I bought this CD "Bianca Wu 胡琳 Jazz them up. Bianca with the new york village jazz cat" from Rock Record yesterday. It cost me RM 75.90. I think it's worth every sens I paid for. Why? Well, the CD is of Analog Quality and is pressed on Silver Alloy disc by Japan Memory-Tech. Getting a bit lost with the technical terms? Oh well, I'm lost too until I played it on my car.
When I played the CD on my 7 year old car audio system, I'm still using the stock audio system. The quality of the sound is really very good. The normal CD that I played on my car never sounded so crispy clear before and the detail of each instrument is so solid. The drum, the guitar, the piano and of course the vocal. Imagine if I play the CD on a good hi-fi or vacuum tube system.
Bianca Lim 胡琳 has a vocal that can put most popular Hong Kong singers to shame. Her technique is also quite good. This album is a cover of the songs sang by the Four Heavenly Kings in the 90s. Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau, Leon Lai and Aaron Kwok. The songs were rearranged into pop jazz.
Once I listened to the AQCD, and then listen to MP3 format, the MP3 now sounds like crap. No matter how high the quality the MP3 is converted to, it still can't beat even a normal CD. Take AQCD into account, MP3 is just a convenient sake.
Some of the songs that is in this album.
Oh夜 (Leon Lai)
我為何讓你走 (Aaron Kwok)
忘情水 (Andy Lau)
If you are in to high quality sound and is a Hi-Fi enthusiast, then this album is surely one that you will want on your collection. By the way, I am not a Hi-Fi enthusiast. The only devices I have to play CD is my car's CD player and laptop =P