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HiRez Poll Beck - GUERO [DVD-A]

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stereoptic

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Better late than never... :). I recently picked this one up for like $8 (including the s/h!) and have enjoyed it more than most other 'new' releases (I Know this is 7 years old already!) I gave it a 9 just because it is not "really" hi-res. Other than that, I enjoyed the entire album from start to finish and was ready to spin it again after listening the first time; it's been a while since I've done that with a release. I didn't realize that I was familiar with 5 or 6 songs already. The surround mix is exquisite. Tastefully balanced with a few surprises thrown in here and there.
 

Mandrake2011

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Another latecomer here. Only recently discovered Beck but am really starting to dig him. Yes, even -- or should I say especially -- Mellow Gold.

Anyway, I really like Guero too and this DVD-A is outstanding! I gave it a 9.
 

d0zer

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Got this some weeks ago and listened to it several times. Though the sound quality is good and the surround mix is great, the music is just not my cup of tea. So I gave it a 7.
 

fredblue

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A lovely package and a great sound mix, with lots going on.. I just could not get into the music, sadly.
 

ABMickey

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Also a late spinner on these...but this disc blows me out of my chair:mad:@: ...excellent Mix from Elliot and the music suits me more than Sea Change ...a clear 10
 

Mike the Fish

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I'd heard bits of this album in a couple of places - and liked what I heard, and knew there was a package with a DVD. The package I saw didn't have the slip saying what was on it, so I was pleased to find out there was a surround mix. I've only heard some of the 5.1 and I really like the mixing: it, with the visuals, seem to really compliment the music. I'm liking the three subtitle layers that add graphics - the second one sometimes gives pictures of Beck. My only issue so far is the first track playing so heavily on the left hand side. I don't know if that replicates the stereo mix yet. I'm looking forward to hearing more of this one.
 

Mike the Fish

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Hard to score this one for me. I gave a quick switch between stereo and 5.1 for Earthquake Weather and the 5.1 really opened it out. The stereo sounded weedy in comparison - which is the opposite of some of the R.E.M. mixes. (I do wonder if there was some kind of exporting to file error with some of those...)
 

corneredcat

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obviously very late for this one...i know nothing about it...but because it's a Scheiner mix i tossed out $7.50 to find out!
 

LizardKing

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obviously very late for this one...i know nothing about it...but because it's a Scheiner mix i tossed out $7.50 to find out!
Not everyone's cup of tea - but its one of my all time favourites... quite different from Sea Change (if you have that).

A real fun true surround mix - check out the videos (and the alternate angles - at least on Girl - IIRC)

I need to give this another spin...(y)
 

corneredcat

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Not everyone's cup of tea - but its one of my all time favourites... quite different from Sea Change (if you have that).

A real fun true surround mix - check out the videos (and the alternate angles - at least on Girl - IIRC)

I need to give this another spin...(y)
LOVE Sea Change...and thanks to this thread i'm not expecting something similar. for the cheap price i paid i figured it was worth a stab in the dark! also being especially partial to Scheiner mixes..looking forward to it... thanks for the vid tips too
 

HomerJAU

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Nothing like Sea Change in musical style and quite compressed/loud (unlike Sea Change) but I quite like this album. I would like it so much more without the compression. I haven't voted on this yet but it's going to get a 7 I think. It does not have the sonics for a 9 or 10.
 

edisonbaggins

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I thought about giving this a 9, just because it isn't Sea Change. But Sea Change goes to 11, so this one can be a 10.
Super-engaging, enveloping mix that perfectly compliments the music. Sub-woofer forced to fight for it's life.
Dis shizznit is dope, yo.
 

keywhiz

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Yeah, I guess you either like the music or you don’t. Welcome to “music”.

This is a GREAT disc. Fun, crazy, excellent Scheiner mix. Great sonics. Fantastic packaging and visuals Makes me sad for the promise of what 5.1 music held a dozen + years ago that is just so much history now. :(

I love the music. Fun and energetic. Someone gave this disc a “1”? Lol. They must really hate the music and we’re trying to sink the rating. Either that or Beck stole his girlfriend or something. :D

Just picked this one up used for pretty cheap. Will be playing it a LOT. Easy “10”
 
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hafquark

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This is Beck in a lighter, fun mood. The surround is overly compressed, but not near Flaming Lips levels -- and it's a wild, active Scheiner mix with a good number of catchy tunes. On top of that you can still find it really cheap. I'm docking it one point for being too loud, so an "8" for me.
 
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