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Classical Good Book

Music | Music and diction work well together in presentation of Scripture
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 1/03/19, 11:44 am

Decca’s two-disc The Good Book: Stories from the Holy Bible in Words and Music contains 54 thematically arranged Scripture passages read by the actors David Harewood (Supergirl, Doctor Who) and Anton Lesser (Endeavour, Dickensian), the actress Imelda Staunton (Psychoville, Vera Drake), and the TV presenter Diane Louise Jordan (Songs of Praise, Blue Peter).

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New Christmas releases

Music | Reviewed by Arsenio Orteza
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 12/20/18, 04:07 pm

The Christmas Revels

Diego’s Umbrella & Friends

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Associated Press

Fab Four surprises

Music | Listening to the Beatles create ‘the magic circle within a square’
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 12/13/18, 04:58 pm

Would that Giles Martin, the 49-year-old son of the late Beatles producer Sir George Martin, could oversee the re-production from the ground up of every iconic rock ’n’ roll album.

His painstaking restoration of the Beatles’ Hollywood Bowl recordings and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band rendered all previous incarnations obsolete. And now he and his team of engineers have worked similar wonders with The Beatles, the Fab Four’s 30-song double album commonly referred to as The White Album.

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