The extra bonus DVD features the four music videos for this album, the 5. If you're like me, you're not looking at these reviews for opinions of the album since it's been around, had it's day in the pop charts, and has been sufficiently reviewed by critics more knowledgeable than myself. Obviously, if I didn't like the album, which I've owned on vinyl since it's original release, I wouldn't have bothered upgrading to this more expensive collection.
I bought this because I wanted to hear a 5. The surround sound is okay. I can't say that the mastering for this format is bad here; only that I expected more. Voice and main instrumentation through the front speakers, light synthesizer in the back, so it only slightly fills the room. I wanted more of a dynamic approach, but such was not the case.
There is bonus video stuff, and I've only seen the interviews and some of the live rehearsal concert one camera in the back, so you'll feel like your in the front row of the balcony watching the show- unfortunately, you left your glasses at home, so details are blurred. Again, no regrets for buying it, but if I could do it all over again, I'd probably go with a different title for the surround sound.
One person found this helpful. All 5 of them are great songs. Guess that means not a bad song on here! Must have! This album is nearly my favorite Genesis album and therefore, one of my favorite overall. The era between Hackett's departure and Invisible Touch is my personal favorite. I think that period combined all the elements that Genesis displayed throughout their long and unique career.
This album, as a microcosm of that era, contains excellent pop melodies, fantastic drums and percussion, gritty and yet soaring vocals, great synth, and lots of creativity. This album is a must-have for any fan of early-Phil era Genesis. Does open up the old recording nicely Amazon Prime. Eligible for Free Shipping. Customer Review. Amazon Global Store.
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The work was never performed during Gluck 's lifetime; written for the name day of Francis I, husband of Habsburg empress Maria Theresa, it was rendered irrelevant by the dedicatee's death in The listener will discover soon enough why no one has thought to revive the work since then. Gluck 's operatic music is prized for its naturalness, but this little opera is anything but natural, and its text is neither tragic nor funny.
La corona was written for the emperor's four daughters to perform, and the singers, although not the cast of characters, are all female -- three sopranos and one alto not four sopranos, as is stated on the cover, in one of a group of editorial errors.
The plot, loosely modeled on the Greek myth of Atalanta the huntress by librettist Pietro Metastasio on what was decidedly an off day, features sisters squabbling over who gets to hunt a wild boar and then kissing up to the handsome prince Meleagro who comes along to supervise things. Meleagro gets not the alto part but the highest soprano. Atalanta and Meleagro each land an arrow in the boar and flirt heavily over who should receive the laurel crown awarded for killing it.
The good news is that the arias are written at a very high level of difficulty, with constant barrages of ornaments in punishingly high ranges, and the singers do impressively well at handling them. Virtuoso set pieces of this kind were exactly what Gluck pledged to eliminate from operas, but this work shows that he could write them when required.
And the agile, fluttery voice of Julianne Baird as Atalanta, who gets the majority of the arias, seems to be exactly what Gluck had in mind when he composed the music. The other parts are scarcely easier, which speaks to the high musical level of the Habsburg court, and the rest of the singers stay on top of the music.Sep 22, · As well as CD, various coloured vinyl editions and a cassette, The Future Bites will be as a limited edition deluxe box set that contains CDs of the album, an instrumental version of the album, bonus material (including 6 additional songs and several reworked versions of album tracks, among them a 19 minute extended mix of Personal Shopper), a cassette of demos and a Blu-Ray featuring videos.