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    Default Grateful Dead - WORKINGMAN'S DEAD [DVD-A]

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

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    Default Re: WE 12/12/2004 [DVD-A]: Grateful Dead WORKINGMAN'S DEAD

    This, "American Beauty", and the Doobie Bros.' "The Captain and Me" are prototypes for DVD-Audio discs, IMO. Also, the booklets that come w/ each of those titles are superb as well.

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    Default Re: WE 12/12/2004 [DVD-A]: Grateful Dead WORKINGMAN'S DEAD

    Companion to American Beauty gets the same mix treatment (if you thought the rears were too heavy on AB, you'll feel the same way about this). Me, I love it. Another classic release gets re-tooled so the listener now gets placed right into the middle of the action.
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    A '9' here....fine mix and balance, for what is easily their most accessible album.

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    Listening to it as I type this. It really is great. I don't think the rears are too heavy at all. I give the mix an 8 and the sound quality a 10. Even it out, and I gave the disc a 9.

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    I voted long ago, and generally try not to comment on discs like this on the forum (I think I'm waaaaaaaaay too biased, seeing as I'm probably one of the only Dead Heads on the board).

    I did want to post something, though, becuase my roomates and I have been on a search for the "perfect" copy of this album. We've acquired 2 different pressings on vinyl recently, and although the original WB green label we found sound better than any other CD or vinyl edition, we can't get away from the DVD-A (doesn't matter if it's stereo or 5.1). Hi-rez is so kind to acoustic instruments...being guitarists, we drool over hearing the precise sound of the pick meeting each string.

    A perfect example of an album that was recorded several decades ago, but manages now to sound better than ever, without losing the spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdphunk
    I voted long ago, and generally try not to comment on discs like this on the forum (I think I'm waaaaaaaaay too biased, seeing as I'm probably one of the only Dead Heads on the board).
    Your not alone I am at work at the moment listening to Dicks picks 35 while reading this.

    I would like to see more multi-channel GD albums Anthem.. or Terrapin would be a good start !!
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    Yo, another Deadhead here... "Terrapin Station" would be stellar in surround! "Anthem of the Sun" would be pretty cool and freaky in surround, especially with its mixture of live and studio elements. These two are at the top of my list for GD albums to be mixed in surround. I'm not holding my breath, though...

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    Anthem would be cool...they could put the 4 different performances of "The Other One" that play simultaneously and put them around the room.

    Personally, I would really love to hear "Blues For Allah" in 5.1...imagine a Help>Slip>Franklin's in surround!

    Not to hijack the thread, but have you guys heard any of the dts matrixes of shows that have been put together recently? Good stuff...

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    Default Re: Grateful Dead WORKINGMAN'S DEAD [DVD-A]

    Gave this one a '9' because it doesn't quite have the songs that AB does. Would love a Terrapin Station surround disc myself....
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    Not a Dead-Head by any stretch, but this is one of those surprise discs that gets a "10." A whole new listening experience with each instrument and voice getting perfect detail and placement. Don't miss this one.

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    Easily one of the loveliest sounding classic recordings in 5.1 Advanced Res DVDA in my little collection.
    It sounds SO gorgeous, it just slips on through the speakers and before i know it the albums over..!!!
    Boo!!
    I'm possibly the only Quadraphilisitine in the world who prefers this album to American Beauty but.. there you go.. wouldn't do for us all to be the same, would it?

    A very near the knuckle "9".
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdphunk View Post
    Anthem would be cool...they could put the 4 different performances of "The Other One" that play simultaneously and put them around the room.

    Personally, I would really love to hear "Blues For Allah" in 5.1...imagine a Help>Slip>Franklin's in surround!

    Not to hijack the thread, but have you guys heard any of the dts matrixes of shows that have been put together recently? Good stuff...
    Darn, I went to the Archive and they no longer have matrix shows for d/l. I missed out! The pages say available, but nooooo.

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    nice production, good quality sound. not a big fan, but worth it.
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    Just picked this up on Amazon for $15.99... All I can say is wow!!! What a great disc this is...

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    10. Great mix and music.

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    Actually, just listened to it, again, on Friday night; had some friends in from LA; Black Peter, sounds like Jerry is alive!
    They were amazed by the mix on Dire Wolf; Bob Weir background vocals, are non existent on the CD
    Great surround! (9)

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    Not as refined as AB, but I prefer this album, but just barely. WD does sound a little more digitally/cold than AB though. Great album!

    Mix/Sonics.: 8
    Music: 9

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    Default Re: Grateful Dead WORKINGMAN'S DEAD [DVD-A]

    Airing a grievance…Preaching to the choir…Whatever you want to call it…

    Just imagine if WB Japan had been smart and had put out this title as one of their SACDs instead of "The Doors", which became available on Multichannel SACD via Acoustic Sounds and isn't really Multichannel!

    Plus since Mobile Fidelity released a stereo SACD of this, I doubt Audio Fidelity could get ahold of this one and reissue as one of their multichannel SACDs.

    Shame, cause I bet it would make a beautiful surround SACD!



    (PS Sorry this is in a poll thread, but I couldn't find any other relevant threads dealing with this title.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtbluray View Post
    Airing a grievance…Preaching to the choir…Whatever you want to call it…
    Point well made but the DVD Audio can be had for roughly 30 balloons on a good day. I do prefer American Beauty though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cibola View Post
    Point well made but the DVD Audio can be had for roughly 30 balloons on a good day. I do prefer American Beauty though.
    Another good point. I have bid on it occasionally, but I've never really been that into stand-alone DVDAs.
    Always love a CD to accompany it if at all possible.

    But at least I have the Dual disc of "American Beauty" and I do enjoy it!

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    To me, it feels like the music could still use some honing, but the songs are koo and the sound is great.
    Easy 9er.

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    8 with a point subtracted for the limits of recording technology early 1970. A bit bass shy but Hart really upmixed Jerry's sparkling acoustic guitar on UJB which is the highlight for me of this disc.

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    Hmmmm.... Finally got round to acquiring this one. Two things literally leapt out of the speakers. This is a VERY loud disc when compared to other DVD-As I have. And it is incredibly bass heavy, again, compared to others. Once I turn the volume down a lot, and reduce the bass very significantly, the surround mix is entirely wonderful. BUT I am surprised by the volume and the bass - especially as JHW59 found it bass-shy. THis was so loud, I went back to check other discs and they all sound just fine at my regular settings. Am I the only one to have this issue? Weird...

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