Album Cover of the Week: “Peace in the Valley” by The Snider Family

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Today’s Album Cover of the Week is a throwback to a bygone era of small-town Ontario. Continue reading

Album Cover of the Week: “The Goldberg Variations” by Glenn Gould

 

Today, Album Cover of the Week celebrates the recent anniversaries of Glenn Gould’s birth and death. Continue reading

Album Cover Of The Week: “Brahms Piano Quintet, Opus 34”, The Brunswick String Quartet

For this edition of Album Cover Of The Week, I am once again featuring a classical record, this time by a famous Canadian string quartet that existed for nearly twenty years. The Brunswick String Quartet was formed in 1970 at the University of New Brunswick, and they performed and toured regularly, often for the CBC, until their end in 1989. Continue reading

Album Cover Of The Week: ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ The Toronto Symphony

For the final Halloween-themed Album Cover Of The Week, I am featuring a classical album recorded by the Toronto Symphony in 1967, under the direction of a famous conductor named Seiji Ozawa. ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ was written in 1830 by Hector Berlioz, a French composer. The plot of this particular symphony involves an artist overdosing himself on opium, which causes him to enter a series of nightmarish hallucinations, including a scene where the protagonist fantasizes about murdering his lover, and ending with a demonic orgy at a Witch’s Sabbath.

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Album Cover Of The Week: ‘Rock n Roll Animal’ Lou Reed

Recently two themes have been emerging in the content here on Audio Reckoning: the impending holiday in honour of the forces of darkness, and The Velvet Underground. Audio Reckoning’s Album Cover Of The Week will continue this thematic trend with an album that fits both ideas: Continue reading

Album Cover of the Week: Schweppes Mixing Music

A Good Mix

We live in a time when most of our music comes in non-physical form. Mp3s and other formats of digital music have become the norm, and in the process the old-fashioned vinyl record has taken on value as a stand-alone artefact. Continue reading