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HiRez Poll Beck - GUERO [DVD-A]

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DennisMabry

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Does anyone else have a problem with each track pausing for a few seconds between tracks before it continues?

I'm pretty sure this disk should be "Gapless", shouldn't it?
I gave Guero a spin this morning. Plays gapless for me. Fun disc!
 

Ge Someone

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I also got this disc relatively late :eek: , and waited a long time before giving my opinion too.

I liked Sea Change a lot at the time but I knew this would be different. Beck seems trying to fit all styles from Odelay, Mellow Gold and even some Sea Change, into one album. Stir well add some L.A. beats.
The surround is great and although the sound on the DVD-A is good compared to the CD, it has a certain Lo-Fi feel. The songs are not that great, some are OK.

The packaging is one of the nicest (for DVD-A) that I own, but no points for that in this poll, and neither for the video stuff (with DD sound).
All in all a 7 from me.
 

Chris Gerhard

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I got this one in today, about four years after most others here that own it. This is his follow up to "Sea Change" and I would have to think long to come up with an artist that followed a great album with something so different. I love "Sea Change", I own the SACD, and own "Mellow Gold" and "Odelay" on CD so I am a fan but I hadn't heard this. First listen, I will give points for creativity and being willing to be so diverse with an artist's catalog and I will say I like it. It will be a few listens before I vote and that might be months. It isn't the masterpiece "Sea Change" is but I am glad I picked it up.

Chris
 

BananaSlug

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I wasn't too keen on this one when it was released, but it has become a disc that I really like. It's funny how opinions on music can change over time.
 

LizardKing

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One of my favourite DVD-As.

Although this may be "grainy" or compressed in parts its one of my favourite 5.1 albums.
 

phrostbyte

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Just ordered a new copy off Amazon for about $8 shipped. Hope it's the real deal.
 

mch007

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Just ordered a new copy off Amazon for about $8 shipped. Hope it's the real deal.
Even I got it new from amazon marketplace for $8 or so few months back. Having heard this album before, I bought it only because of low price...I wonder why such a good package comes so cheap.:confused:
 

Chris Gerhard

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Even I got it new from amazon marketplace for $8 or so few months back. Having heard this album before, I bought it only because of low price...I wonder why such a good package comes so cheap.:confused:
Of course there is only one possible reason. It didn't sell at regular prices because the quantity manufactured far exceeded demand. I have purchased about 100 DVD-A's, new and used at similar prices or lower including many titles new from Yourmusic.com. Some of the titles included some very nice packages but a limited release fancy package like this one is usually manufactured in such small quantities that this didn't happen. If you think this DVD-A is priced low, you should have been involved with HD DVD, concerts and movies in that format dropped to about $2 for the same reason. Needless to say, not many companies will mess with DVD-A now due to the market response. Of course there are also DVD-A titles were demand is tiny and supply even tinier, those are often worth a lot.

Chris
 

mch007

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Of course there is only one possible reason. It didn't sell at regular prices because the quantity manufactured far exceeded demand. I have purchased about 100 DVD-A's, new and used at similar prices or lower including many titles new from Yourmusic.com. Some of the titles included some very nice packages but a limited release fancy package like this one is usually manufactured in such small quantities that this didn't happen. If you think this DVD-A is priced low, you should have been involved with HD DVD, concerts and movies in that format dropped to about $2 for the same reason. Needless to say, not many companies will mess with DVD-A now due to the market response. Of course there are also DVD-A titles were demand is tiny and supply even tinier, those are often worth a lot.

Chris
I think you are right. Funny it says 'Guero (W/Dvd) [Collector's Edition][Enhanced][Limited Edition]' in amazon. Limited edition of 1 million??? :howl
 

rusinurbe

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It was going for pretty high prices not long after its release due to eth 'limited' nature of these kinds of release.

I like the album the closest he cam to Odelay since that album, maybe not quite as groundbreaking .
Like a lot of things 5.1 was surprised teh follow up was not surround as well !!
 

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Just listening to this after having purchased it for a very reasonable £5 from Amazon UK marketplace. I thought the mix on the first track was a bit dodgy, perhaps it was intentionally grungy. Otherwise, I'm enjoying it. There are some imaginative songs with seductive mixes. I have to confess to having never knowingly heard any Beck before and I think I'll try and check out some more of his music.
 

Chris Gerhard

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I tried to play the two Easter Eggs and have had no luck so far. The first, a video of "E-Pro" and the second a video of "Black Tambourine". A Samsung DVD-HD950 played the videos but with stuttering, pausing or skipping throughout. An LG BH200 wouldn't start either so I tried it in a Toshiba HD-A1 and couldn't get either to start. I may try to play the Easter Eggs in a different player but they look to be challenge for a lot of players.

http://www.eeggs.com/tree/9895.html

Chris
 

phrostbyte

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I'll have to check this out later.. I was wondering what to listen to tonight, found it. Thanks :D
 

cupboy

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I tried to play the two Easter Eggs and have had no luck so far. The first, a video of "E-Pro" and the second a video of "Black Tambourine". A Samsung DVD-HD950 played the videos but with stuttering, pausing or skipping throughout. An LG BH200 wouldn't start either so I tried it in a Toshiba HD-A1 and couldn't get either to start. I may try to play the Easter Eggs in a different player but they look to be challenge for a lot of players.

http://www.eeggs.com/tree/9895.html

Chris
Interesting. Never knew this stuff was there. The ancient Panasonic BDP-10A plays them perfectly, in either 2.0 Dolby Digital or surround Dolby Digital. 4:3 aspect ratio.

I guess I shouldn't try them on any of the newer machines.

update: Tried it on the Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD. Played both fine.

update 2: Tried it on the LG BH200. No problem. Tried all 3 of them. Black Tambourine has an alternate angle.

At this point may as well try the Toshiba XA1 also. My other machines are not hooked up right now.

update 3: Plays beautifully on the XA1. This machine seems to be providing the best sound too, and outputs it louder than the other 3 machines. Had to turn it down a bit.

So, Chris I guess this wasn't a challenge for these 4 machines.

As long as the XA1 is powered up (been awhile) may as well play Dukes Of Hazzard, so that's what I'm doing.
 
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