- Mar 2, 2002
Dan,Jon, just curious where you purchased your copy at? Do you own any other Monster discs to compare it to in terms of surround...? I own the Benson & Jarreau and Ray Charles and they are both GREAT in my opinion.
That's probably the way to go. I went to a Best Buy today that has 4 copies available according to the store computer (Emeryville, CA) - and the workers there were unable to locate any of the copies!I got mine from Amazon.
At this point, this disc is well worth the selling price. Go for it!
It's a limitation of the DVD-V (menu) format, DVD-A could have "active" menus as well. As you say, not a big deal, once you know it.Well, I pressed "TOP MENU" and the playback stopped and returned me to the main menu. That doesn't happen with BD discs, there's a real pop-up menu, but aside from that little quirk ...
Read this, happened by Best Buy and checked anyway. There were exactly FOUR copies, and $16.99 later there are three.That's probably the way to go. I went to a Best Buy today that has 4 copies available according to the store computer (Emeryville, CA) - and the workers there were unable to locate any of the copies!
For this type of genre, there are a few demo quality tunes, not all of them, but there *are* some head turners.Upon further review...
3rd time through it, and I agree that several tracks are "demo" worthy.
This is a GREAT production.
I found mine at a Barnes & Noble.Read this, happened by Best Buy and checked anyway. There were exactly FOUR copies, and $16.99 later there are three.
Not sure I share Mr. Urban's "demo disc" assessment, but I certainly concur with the 10 rating. Pristine, beautiful (surround) sound. No Wilson or Scheiner at work here, but i'd buy ANY disc mixed like this.
(They even forget Smokey Robinson in this quote). But I see Elmer listed this before.renowned bassist /composer / producer Marcus Miller.
Benson, Miller, keyboardist Greg Phillinganes, guitarist Jubu and drummer John Robinson make up the core unit for the project. They were joined by special guests: guitarists Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, Wah Wah Watson and Norman Brown, vocalists Lalah Hathaway and Patti Austin, keyboardist David Paich, saxophonists Tom Scott and Gerald Albright along with several others.
That's my take on it as well. Nice but not exceptional. In the 7 or 8 range.I received the disc(s) and it certainly is easy listening, smooth jazz style.
That doesn't mean it's no good, here are top guys in the field, besides Benson there's
(They even forget Smokey Robinson in this quote). But I see Elmer listed this before.
While it is good for romantic or relaxing moments, not so much for a party. The 5.1 surround mix is OK but not exceptional. There are occasional discrete instruments and vocals in the rear but emphasis is clearly on the (3) fronts.
I have to play it again before I vote, I'm thinking about an 8+
I'm with you on the positioning of the vocals. One of the songs, Telephone Call Away, had Lalah Hathaway right of center but not hard right....really great front soundstaging.One thing I noticed on this disc that I never really noticed on many others is the front positioning, particularly the way George's guitar is between the center and front left speakers. His vocal is always in the center, but on the duets he's a little to the left of the center while the other vocal is to the right of the center.