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Ferenc Fricsay: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Vol.1 - Orchestral Works
Ferenc Fricsay: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Vol.1 - Orchestral Works
Price: $171.66
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comment on Sound Quality, October 23, 2014
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If your a Fricsay fan, as I am, this collection is self-recommending, so you don't need my additional comments on his immense gifts as a conductor nor the quality of the performances, which are manifestly exceptional. He was a genius of eloquence, lyricism, and understatement, with a fine sense of dance and dynamism that he could summon at will when the music required it, but never as a means of superimposing himself on the music just to plump his own ego, the failing of a another great German conductor who shall remain nameless. (Although early in the "other" conductor's career, he could be as delicious and deft as Fricsay, who sadly, never lived long enough to take the victory laps he so richly deserved.) My main contribution here is on the sound quality -- it is excellent, and thoroughly vintage DG -- clear, clean, precise; bright compared to say Decca, Phillips and EMI, but almost never harsh and dry (that came later, well after Fricsay had passed away). As far as whether there has been any remastering, unfortunately the booklet gives no clue. It's a safe assumption, however, that Polygram followed the same practice here as it did on the mega-sets from Decca and Phillips: using the most recent CD mastering available, but not remastering simply to have a later date. This is fine with me, as "newer" is not always better (I am no fan of DG's rather hot 24 bit remasters). Finally, the vintage mono recordings, which make up much of this recording, are superb. In this regard, DG was as good as anyone, including Walter Legge's best work at EMI, which means they are pure magic.


The Company
The Company
DVD ~ Chris O'Donnell
Offered by Blue Moon Discounts
Price: $8.23
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful waste of time, except for Keaton, October 10, 2014
This review is from: The Company (DVD)
While taking a few liberties with the historical record is acceptable in a period drama, the liberties taken here are so glaring that they are laughable. You wonder why there ever was a cold war if the belligerents on both sides were able to attend the elite schools of the other (Yale), scamper across the Soviet and American zones of Berlin with abandon (clearly marked by pedestrian friendly signs rather than checkpoint guards), and have accents that in most cases were indistinguishable from each other. This inconceivably bad series actually deserves no stars, but the superb performance by Michael Keaton as a diabolically shrewd CIA top honcho insists on two stars as consolation for an otherwise dreadful waste of time.


Uptown Tap House
Uptown Tap House

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst ever, October 9, 2014
This review is from: Uptown Tap House
I'm over 60 years old, and they carded me. They card everyone. You know why. Average age borderline legal, and not borderline intoxicated.


Pinzon Egyptian Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set, Cream
Pinzon Egyptian Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set, Cream
Price: $21.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the $$$, August 31, 2014
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I'm quite happy at this price. The bath towels are really thick and thirsty. However, the hand towels and washcloths are not quite as impressive, and seem a little thin. (The bath towels are actually a little nicer than the Ralph Lauren towels I have been using, but the others seem a bit "budget" thickness.) My niggling complaint has nothing to do with the quality, but the color description: the so-called "cream" color I bought really isn't cream to my eyes -- more like a light beige. Still looks nice, but not quite what I was expecting. Still, no complaints at this price, and color is subjective, after all. These really are great for the money.


Best of Gilbert & Sullivan
Best of Gilbert & Sullivan
12 used & new from $16.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Carelessly put together selection, August 30, 2014
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Leaving aside Sargent's famously lethargic pace for a moment, this is a carelessly put together assortment of "bests," which leaves out an unbelievable number of the most beloved G&S songs, and includes far too many deservedly obscure numbers, from the lesser operettas. Avoid. If you have to listen to Sargent, buy the full sets, selectively if need be, to get the G&S songs you love.


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5.0 out of 5 stars a true champ, August 27, 2014
Over a 20 year period, Midnight has finished at or near the top of the official National Turf Evaluation Program (NTEP) rankings every year, an amazing record. There are some newer KBG cultivars that slightly outpoint Midnight in one or two areas, but as an overall performer, Midnight sets the standard by which others are judged. I've used it for years, and will continue to do so until something better comes along, which might be another 20 years from the looks of it. Midnight is the Secretariat of grass seed, a true champ IMHO.


Scotts Turf Builder Quick Fix Grass Seed Mix, 3-Pound  (Not Sold in WY)
Scotts Turf Builder Quick Fix Grass Seed Mix, 3-Pound (Not Sold in WY)
Price: $6.99
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Patching (Only), August 27, 2014
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This is great seed for patching bare spots, but be aware of its limitations. It is mostly annual ryegrass, which germinates amazingly quickly, but is pretty coarse, and can barely tolerate temps over 85F. There is some intermediate and perennial rye in the blend, which is a good thing, but I wouldn't want to do my entire lawn with this mix regardless. Use perennial rye or tall fescue for a permanent lawn. They look much better and will be much hardier.


SeedRanch Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed (Certified) - 5 Lbs.
SeedRanch Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed (Certified) - 5 Lbs.
Offered by Seed Ranch
Price: $22.95

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Midnight is the Secretariat of grass seed, August 27, 2014
Over a 20 year period, Midnight has finished at or near the top of the official National Turf Evaluation Program (NTEP) rankings every year, an amazing record. There are some newer KBG cultivars that slightly outpoint Midnight in one or two areas, but as an overall performer, Midnight sets the standard by which others are judged. I've used it for years, and will continue to do so until something better comes along, which might be another 20 years from the looks of it. Midnight is the Secretariat of grass seed, a true champ IMHO.


SeedRanch Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed (Certified) - 10 Lbs.
SeedRanch Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed (Certified) - 10 Lbs.
Offered by Seed Ranch
Price: $44.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Midnight is the Secretariat of grass seed, August 27, 2014
Over a 20 year period, Midnight has finished at or near the top of the official National Turf Evaluation Program (NTEP) rankings every year, an amazing record. There are some newer KBG cultivars that slightly outpoint Midnight in one or two areas, but as an overall performer, Midnight sets the standard by which others are judged. I've used it for years, and will continue to do so until something better comes along, which might be another 20 years from the looks of it. Midnight is the Secretariat of grass seed, a true champ IMHO.


SeedRanch Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed (Certified) - 50 Lbs.
SeedRanch Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed (Certified) - 50 Lbs.
Offered by Seed Ranch
Price: $199.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Midnight is the Secretariat of grass seed, August 27, 2014
Over a 20 year period, Midnight has finished at or near the top of the official National Turf Evaluation Program (NTEP) rankings every year, an amazing record. There are some newer KBG cultivars that slightly outpoint Midnight in one or two areas, but as an overall performer, Midnight sets the standard by which others are judged. I've used it for years, and will continue to do so until something better comes along, which might be another 20 years from the looks of it. Midnight is the Secretariat of grass seed, a true champ IMHO.


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