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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
No, not that Koch. I'm talkin' Koch the record label, which seems to be especially frisky these days. Yeah, Koch the distributor - which has been around for nearly 20 years - is the main claim to fame for parent company Koch Entertainment. But the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
It was with shock that within hours of learning, belatedly, of the death of one of my two closest cinematic heroes — Ingmar Bergman — I now hear of the passing of the other. What a week this has been, and it’s still only Tuesday. A generation of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
Extra! "The multichannel sound available for homes has arrived for the car." So says a teaser on the front page of the Automobiles section in this Sunday's edition of The New York Times. This must be news indeed to engineer Elliot...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
That's right, if you've been waiting to play that multichannel Tapestry in the car, now you can finally do it. A full six years after the dawn of surround SACDs, Sony has introduced the first car SACD player, the MEX-DV2000 (above, $280). I...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2007 0 comments
"He better stop doing that blues shit." So sneered a fairly svelte brunette seated in front of me during the classic-rock two-fer show I saw at PNC in NJ this past Friday (7/27): the Doobie Brothers and the Steve Miller Band. In this case, "he"...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2007 0 comments
Liv Ullmann, Julia Dufvenius, and Ingmar Bergman during the shooting of Saraband "No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul."— Ingmar Bergman14...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2007 0 comments
Good news, bad news . . . It's a safe bet that you've heard about this in general already, since the story broke on Friday. (That's what I get for taking the day off! See complete press release below.) But the big news is that Led Zeppelin's...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
Yes, at long last, The Simpsons Movie opens tomorrow. And as one of its writer/producers, Al Jean, says in the July 27 issue of Entertainment Weekly: "As an event, I think it'll be somewhere between Sgt. Pepper's the album and Sgt. Pepper's...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
That's right, you read it here first: The next installment in Rhino's boxed-set series of the complete Genesis studio recordings has been scheduled for October 23, according to a label spokesperson. That date "could move," however. As...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
Twin bands of different eras? I just couldn't resist putting them together in the same barrelful . . . From the Monkees, we have double-disc reissues of two 1967 albums, Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (both Rhino)....

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