A subtle surround mix. I'd prefer more in the rears. There's no center channel, but honestly I'd rather have the total absense of a center channel than a mix that abuses the center channel. So that part isn't so bad.
I'm a very casual Ryan Adams fan. I like some of the songs here, like "When The Stars Go Blue" (covered by Bono and The Corrs on VH1), but other songs are forgettable.
I went with a 4. Still... I can't help shake the feeling I've been too harsh with my rating.
I had another listen to this album last night and "big stereo" is a bit harsh. But I still rank the mix as conservative; you know... when you are listening and your mind goes "yeah, c'mon bang it out of the rears" (like on a Steven Wilson mix) but it doesn't happen.I have the sacd. Sounds mostly like big stereo to me. Such a great collection of songs - it kills me to think what Elliot Scheiner would have done with this.
Have you got a cover photo you can post here Garry?This was one of my very first surround SACDs, so it was played a lot. I really like the music (I had never heard any RA music prior to the purchasing).
I only just discovered (while redoing DR for the new poll) with is actually a quad SACD. There’s nothing in the centre channel.