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New Tord Gustavsen album out: Extended Circle (24/96)


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Guess I need to get my credit card out again soon:

 

https://www.highresaudio.com/artist.php?abid=155908

 

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Just waiting a couple of days to see at what price Qobuz will get it.

 

Unfortunately, the other Tord Gustavsen studio masters were pretty much at the same price, €20 (compared to Highresaudios 21€).

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Not sure, but first listening was boring...

Did you buy it? So far I'm relying on the samples, and was getting a somehow similar feeling. Already "the Well" had some boring elements compared to his prior trio recordings which I really love, and I'm afraid this is going in the wrong direction for me.

 

Initially I thought Tore Brunberg could be Jan Garbarek in better, now I'm thinking he may just be like Garbarek (yes, I really don't like 90% of Garbarek's stuff)

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Did you buy it? So far I'm relying on the samples, and was getting a somehow similar feeling. Already "the Well" had some boring elements compared to his prior trio recordings which I really love, and I'm afraid this is going in the wrong direction for me.

 

Initially I thought Tore Brunberg could be Jan Garbarek in better, now I'm thinking he may just be like Garbarek (yes, I really don't like 90% of Garbarek's stuff)

 

Well, in my case when I saw the advert form ECM I thought, I am gonna buy it. I listened only to samples, but to me those seems to be boring. I agree in 100%, that the prior to Restored, Returned albums where much, much better in trio form. The Well is not bad IMHO, but second kind of The Well, that's enough for me. Just few cents.

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It is always a matter of taste. I like the music of Tord Gustavsen from the beginning, and I loved his way to play in the band of the early Silje Nergaard. I have heard him several times live and the concerts have been outstanding regarding music and sound quality.

For me Extended Circle is his best one, The High of his career. SQ is excellent too.

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Thanks for the info. If even the samples are boring, I am going to give this one a pass.

I did some more listening, and am still torn. Some of the songs are quite nice (e.g. the Gift and Staying There), some others don't really touch me. I suppose I may wait till a special offer comes along.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Looks like it's going to be available on HDTracks this week!

Five (or so) in heavy rotation:

 

Van Halen - Studio Albums 1978-1984 (24/192) | The Eagles - Hotel California (24/192) | Robbie Robertson - S/T (MFSL) | Tord Gustavsen - The Well (24/96) | The Beatles - Rubber Soul (24-Bit)

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