I like this disc a lot. "It's Oh So Quiet" is great in surround although I am sure that is not a song Bjork fans like as well as her own songs. No DVD-A, no problem, the sound quality here is very good.
One of my favorite discs...
Intense mix but useless menu and authoring, so therefore, -1.
Don't think this would have gained much as a 96/24 DVD.A since it wasn't recorded in Hi res...
The "Surrounded" box set is a MUST!
So, I ordered this from an Amazon Marketplace seller this week, and they sent the right case/booklet, but the disc inside was a DVD of the 2008 monster movie Cloverfield.
One return and an order from a *second* Marketplace seller later, I actually have the album, and I’m looking forward to a close listen and giving it the tenth vote it needs to get onto the main poll page.
However, I wanted to warn anyone who’s interested in this disc about a mega-annoying authoring mistake (separate from the general authoring annoyances that have been reported on all the Björk Dualdiscs).
The string intro of “Isobel” has been stuck on the tail end of the previous song (“You’ve Been Flirting Again”).
And, since there’s no way to rewind or fast forward within songs, the only way to properly listen to “Isobel” (if you’re not listening to both songs back to back) is to watch the music video, and that DTS track is lower-res than the actual album.
A major goof that affects what may be my favorite song on the album. It’ll definitely cost this disc at least a point when voting time comes.
For an artist as adventurous as Björk, this isn’t as adventurous of a surround mix as I was expecting. A lot of “big stereo” going on — I can’t complain about the fidelity/sound or the level of immersion, but it’s generally not as discrete of an experience I as would’ve liked (I say “generally” because there are some nice discrete moments sprinkled throughout.)
Even so, I would’ve given this a 9, but the big authoring problem I mentioned earlier in this thread (the misplaced intro to “Isobel”), along with the inability to rewind or fast forward within tracks, pushes this down to an 8 for me.