Los Angeles, CA (September 8, 2004)–At last week’s Surround Music Awards ceremony, High Fidelity Review editor Philip Brandes was on hand to present the HighFidelityReivew.com Listener’s Choice Award, which went to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; Elton John [Universal/UME/Chronicles].
According to Brandes, 12 High Fidelity Review contributors were asked to select their top high-resolution titles, which were then put forward for public voting. Visitors to the High Fidelity Review web site were allowed to vote once for their favorite. “There have literally been thousands of votes, so the High Fidelity Review award really does represent the favorite disc amongst high-resolution listeners,” noted Brandes at the SMA’s.
The nominees were:
Symphony No. 4; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (Tilson Thomas)/Mahler [Delos]
The Nine Symphonies; Berlin Philharmonic (Abbado)/Beethoven [Deutsche Grammophone]
La Stravaganza 12 Violin Concertos; Rachel Podger/Vivaldi [Channel Classics]
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; Elton John [Universal/UME/Chronicles]
Tommy; The Who [Universal/MCA/MCA Records]
The Girl in the Other Room; Diana Krall [Verve] IV; Seal [Warner Bros. Music]
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots; Flaming Lips [Warner Music Group]
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