Originally posted by Nicole Marie:
Hey OT and Marye-
What do you think of Caruso? I enjoy his voice but the recordings I have are pretty bad. Can you suggest any good remasters? Or favorites you know of?
Don't know how current this request still is but here are some thoughts..
Personally, I have no problems listening to the early recordings and can appreciate and speculate on what better technology would have done to his sound..
Audio CD (February 8, 2000)
This is an attempt RCA made four years ago to clean up some vocal tracks and add a modern orchestra accompaniment. It works rather well IMO. I only wish they'd done more of his available catalog this way.
There are a couple of decent Wunderlich compilations:
Label: Hanssler Classics
Audio CD (September 26, 2000)
Label: Emi Classics
Audio CD (July 1, 1991)
Number of Discs: 3
You can sample some or all of these by going to amazon, clicking the 'more information' link, and paging down.
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