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Thread: Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

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    Default Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

    Please post your thoughts and comments on this HiRez Surround Disc! :thumbsdow

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    Default Re: Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

    No comments yet? I'll start. I gave it a 10. I think this is an excellenet surround disc. Very good recording quality. Wonderful surround mix.

    This was my first Satriani album (if I don't count G3) and I was pleased with the instrumental guitar music. (Thankfully, no singing.) Some of it rocks a little harder, but some of it is a little bit mellower, too.

    The closest guitar-virtuoso type of surround disc that I previously had in my collection was the DVD-A of Eric Johnson's "Ah Via Musicom". And whilst I, musically speaking, still consider myself more of an Eric Johnson fan than a Joe Satriani fan, the comparison between the two hi-rez surround albums isn't even close. "Ah Via Musicom" somewhat disappointed me with its harsh sound, incorrect riffs, and a merely OK surround mix. Joe Satriani's "Strange Beautiful Music" on the other hand seems almost perfect to me.
    5.1 Surround Music: "Makes me ."

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    Default Re: Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

    Giving it a 10 as well. Great sound and the surround is done well. Love the music as well.

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    An excellent album, by a great guitarist. The surround mix envelopes you, making you feel as though you’re in the studio. You’ll want to turn it up to 11, to get the full impact.

    If you’re not familiar with Joe’s music, imagine Eddie Van Halen, or Tom Morello, or Robin Trower, or any of your favorite guitarists, doing an instrumental album.

    I give it a 10.
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    A definate 10 for me. This was my first album by JS, and i love it, one of my favorite surrounds mixes also, SUPER.

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    I'll have to give this another spin. It's been too long since I played it and I've upgraded things since then. What I remember was good.
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    I've been a Joe Satriani fan since "Surfing with the alien".
    I didn't bought this one yet, the reviews here convinced me to go get it. I'll post my review as soon as I kick a couple of listening out of it!

    CarcPazu

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    Love this one. Great playing and great mix. Highly recommended!

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    I've been a die-hard fan of Joe's since 88' so this title already gets high marks, but it truly opens up the soundstage of the CD and brings you into the fold. Joe has personally told me that he doesn't yet own an SACD or DVD-A player so I doubt we'll ever see any further 5.1 titles from Satch emerge in the future, but "Belly Dancer" is one of my favorite tracks from this album and is a surround showcase for the uninitiated. If you enjoy lead guitar in a diverse range of styles from country to rock to metal, you should pick this up before it disappears alongside his only other SACD, albeit stereo-only, Engines Of Creation. A sincere 10 from me.
    Hey gang, my first acoustic demo is available for listening at SoundCloud - send me a PM and let me know what you think!

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    Default Re: Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

    What everyone else has said, great music and a really superb surround mix. There are some very playful surround bits in some tracks. I don't spin this one real often, but enjoy it when I do. A 9.

    Difficult to find these days, but worth the hunt.

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    Default Re: Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

    This disc kicks ass...

    Brilliant musicianship.

    Well done mix and sonics.
    'No one I think is in my tree...'

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    I got this few months back & it is awesome!!!
    I am not really a fan of JS, but this mix is super-awesome & makes me adore him. Unfortunately this is another Sony SACD to go OOP. Slowly becoming Hard to find. :-(

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    Love the mix and the playing is, as usual for Satch, top notch!

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    I spun this for the first time last night (thanks to dbmay75). This has to be one of the best surround experiences ever ... a full hour of absolute audio bliss!!! Satriani is a guitar wizard. A must have for any surround fan ... get it while you still can. A 10 for sure.

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    A "9".

    Fantastic, wild mix of lots of musical masturbation! Perfectamundo!

    I had such a hard time finding this and then after a long while searching, one came up on eBay new and sealed el cheapo!
    "Surround Sound From The End of the World to Your Town"
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    137 CD-4, 132 Audio-DVD, 117 DualDisc, 111 BD-A,
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    6 MultiCh DL

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    Default Re: Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

    New, sealed and cheap? I got stuck paying about $35 for my used one.

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    Default Re: Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by cupboy View Post
    New, sealed and cheap? I got stuck paying about $35 for my used one.
    this was a few years ago, some big U.S. cd warehouse/outlet was selling it off, I'm pretty sure it was under $20 new & sealed!
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    Dayum. I'm glad I gots this. I'm not typically a fan of guitar wank, but this is so well done and mixed.
    I like the mellow stuff more than the stomp rock.

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    Found this sucker hiding in the corner... Dragged it out and cranked it. Kicks ass! My favorite Satch album made better by swirling guitar mixes and fantastic fidelity! Can't remember what I originally voted, but it wasn't high enough. Get it if you can find it!
    "One Quad to rule them all, One Quad to find them; One Quad to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
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    Quote Originally Posted by skherbeck View Post
    Found this sucker hiding in the corner... Dragged it out and cranked it. Kicks ass! My favorite Satch album made better by swirling guitar mixes and fantastic fidelity! Can't remember what I originally voted, but it wasn't high enough. Get it if you can find it!
    Need to spin my copy again soon. \m/

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    Quote Originally Posted by edisonbaggins View Post
    Need to spin my copy again soon. \m/
    Spinning my copy... This is really, really great. Not sure I love the concept of tracks which chiefly serve to support guitar melodies.
    But I guess I like lead trumpet, lead sax and this is just a modern lead voice. Mix is killer. Fidelity awesome. Interest has been growing with each listen.
    I'm thinking strong 9, cause it ain't no Raven.

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    Default Re: Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

    Listening now to this stellar SACD mch release. I voted 10. The surround mix is very interesting if you listen the fronts have a bleed over to rear, that is not ambient, more discrete, but you don't have certain instruments dedicated to certain channels. There is some gimmicks with phasing back and forth but it works wonderfully. The music obviously is dedicated to one performer so you can understand the mix. I purchased his all studio albums RBCD box set a couple of years ago and I would purchase in a second if his catalog could be released in surround.
    Another candidate for all surround releases.

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    Default Re: Satriani, Joe - STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by marpow View Post
    Another candidate for all surround releases.
    Next time he plays a concert in my area with a meet and greet I plan on discussing the subject with him. I got to meet him at a meet and greet in 2004 and he was just the nicest guy you would ever want to meet.

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    A 10 with the highlight being the four guitar lines in each corner of your room during the beautiful final track, You Saved My Life.

    Such a shame they didn't include the 5.1 mix on the recent complete album collection. I wish they'd do surround mixes for Flying in a Blue Dream and The Extremist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edisonbaggins View Post
    Spinning my copy... This is really, really great. Not sure I love the concept of tracks which chiefly serve to support guitar melodies.
    But I guess I like lead trumpet, lead sax and this is just a modern lead voice. Mix is killer. Fidelity awesome. Interest has been growing with each listen.
    I'm thinking strong 9, cause it ain't no Raven.
    When I listen to Joe's lead melodies, I can usually imagine that he actually has lyrics in mind to match the melody (and often times the "chorus" melody would fit perfectly if you were to sing the title of the song along with it). I wonder if he's ever addressed this in interviews...
    "One Quad to rule them all, One Quad to find them; One Quad to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
    "The Quad is what gives a Sound System its power. It's a sound field created by four pulsing speakers that surrounds us and penetrates us."

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