Kathleen Battle and Placido Domingo delight the listener from start to finish in this complilation. Most notable are the duets from La Traviata and The Merry Widow. In my experience of soprano/tenor performances, one voice usually is stronger or more powerful than the other, thus disappointing to that listener who is seeking a perfect blending of voices. Ms. Battle and Mr. Domingo achieve that perfect blend on each duet on this CD. Their solo performances are equally outstanding. It is no wonder they are in such demand with audiences in Japan where this CD was recorded live, as well as throughout the world.
The Dig’s newest release, Bloodshot Tokyo is a dreamy, ambient soundscape, peppered with stories of love and creative, timeless songwriting. Opening with the sparkling and confident, “Ordinary Mind,” which really sets the tone for the record, and closing ten songs later with a very selfless and loving “Over The Rails,” Bloodshot Tokyo takes listeners on a journey from start to finish.