HiRez Poll Faith, Percy - CHINATOWN AND LOVE THEME FROM ROMEO & JULIET [SACD]

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Rate the SACD of Percy Faith - CHINATOWN AND LOVE THEME FROM ROMEO & JULIET

  • 10: Great Content, Surround Mix, and Fidelity

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 9

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 6

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1: Poor Content, Surround Mix, and Fidelity

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    4

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Please post your thoughts and comments on this 2016 SACD release from Dutton Vocalion.
Both Quadraphonic mixes are also available to stream in Dolby Audio on Apple Music:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/chinatown/1261594365https://music.apple.com/us/album/love-theme-from-romeo-juliet/1234160441
Full info below (all from the Dutton Vocalion website):
CHINATOWN
THE ORIGINAL LP CQ 33244 (1974)
STEREO/QUADRAPHONIC
1. The Entertainer (Joplin adapt Faith) from the film The Sting
2. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ (Ellington; Lee)
3. What’ll I Do? (Berlin) from the film The Great Gatsby
4. Deep in the Morning (Diamond)
5. Chinatown (Goldsmith) theme from the film
6. Fifth Movement (Tubular Bells) (Oldfield)
7. Moody (Paris; Mitchell)
8. I Got Rhythm (G & I Gershwin)
9. Midnight at the Oasis (Nichtern)
10. 1, 2, 3, 4 (Faith)

LOVE THEME FROM ROMEO AND JULIET
THE ORIGINAL LP CS 9906 (1969) STEREO
CQ 31004 QUADRAPHONIC
11. A Summer Place (Steiner; Discant) theme from the film
12. Spinning Wheel (Thomas)
13. The April Fools (Bacharach; David) from the film
14. Aquarius (MacDermot; Ragni; Rado) from the musical Hair
15. Love (Can Make You Happy) (Sigler)
16. Hello, Tomorrow (Craig)
17. Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (Rota; Kusik; Snyder) from the film
18. Good Morning Starshine (MacDermot; Ragni; Rado) from the musical Hair
19. One (Nilsson)
20. Without Her (Nilsson)
21. Through the Eyes of a Child Un Jour, Un Enfant (Stern; Marnay; Maitland)
Multi-ch Stereo
All tracks available in stereo and multi-channel

SA-CD
This hybrid CD can be played on any standard CD players

CDLK4599

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No reviews of this disc? And only two votes?
I will admit that after previewing the music on iTunes, it doesn't do much for me.
However, I would love to hear the "Chinatown" theme in Quadraphonic surround sound.
I'm sure it sounds absolutely beautiful.

:)
 
No reviews of this disc? And only two votes?
I will admit that after previewing the music on iTunes, it doesn't do much for me.
However, I would love to hear the "Chinatown" theme in Quadraphonic surround sound.
I'm sure it sounds absolutely beautiful.

:)

Obviously, a clear indicator that QQers are really NOT into Easy Listening. The Percy Faith album, while pleasant enough and certainly well recorded and mastered with a wonderful discrete mix does not appeal to 99% of QQ's fan base.

I listened to it [strictly as background music] and will vote a 7. And honestly, I purchased this and ALL other D~V titles hopefully to bolster their decision to release some more 'adventurous' fare in QUAD.

The theme from Chinatown, composed by Hollywood legend Jerry Goldsmith, IS gorgeous and Faith does it justice.

BTW, if you like Goldsmith's music, here are several multichannel SACD titles composed by Jerry: https://www.hraudio.net/search.php?format=0&keywords=Jerry+Goldsmith

This one in particular is excellent and still priced well: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005LAN6/?tag=hraudio-20
 
This was the most disappointing disc from my initial order from Dutton Vocalion. I guess the mix and fidelity is ok, but I’m not a big fan of the content.

Percy Faith was a brilliant arranger and recorded some great instrumental albums. The addition of singers in the late 1960s were a distraction. The focus of the Romeo & Juliet album is on the female chorus and they mixed dead center on the stereo mix, front center on the quad mix. It would be a more enjoyable album without the chorus.

In my opinion, Chinatown is the better album. Unfortunately, Faith’s 1970s albums were a bit of a mixed bag and the album has not held up as well as his earlier works.

I give this one a 7, but I feel I’m being generous.
 
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