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Thread: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

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    Default Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    Please post your thoughts and/or comments on this disc :thumbsdow

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    First let me say i am not a big jazz fan, but i do have a few jazz titles that i love. This is a fantastic find. I don't like most big band music, but this is so well done, i just can't help but like it. The sourround is just fantastic, you will probably check the cover to make sure that it was in fact made by Silverline, it is just great. Full use of all the speakers, couldn't ask for better. The music is very good also, but i find a bit intense, but that is probably just me. I really like the drumming, it really punches. So over all i gotta go with a 10.

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    Good mix, great music.

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    This is a fine album of Big Band music that swings. The extras content is worthwhile and could be used as a model of just what can be done with a DVD-A. Highly recommended.

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    This disc kicks phucking ass!

    Big Phat Band - "Swingin' For The Fences" is a surround-sound jazz-swing masterpiece by every estimation. It just boggles my mind that Silverline was able to pull this one out of their, er, "hat".

    This one truly deserves Silverline's much abused tag line "Stunning 5.1 surround sound". The music, sound quality, performance and surround mix are all superb. This dics simply swings like there is no tomorrow.

    Highly recommended!

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    I like it a lot. Great playing, 9. Great interviews with the musicians,producers & mixers. I will mark it down for a lack of LFE but the punch and air come back when i by-pass the bass managment and run the Sub from my fronts. (surrounds & centre set to small). Another stange thing about this is that
    the mixer Gary Lux from Silverline states in the interview that this was done at a sampling rate of 96/24 but my player tells me its only 5.1ch 48/24. I have the Dual Disc version. Is there a DVD-A only version?. I'm confused..........again.
    Please equalise your ears now!

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    Quote Originally Posted by beached View Post
    Is there a DVD-A only version?.
    Yes, there is a DVD-A only version.

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    I have the straight DVD-A and it indicates on the case stunning six-channel audio 24 bit/96kHz sample rate.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    Looks like I've ordered the wrong one. Oh well it had to happen sometime. I must be more carefull . This one still sounds good enough to keep but I may just have to go and get XXL now in full DVD -A. Thanks guys for info.
    Please equalise your ears now!

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    Dumb Q, but do you have a DVD-Audio player? Reason I ask is my understanding is that the DualDisc does include the DVD-A content on the DVD side, like the other Silverline DualDisc ports from their previous DVD-A releases (The Mavericks, Jane Monheit, etc).

    Good mix, great performance, great xtras, but XXL blows this one away, sonically, IMHO. Here's my interview with Gordon Goodwin - along with Gary Lux, the gent who mixed these two titles. It didn't make my column, but my chat with Gary went into my preference for the XXL surround mix, and IIRC he said Swinging was his first 5.1 mix (Swinging was the first commercially available DVD-A) and he learned a lot about mixing to 5.1 between the two releases. I think he did a helluva job for a first-timer!
    Last edited by Felix E. Martinez; 11-16-2006 at 12:20 PM.

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    Quote Originally Posted by Felix E. Martinez View Post
    Dumb Q, but do you have a DVD-Audio player? Reason I ask is my understanding is that the DualDisc does include the DVD-A content on the DVD side, like the other Silverline DualDisc ports from their previous DVD-A releases (The Mavericks, Jane Monheit, etc).
    He is saying it is DVD-A but at 24 bit/48kHz. I haven't noticed Silverline doing this but the limited DVD side capacity of DualDisc may have required it on that one. I think my Silverline DualDisc DVD-A's are all identical to the straight DVD-A, but I may be wrong. I have a player that shows sample rate, but I rarely use it.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    Quote Originally Posted by Felix E. Martinez View Post
    Good mix, great performance, great xtras, but XXL blows this one away, sonically, IMHO.

    I agree. Musically as well.

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    aquired recently a good fun disc


    good sound great descete mix and not the usual silverline rubbish.


    reccommended 9
    Cheers Fletch

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cai Campbell View Post
    This disc kicks phucking ass!

    Big Phat Band - "Swingin' For The Fences" is a surround-sound jazz-swing masterpiece by every estimation. It just boggles my mind that Silverline was able to pull this one out of their, er, "hat".

    This one truly deserves Silverline's much abused tag line "Stunning 5.1 surround sound". The music, sound quality, performance and surround mix are all superb. This dics simply swings like there is no tomorrow.

    Highly recommended!
    That says it all and goes for all 3 surround discs by the BFB

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDJK View Post
    That says it all and goes for all 3 surround discs by the BFB
    Yup. All 3 of them are recommended.

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    Default Re: Big Phat Band - SWINGING FOR THE FENCES [DVD-A]

    I can't imagine big band jazz in surround being much better than this. (Granted, I don't yet have XXL, so I may be pleasantly surprised.) A thoroughly enjoyable disc that gets spun fairly often around here.

    Mark Z

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