Although not quite at the level of profundity of his teacher Gustav Leonhardt's recording, Kenneth Gilbert's 1983 recording of Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier does have a style and polish that Leonhardt's too often lacked. Thus, while Leonhardt goes further into some of the minor-key fugues to find intellectual and spiritual depths that Gilbert does not plumb, Gilbert's playing is so much more elegant and graceful than Leonhardt's that it is difficult to choose between them. For listeners who approach The Well-Tempered Clavier as a volume of virtuoso works whose success depends on the effortless refinement of the player, the Gilbert, with its superbly remastered sound, will be the one to get. For listeners who approach The Well-Tempered Clavier as a volume of prayers written as preludes and fugues, the Leonhardt will be preferable. Both are superb and both belong in any Bach collection.
If you need a serious shot of the Crüe, drink up. Music to Crash Your Car To, Vol. 1 is the first four-disc installment of yet another re-releasing of the band's material, though this time the entire catalog is getting the treatment in three separate boxes. This initial set covers the band's halcyon/hell-raising early days of 1981-1987 (i.e., Too Fast for Love, Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain, and Girls, Girls, Girls)…
Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Noi dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with Iris, a city girl who works in a local gas staion. But his clumsy attempts at escape spiral out of control and end in complete failure. Only a natural disaster will shatter Noi's universe and offer him a window into a better world.
…Rediscovered after 40 years in the vaults, these priceless recordings of legendary blues artists have been lovingly remastered for the DVD format. Between 1962 and 1966 huge tours were undertaken by the likes of Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Memphis Slim, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, and many others. A popular stop-gap on the tour was a small TV studio in Germany, where the acts would record their songs for posterity. It is from these shows that the recordings contained within are from. An amazing document of a historic time, rediscover these bluesmen in the flesh as they take to the stage in their prime.