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John Puccio
Sensible Sound, December 2003

"Stromberg and his Moscow forces have been doing a whole series of famous movie scores for Marco Polo over the years, and it was only a couple of months before this one arrived that I became so enthusiastic about their rendering of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. That recording had captured all of the color and excitement of the old Bogart film, plus it had been reproduced in some of the most robust and vivid sound I had heard in ages. Needless to say, I was anxious to put The Maltese Falcon on the jukebox and crank it up.

In any case, fans of old film music continue to be treated well by Marco Polo. The sound is detailed and dynamic, with a good upper frequency range if a bit soft in the lower bass. The miking is done at a moderate distance, but it appears close up in terms of its immediacy and impact. It's an unusual but realistic approach and produces, if not quite a concert hall effect, a thrilling experience."



Daniel Schweiger
Venice Magazine, October 2002

"Adolph Deutch scored scored dozens of features during the glorious days of Warner Bros., none more famous than The Maltese Falcon. John Morgan and Bill Stromberg do another slam-bang job at replaying a golden oldie, with Deutch's atmospheric film noir revealing an unsang composer at his best."



Randall Larson
Soundtrack Magazine

"I was extremely impressed with all of the scores restored here. Deutsch definitely seems among those Hollywood composers (such as Franz Waxman and Hugo Friedhofer) who always bring quality, atmosphere, and a fresh approach to each of their varied assignments, and I highly recommend this collection to the adventurous buff. The sound is tops, especially the brilliant recording (and performance) of the florid woodwind passages in George Washington Slept Here. Rudy Behlmer's notes provide a wealth of information."






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