10 Most Underrated Surround Albums on Digital Formats ONLY!

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Thanks to the Quad Goddess for thinking up this thread :bowing:

I’ll work on a list in a bit, but first, some of these titles maybe get the “Rodney Dangerfield” treatment because they’ve become so darn rare and/or expensive,
Like the Ritenour, Bianco, Botti, Dominoes & even the Parsons of Beefalo’s list.
A regular “best of” type of list is darn near impossible for me; but I think it will be fun to come up with 10 for this one!

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Bianco? As in Matt Bianco? Did they have a surround release?
 

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Some of these titles maybe get the “Rodney Dangerfield” treatment because they’ve become so darn rare and/or expensive,
Like the Ritenour, Bianco, Botti, Dominoes & even the Parsons of Beefalo’s list.
True but consider this:
I'm sure most these were reasonably priced when they were released. Seems that they were either unknown or got little love. They rarely show up on QQ posts.
 

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Just in case you’re not pulling my leg-
:love:WOW!:love:

I had no idea. I can't recall ever running into a thread or comments on the forum about till now. I have the regular RB CD.... So at those prices (even worse on Ebay) I guess I'll just have to enjoy through the SM.
 

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Some excellent titles listed upthread... The Mando Diao sounds great. :phones

Here's 10 that are pretty good...

Indigo Girls - All That We Let In SACD
Queen - Greatest Hits DVD
Peter Gabriel - Play DVD
John Lennon - Lennon Legend DVD
Nickel Creek - This Side SACD
Hugo Montenegro - Love Theme From The Godfather/The Good Bad & The Ugly SACD
Sam Cooke - At The Copa SACD
Bjork - Debut DualDisc
Super Furry Animals - Lovekraft SACD
Moloko - Statues SACD
 
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As a cheeky (11.) I'll have to add Clapton's "Back Home"..
even though it's not as strong an album as "Reptile" it still sounds nice (if a bit loud!).
I was going to throw this into the pool but you beat me to it. "Back Home" has probably 5 or so really good tunes, one being friend George's "Love Comes To Everyone" and the entire DVD-A side has an excellent surround mix with great separation, especially the old "background singers in the backs" when needed. I am not sure how difficult this title is to find these days, and it is, afterall, a "DualDisc", but it's really worth tracking down if so inclined.
 

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I was going to throw this into the pool but you beat me to it. "Back Home" has probably 5 or so really good tunes, one being friend George's "Love Comes To Everyone" and the entire DVD-A side has an excellent surround mix with great separation, especially the old "background singers in the backs" when needed. I am not sure how difficult this title is to find these days, and it is, afterall, a "DualDisc", but it's really worth tracking down if so inclined.
My copy is a Limited Edition 2-disc Digi-Pack with 4 guitar picks, a CD and only a DD 5.1 DVD (but the booklet & cover state 5.1 Advanced Resolution)
 

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My copy is a Limited Edition 2-disc Digi-Pack with 4 guitar picks, a CD and only a DD 5.1 DVD (but the booklet & cover state 5.1 Advanced Resolution)
Might be "Advanced Res." because it's 24/48 instead of 16/44.1; I even think some of the early Donald Fagen DVD-A's were labeled like that IIRC. :unsure:
 

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My copy is a Limited Edition 2-disc Digi-Pack with 4 guitar picks, a CD and only a DD 5.1 DVD (but the booklet & cover state 5.1 Advanced Resolution)
That is strange. I wonder why they did that. Mine is absolutely a DVD-Audio disc as I played it quite a bit in the Acura when it first came out.
 

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I took a quick a look at my digital titles, and these are the ones not mentioned that stood out as being under-rated and/or obscure and good.

1. Superfurryanimals – Love Kraft (SACD)
2. Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance Dualdisc (dualdisc DVD-A)
3. Subotnick – Electronic Works 1 & 2 (DVD-A, DVD-V)
4. Nektar – Journey to the Center of the Eye (SACD)
5. Hooverphonic – No More Sweet Music (dualdisc DVD-V)
6. Medeski, Martin and Wood – Uninvisible (DVD-A)
7. Helmet of Gnats – S/T (SACD)
8. Yazoo –In Your Room (DVD-V)
9. Uriah Heep – Gold from the Byron Era (DVD-V)
10. Cornelius –Five Point One (DVD-V)
OMFG - I had no idea that Uriah Heep had a surround mix! ...now if only I can get hold of a copy. :eek:
 

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That is strange. I wonder why they did that. Mine is absolutely a DVD-Audio disc as I played it quite a bit in the Acura when it first came out.
There have been a number of releases over the years with both DVD-A and DVD-V editions. Another that comes to mind is Porcupine Tree's Deadwing, which had a standalone DVD-A from dts Entertainment and a combo CD/DVD-V on Lava/Atlantic.
 
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