This hybrid SACD contains stereo and 4.1 multi-channel audio and I think it's fantastic!
Many of us Tomita fans wondered why he put a mono recording of an old cartoon on the OKHOTSK FANTASY album, instead of doing a DAPHNIS AND CHLOE - ULTIMATE EDITION in discrete 4.1 channel Quadraphonic sound… Now it is clear, the OKHOTSK FANTASY album was his last. It was released in March 2016, and he passed away two months later. So he probably wasn’t able to finish it. Knowing this, we can wish that he had started putting his Quadraphonic albums on SACD sooner, but we can’t blame him for the last two SACDs, because he was 83 and 84 when he did them.
A genius signed to Decca in 1946 who defined Deccas piano sound in the 1950s and 1960s with ravishing cantabile and depth of sonority borne of matchless technique. Complete Decca Recordings on 35CDs, including new-to-CD early recordings remastered from 78s, plus some of Deccas first-ever LPs.
Featuring an eclectic mix of contemporary pop hits, show tunes, and religious standards, Il Était une Fois… is the first release from the popular children's choir school Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois since they relocated from Paris to the Burgundy department of Yonne. Its 11 tracks include covers of Tina Arena's "Aller Plus Haut," Yannick Noah's "La Voix des Sages," and Les Misérables' number "La Faute à Voltaire," alongside more traditional fare such as the early 20th century Arabic song "Salma Ya Salama," the Israel national anthem "Hatikva," and "Ave Maria".