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    Default Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Please post your comments, thoughts and observations....... :thumbsdow

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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Great rocking songs! These girls took me by surprise.
    The mix is not a classic, kinda reminds me of the Electric Warrior mix(not one of my faves) It's like a deep stereo with some reverb in the back. But the tunes are killer. 8 !

    oh, and the cd side plays EVERYWHERE!
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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Lousy stores here sent them back. Couldn't get one. Tried 3 stores.

    Update: Bought all 4 at a local store this morning (Saturday 10/30).
    Last edited by cupboy; 10-30-2004 at 06:26 PM. Reason: update

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    Quote Originally Posted by narcopolo
    Lousy stores here sent them back. Couldn't get one. Tried 3 stores.
    Looks like this will be a "short" poll. I too went back to get a few more copies, and they were ALL GONE! BB, CC, nowhere to be found.

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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    I broke down and bought one on eBay for $14.99. Dang, should have snagged it the day it came out...

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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    They have all been recalled never to be re released

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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    I am a happy man!
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Great songs... wish the mix was more aggressive. But I can't stop listening to this disc!! an 8 from me.

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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Great music = 9, but the surround mix is not very good, sounds like the stereo mix with just reverb in the rears = 5. I have listened to it both in surround and in stereo, and i think i like it a little better in stereo. Anyway, quite glad i bought it, overall i rate it an 8, mostly for the music.
    I also love that black velvet sleeve. SUPER!!
    Last edited by MIDIQ; 10-30-2004 at 06:29 AM.

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    If the Runaways were starting out today, this would be them. The mix is not very adventuresome, But still sounds good. I really like the one called Donna.

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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    The music is catchy and good. The DualDisc format, with the fact that the CD side is "defective" and the CD layer won't play in my CD/SACD Sony players (XA777ES and C333ES) - I have to give it a 5.

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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    I picked up 4 of them today for $13.99 each at a local store. I'm rich. Where's my Rolls?

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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Quote Originally Posted by solaris
    They have all been recalled never to be re released
    Who says never? The guy at BB thinks they'll be back in a few weeks.
    Last edited by cupboy; 10-30-2004 at 08:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narcopolo
    Who says never? The guy at BB thinks they'll be back in a few weeks.
    Yeah, the guy at BB always knows what's going on!
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Now that I've played it at least 10 times, I'll give it a 9. The reasons are the music, the documentary and the packaging. Nice to see dvd-audio back in a standard size case. Not that I expect this format to be around for very long. WEA likes experimental stuff though, like CD+G. They did 10 or 15 of those. My rating is not diminished by the CD layer problem, since I couldn't care less about a CD layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narcopolo
    Who says never? The guy at BB thinks they'll be back in a few weeks.
    I think this pretty well ensures that they will never be back.

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    Okay, finally snagged a copy. The music is top-notch but the surround mix is a major snore. Actually, I would consider this the worst surround mix I've heard in quite a while. I would term it three-channel stereo with reverb in the rears. Ugh. I'll stick to the stereo tracks (thank God they supplied them in hi-rez). As a surround release, I gave this one a 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cai Campbell
    Okay, finally snagged a copy. The music is top-notch but the surround mix is a major snore. Actually, I would consider this the worst surround mix I've heard in quite a while. I would term it three-channel stereo with reverb in the rears. Ugh. I'll stick to the stereo tracks (thank God they supplied them in hi-rez). As a surround release, I gave this one a 4.
    This seems to be the consensus. I picked up a copy a couple of days ago ... against the warnings of the person at the CD store of its "defects". It is still sealed, so it will likely go on eBay in a few weeks to see what the lunatic fringe is paying for stuff that is out of print. Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadzilla
    This seems to be the consensus. I picked up a copy a couple of days ago ... against the warnings of the person at the CD store of its "defects". It is still sealed, so it will likely go on eBay in a few weeks to see what the lunatic fringe is paying for stuff that is out of print. Mike.
    I got my greasy paws on a copy. CD layer refuses to work point-blank. DVD layer works. Passable music. In fact, quite good, though not what I'd normally choose to listen to. Deeply boring mix. Sound quality not great either. Oh well.

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    I found one on ebay for about 12 bucks, so I grabbed it. I am using my Pioneer 45 in 4.0 mode, with the center channel blended. I have quite a few sacds and some dvdas and have never had any trouble. But this disc refuses to play the center channel info through the other fronts. This is a real problem since, as Cai notes, you lose nearly all of the lead vocals. I s there a reason for this? The player is set up right and is not defaulting to a setting of 5.X. Any ideas?
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    I recently ordered one of these and it came in today. It will be weeks before I get around to playing it. I couldn't find anywhere what was wrong with the disc. If it is just the CD side not playing in many players, I have a bunch of DualDiscs CD sides that don't play in my primary CD players so that is nothing new to me. If there is something else screwed up, I would like to know what it is, and I may just return it without opening it. What little I know of The Donnas, I like and I was looking forward to playing this one after I play the other recent additions to my pile. What a nutcase I am, how can I ever listen to all this crap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard View Post
    I recently ordered one of these and it came in today. It will be weeks before I get around to playing it. I couldn't find anywhere what was wrong with the disc. If it is just the CD side not playing in many players, I have a bunch of DualDiscs CD sides that don't play in my primary CD players so that is nothing new to me. If there is something else screwed up, I would like to know what it is, and I may just return it without opening it. What little I know of The Donnas, I like and I was looking forward to playing this one after I play the other recent additions to my pile. What a nutcase I am, how can I ever listen to all this crap?

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    IIRC, the last song ends prematurely....either on the cd side or the hi rez side, can't recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daved64 View Post
    IIRC, the last song ends prematurely....either on the cd side or the hi rez side, can't recall.
    Thanks, hope it is the CD side. Sounds like you have too many discs too and don't play them much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard View Post
    Thanks, hope it is the CD side. Sounds like you have too many discs too and don't play them much.

    Chris
    I had that one....sold it.
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    Default Re: Donnas - GOLD MEDAL [DVD-A DualDisc]

    cd side

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