1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
- Apr 15, 2015
- Reaction score
- SoCal, USA
Yes, this album could definitely be a big seller if Audio Fidelity could license it out and reissue it as a Multichannel SACD.Oh how I wish this was re-released, the prizes are currently a bit high for me. I got the chance to hear it last night on a friends system and boy did it sound good.
One half of the band, Kevin Gilbert died in 1996.Yes, this album could definitely be a big seller if Audio Fidelity could license it out and reissue it as a Multichannel SACD.
One of my favorite albums from the early 90s from a group that bloomed very quickly and then faded away.
I could listen to a track like "Remember My Name" over and over again, and never get tired of it!
I'm well aware of that fact and have been ever since I first listened to the album.One half of the band, Kevin Gilbert died in 1996.
Yes, you must be happy about getting the dvd-audio version. IMO one of the "must have" surround discs.:banana: "Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof" :banana:
Discovered a copy of the dvd audio went up for a cheap "buy it now" on a Swedish auction site. 12 bucks, free shipment. Needless to say I hit the mouse button quicker than Chuck Norris does a roundhouse kick (even though that is known to be impossible). Feeling like a child the day before christmas eve. Now, where is that hi rez listing of this already!
When I was selling gear in 1990 this is my go to demo disc. The production could make almost any piece of gear sound good! To then have it in 5.1 surround was a dream come true.I've had the DVD-A for a few weeks now and absolutely love it. Stylistically, it's sort of like Crowded House (another great DVD-A), but a little heavier. "Last Plane Out", "Turn It On Salvador", and "Remember My Name" are the biggest winners for me.
This one really benefitted from my new practice of playing the stereo to death while waiting for the surround version on order. The difference is astounding. I love the totally rear backing vocals, and unlike many Scheiner mixes there is no reflection of the lead vocal in the rears at all. I know some people like that "open" effect and some remixes do benefit from it, but I like picking apart the waveforms on audacity and that's more fun with drier mixes.
I assume this disc is a direct port of the original DTS disc as the MLP track is 44/16...I actually had trouble ripping that layer with DVDAE, so I just converted the 48/16 DTS to 5.1 FLAC. Sounds fine to me.
I’m sure the DTS CD and DTS DVD Audio/Video has the exact same mix. This is why many of us with the DVD version have already voted.I would also vote a 10 on this title, but there is no DVD Audio thread (as others have expressed over the years). This disc is really really enjoyable. With a great use of the rears and also the music and lyrics are top notch. I wonder why this group was not more successful.
I purposely never even considered listening to this band because I couldn't get past the dumb name. :violinI would also vote a 10 on this title, but there is no DVD Audio thread (as others have expressed over the years). This disc is really really enjoyable. With a great use of the rears and also the music and lyrics are top notch. I wonder why this group was not more successful.
We indeed lost Kevin Gilbert, I have nearly everything I can find on him, solo or otherwise. There is also a brief (30 min) Live Toy Matinee radio concert packaged with Tears For Fears.I had never heard of these guys and bought the disc because, at the time, I was starved for surround sound and there just wasn't much available. I began listening and couldn't take it out of the player. I listened to the first 5 songs over and over because they are MAGIC. This had never happened to me before with ANY other disc (and hasn't happened since). I immediately did a search of the artists and was very disappointed to read one of them was dead and there would never be another Toy Matinee disc. If I go over to my system and play it right now, the same thing will happen because its just not a one time listen for me...its that good!