How disheartening that nearly all SACD's that are released today are 2ch, especially those that were previously released in 5.1 or Quad! Since the record companies charge royalities for every version, the licensees would need to pay more to add the surround version. I surmise they include a CD layer to increase their potential audience, for compatibility reasons. I bought the SACD's of Caravanserai, Santana/McLaughlin, Doobies, etc. It pains me to think of what could have been. And they clip suckers like me $30 a pop. Like so many things today, both in and outside the record business, they're done "on the cheap." It's all SO SAD!
Roy Orbison: Black & White Night (SACD)
Last edited by Sixtyten; 03-23-2012 at 10:18 PM.
A small stash from a friend in US reposted to me in the UK, far better price from the US
Crowded House - Crowded House (DVD-A)
Ladysmith Black Mambazzo - Llembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu (SACD)
Ladysmith Black Mambazzo - Long Walk to Freedom (SACD)
On a first listen of them yesterday all sound like great surround discs, be nice to find a good price on the other Ladysmith Black Mambazzo SACD
Just purchased two new DVD-Audio's from tacet.de. Their 2011 DVD-A "Louis Spohr, String Sextet in C Major and Nonet in F major, with the camerata freden group" is fantastic, and a a nice surprise to find high quality DVD-A's are still in production with people who still care about high quality audio surround recordings. The other was a new release of the Four Seasons, also well done.
Sergey Rachmaninov, Symphony No. 2 and Vocalise, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer
J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion, The Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven
There is limited truly surround music fare for lovers of classical music but these are two that use the surround channels for more than ambiance. Both from Channel Classics.
Went to my favorite record store in Madrid and traded in a few LPs (among them KC's ITCOTKC and Red -EG pressings-they sound like crap and I now have the DVD-As) and CDs, so I got some "credit"..
Found out that , even though I always ask them if they got any DVD-A's, their answer is always .."NO"...but they are always wrong, cause they got a lot of Talking Heads DVD-As and these two that I scored yesterday..
-Steven Wilson's "Insurgentes"
-No Man "Together we're stranger"
for 10 Euros each..not bad
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
Not sure if this counts, as it is a DVD-V, but latest here is now ELO's 40th anniversary edition of their first album.
It does have DTS 9624 though - albeit pointless on my old Oppo BDP-83SE
Oh well, whatever - nevermind.
Well, I don't have it in my hands yet but it just shipped according to Burning Shed:
Thick as a Brick 2 !
I just can't wait until it crosses the pond and spins for me.
Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Oscar Peterson - Exclusively For My Friends Vol.III The Way I Really Play
Ravi Coltrane - Mad 6
Will Boulware & Rainbow - Harmony
Barclay James Harvest - Once Again
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just ordered: Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
Crossover Quintett - Classic Surround - DVD-A
Ray Charles & Betty Carter
Ray Charles Live
Genius + Soul = Jazz - Ray Charles
I've been grooving to the original DVD-A of Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed.
Pre-ordered Ian Anderson's Thick As A Brick II.
Cmooooon, King Crimson!!!
...this night wounds time...
Mine arrived this morning from Amazon.de. The DVD is a DVD-V with DD and DTS. I gave it a quick spin using DTS and I was quit happy about what I heard. My idea was to test just one song but since it was so fun I ended with three. Good for me as a non-native English speaker are the on-screen lyrics. Songs are critical and to the point. Music reminds me to the good old JT days. Tonight I'll listen to the rest - hope I have not just picked the three best songs.
Sorry, just saw this question.
It's a decent disc but nothing mind-blowing. Nice rendition of the themes and some are very close to Barry's arrangements. Others are a little different with some rock guitar in them. The mix is very balanced and not too adventurous, but it does fill up the room nicely.
...this night wounds time...
Finally picked up a new copy of the Shirley Horn SACD "Here's To Life". Truly amazing sound on this album! Get it for yourself if you haven't yet.
Filling out my Jazz collection :
Spyro Gyra "Good to go go" SACD
This bunch gets the most out of the SACD format for sure.