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Thread: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

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    Default Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    please post your thoughts and comments on the SACD from Stockfisch Records! :thumbsdow

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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    Sara K. has earned herself a label as an audophile singer/songwriter. On her 3. release on Stockfish Records she follows her style with acoustic company.
    The sounds on the SACD are nice and pleasant with usage of the surround speakers to give a soft, diffuse sound from time to time. To me the music and sound fit together.
    I can understand why this release has been sponsored by B&W Loudspakers, has received good reviews in German HiFi magasines, and is being sold from the high performance HiFi shop in my hometown. I have voted 10.

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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    This release is distributed from cdbaby in the US, http://cdbaby.com/cd/sarak5

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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    A very unusual sort of music, but it's a disc that I keep on playing.

    Unusual instrumentation, but very effective.

    Recommended.

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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    Great use of the surrounds to open up the vocals and instrumentation when required. Nice laid-back album.

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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    Nearly every Stockfisch SACD can only be a 10.
    Music for audiophiles.
    Sara K is another proof for this fine label.
    This is so natural sounding....WOW!
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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    Just picked this one up. I am listening to the SACD now in stereo in my office. Folk music isn't usually my thing, but WOW! This sounds fantastic. And, the music is really good too. I can hardly wait to hear it in surround. I'll post a more thorough review soon.

    What else do you recommend from the Stockfisch label? This is my first I believe....

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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by SMS View Post
    Just picked this one up. I am listening to the SACD now in stereo in my office. Folk music isn't usually my thing, but WOW! This sounds fantastic. And, the music is really good too. I can hardly wait to hear it in surround. I'll post a more thorough review soon.

    What else do you recommend from the Stockfisch label? This is my first I believe....
    Nice that you like it. The surround version will do the rest .

    Another big suggestion here:
    http://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B000850...9303078&sr=8-1
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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    A definite 10! This is demo quality IMHO. I really enjoyed the music in stereo, but the surround version took it to a whole new level!

    The surrounds are used VERY effectively. Lots of discreet sounds coming from the rears, which is sometimes not the case on audiophile SACDs. Very impressive. I am going to seek out other Stockfisch releases.

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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    Stockfish SACDs:

    http://sa-cd.net/alltitles/282

    Note: not all are surround.

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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    extraordinary sound quality, excellent surround mix, great music. 10 points.

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    Default Re: Sara K. - HELL OR HIGH WATER [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by d0zer View Post
    extraordinary sound quality, excellent surround mix, great music. 10 points.
    My sentiments as well, crisp and clean. This is a very nice disc with gently placed but discrete elements. Is it jazzy country blues? Fidelity is excellent, the mix while not "aggressive" is well suited to the style and the content suits me fine in the evening. I give it a solid 9.

    Very little in the center, doesn't hurt a bit.

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