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    Default Re: Fagen, Donald - MORPH THE CAT [DVD-A] 2006

    This is a great disc with memorable songs; not many catchy albums like this out these days...
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    Default Re: Fagen, Donald - MORPH THE CAT [DVD-A] 2006

    Really well recorded really well mixed 'snooze fest' for me.
    Not one ill be getting out every day just when i need the sleep.
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    Default Re: Fagen, Donald - MORPH THE CAT [DVD-A] 2006

    I listened to this disc three times last week, and it just gets better with each visit. 10.

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    Default Re: Fagen, Donald - MORPH THE CAT [DVD-A] 2006

    I bought the "nightfly" trilogy box(no booklets in ANY of the CDs )

    Is there any difference between this and the original release concerning the data???

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    Default Re: Fagen, Donald - MORPH THE CAT [DVD-A] 2006

    I'll say it again. All of the Dan and Fagen DVD-audio discs are 10's, and must haves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiRez4Me View Post
    The 'Everything must go' DVD-A has an excellent 192/24 stereo track!!

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    It does? Not on my copy. It is 96/24 on both stereo and 5.1. At least what's shown on the back of the case.
    The UPC on it is 9362-48435-97. Yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fzappa View Post
    It does? Not on my copy. It is 96/24 on both stereo and 5.1. At least what's shown on the back of the case.
    The UPC on it is 9362-48435-97. Yours?
    It's incorrectly labelled.
    Both my copies (One Test Pressing, One full DVD-A in SJB) are 24/192 stereo.
    The full package states 24/96 on the rear, but a trip through DVD-Audio Explorer reveals it is in fact 24/192.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    I'll check that out. I'm unfamiliar with "DVD-Audio Explorer"(?), but when I put the disc in to play and then hit the AUDIO button it states the details. Up till last night I didn't realize I had any discs with the 192/24 stereo tracks (because the cover didn't list the details), but checking Hotel California and Winelight I see I do). The Grover Washington sounds very nice, particularly in a set of good studio monitor cans.
    I'd like to see this forum have a place for us to input all of these types of details, to make for a better informed purchase or to just better know what we already have. I'd certainly volunteer to input the information from what I own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fzappa View Post
    I'll check that out. I'm unfamiliar with "DVD-Audio Explorer"(?), but when I put the disc in to play and then hit the AUDIO button it states the details. Up till last night I didn't realize I had any discs with the 192/24 stereo tracks (because the cover didn't list the details), but checking Hotel California and Winelight I see I do). The Grover Washington sounds very nice, particularly in a set of good studio monitor cans.
    I'd like to see this forum have a place for us to input all of these types of details, to make for a better informed purchase or to just better know what we already have. I'd certainly volunteer to input the information from what I own.
    If you can complie a list, I can go back and edit the QQ HiRez Poll initial entry for each disc, and add that info to them all. Make a large list then send me a PM and I'll give it a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban View Post
    If you can complie a list, I can go back and edit the QQ HiRez Poll initial entry for each disc, and add that info to them all. Make a large list then send me a PM and I'll give it a shot.
    The discs I have are (DVD-Audio):
    Talking Heads "Remain in Light" DualDisc
    Yes "Fragile"
    Diana Krall "When I Look in Your Eyes"
    Steely Dan "two against nature"
    Rat Pack "Live at the Villa Venice"
    Frank Zappa "Halloween"
    David Sanborn "timeagain"
    Robert Cray "Time Will Tell"
    Donald Fagen "Morph the Cat"
    Donald Fagen "The Nightfly"
    Eine Alpensinfonie "An Alpine Symphony"
    Medeski Martin and Wood "Uninvisible"
    The Beatles "LOVE"
    Steely Dan "Gaucho"
    Grover Washington Jr. "Winelight"
    Eagles "Hotel California"
    Steely Dan "Everything Must Go"
    Frank Zappa "Quadiophiliac"
    Widespread Panic "Don't Tell the Band"
    Santana "Suprenatural"
    Neil Young "Harvest"
    Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" DualDisc
    In the mail to me are also:
    Donald Fagen "Kamakiriad"
    Fourplay "Fourplay"
    George Benson "Breezin"
    Buena Vista Social Club "Buena Vista Social Club"
    Bonnie Raitt "Nick of Time"
    Eric Clapton "Reptile"
    Jack Bruce "Shadows in the Air"
    Little Feat "Kicking it at the Barn"

    SACD (maybe some info that others would want on these):
    Pink Floyd "Darkside of the Moon"
    Pavarotti "ti adoro"
    Wishbone Ash "Almighty Blues"
    Bob Dylan "Bringing it All Back Home"
    Bob Dylan "Blonde on Blonde"
    Rolling Stones "Let it Bleed"
    Rolling Stones "Beggars Banquet"
    Creedence Clearwater Revival "Green River"
    Diana Krall "The Girl in the Other Room"
    Ray Charles "Genius Loves Company"
    Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"
    Spyro Gyra "Good to Go Go"
    Spyro Gyra "Wrapped in a Dream"

    DTS:
    London Symphony "Night in Vienna"
    The Police "Every Breath You Take"
    Pavarotti & Friends "For Warchild"
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    Quote Originally Posted by neil wilkes View Post
    It's incorrectly labelled.
    Both my copies (One Test Pressing, One full DVD-A in SJB) are 24/192 stereo.
    The full package states 24/96 on the rear, but a trip through DVD-Audio Explorer reveals it is in fact 24/192.
    Concur and I have proven so via my JVC sa75 dvd audio player that displays s freq, shows it @ 192. big surprise to me, never thought to check it. Honestly never thought any material was in 192. hurts the dogs ears.

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    Default Re: Fagen, Donald - MORPH THE CAT [DVD-A] 2006

    Where's the DVD audio version of Asia??? Been waiting long time! JU* start a petition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leevitalone1 View Post
    Where's the DVD audio version of Asia??? Been waiting long time! JU* start a petition?
    All multitracks are not available for Aja. In the CD reissue a reward is offered for anyone who delivers the multitracks for Aja and (I think) two more songs.

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    All of DF DVD-A are great and so is this one. When is the next one coming?

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    Default Re: Fagen, Donald - MORPH THE CAT [DVD-A] 2006

    Great album in all respects. I'm such a fan of the older Steely Dan albums that I almost didn't want to like it -- Becker and Fagen never stray far from the trademark sound, and after all these years the songs must surely sound like the same old tired, reworked stuff, right?

    On the contrary, it sounds great. Maybe this sound just can't wear itself out on me. I especially like What I Do, Brite Nightgown, and Security Joan, but all the songs on Morph are worthy. I can't make myself say that it's as good as Nightfly, but if I propose a 9.5 rating I can still round up, right?

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    I was lucky enough to find a copy just sitting on the shelf today...

    I've played the dts 'Trilogy' disc a few times, but now we're getting HiRes hardcore.

    I'll report back after a focused listen tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by filper View Post
    I was lucky enough to find a copy just sitting on the shelf today...

    I've played the dts 'Trilogy' disc a few times, but now we're getting HiRes hardcore.

    I'll report back after a focused listen tonight.
    Yes, please report back.

    There is a copy locally that's been whispering to me for months, looking for a home

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    Sorry...double post..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rang View Post
    Yes, please report back.

    There is a copy locally that's been whispering to me for months, looking for a home
    Hi Blair,

    It's a sonic treat for sure in HiRes.

    Signature Fagen music. Great surround mix.

    You might want to pick it up while you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by filper View Post
    Hi Blair,

    It's a sonic treat for sure in HiRes.

    Signature Fagen music. Great surround mix.

    You might want to pick it up while you can.
    I second that. This isn't a disc you'll want to pass up. Personally, I think it's my favorite of all three Fagen solo discs, and the mix and fidelity are on par with the other Steely Dan titles (and any Elliot Scheiner mixes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr. simple View Post
    I second that. This isn't a disc you'll want to pass up. Personally, I think it's my favorite of all three Fagen solo discs, and the mix and fidelity are on par with the other Steely Dan titles (and any Elliot Scheiner mixes).
    I agree, this is my favorite of the 3 Fagan discs.
    I know many here made a big deal of Kamikiriad, and that one was great as well...
    But Morph was just such a joy to listen to and reminded me more of the old Steely Dan material.
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    Wow. The sound on this is absolutely wonderful! A solid 9 from me. This will be spun even more than Kamakiriad and Nightfly.

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    (Review of the DTS 96/24 MVI version)

    To me, DF/SD groove ended in Kamakiriad, nothing since has moved me as much as that.

    1st time I listened to it I was..BOOOORED! 2nd and 3rd time were no improvement. Too much repetition with little substance.

    Now , the mix...AHHHHHHHHH.
    Another industry standard .
    This is how they should be done, olÚ!

    So, a 4 for the music and a 10 for the mix gives it a 6.5 in my book, so a strong...6!!!

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    I gave this a 9. It DOES grow on you, like many classic albums. Saw DF at Chicago Theater on this tour and SD w/Michael McDonald later that year. I prefer Nightfly but this one is a winner! Great fidelity, Scheiner mix and some pretty juicy tunes. SD fans have come to expect no less. I have the DVD-A/CD and MVI Nightfly Trilogy. Come to think of it, I've never played the CD. I rarely play the CD side/layer/extra disc of any SACD or DVD-A.

    On first listen to Moby Grape's 1st, I questioned why I bought it. Out of over 17,000 albums, it's my all-time fave. Give this DVD-A and/or MVI more time, it will Morph into one of your faves.

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    Thanks Linda...I WILL listen to this a few more times, if only because of the incredible mix... maybe it's because when I listened to Kamakiriad it blew me away from the 1st time and it's more varied musically thatn his...maybe has more passion...this one I did find too repetitive and ..uninspired..oh well...

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