DVD/DTS Poll Bowie, David - Young Americans [DTS/DD DVD]

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Rate the Audio-DVD of David Bowie - YOUNG AMERICANS

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rusinurbe

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Listened to it a number of times now. very much a disc of discovery for me, i did not think that I liked the old 'plastic soul' Bowie, But i do like 'Glam' Bowie and 'Spaceboy' Bowie.

Given that theer is so little new surround arround i took the plunge and what a surprise a lot of great music, and very much better sounding that i was expecting.
The suround mix is one of Tony Visconties ( I was dissappointed with Electric Warrior) better surround mixes, and suits the music very well.

very much a Tumbs up(y) for the music and mix and a thumbs down for not including a MLP track. But the DTS really belts out and would be difficult to beat.

:banana:
 

neil wilkes

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I love this stuff, but again - this one loses 2 marks for me for the following:
1 - No Lossless stream. This is really starting to become annoying, and I suspect it is the way that it is all going unless we start something NOW.
DVD Album = Fobbed off with lossy streams.
2 - Missing track from the Dick Cavett show (footstompin')

Otherwise, superb.
 

ClarkNovak

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I just got a copy and listened last night. The DTS mix is pretty good, I thought; I like how the background singers occupy the rear channels. You can really hear the mix open up in 5.1; it feels much airier than the compressed stereo mix we've heard all these years.

I did think that the low end was a little thin, though; I kept fiddling with my sub to fill out the bottom to my liking. I especially noticed this on "Fame", where the low brass punches in near the end. I'm used to hearing that big "whoomp" of the Sousaphone.

I rated it a "7", mostly because of the lack of bottom end I perceived.
 

timbre4

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Very pleasant 5.1 experience; better than averate DTS job they should be proud of. In these brain-dead record label days I am happy I can have it in this form if commercial DVD-A is on hiatus for the time being.

More Bowie 5.1 please, Aladdin Sane! Diamond Dogs!
 
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Manmc

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This and the ( surprisingly ! ) good Paul Mc Cartney set along with the 'Crossroads' concert are occupying my system for Christmas ! I turn off the screen on Mc Cartney , some real poor videos on there .


~M~
 

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It's August 1975.

I'm 13 and off to school on Sept 7.

Depressing thought, so I lift the dust cover of my Dual turntable, put on my newly-released RCA CD-4 of Young Americans. Drop the arm -- gently -- on Fame.
The #1 song played every ten minutes on B-100 FM is now coming out of my quad system in perfect discrete sound, as good as I could ever imagined.

But something's wrong.

Something's right. So right, it's wrong.
I don't hear my Harmon Kardon demodulator "bump" into CD-4 mode. The red light doesn't come on. There's no crackle, no distortion. No hiss! Even at 13, I know this can't be. My room starts swirling, following the circling synth stabs.

I wake up in 2007. Yes, it was all a dream.
Yet somehow -- improbably -- all true.

If there is a God, he must love quad.
 
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surroundophile

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Listened to this after Christmas. Nice mix of songs, although I'm only familiar with his hits here and covers. Used DTS (my processer says DTS-ES Discreet, but nothing comes out of the back surround). Most of the mixes are great, kinda 70's quad style!
Music:8
Mix : 9.5
 

kvsawilson

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I like this one a lot. Can't say I'm a huge Bowie fan but have enjoyed both this one and the Ziggy sacd. Wish it were hi-res, but we have to get surround sound where we can and the DTS track does sound pretty good. Not every track is solid, but enough of it is that I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a new surround experience.

K
 

filper

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This disc is what surround is all about.

I've probably played most of these tunes close to a thousand times since the LP was released.

I'm hearing sounds that I've never heard before on any kind of gear.

The bottom end is full and perfect for the dts mix.

I'm giving it a 10+. This presentation is exemplary and a lucky find for me.

I tip my hat to Tony Visconti for his brilliant work (back then) and now for the surround mix.

I love this disc.
 

The Rang

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Does anyone know what the resolution of the stereo LPCM tracks are?

The 'copy' I have sounds good in 2 channel (much better than the Ryko).
Is there any indication on the packaging?
 

alk3997

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Is this in 6.1?! Does nothing come out of the back middle the whole album?
Nope - DTS 96/24. I believe DTS 96/24 and DTS-ES are mutually exclusive because there isn't enough bandwidth for both (prior to Blu-Ray versions of DTS, of course).

Packaging is lousy in that it doesn't even have a DTS logo, let alone what type of DTS.


Andy
 

wolfram

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Got it at last and the surround mix is amazing. Why oh why can't "Ziggy" sound like this? :mad: Gave it a 9 because it would sound much better as a lossless DVD-A on my system (though the DTS 24/96 isn't bad at all). "Fame" is mindbogglingly cool.

Give me "Hunky Dory" with a mix as good as this one next and I might be able to forgive the bad mix on "Ziggy". Maybe...
 
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