"The sound is spectacular in whatever format you choose but the jump to Blu-ray is, as in vision, a leap forward. None of which would matter were the performances not also uniformly excellent: This is a superbly alive performance of the Britten Simple Symphony, making it sound a much more ambitiouswork than usual. A demonstration recording!" ~Grammophone
Released in 2008, Encore is the second studio album from German-American violinist David Garrett. Its 15 tracks includes classical reworkings of contemporary pop songs (Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal," AC/DC's "Thunderstruck"), movie themes (Pirates of the Caribbean, Zorba the Greek), and traditional classical pieces (Bach's "Air," Debussy's "Clair de Lune"), plus one original composition, "Chelsea Girl." ~ Jon O'Brien
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre is one of those hard-to-classify bands that made the late '60s a musical adventure playground for listeners. What was more, the live music scene and airwaves were broad-minded enough to give bands who dared to be different the chance of exposure. They enjoyed the attention of the late John Peel who broadcast them on his BBC shows and made them the first band to be signed to his Dandelion record label. The Devon Tapes was recorded in the summer of 1974 under the shorter name Principal Edwards. This is the first time these recordings have been made available to the public.