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    Audiophile Audition: "Bravo," Five Stars for "Delightful" "Baroque Beatles Book" Reissue

    The Baroque Beatles Book, one of the earliest successes from Nonesuch after the album's 1965 release, was reissued on CD for the first time just last month. Featuring Baroque-style arrangements of some of the Beatles' biggest hits by musicologist Joshua Rifkin, the album has gained something of a cult following over the years. And now, says Audiophile Audition in its perfect five-star review, "What a kick to have this delightful release from 1965 at hand again on CD."

    Reviewer John Sunier says that Rifkin, just 21 years old at the time of the album's initial release, "did a terrific job of it which still is most enjoyable to hear." Sunier praises Rifkin's diligent efforts at authenticity, concluding that "all the proper Baroque styles and cliches are here in spades. Bravo Rifkin, Nonesuch and all concerned!"

    Read the full five-star review at audaud.com.

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Audiophile Audition: "Bravo," Five Stars for "Delightful" "Baroque Beatles Book" Reissue

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The Baroque Beatles Book, the 1965 favorite featuring Baroque-style arrangements of some of the Beatles' biggest hits by musicologist Joshua Rifkin, was reissued on CD for the first time just last month. "What a kick to have this delightful release from 1965 at hand again on CD," raves Audiophile Audition in a five-star review. Rifkin "did a terrific job of it which still is most enjoyable to hear ... Bravo Rifkin, Nonesuch and all concerned!"

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The Baroque Beatles Book, one of the earliest successes from Nonesuch after the album's 1965 release, was reissued on CD for the first time just last month. Featuring Baroque-style arrangements of some of the Beatles' biggest hits by musicologist Joshua Rifkin, the album has gained something of a cult following over the years. And now, says Audiophile Audition in its perfect five-star review, "What a kick to have this delightful release from 1965 at hand again on CD."

Reviewer John Sunier says that Rifkin, just 21 years old at the time of the album's initial release, "did a terrific job of it which still is most enjoyable to hear." Sunier praises Rifkin's diligent efforts at authenticity, concluding that "all the proper Baroque styles and cliches are here in spades. Bravo Rifkin, Nonesuch and all concerned!"

Read the full five-star review at audaud.com.

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