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Brief History Import, Super Audio CD - DSD

4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 17, 2002)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Super Audio CD - DSD
  • Label: EMI Import
  • ASIN: B00006C791
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909,352 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Stephen Smith on May 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
'A Brief History' has 19 tracks from the 4-CD set 'History', so it's a 'best of the best of...' album. The first track, Bean Fields, is guaranteed to have you tapping your foot or even dancing around the room or car.
You could say the odd track or two is a bit repetitive - for example, Telephone and Rubber Band lasts almost three minutes - but there's always quiet music going on behind the scenes that you have to listen out for to appreciate the full tune. Any like this that you don't like are easily made up for by the others. Others are very tuneful, foot-stomping creations to delight the soul, body and mind. (I'm getting carried away now. Well, at least I should be.)
A delightful album I feel privileged to have in my collection. You'll be so glad you took the plunge.
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The PCO has been around for quite a while and there are many CDs available. However, "A Brief History" is a great way to introduce yourself to this eccentric and interesting group of musicians. Some might not care for the repetitive nature of their musical texturing, but the cuts really do grow on you, and you'll wind up humming the tunes while you're shopping, doing laundry, chopping wood, whatever you do! Advice to newbies: Sample the music first. Then, buy the CD, put it in your car stereo and crank it all the way up. It's "green" and your immediate environment will thank you!
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By SBH on December 13, 2007
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So good that I'm seriously considering dropping the big bucks for the complete History. "Perpetuum Mobile" is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard.
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Heard one of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra's arrangements on a blog site and it made me smile. Couldn't help it. Just very up beat stuff.
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