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Linn Records Reviews

Over the years Linn recordings have received substantial praise from the UK and international media.  Our recordings continue to win awards, commendations and excellent star ratings.  This is due to the talent and passion of our artists, the skills and commitment of our engineers and producers, and above all Linn's unremitting quest to reproduce the best possible sound. 

We hope these reviews help you decide which recording will become your new favourite album.


Claire Martin - Time & Place - Jazzwise

4 Stars
'Time and Place is one of those rare things: an album of standouts...Bennett's arrangement of album opener ‘My Ship', featuring just Martin and the Quartet, is a thing of unfathomable beauty...'
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Various - Linn Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 7 Sampler - Audiophile Audition

4 Stars
'What we have are excellent and well thought-out recordings that sound real, and will bring out the best in your system...'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Pizzicato

Supersonic Award: 'This is without any doubt one of the best recordings ever made of this work...'
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Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
'Director Philip Cave creates some revelatory readings...For clarity, nuance and intimacy, Magnificat's 18 vocalists are unmatched.'
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Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - International Record Review

'...displays the great strengths of Magnificat: a wonderful purity of tone, a direct vocal focus which illuminates the polyphonic lines with startling clarity and a lovely sense of long-breathed lines interweaving gracefully in a richly detailed whole.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Fasch - Early Music Review

'...an overwhelmingly joyful listening experience...'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - BBC Music Magazine

'And Karen Cargill's beautifully integrated, smoky mezzo reveals the full stature of these songs [by Alma], just as Simon Lepper relishes their fearless piano writing.'
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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Faure - The Times

4 Stars
'fascinating'
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Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - Gramophone

‘”The Tudors at Prayer” on Linn Records is both rich and gloriously textured, with the 24-bit/192kHz download bringing out the full impact of the music.’
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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Faure - AllMusic.com

'Jonathan Freeman-Attwood's quiet, direct approach on the trumpet is just right. Recommended for Fauré lovers.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Fasch - The Guardian

'...the real star is Peter Whelan's bassoon, burbling through its vast range with dancing precision, underpinning the quartets and shining in a C major concerto...'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - The Observer

4 Stars
'Karen Cargill, warm, instinctive and golden-voiced, and Simon Lepper are responsive partners...'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - Audiophile Audition

4 Stars
'The surround sound is superb, the singing radiant, and the Mahler versus Mahler side-by-side a wonderful programmatic initiative.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Fasch - BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'

'delightful wind chamber music'
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra - 40th Anniversary Edition - BBC Radio 3 'Building A Library'

'...achieves detail in balance and texture...'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Fasch - Irish Times

5 Stars
'...you can expect to be delighted by the distinctive colours as well as the often gutsy brio of the playing.'
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Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - AllMusic.com

4½ Stars
'Linn's engineering work is exemplary, and this is a release that belongs on any decent shelf or hard drive of English choral music.'
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Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - Classical CD Review

'This is a class production, highly recommended.'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - The Herald Scotland

'Cargill is in sumptuous form, at the top of her game, and never more ravishingly voiced than in these glorious, heart-melting performances...'
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Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - The Washington Post (Live Review)

'Magnificat is undoubtedly magnificent.'
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