse : At The BBC here. BelowContinue reading “Amy Winehouse – Live at Glastonbury 2007 – Review (LP, Youtube)”
The cassette is back, and the new albums are also released in a cassette version. To complete the review, and to answer several requests, here is the cassette.Find all the details of the review HERE.
This concert of The Police was recorded during the first world tour in 1979 & 1980. It was until today only available on VHS and Laserdisc, it is since May 20th available on CD, vinyl, DVD and Bluray. The review includes 4 editions: Vinyl, CD, Bluray stereo, Bluray DTS-HD MA 5.1. You can also findContinue reading “The Police – Around The World – Review (LP, CD, Bluray, stereo, 5.1)”
The release of Top Gun:Maverick movie in theaters in May is the opportunity to listen again to the music of the first Top Gun movie released in 1986. The review includes 8 editions: Vinyl (1986, Japan, 2016) , CD, SACD (Special Expanded Edition), Qobuz, Qobuz Special Expanded Edition, Tidal. You can also find the reviewsContinue reading “Top Gun soundtrack- Review (LP, LP Japaneses , CD, SACD Expanded Edition, Qobuz, Tidal)”
For the 25th anniversary of the Homework album, Daft Punk’s first album has been reissued with 15 additional bonus tracks., as well as a vinyl reissue with the 16 original tracks. The review includes 7 editions: Vinyl , streaming, Qobuz, Qobuz 25th Anniversary Edition, Tidal, Tidal 25th Anniversary Edition, Amazon, Amazon 25th Anniversary Edition. YouContinue reading “Daft Punk – Homework – Review (LP , Streaming Qobuz, Tidal Amazon, 25 th Anniversary Edition)”
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me – Review (LP , CD, SACD, Streaming, remastered 2022, 5.1, Atmos Binaural)
“Come Away With Me” is the first album of Norah Jones released on February 26, 2002 by Blue Note records. This very well recorded album used analog tape recorders which allowed to produce 24-bit 192 kHz versions. The review includes 9 editions (Vinyl , streaming, SACD and CD and remastered 2022 releases), updated (05/06/2022) withContinue reading “Norah Jones – Come Away With Me – Review (LP , CD, SACD, Streaming, remastered 2022, 5.1, Atmos Binaural)”
The Police – Greatest Hits – Review (LP mastered At Abbey Road Studios, Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal and CD)
The Police’s compilation album “Greatest Hits” was released in September 1992. It contains 16 tracks that are only hits of The Police released between 1978 and 1984. The review includes 5 editions (Vinyl , Streaming Qobuz, Amazon , Tidal and CD) of this album. Below you will find the description of the different editions, asContinue reading “The Police – Greatest Hits – Review (LP mastered At Abbey Road Studios, Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal and CD)”
It will have been necessary to wait 9 years after the release of their last album ‘Loud Like Love’, to have the return of the group Placebo its 8th studio album Never Let Me Go. The review includes 5 editions (Vinyl , Streaming Qobuz, Amazon , Tidal Master and Tidal Hifi) of this album. BelowContinue reading “PLACEBO – Never Let Me Go – Review (LP , Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal Master and Hifi)”
After 12 years of absence, the Californian band is back with a new album Unlimited Love. Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante and Chad Smith offer us 17 new tracks ( one bonus track for the Japan CD). The review includes 5 editions (Vinyl , Streaming Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal and Cassette) of this album. Below youContinue reading “Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love – Review (LP , Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal, Cassette)”
Eric Clapton – The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions – Review (LP , Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, Atmos, Binaural, Bluray)
In the context of Covid, unable to perform his tour at the Royal Albert Hall, Eric Clapton will do a concert without an audience (except his wife in the balcony) at Cowdray House.For this concert Eric Clapton is assisted by Chris Stainton on keyboards, Nathan East on bass and Steve Gadd on drums. The reviewContinue reading “Eric Clapton – The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions – Review (LP , Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, Atmos, Binaural, Bluray)”
Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point – Review (LP , CD, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, Atmos, Binaural, Bluray Audio)
Tears For Fears is back, after Everybody Loves a Happy Ending released in 2004, The Tipping Point is the 7th studio album. The album features 10 tracks, and the limited deluxe edition includes 3 bonus tracks. Updated review with Bluray Audio and Tidal Atmos which now includes 11 editions (Vinyl black and green , CD,Continue reading “Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point – Review (LP , CD, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, Atmos, Binaural, Bluray Audio)”
The 1995 album “P.U.L.S.E.” was recorded during the “Division Bell” European tour. The reissue of this 3rd live album in BOX DVD and Blu-Ray is the opportunity to relive this concert which includes the entire live of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” which was restored for the box set The Later Years 1987 inContinue reading “Pink Floyd – PULSE – Review (LP , CD, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, Blu-ray 5.1)”
Random Access Memories is the fourth and final album by Daft Punk, released in May 2013. This album received the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year in 2014. It contains the famous track Get Lucky. We will review 6 editions (Vinyl , Download Qobuz, Streaming Qobuz, Tidal and Amazon ) of this album.BelowContinue reading “Daft Punk – Random Access Memories – Review (LP , Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, CD)”
Sunset In The Blue is Melody Gardot’s 5th studio album. It contains From Paris With Love, a song accompanied by a virtual orchestra in support of the artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Melody Gardot is also accompanied by Sting for the track Little Something. We will review 4 editions (Vinyl , Streaming Qobuz, Tidal andContinue reading “Melody Gardot – Sunset In The Blue Review (LP , Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon)”
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio – Misty for Direct Cutting Review (LP Analog and from DSD, MQA-CD, Streaming Amazon)
“MISTY for Direct Cutting” was recorded in May 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Errol Garner’s birth. For this album of Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio, direct cutting was used for both analog and digital. For Direct Cutting in analogic, the recorded sound is engraved on a lacquer board in real time. For the digital, theContinue reading “Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio – Misty for Direct Cutting Review (LP Analog and from DSD, MQA-CD, Streaming Amazon)”
The album review has been updated with two interesting editions the MQA CD and Tidal streaming.We find punctually editions in CD MQA format for music albums, this is the opportunity to compare this format which is encoded with MQA to fit on a CD with the other editions including Tidal, which is also in MQAContinue reading “Patricia Barber – Clique Review updated with CD MQA and Tidal”
After Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version), released on November 12, 2021, is Taylor Swift’s second re-recorded album on Republic Records. The re-recordings are motivated by the sale of his original label Big Machine Label Group, including all his recordings. We will review 4 editions (Vinyl, Streaming Qobuz, Streaming Tidal and Streaming Amazon Dolby AtmosContinue reading “Taylor Swift – RED (Taylor’s Version) – Review (Vinyl, Streaming Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon Dolby Atmos)”
Update of the review of “The Bridge” by Sting with the very nice Japanese CD version and the Streaming Tidal.You can find all the details of the review here.
Oscar Peterson leads the excellent quintet composed of Joe Pass, Dave Young and Martin Drew. This album features the recording at the Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki of the last date of their 14-concert European tour in 1987. A beautiful concert featuring classic and original compositions. You can find the measurements of each edition in the differentContinue reading “Oscar Peterson – A Time For Love – Live In Helsinki, 1987 – Review (Vinyl, Streaming Qobuz)”
This album resumes the tour “Trobador Tour” of Francis Cabrel which took place in 2021 and continues in 2022.This album contains 31 songs including the successful “Petite Marie”, “Je l’aime à mourir”, “Encore et encore”….The album also includes two unreleased tracks “Pour me faire peur” and “Quoi dire?” You can find the measurements of eachContinue reading “Francis Cabrel – Trobador Tour (Live) – Review (Vinyl, Streaming Qobuz)”
Katie Melua is back with the acoustic version of his album No. 8 released in 2020. Unlike Album N°8, the orchestration is reduced to a guitar sometimes accompanied by keyboards played by Mark Edwards, an intimate recording. You can find the measurements of each edition in the different parts and listen to the samples ofContinue reading “Katie Melua- Acoustic Album No. 8 – Review (CD, Streaming Qobuz, Tidal)”
30 is the 4th album of Adele coming after 25.It is a personal album of Adele in which Adele approaches her separation while also evoking her maternity. She also realizes the analysis of the celebrity.Adele has already broken a record with this new album, having more than 500,000 vinyls produced for its launch. You canContinue reading “Adele 30 – Review (Vinyl, Streaming Amazon Music, Qobuz, Youtube)”
‘Nevermind’ is the second opus of Nirvana released on September 24, 1991, it is the reference rock album. This reissue is available in different versions, CD and vinyl versions, and also deluxe editions on vinyl and CD including in addition to the album the music of 4 concerts. You can find the measurements of eachContinue reading “Nirvana – Nevermind Review (CD, Streaming Amazon Qobuz Tidal, LP)”
The Bridge is the 15th studio album as a solo artist de Sting. The album has 10 songs, but has 3 extra songs in the Deluxe version. With an exception for the Japanese version which has 14 songs! Updated on January 8, 2022 with the Japanese cd and the Tidal streaming release. You can findContinue reading “Sting – The Bridge – Review (Vinyl, Japanese CD, Streaming Amazon Atmos, Qobuz, Tidal)”
8th album of Lana Del Rey, Blue Banisters is also the second album released in 2021 after Chemtrails over the Country.It is an album prepared during the lockdown. The pop singer dives into her childhood memories and her love separations in a very romantic way. You can find the measurements of each edition in theContinue reading “Lana Del Rey – Blue Banisters – Review (Vinyl, Streaming Amazon Music, Qobuz)”
At only 22 years old, Joy Crookes presents us with her first modern soul-jazz album. Of Bangladeshi and Irish origins, born in London, Joy Crookes has a great voice that some people compare to Amy Winehouse. Album to listen and to discover. You can find the measurements of each edition in the different parts andContinue reading “Joy Crookes – Skin – Review (Vinyl, Streaming Amazon Music and Qobuz, 360 Reality Audio)”
= pronounced “equals” is the 4th album of the artist released on October 29, 2021. Ed Sheeran said it was his “favorite album” on twitter. You can find the measurements of each edition in the different parts and listen to the samples of these albums here. This album includes 14 tracks : Tides Shivers FirstContinue reading “Ed Sheeran = Review (Vinyl, Streaming Hi-Res, Dolby Atmos)”
Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason Review (LP, CD, BR, Streaming, 360 Reality Audio, 5.1, Tidal, Amazon )
A Momentary Lapso Of Reason is the 13th studio album of Pink Floyd which was released in 1987. The recording will be done in several studios but mainly on the Astoria, Gilmour’s houseboat.This album is treated in a “hybrid” way as we would say today, with the use of analog and digital recording. While waitingContinue reading “Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason Review (LP, CD, BR, Streaming, 360 Reality Audio, 5.1, Tidal, Amazon )”
Coldplay – Music Of The Spheres Review (LP, Streaming Amazon, Apple, Qobuz, Tidal, Binaural, Multichannel, Atmos)
The British band has just unveiled Music of the Spheres, their ninth album.The album is produced by Max Martin, specialist of hits for Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Britney Spears. You can find the measurements of each edition in the different parts and listen to the samples of these albums here. This album includes 12Continue reading “Coldplay – Music Of The Spheres Review (LP, Streaming Amazon, Apple, Qobuz, Tidal, Binaural, Multichannel, Atmos)”
Noise In The City is the Album of the concert from the Art Of Noise performed in August 1986 at Tokyo’s Nihon Seinenkan . The album includes the famous songs of the group like ” Moments in Love “, ” Peter Gunn “, ” Legs “, ” Paranoimia “… The recording was done in fullContinue reading “The Art Of Noise – In The City Live In Tokyo 1986 – Review (Vinyl, CD, Streaming)”
This test is a special, because it is the first vinyl album that was made by a young company Akelson with the support of enthusiasts in the forum Melaudia and the artists of Duo Cirla Trolonge (Isabelle Cirla and Joël Trolonge) that you can find on the site duocirlatrolonge.com You can also find the wholeContinue reading “Duo Cirla Trolonge – Piuma Review (LP, Digital Master File, CD)”
The album review has been updated with the black vinyl (vs red vinyl) and with the digital file of Qobuz (24/48). Find all the details here.
Jean-Michel Jarre – Live in Notre-Dame VR – Welcome To The Other Side – Review (Vinyl, CD, Bluray, binaural, Streaming Amazon)
On New Year’s Eve, with the help of UNESCO and the City of Paris, Jean-Michel Jarre gave an immersive concert in the Notre-Dame Cathedral with virtual technology.This unique concert attracted more than 75 million people.This September 10th, the CD and vinyl version of this concert is released with the video and remixed version. You canContinue reading “Jean-Michel Jarre – Live in Notre-Dame VR – Welcome To The Other Side – Review (Vinyl, CD, Bluray, binaural, Streaming Amazon)”
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