Agreed. Mobile Fidelity did an excellent job on this one. A must have Rock Surround Sound SACD.This is a very interesting, very atmospheric disc. I had not heard the original release before I picked this up. Sonics are fantastic and the typical Junkies low-key approach comes across with impressive clarity. The process by which the surround mix was created is noted above but the mix does not sound manipulated to me. Someone on another forum noted the one problem with this mix which involves the volume level in the rears. Simply put, they are loud and at times threaten to overwhelm the content coming from the fronts further away. This can be quickly resolved by turning down the rears to taste on the fly (if your receiver allows you this option). Still, I've been listening to this a lot and I am very impressed by the music and the quality of the sonics. A 9 for me.
Agreed. Mobile Fidelity did an excellent job on this one. A must have Rock Surround Sound SACD.
you got that right! this thing'll really make your walls shake. in fact, when i play this my wife complains her knick-knack shelf is gonna self-distruct . so when she's around, the only way i can listen to this at "appropriate" levels is with headphones (where it also sounds phenomenal)....Folks may want to turn down thier sub's before the first listen.
The vocals are moody and evocative, but unfortunately, sound congested and constrained, as if they were recorded in a bathroom or something.
This was the only one they did. Interestingly, since the 2 channel SACD track is Ambisonic encoded, music fans with Meridian processor/preamps can check out the album that way - as well as listening to the 5.1 SACD Surround track.This is an interesting one..... So this is an up-mix & a surround sacd from Mobile Fidelity - did they do any others?