On this rendition of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, Tomita takes the Russian composers music into the galaxy of component Moog synths, a Roland space echo unit that will surely phase shift you across the universe, along with a guitar and other period electronic gear. As unique as Tomita's idiom has been, this transcription stays a little closer to our solar system with his trademark spacy and phasey treatments working best on the slower pieces.
Now “Firebird” has been reissued as a quad and stereo SACD on the Vocallion lable, who also recently brought us Tomita’s “Ravel” quad SACD which features one of the most well known classical pieces, “Bolero.” But, I digress, this new release of Firebird has gone back to the original quad and stereo analogue master tapes, which were recorded in Japan in 1975. Michael J Dutton has once again taken the controls creating this new remastered version. Check back for a full review soon.
Hybrid SACD with 4.0 DSD and 2.0 DSD layers .