• QuadraphonicQuad welcomes you and encourages your participation! Treat all members with respect. Please keep all discussions civil, even when you have a strong opinion on a particular topic.

    Do not offer for free, offer for sale, offer for trade, or request copies or files of copyrighted material - no matter how rare or unavailable to the public they might be. We do not condone the illegal sharing of music. There are many places on the internet where you can participate in such transactions, but QuadraphonicQuad is not one of them. We are here to encourage and support new multichannel releases from those companies that still provide them and as such the distribution of illegal copies of recordings is counter-productive to that effort. Any posts of this sort will be deleted without notification.

    Please try to avoid discussions that pit one format against another. Hint for new users: make liberal use of the search facilities here at QuadraphonicQuad. Our message base is an incredibly rich resource of detailed information on virtually all topics pertaining to surround-sound. You will be surprised at what you can find with a little digging!

Kansas "The Absence of Presence" CD+5.1 Blu-Ray coming 6/26/2020

Help Support QuadraphonicQuad:

Marplot

400 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Mar 20, 2018
Messages
454
Location
Ohio, USA
That is a great price, hope everyone that got it gets it fulfilled; I missed out.
 

MCDave

300 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Oct 4, 2016
Messages
381
Location
Colorado
I don't see any need to pre-order. This isn't a title that is likely to sell out quickly. I'd rather wait for the reviews from you guys before deciding ;)
 

elmer

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
Joined
May 31, 2005
Messages
2,030
Location
New Milford, CT
I had picked up this on Blu Ray when it first came out about 10 years ago - I'm pretty sure it's out of print but may be available from the usual sources for an exorbitant amount. A reunion show of sorts at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, the alma mater of several band members. It notably features a few tracks with former members Steve Morse and Kerry Livgren. The band is backed up by the Washburrn University Symphony Orchestra. Excellent PQ and audio. The LPCM 5.1 Mix is standard live concert style but overall a worthwhile addition to my library.

kansas.jpg


You can view the complete show on Youtube.
 

haikubass

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Joined
Aug 2, 2008
Messages
1,163
Location
Prague
Soooo, actually, it appears there are two editions of CD+5.1 blu-ray:
1) 6 panel digipak, priced around $19.00
2) 10 X 10 Limited Edition with 36-page artbook featuring exclusive liner notes and interviews with each band member, available for $60.00 here:
 

colsky

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Joined
Aug 30, 2013
Messages
1,259
Location
Chelmsford, England
I'm holding off ordering this at the moment. Per the Kansas website there are 3 versions:


CD - $15
Deluxe digipack (CD & 5.1 Audio Bluray) - $19
Deluxe artbook (CD & 5.1 Audio Bluray) - $60

The Deluxe digipack version I guess is the one that is $18.99 at Amazon.com.
The Burning Shed listing with the bluray is £33.99 and is described as the Artbook.

I'm therefore waiting until I see the cheaper Deluxe digipack version listed anywhere in the UK.
 

colsky

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Joined
Aug 30, 2013
Messages
1,259
Location
Chelmsford, England
Soooo, actually, it appears there are two editions of CD+5.1 blu-ray:
1) 6 panel digipak, priced around $19.00
2) 10 X 10 Limited Edition with 36-page artbook featuring exclusive liner notes and interviews with each band member, available for $60.00 here:
Sorry haikubass, I was typing while you had already posted!
 

GOS

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Apr 23, 2013
Messages
13,212
Location
Central Illinois
Soooo, actually, it appears there are two editions of CD+5.1 blu-ray:
1) 6 panel digipak, priced around $19.00
2) 10 X 10 Limited Edition with 36-page artbook featuring exclusive liner notes and interviews with each band member, available for $60.00 here:

Let me get this straight.

$19 CD & Bluray (contains 5.1)
$60 CD & Bluray (contains 5.1 and 96/24 hi res stereo) and a book

Why the heck didn't they put the 96/24 hi res stereo also on the $19 version? Not that I ever listen to the stereo, but I would certainly consider it in this case as I've never heard this album.
 

JediJoker

800 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
Messages
857
Location
Portland, OR, USA
$19 CD & Bluray (contains 5.1)
$60 CD & Bluray (contains 5.1 and 96/24 hi res stereo) and a book

Why the heck didn't they put the 96/24 hi res stereo also on the $19 version?
It wouldn't be the first time two different discs of the same type were authored for different editions of the same release (e.g. ELP Trilogy deluxe vs. super deluxe), but somehow, I doubt the discs will be any different in this case. If the listings are different, I imagine that's just an oversight.
 

GOS

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Apr 23, 2013
Messages
13,212
Location
Central Illinois
It wouldn't be the first time two different discs of the same type were authored for different editions of the same release (e.g. ELP Trilogy deluxe vs. super deluxe), but somehow, I doubt the discs will be any different in this case. If the listings are different, I imagine that's just an oversight.
Yeah, maybe you're right. Hope so. I pre-ordered the $19 version. Honestly surprised it's that cheap.
 

haikubass

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Joined
Aug 2, 2008
Messages
1,163
Location
Prague
Group builder
Top