For me, it was much cheaper buying direct from Vocalion. US $59.61 (chose tracking) Amazon would have been US $71.94That’s not amazon selling them. That’s Dutton Vocalion selling the releases through amazon.
We would be better off purchasing the titles directly from DV’s website and helping them out that way.
Very well said.. not much more to add.. i’d also like to say with tip my hat thank you Dave !As always, Dave, many, many thanks for your participation in this endeavor. You're an invaluable assistant to Michael Dutton and his foray into QUADRAPHONIC SACD releases. Some great background info and I look forward to all three D~V January releases.
NEVER thought D~V could/would pull these releases off [most especially the two Garfunkel QUADs] at such a NICE price point and even the Lynn Anderson 'classic' is most welcomed, especially as part of a two~fer.
I still scratch my head at how expeditiously Michael Dutton releases these QUAD reissues while maintaining such absolutely incredible quality control. I listened to the Hugo Montenegro/Mancini/Conniff/Severinsen two~fers last night and such perfection in the mastering from these 50 year old master tapes. Hearing Mancini's Symphonic Soul from pristine masters for the first time in QUAD was indeed a revelation and a delight.
I only hope sales are brisk and D~V can continue to release these treasures.
Looking forward to your liner notes on all three new releases, Dave. I know they'll be special.
I didn’t know that either, I always thought it was a one off single.OMG! I didn't realize that the song My Little Town was included on Breakaway. whoa.....one of my favorite Simon/Garfunkel songs. :yikes
Two considerations may have precluded the Garfunkel albums from being a two~fer: Length to accommodate the maximum 80 minute playing time of the CD layer of a hybrid SACD and the fact that I do consider these two albums A list titles and licensing fees may have been higher. Considering that ALL US reissue companies charge $30 for EACH stereo SACD reissue and in Audio Fidelity's case, $30 list for a single QUAD/5.1 SACD, D~V's prices are veritable bargains in today's reissue market at roughly $15US each, shipping INCLUDED including their two~fer QUAD titles @ $7.50 each album!I'll be ordering Lynn Anderson for sure, I'm not big on Art Garfunkle, but if the two albums would of been released as a 2-fer I might of bitten. It would be nice if Dutton could get Simon & Garfunkle or the solo Paul Simon albums.
Me too. I bid over $100 multiple times for that Q8 a while ago (8 years) and got outbid at least 4 times until I finally got one - that was bad!I'm in shock...Do you know how many times I bid over $100 for the Breakaway Q8 and LOST the auction!!! This is great .....will be ordering this and several others.
Found your old post- https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/showthread.php?6435-Art-Garfunkel-Breakaway-Defective-Q8-MasterMe too. I bid over $100 multiple times for that Q8 a while ago (8 years) and got outbid at least 4 times until I finally got one - that was bad!
Wow, pulled that one out of the ether! It will be fun to finally hear the real master and I will indeed check for that weird drop out.Found your old post- https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/showthread.php?6435-Art-Garfunkel-Breakaway-Defective-Q8-Master
Hopefully that issue is confined to the Q8 master and not the multitracks.
Cannot wait for these !!
They likely send requests to labels far in advance of when we hear about the release. So it's not as quick as it appears to be on our end. I think they have many requests in already that are waiting for approvals. They need not rush anything, or get caught up in delays.With the other major SACD re-issue labels constantly “behind” with their releases how is it that DV seems to get things out with such regularity?