View Poll Results: Please rate the SACD of Emerson, Lake and Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY

Voters
26. You may not vote on this poll
  • 10: Great Fidelity, Great Surround Mix, Great Content

    6 23.08%
  • 9:

    13 50.00%
  • 8:

    6 23.08%
  • 7:

    1 3.85%
  • 6:

    0 0%
  • 5:

    0 0%
  • 4:

    0 0%
  • 3:

    0 0%
  • 2:

    0 0%
  • 1: Poor Fidelity, Poor Surround Mix, Poor Content

    0 0%
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 41 of 41

Thread: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

  1. #26
    600 Club - QQ All Star The Rang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delta, BC, Canada
    Posts
    639
    Points
    7,400
    Level
    57
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 150
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    I'd forgotten about this one.

    Is it still readily available?

    I should get the Black Sabbath one too, while I'm thinking about it.

  2. #27
    900 Club - QQ All Star doppelbock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    954
    Points
    12,396
    Level
    72
    Level completed: 87%, Points required for next Level: 54
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Should be very easily had. Just go to Amazon.ca and you'll find it from resellers for under $30cdn (ImportCD's is a *very* good reseller - almost always the cheapest and they ship very quickly)

  3. #28
    900 Club - QQ All Star Ge Someone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    998
    Points
    10,619
    Level
    68
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 231
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranTagger Second Class10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rang View Post
    I should get the Black Sabbath one too, ..
    hint: Check the thread about the Paranoid disc before you order

  4. #29
    Furry Four-Eared Freak Bob Squires Jr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Pocono Mountains Of PA
    Posts
    1,134
    Points
    12,606
    Level
    73
    Level completed: 39%, Points required for next Level: 244
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ge Someone View Post
    hint: Check the thread about the Paranoid disc before you order
    I agree...
    The Sabbath disc, unfortunately... sux!
    Bob Romano did a better job than the record label did.
    The SACD sounds like a bad needle drop.

    I'll say again...
    The ELP SACD sounds like the same mix as the DVD-A except no Lucky Man and no vids.
    I still prefer my DVD-A!

    -Bob
    Music is the universal language.
    Someday we'll all sing together.

  5. #30
    800 Club - QQ All Star DennisMabry's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    806
    Points
    13,517
    Level
    75
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 133
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by bsquiresjr View Post
    The Sabbath disc, unfortunately... sux!
    Bob Romano did a better job than the record label did.

    Oh yeah, total agreement. I did buy the disc mainly to show support for a record company that is willing to re-release Quad material in a surround format. However it was a lame attempt at best. DTS, not SACD, and the source? Still a mystery. The video is nice with slow panning photos but who cares when the sound is terrible. If that is the best that they can do, then we can do without it!

    Bob's conversion is very good!

    Dennis

  6. #31
    1K Club - QQ Shooting Star neil wilkes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    4,040
    Points
    41,346
    Level
    100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 44.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Blog entry25000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    I just had the great good fortune to be given a copy of this (the original DVD-A edition) recently.
    The opening strains of "Jerusalem" bring to mind the recent recovery of The Ashes from Australia in the 2-1 victory this summer.

    Will write properly later
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

  7. #32
    6k Club - QQ'ophile fredblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    6,637
    Points
    40,939
    Level
    100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    VeteranOverdriveCreated Album picturesSocial25000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Frequent Poster
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    An "8" for the mix and the music, both of which I love.

    I'd have given it a 9 or 10 but for the APPALLING quality control on the packaging.
    Typos I just can't forgive abound!
    As others have said, there's not one reference on the packaging to this being an SACD!
    I've still never found out what an STS disc is to this day! (Station to Station, it ain't!).

    Plus where's the bonus of Lucky Man?? Boo!!

    At least it was a cheap way for people to get the wonderful 5.1 mix of this under-appreciated classic album.
    "Surround Sound From The End of the World to Your Town..!!"
    http://www.sa-cd.net/library/5406/1
    Surround Music Collection/Addiction growing daily..
    489 SACDs (411 MultiCh), 263 DVD-A,
    69 DualDiscs, 59 DTS CDs, 52 'Music Only' 5.1 DVD-Vs,
    36 BD-A, 23 "Surround Sound" CDs..

  8. #33
    1K Club - QQ Shooting Star rusinurbe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Wootton Bassett, UK
    Posts
    1,601
    Points
    13,137
    Level
    74
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 113
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Lucky Man will come again, with the first wave of re-issues on DVD only though again Boo !!!

    it will be interesting to compare the DVD and DVDA versions of Lucky Man see what a difference young Steven can do compared to an ES mix.
    Cheers Fletch

  9. Likes fredblue liked this post
  10. #34
    at your sevice ma'am kap'n krunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Madrid, Espaņa
    Posts
    2,294
    Points
    28,712
    Level
    99
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,288
    Overall activity: 42.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Blog entryOverdrive25000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Community Award
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    A niner cause it features the same mix as the DVD-A .
    -1 cause it's in "Cat repellent noise only above 20K" SACD format (Poor kitties!).
    The "extra disc" is a joke....and I love the "STS" (Space Shuttle Mission?) misspelling...
    Waiting for this to get pricey so I can sell it...
    I'll keep my DVD-A!!!
    Avatar: a Goddess...Capucine -...The Ice Queen
    -------------------------------------
    "LIFE is NOT in Stereo , it's in SURROUND, so why limit your music to stereo...? By that same train of thought we should've stayed in MONO..." -Me

  11. #35
    I can do anything! LizardKing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    2,652
    Points
    22,463
    Level
    93
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 887
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    OverdriveVeteranCreated Album pictures10000 Experience PointsTagger First Class
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by rusinurbe View Post
    Lucky Man will come again, with the first wave of re-issues on DVD only though again Boo !!!

    it will be interesting to compare the DVD and DVDA versions of Lucky Man see what a difference young Steven can do compared to an ES mix.
    IIRC - The it was mixed by John Kellogg not Elliott...

  12. #36
    6k Club - QQ'ophile fredblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    6,637
    Points
    40,939
    Level
    100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    VeteranOverdriveCreated Album picturesSocial25000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Frequent Poster
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by LizardKing View Post
    IIRC - The it was mixed by John Kellogg not Elliott...
    John Kellogg did a fair few excellent mixes for the Warner DVDAs didn't he!
    Bit of an unsung 5.1 hero I reckon.
    "Surround Sound From The End of the World to Your Town..!!"
    http://www.sa-cd.net/library/5406/1
    Surround Music Collection/Addiction growing daily..
    489 SACDs (411 MultiCh), 263 DVD-A,
    69 DualDiscs, 59 DTS CDs, 52 'Music Only' 5.1 DVD-Vs,
    36 BD-A, 23 "Surround Sound" CDs..

  13. #37
    1K Club - QQ Shooting Star rusinurbe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Wootton Bassett, UK
    Posts
    1,601
    Points
    13,137
    Level
    74
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 113
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    I stand corrected but still interesting to see what the different approaches are
    Cheers Fletch

  14. #38
    6k Club - QQ'ophile fredblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    6,637
    Points
    40,939
    Level
    100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    VeteranOverdriveCreated Album picturesSocial25000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Frequent Poster
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by fredblue View Post
    John Kellogg did a fair few excellent mixes for the Warner DVDAs didn't he!
    Bit of an unsung 5.1 hero I reckon.
    Well I like the mixes he did on the Foreigner and Machine Head DVDA's anyway, even if nobody else here does..!!
    "Surround Sound From The End of the World to Your Town..!!"
    http://www.sa-cd.net/library/5406/1
    Surround Music Collection/Addiction growing daily..
    489 SACDs (411 MultiCh), 263 DVD-A,
    69 DualDiscs, 59 DTS CDs, 52 'Music Only' 5.1 DVD-Vs,
    36 BD-A, 23 "Surround Sound" CDs..

  15. #39
    at your sevice ma'am kap'n krunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Madrid, Espaņa
    Posts
    2,294
    Points
    28,712
    Level
    99
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,288
    Overall activity: 42.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Blog entryOverdrive25000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Community Award
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by fredblue View Post
    Well I like the mixes he did on the Foreigner and Machine Head DVDA's anyway, even if nobody else here does..!!
    Well , I like the Foreigner mixes..The DP one was a tricky one cause he had to come up with a new twist since the SQ one is THE ONE for me...but, well done!
    Avatar: a Goddess...Capucine -...The Ice Queen
    -------------------------------------
    "LIFE is NOT in Stereo , it's in SURROUND, so why limit your music to stereo...? By that same train of thought we should've stayed in MONO..." -Me

  16. #40
    6k Club - QQ'ophile fredblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    6,637
    Points
    40,939
    Level
    100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    VeteranOverdriveCreated Album picturesSocial25000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Frequent Poster
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by kap'n krunch View Post
    Well , I like the Foreigner mixes..The DP one was a tricky one cause he had to come up with a new twist since the SQ one is THE ONE for me...but, well done!
    don't you prefer the sound quality and spread of sound on the Machine Head DVDA though?

    the mix on the SACD is more fun and "out there" than the DVDA but I prefer the more modern approach John Kellogg used on the DVDA, plus the fidelity on the newer remix beats the hell out of any other version of Machine Head I've heard, including the SACD, it sounds wonderful..!
    "Surround Sound From The End of the World to Your Town..!!"
    http://www.sa-cd.net/library/5406/1
    Surround Music Collection/Addiction growing daily..
    489 SACDs (411 MultiCh), 263 DVD-A,
    69 DualDiscs, 59 DTS CDs, 52 'Music Only' 5.1 DVD-Vs,
    36 BD-A, 23 "Surround Sound" CDs..

  17. #41
    Masters of Fine Listening rtbluray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Middle TN
    Posts
    819
    Points
    11,745
    Level
    71
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 305
    Overall activity: 69.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Blog entryTagger Second Class10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer - BRAIN SALAD SURGERY [SACD]

    Gave it a '9' a while ago, and having had the chance to listen to it again before we get the Jakko 5.1 mix in November, my vote remains the same.
    Most of the mix is very good, but a couple of times it falls short, mostly notably in "Toccata". Weird balances and placement during the track. Also in some of the other tracks the vocal takes are different than the stereo mix. Inconsistent mixing in 5.1 is common for some of these very early 5.1 mixes so it will be interesting to hear what Jakko does and if it's better, the same, or worse than this mix.
    All the same, "Trilogy" cannot come soon enough!

    Surround yourself with the best.

    Coming in 2014: "Trilogy" (ELP), "A Passion Play" (Jethro Tull), "The Power & The Glory" (Gentle Giant), plus more from King Crimson ("Beat, "Three of a Perfect Pair", "THRAK"), XTC ("Drums & Wires"), and YES ("The Yes Album" and "Going for the One")!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •