Dunno about Live. There are definitely credits for the stereo version on Stage in the liner notes, and I don't recall mention of derivation (which doens't mean it's not there). But I never owned this album before, so I have no idea if its a remix/downmix, or a transfer of the original two-track masters.neil wilkes said:It is definitely possible I have made a mistake with regards to Stage.
It definitely says in the "David Live" liner notes the stereo is "derived from the surround", even though it is a separate asset on the disc - twice, apparently.
<shrug> If the levels have been altered, it's hard to compare. If not, I doubt I'd hear a difference unless they did a terrible job of the encoding. As always, it's technically hard to say for sure why stuff sounds the way it does, though that doesn't stop people from doing so.I'd be miffed about the High Rez not working.
It's definitely better than the DTS.
Not sure what is meant by 'Sci Fi' discs -- is that a brand? Because certainly I can play sci-fi movies with no problem. ;>I had a yamaha DVD S1500 - apparently (according to the retailer) it will not play Sci-Fi discs - perhaps it won't play Bowie titles either??
According to Visconti, the whole tour was recorded in such a way as to still do a Quad mix, so there was a lot more attention to detail.Cai Campbell said:I agree that the "Stage" DVD-A is superior to "David Live". The surround mix has an awesome presence that feels very real, relying on a great mix of recorded elements with no hint of trickery, such as reverb and the like. The performances are exceptional. A truly delightful live surround presentation! However, just like "David Live" the visual elements of "Stage" are, at best, half-baked and tacked on. No big deal, but certainly they could have gone to a bit more of trouble to track down some decent live shots from the dates recorded. Be that as it may, a very strong and enthusiastic 8 points!
I love the performances on both discs, but I have to give the nod to "Stage". I'm something of a Belew fan, so it's pretty exciting to hear him play "Fame" and the songs from "Ziggy Stardust".neil wilkes said:Even though this is technically the superior disc, I still think the performance on the Dogs show is better.