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    Default Ronstadt, Linda - WHAT'S NEW [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    Post your thoughts and comments on the 2004 5.1 Mix of this classic album, originally issued by WB/Rhino as a DVD-A, and subsequently released in Japan as an SACD in August 2011.

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    Default Re: WE 11/28/2004 [DVD-A]: Linda Ronstadt WHAT'S NEW

    An 8. Generally very good sound. The only negative would be that at rare times her voice is distorted

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    Incredible performances and awesome mix! What a treat! This one definitely deserves a 9.

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    Although we'd heard this sort of torch pop before--and, arguably, better--this is a wonderful, all-enveloping, nicely balanced mix.....I love it! A '10'!


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    I just got this one after owning all three of her albums with Nelson Riddle on the "'Round Midnight" CD for over a decade which I still play. Surround offers a slight improvement over stereo with this music and I think she and Nelson got these great songs right and Linda is a fine singer. A 9, I love this music.

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    A very unique mix with Linda's vocals brought forward... almost close enough to kiss her.

    I always enjoy this disc.

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    Default Re: Ronstadt, Linda WHAT'S NEW [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    Given my main music tastes, purchasing this SACD was a bit of a left-field purchase for me, but how happy I am that I now own this disc.

    This album is perfectly suited for surround, showing off the beautiful orchestral arrangements and Ronstadt's incredible singing.
    Reminds me of Patsy Cline's singing, perfect to a 'T'. No Auto-Tune needed here folks!

    Not a gimmicky mix at all, lots of great placements and lots of bass! Gives my sub a workout! Who knew?
    Also, you have to love Linda's voice front and center in the center channel.
    Occasionally, Linda's voice comes out a little more into the surround channels, but it's not distracting at all. It feels like she's singing right to you.
    The muted trumpet in the surrounds on "I've Got A Crush On You" is a perfect touch, while "Someone to Watch Over Me" has always been one of my favorite standards with the harp flourishing in the surrounds.
    On "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You", you'll hear the saxophone solo in a space between the front and surround channels off to the left, lovely touch!

    This disc really gets a '8.5', but I'll round up.

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    Default Re: Ronstadt, Linda - WHAT'S NEW [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    I like this one a lot - excellent performance by Linda Ronstadt, great fidelty and a nice surround mix - I give it a 9!

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