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  1. Miles Davis Bootleg Series Vol. 6

    Same here
  2. Assuming you're referring to the Peter Takács set, I agree. I've listened to several pieces and, though the sound is good, his playing sounds kind of detached to me; so far it doesn't do much for me. Pity, I'm always interested in complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas sets (I only have thirty or so ). What I've heard of the new Igor Levit set didn't really convince me either.
  3. I've read several reviews and they were mixed. Everyone agrees the sound is excellent, but some found Takács emotionally lacking; they said that his playing, though technically very good, isn't "emotionally involving". Other reviews didn't mention this aspect, and raved about the set. I haven't heard the set and I'm interested. Where did you get it? It seems to be OOP and private sellers are asking insane prices on Amazon.
  4. It's September 5, 12.02 AM over here now, so: happy birthday and many happy returns!
  5. Anyone order from FNAC?

    Maybe something like a no-deal Brexit, with all its consequences...
  6. ...and many happy returns!
  7. It's now July 14, 12:00 AM over here, so happy birthday and many happy returns!
  8. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    That may change if City are indeed suspended from CL football by UEFA.
  9. Where is Paul Secor .... ?

    I was wondering about that too. Then again, nothing about this forum really suprises me anymore.
  10. Where is Paul Secor .... ?

    http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/83002-allison-millers-boom-tic-boom-glitter-wolf/&do=findComment&comment=1632277 http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/83002-allison-millers-boom-tic-boom-glitter-wolf/&do=findComment&comment=1632279 Remarks like "Now - am I myself armed? Maybe yes, maybe not. Do you want to find out? " and the image in the later post look pretty threatening to me.
  11. Where is Paul Secor .... ?

    Just read that thread, minus Paul's deleted posts, of course. When I was a moderator here forum rules strictly warned against threatening people, but that's exactly what the contentious posts look like to me. I wonder what @Jim Alfredsonthinks of all this.
  12. Agreed. I couldn't believe my ears when I first heard the box, easily the worst sounding of all the Miles Columbia box sets. The MFSL hybrid SACD, on the other hand, is indeed excellent.
  13. Very sad to hear this. Had a few interesting online conversations with him years ago.
  14. I occasionally order from CDJapan, who are indeed excellent. I always try to keep the value under 22 euros, otherwise I'd have to pay tax (21% in the Netherlands) plus a hefty handling charge, which would make the CDs very expensive.
  15. Sorry for the silly error ("requiring" instead of "acquiring") - now corrected.
  16. The Roulette label is now owned by the Warner Music Group. After acquiring EMI Universal had to sell Roulette and a few other labels to comply with the conditions of the European Commission. [edited to correct an error]
  17. Correct. Masterings of licensed material Mosaic ordered and paid for are owned by the rights holders, not Mosaic, and they can do with the masterings what they want.
  18. Shrdlu is an ardent opponent of the EU and everything it represents in his eyes; he told me so years ago. Just thought I'd mention it. [edit] Just noticed that his post is gone - no idea if he deleted it or if it was removed by a moderator.
  19. BillF was responding to my reaction to shrdlu´s post; the remark shrdlu made, "irrelevant scare tactic", was and is used regularly by brexiteers in the political debate in the UK that's been going on for more than 3 years now, to counter arguments made by people who want to remain in the EU.
  20. I think politics ("irrelevant scare tactic" is a brexiteer slogan) should be left out of this - it's not allowed on this forum anyway.
  21. See my post above re: Bear Family versus JSP.
  22. Bear Family sued JSP for having stolen their Carter Family masterings and won: http://www.indicare.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=98
  23. It's April 30 now over here, so happy birthday and many happy returns!
  24. It's now April 18 in Europe, so: have a great day, Flurin!