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    What was the 1st 5.1 album you purchased on DTS CD, DVD-A, SACD 5.1, DVD-A or Blu-Ray? Albums only, not video concerts. There is a separate thread for Quad recordings.

    Here's mine, which came in a standard CD jewel box:
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    It was either ELP's Brain Salad Surgery or Deep Purple's Machine Head, or maybe the Doors' L.A. Woman, whichever came first.
    I don't know if you're counting the Paul McCartney and Moody Blues DTS CDs as 5.1, as they claim to be, but I bought those first.

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    Very good question, Linda!

    I think it was a DTS title too, possibly Queens' A Night At The Opera DVD-A.. but I'll have to double check and wrack those little grey cells..! That was definitely the first DVD-A I remember buying.

    although I do recall that with my first DVD player, a Pioneer DV-414 back in '98, DTS playback was an important feature for me.

    Up until then, I'd only had Dolby Digital (from my Pioneer CLD-925 Laserdisc player, via coaxial, through the Yamaha APD-1 AC-3 RF Demodulator, via optical, to Yamaha's DDP-1 Processor, into the 6-channel input of my Yamaha DSP-A592 amp - all those wires daisychained up just to get Dolby bloody Digital..! No wonder my friends called me "the wire queen"..! HDMI may not be perfect but at least its just one damned connection to do all that and more, the video signals included!) ..so DTS was a big deal at that point.

    ..so, to get back to the point, my first 5.1 album could well have been a DTS CD if we're talking that far back (i.e. 1998).. Right, thinking cap on..!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadwreck View Post
    It was either ELP's Brain Salad Surgery or Deep Purple's Machine Head, or maybe the Doors' L.A. Woman, whichever came first.
    I don't know if you're counting the Paul McCartney and Moody Blues DTS CDs as 5.1, as they claim to be, but I bought those first.
    aarrgghh..! the quad to dts jobbies! of course, they're kinda pseudo-5.1..!

    that's a spanner in the works, Quadwreck(er..!) only joking!

    ok, I'm just gonna stick my neck on the block and say it was Queens' ANATO DVD-A..!
    (although it probably wasn't! d'oh!).

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    Hmmm

    It was one of these (my memory's hazy):

    R.E.M. - Automatic For The People - DVD-A
    Yes - Fragile - DVD-A
    Yes - Magnification - DVD-A
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumors - DVD-A
    Steely Dan - Two Against Nature - DVD-A

    Linda - funny you mention Passion Dance - I just got that based on your comments this year!!!

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    Brain Salad Surgery was my 1st DVD-A in a CD size jewel box. I believe it was the first 5.1 DVD-A released.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quadwreck View Post
    It was either ELP's Brain Salad Surgery or Deep Purple's Machine Head, or maybe the Doors' L.A. Woman, whichever came first.
    I don't know if you're counting the Paul McCartney and Moody Blues DTS CDs as 5.1, as they claim to be, but I bought those first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quad Linda View Post
    Brain Salad Surgery was my 1st DVD-A in a CD size jewel box. I believe it was the first 5.1 DVD-A released.
    Actually Silverline has the honour of the 1st commercial DVD-A - it was Big Phat Band - Swingin' For the Fences according to this list:
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    I have no f'ing clue.

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    Is f'ing a word?
    Quote Originally Posted by DKA View Post
    I have no f'ing clue.
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    I think It was
    Queens - Night at the Opera (DVDA)

    But it could have been one of these as well
    ELP - Brain salad Surgery (DVDA)
    or
    Metallica - Black Album DVDA
    or
    Deep Purple - Machine head (DVDA)
    Or
    The Doobie Brothers - The Captain and Me (DVDA)

    All bought before I had a true DVDA player one of teh reasons why i was sold on the format, surround sound with out too much investment
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    ELP "Brain Salad Surgery" and Doobie Brothers "The Captain and Me" I purchased them together.

    Great, great memories hearing them for the first time. I was blown away at the sound!
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    Seal IV....
    bought when it came out in 2004 (My girl and I are very big Seal/Trevor H fans)..
    We saw it was in "regular" CD and in a deluxe with a "Surround" DVD (didn't know what a DVD-A was back then...), so we went the extra mile...
    I remember listening to the Stereo High resolution thru my PA (that was before I had a Quad system) and being floored...also, out of curiosity, listening to the front channels of the MCH mix, and going "Hey, cool, it's REALLY MCH, a lot of elements missing from the Stereo!"

    Bought the MCH cause of my fondness of Quad from the 70's ...I think it was then that I decided that I'd have to save to buy me a Surround system ("Someday I'll get one")....took me only 4 years (salaries in Spain are pitiful...that is , if you are lucky enough to have a job!)

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    Yes Fragile and Deep Purple Machinehead DVDAs bought from the bins at Tower records, before I had a surround system set up so it was just Hi rez stereo listening for a while....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKA View Post
    I have no f'ing clue.
    I remember 2 came with my 1st dvd-a player, then I went and bought 3-4 the 1st time, Pretty sure they were Fragile-BSS-a steely dan(CRS) and ????
    The divorce was my fault, I just couldn't get along with her boyfriends.

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    Dark Side sacd was the first 5.1 sacd. Bought a few sacds after that. Did not know about dvd-a, I was in the "dvd is for video" camp. That changed some years ago when I bought Deadwing and Insurgentes. No regrets
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    First 5.1 titles bought was Alan Parsons "On Air" on dts cd, along with Santana Abraxas, Ohio Players Fire and Eric Clapton 461, all quad-repurposed titles.
    DVD-A came later.

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    Pretty sure it was the DSOTM SACD, although Peter Gabriel's "Up" came very soon after, as did "Deadwing".

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    Hmmm.... it was definitely a DTS-CD as I didn't yet own a DVD player. Had a Philips CD player with a coaxial digital out. The title was either Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Not Fragile" or Wings "Band On The Run".

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    Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" -- January 9 2002 (only DVD-A I ever purchased from a local shop), and Ry Cooder's "Buena Vista Social Club" ordered from Amazon same day -- January 9 2002.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafquark View Post
    Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" -- January 9 2002 (only DVD-A I ever purchased from a local shop), and Ry Cooder's "Buena Vista Social Club" ordered from Amazon same day -- January 9 2002.
    oh how I wish I'd bought that Buena Vista DVDA back when I could just pick it up on HMV's shelves for £20!
    it now goes for silly money. who'd pay the prices folks are asking for it now!?

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    It's probably Dark Side of the Moon on SACD, it was only in the winter 2004/2005 I got a proper surround setup (with DVD-A and SACD capability). I did own Sting's Sacred SACD, but I won that in a contest.

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    Björk's Vespertine DVD-A. I remember I got impressed to hear it in multichannel in my cheap home theater (played the DVD-V layer with DD 5.1). 2 years later I rediscovered it by knowing that it also has a high resolution stereo and multichannel layer... no way to go back to DD!

    Since then (2004) I became a high resolution audio fan with no return =) Great years were those when you could go to the music store and see brand new music in this format (SACD7DVD-A). Now, unfortunately we can only find reissues and just on on-line stores.

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    The soundtrack to the movie "A BEAUTIFUL MIND" - a multichannel single layer SACD.

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    I bought 4 when I got my first universal piece of crap: Blow by Blow, LA Woman, Machine Head and Foreigner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutter View Post
    I bought 4 when I got my first universal piece of crap: Blow by Blow, LA Woman, Machine Head and Foreigner.
    great selection of music to kick-start your surround listening there, cutter!
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