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    Default Steely Dan - EVERYTHING MUST GO [DVD-A]

    The last Steely Dan release, follow up to their comeback album "Two Against Nature".

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    Default Re: WE 9/19/2004 [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go

    Not one that I regularly yearn to play but when I do play it, the sound and mix is amazing. To me, this is one of the benchmarks for surround sonics, punch, instrument placement, and clarity

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    Default Re: WE 9/19/2004 [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go

    Sound and mix is amazing, but ask me when the last time I played it was.....
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Default Re: WE 9/19/2004 [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go

    I would rate this disc as a 9, very good music and a very good surround mix, just not quite great. Nice to have new songs by an old favorite. But what the heck happened to the surround mixes of their old stuff. I was ready to buy them all until they dissapeared from any coming soon list??? I even forwarned the wife that when they were released we would be quite broke that month, cause i was buying every last one of them. Anyway great new disc.

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    Default Re: WE 9/19/2004 [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go

    C'mon guys, it's a ten, it's a ten, it's a ten!

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    Default Re: WE 9/19/2004 [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go

    I really love this band and would consider them one of my biggest favorites. The sound and mix is outstanding but the musical content just didn't have the magic that their previous albums had. I gave it a "6".

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    Default Re: WE 9/19/2004 [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go

    Quote Originally Posted by QR-GUY
    I really love this band and would consider them one of my biggest favorites. The sound and mix is outstanding but the musical content just didn't have the magic that their previous albums had. I gave it a "6".
    It's funny, but when I first got this disc, I still liked Two Against Nature better, but now I MUCH prefer this one. The title track, to me, is killer. Just goes to show how different things can be perceived by different folks.

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    Default Re: WE 9/19/2004 [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go

    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban
    It's funny, but when I first got this disc, I still liked Two Against Nature better, but now I MUCH prefer this one. The title track, to me, is killer. Just goes to show how different things can be perceived by different folks.
    And it must sound GREAT in that TL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Geller
    And it must sound GREAT in that TL!

    YUP!

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go

    As much as I love having the lyrics, I hate these discs that do not change the lyric pages. Queen and the Beach Boys discs do so why not all of them?

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go

    Quote Originally Posted by bobou2
    As much as I love having the lyrics, I hate these discs that do not change the lyric pages. Queen and the Beach Boys discs do so why not all of them?
    Because certain players, like mine, have trouble handling the page turn. Every time the page turns automatically on the stereo mix of ANATO, for instance, there is an audible dropout (a slight pause). Also, it seems to disable other features. On Pet Sounds, when you choose auto lyrics, you can no longer access the photo gallery, credits, liner notes, etc. When you choose manual advance, all features are restored.

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go (21)

    This disc must go... Sound is great. Lousy songs.

    What is missing?

    Denny Dias, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Mike McDonald, Jeff Porcaro, Larry Carlton & the list goes on.

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go (21)

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdr
    This disc must go... Sound is great. Lousy songs.

    What is missing?

    Denny Dias, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Mike McDonald, Jeff Porcaro, Larry Carlton & the list goes on.
    Illogical, my captain. Since when do any of those people have anything to do with the SONGS?

    I absolutely LOVE this album.

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go [27]

    As others have said, the sonics of this album are superb. I was slightly disappointed with the mix, it's a bit of a 'set it and forget it' mix (as someone coined it in another thread). The instruments are always in exactly the same place and I while I know they were going for a slightly more stripped down live feel with this album, I don't think a little more creativity in sound field placement would have gone amiss.

    It's so hard to give this one a rating that represents the album, because I'd give the sonics and discreteness a 10, the songs are about a 7 (in the context of their other work, probably higher compared to music in general) but to me the boring mix makes it overall a 7 in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - EVERYTHING MUST GO [DVD-A]

    10, 10, 10!

    What's not to like folks? A fantastic mix! New songs! It's Steely Dan!!!!!!!!

    (You will all be sad when they pack up their equipment for good)
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    The 2-channel 24/192 track is the best I have ever heard. The amount of detail is truly incedible. The best DVD-A so far!!

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Steely Dan Everything Must Go [27]

    For sonics:

    Quote Originally Posted by steelydave
    As others have said, the sonics of this album are superb. I was slightly disappointed with the mix, it's a bit of a 'set it and forget it' mix (as someone coined it in another thread). The instruments are always in exactly the same place and I while I know they were going for a slightly more stripped down live feel with this album, I don't think a little more creativity in sound field placement would have gone amiss.
    I agree--on this and Two Against Nature, Gaucho and both Fagen solo DVD-As, I felt the same. Very predictable, unimaginative surround mixes. And still, that sterile sound, since Gaucho, gets less appealing over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daved64
    Sound and mix is amazing, but ask me when the last time I played it was.....
    Musically I don't even care for it anymore. I prefer Two Against Nature by a small amount, but neither get much play anymore. As big a Dan fan as I've been over the years, these rank as "average" IMHO.
    -= Rudy =-

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - EVERYTHING MUST GO [DVD-A]

    This is how DVD-A should be done, IMHO.
    Absolute perfection in the mix. It's that good it almost took my vote for best surround demo disc in the polls.

    (Only reason it didn't get a perfect 10 is because I don't have the release version but a white label copy, so cannot comment on the packaging)

    When I first heard this, I did not know much at all about this band - now I will be getting the rest of the available DVD-A releases ASAP.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil wilkes View Post
    When I first heard this, I did not know much at all about this band - now I will be getting the rest of the available DVD-A releases ASAP.
    Don't stop there! Some of their best stuff is pre-Gaucho. I heartily recommend "The Royal Scam".
    "You gotta always remember, the name of the game is 'What does it sound like?' That's always the end result - I don't care if you got 90 tracks. What does it sound like, baby?" - Ray Charles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy View Post



    Musically I don't even care for it anymore. I prefer Two Against Nature by a small amount, but neither get much play anymore. As big a Dan fan as I've been over the years, these rank as "average" IMHO.

    I sold mine.
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr. simple View Post
    Don't stop there! Some of their best stuff is pre-Gaucho. I heartily recommend "The Royal Scam".
    Don't think he's going to find Royal Scam on dvd audio anytime soon. If he does, maybe he can buy 2 and send one to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buc18 View Post
    Don't think he's going to find Royal Scam on dvd audio anytime soon. If he does, maybe he can buy 2 and send one to me.
    Yeah, I know. My point was that if he only gets the S.D. that's on DVDA, he'll be missing out on some of their best stuff.
    "You gotta always remember, the name of the game is 'What does it sound like?' That's always the end result - I don't care if you got 90 tracks. What does it sound like, baby?" - Ray Charles

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr. simple View Post
    Yeah, I know. My point was that if he only gets the S.D. that's on DVDA, he'll be missing out on some of their best stuff.
    I have the Quad material on DTS-CD as well....Sorry to be so behind the times, but until this title came out, I knew nothing at all about this band.
    Now I have 2 of the DVD-A (This one & Two Against Nature), one more on the way (Gaucho) as well as all 3 Donald Fagen DVD-A.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil wilkes View Post
    I have the Quad material on DTS-CD as well....Sorry to be so behind the times, but until this title came out, I knew nothing at all about this band.
    Now I have 2 of the DVD-A (This one & Two Against Nature), one more on the way (Gaucho) as well as all 3 Donald Fagen DVD-A.
    Don't feel bad. I was behind the times on Porcupine tree and I am having a blast catching up!

    I grew up listening to Steely Dan in the early 70's and I have been hooked ever since. The 5.1 releases offer a whole new aspect into their music. Enjoy
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    A recent "catch up" disc I obtained, for $7 plus shipping. As others have stated, a crystal clear mix though a little predictable. I'm mainly a fan of the Dan's LP numbers 1-5 but this does contain some nicely written tunes on it, just wish Walter's jazz inflected rythmn chops were allowed to cut loose into something along the lines of the solo in The Boston Rag! (realizing there was much studio help back in those days) It will get occassional airplay.
    And the taxi ride "extra" is a humourous addition.

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