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Thread: Knopfler, Mark - SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A]

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    5.1 icon Knopfler, Mark - SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A]

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    Here is what the retail USA packaging looks like for the DVD-A/CD combo pack:
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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    That's not the DVD-A/CD package!

    It's a special edition of the CD with a Bonus-Disc (DVD-V)
    It's only Rock'n Roll, but I like it
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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by MC Weissbier
    That's not the DVD-A/CD package!

    It's a special edition of the CD with a Bonus-Disc (DVD-V)
    Sure it is. Inside is a DVD-A. This is the US package. The second disc clearly has a DVD-A logo on it.....

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Good music. The surround mix is good but not great. It is a nice full mix, it just dosen't sound very discrete most of the time to me. And an awful lot of instruments in the center channel. It fair, a 7.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban
    Sure it is. Inside is a DVD-A. This is the US package. The second disc clearly has a DVD-A logo on it.....
    Sorry for that mistake!
    On my english edition there is nearly the same sticker!
    I thought you just published the wrong image.

    So the content of the DVD-A is the complete album as on CD plus interview?
    It's only Rock'n Roll, but I like it
    Greetings from K-Town/Germany
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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by MC Weissbier
    Sorry for that mistake!
    On my english edition there is nearly the same sticker!
    I thought you just published the wrong image.

    So the content of the DVD-A is the complete album as on CD plus interview?
    Don't worry about it. That's why I posted the picture. It's hard to tell these days just what we are buying.
    :-jon

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban
    Don't worry about it. That's why I posted the picture. It's hard to tell these days just what we are buying.
    Italian edition is similar to the english one, dvd disc is just a dvd-video disc.
    However the stereo cd decodes decisely well on DPL2... until i will find out the true dvd-a edition.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    I was kind of bored by this one. It sounds nice but the mix is not really too discrete IMO. I kept waiting for something more exciting to happen. I was hoping for some moments like "The Man's Too Strong" or a "Telegraph Road" to come along but they are not here. I give it a sleepy 6.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban
    Sure it is. Inside is a DVD-A. This is the US package. The second disc clearly has a DVD-A logo on it.....
    Are there any DVD-A markings on the outside package? Are there any other clues to look for to determine the format? I 've ordered this from Overstock.com too much in a hurry and now I realize I'm probably going to get the DVD-Video version. I'll probably return it or resell it.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    If you get the 2 disc CD/DVD package the cd is a cd and the DVD is a DVD-A with the usual Dolby Digital 5.1 mix as well... but it is a DVD-A disc. The same goes for the Sailing To Philadelphia 2 disc set.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    This guy is so good, too bad he could not get the scheiner treatment.
    it seems when you find the answer, the question changes

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by quadtrade
    This guy is so good, too bad he could not get the scheiner treatment.
    Well stated. He obviously is a surround fan, putting out his solo stuff during the down side of surround, and he has probably spearheaded getting Brothers in Arms out in surround.

    However, after listening to Sailing to Philadelphia on DVD-A, I was impressed with the sound, but not the surround mix. It was a bit disappointing.
    :-jon

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    As an old fan of Dire Straits and MK, I was really expecting a little more.
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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    recently aquired, nice sounding disc the music is not quite Dire Straits but the Knopfler sound is unmistakable.
    the surround mix could be better but certainly not Silverlied
    Goods disc nice extras.
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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Not a surround sound stunner, but a pleasant, laid back disc that sounds good to my ears. "Boom Like That" is a catchy, clever tune about Ray Kroc, who turned McDonald's into what it is today. An 8 to my ears.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    I'd give it a 9+ for the music/writing and about a 6+ for the surround mix.
    I'm a sucker for good songs about coal mining and commercial fishing. John S.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Anyone have thoughts on a comparison between the sacd version and the dvd-audio version (strictly speaking about the surround mix)?

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    The songs are in the usual folk/country style Knopfler has adopted since the 2000's. Not that that's bad, just to know what to expect. No rock&roll here.
    The mix is not bad at all, lot's of guitar and keyboard parts in the rear. But it's also not trying to impress, I think it fits the music. For being good but not great it deserves an 8.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Received this yesterday, have to say i absolutely love it ! Yes, there's not all kinds of sounds popping out the rears, but it's not that kind of music ! Relaxing, laid back, lyrical joy, is the way i'd describe it.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie4 View Post
    Received this yesterday, have to say i absolutely love it ! Yes, there's not all kinds of sounds popping out the rears, but it's not that kind of music ! Relaxing, laid back, lyrical joy, is the way i'd describe it.
    Agree...not much activity in rear but nice warm vocal wins it for me...Good fidelity, solid album (I saw Mark Knopfler while touring for this album but it was not one of my favorites)...I like it more now...
    A 9.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban View Post
    Well stated. He obviously is a surround fan, putting out his solo stuff during the down side of surround, and he has probably spearheaded getting Brothers in Arms out in surround.

    However, after listening to Sailing to Philadelphia on DVD-A, I was impressed with the sound, but not the surround mix. It was a bit disappointing.
    I think Chuck Ainlay was as much the driving force behind Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler making it out in surround sound.

    http://chuckainlay.com/bio.php

    Chuck also mixed the Vince Gill "High Lonesome Sound" album into 5.1 for DTS CD (which then saw re-release on SACD/DVD-A), as well as George Strait's "Honkytonkville" which also saw release on SACD and DVD-Audio in 5.1.

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by fredblue View Post
    The High Lonesome Sound mix is excellent...
    Just picked up the DVD-A for ~$14. Thanks bud!

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark - SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A]

    Baggy go w/ an "8." Great sound. Not always as discreete as he like. Coo songs. Baggy live across the street from Max Baer Park, so coo to hear a song about the boxing legend from Livermore!!!

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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A (Pictured)]

    Quote Originally Posted by edisonbaggins View Post
    Just picked up the DVD-A for ~$14. Thanks bud!
    Mr. Knopfler's Shangr(i)-La, not the most active mix but the content and fidelity are quite good, if you like it, don't let it go.
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    Default Re: Knopfler, Mark - SHANGRA-LA [SACD/DVD-A]

    I was scanning through my SACDs for testing with the Oppo ripping tool and I found that I had this on SACD as well as the CD/DVD-A, so when I get a chance I will add the scan to post #1.
    :-jon

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