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HiRez Poll America - HOMECOMING [DVD-A/SACD]

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Rate the DVD-A/SACD of America - HOMECOMING


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kap'n krunch

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oh, man... this was one of a few that a friend from Madrid who has a record store pulled out a few years ago when I asked him if he had received any "De uve Des de Audio".. he had them in the back stashed away...still have to truly get into it but it is an exquisite MCH mix iirc...
 

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I have a confession. Many years ago before I was really invested in surround I DL'ed this from the nether regions (I have since purchased it so..).

Anyway, besides Ventura Highway sounding the absolute crazy best it's ever going to sound the DL that I acquired had 5 bonus tracks (including Tin Man which is one of my favorite America songs) and it was explained that these were procured from the Romanotrax Q4 conversions. These 5 songs in question are in 6-channel (5.1) MLP 24/96 DVD-A format, sound fantastic fidelity wise albeit not 5.1 discrtete (no center channel), very stereo heavy but still outstanding in the surround quads, and the author of the disc must have known how to make a proper homemade DVD-A.

The 5 tracks in question:

11: Sister Goldenhair
12: Daisy Jane
13: Lonely People
14: Tin Man
15: Woman Tonight


So my question is what is Romanotrax Q4 conversions?
 
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LuvMyQuad

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I have a confession. Many years ago before I was really invested in surround I DL'ed this from the nether regions (I have since purchased it so..).

Anyway, besides Ventura Highway sounding the absolute crazy best it's ever going to sound the DL that I acquired had 5 bonus tracks (including Tin Man which is one of my favorite America songs) and it was explained that these were procured from the Romanotrax Q4 conversions. These 5 songs in question are in 6-channel (5.1) MLP 24/96 DVD-A format, sound fantastic fidelity wise albeit not 5.1 discrtete (no center channel), very stereo heavy but still outstanding in the surround quads, and the author of the disc must have known how to make a proper homemade DVD-A.

The 5 tracks in question:

11: Sister Goldenhair
12: Daisy Jane
13: Lonely People
14: Tin Man
15: Woman Tonight


So my question is what is Romanotrax Q4 conversions?
The 5 extra tracks likely came from Q4 reels as add-ons because there was enough room on the disc to do it. #13 and 14 are from Holiday, and the remainder are from Hearts. Each was released as a Q4 back in the 70's. Hearts was eventually released by Audio Fidelity as a 4.0 SACD. Holiday has not yet had a digital quad release. Both Q4 conversions sound magnificent.

A Romanotrax Q4 conversion is a quad reel converted to a digital format by an esteemed QQ member. You can guess his name.
 

himey

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Surprised I didn't vote on this one.

Quality/reference production and center channel done right. Easy 10 for mix and sound quality.
 

salsdali

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All three sons of American Servicemen. I never knew that.

Sandman (not on this album) is quite poignant:

This being the height of the Vietnam War, the trio would often encounter soldiers that had seen action and hear their war stories. Bunnell wrote this song based on some of those tales he heard, stories about how when stationed in Vietnam, they were afraid to sleep for fear of attack, so they would stay up as long as they could (sometimes with the help of various substances), since sleep could mean death. The "sandman" represents sleep, which they feared. Thus they were always "running from the sandman."
 
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