Yeah, I mentioned this on here the other week. its a trait shared by Jakko's BSS 5.1 and his 5.1 of Homo Erraticus.. both centre-heavy mixes.My copy arrived today. Will give a score later. One thing I noticed; the center channel is louder than fronts which is pretty unusual.
I don't think Ian Anderson really cares about DTS vs DVD-A vs Blu-Ray, etc.I wonder why most of the Tull stuff has been DTS 96/24 though - is it because Ian feels that DTS is 'good enough', or is it because the label feels that an uncompressed delivery format (either BDA or DVD-A) isn't cost effective?
DVD As cost more for the artist/ label just be happy we have DTS!I don't think Ian Anderson really cares about DTS vs DVD-A vs Blu-Ray, etc.
HOWEVER, if these Jethro Tull releases are going to continue to use Ray Shulman as the DVD authoring person, he really needs to learn how to author DVD-A already.
It's unacceptable for me to have DVD-V when there is no video content to supplement the 5.1 mix.
That's why this disc will get one point off for that when I give a proper vote.
So that would give the overall vote a '7' as I find the material to be very uninspiring and boring.
I must admit I didn't have my hopes set too high for this disc after 'TAAB2' and that was probably for the best as I would have come away even more disappointed.
I don't blame Steven Wilson for passing up this mix due to being 'overworked'. He didn't miss much that's for sure.
With all that being said, it's a good mix on Jakko's part (with no excessively loud bass moments to ruin any fine moments...) and it was nice to see him with Ian Anderson on the 'Making Of" video bonus feature.
(I found the CD/DVD-V edition at Barnes & Noble today and went with that. I couldn't imagine spending all that money on the deluxe set...)
If every 5.1 release was DTS 24/96 on DVD I would be satisfied with that. DM Violater; perfecto.Back in the day, the DVD council required a licensing fee from replicators to use the DVD Audio logo. The fee was in certain instances fairly onerous for large replicators. Based on the volume of DVD Audio - certain replicators chose not to pony up - as the volume of business for DVD Audio did not justify the licensing fee. Sometimes thing change - in a good way.