- Mar 2, 2002
I couldn't find it on the website, the only thing I found was a CD HERENot sure if this is the correct place to post but importcds has this for $20.87 now, a good price. Based on two peoples opinion here that I trust who say they've heard it I'm ordering it despite my reservations it might be a repurposed quad. I will probably eat my own critical words....lets see I have the Japanese SQ cd, the SQ Japanese lp, a Q8 conversion, why not one more?
I'm still waiting on my preorder to be filled, so I haven't heard the SACD. According to Al Kooper when I spoke with him several years ago, he created new 5.1 mixes for BOTH Super Session and BS&T's Child is the Father. My understanding is that this SACD is NOT the Quad mix repurposed....I'm ordering it despite my reservations it might be a repurposed quad. I will probably eat my own critical words....lets see I have the Japanese SQ cd, the SQ Japanese lp, a Q8 conversion, why not one more?
Thanks LizardKing! I just changed my order from amazon.ca . I saved over $10 with your link and my combined order with the Breezin' disc which is even cheaper.
I'm assuming that you saved $10 because you are getting both discs. I'm just getting Super Session (from Amazon.ca) and the price difference with ImportsCD is less than $0.10. I'm paying $27.79 at Amazon; $27.86 at ImportsCD.Thanks LizardKing! I just changed my order from amazon.ca . I saved over $10 with your link and my combined order with the Breezin' disc which is even cheaper.
I'm going to have to keep ImportsCD in mind next time I'm ordering something new.Yes I am getting both discs. Amazon is charging $28.61 each for the two discs. ImportCDs is charging $20.87 for Super Session, and $18.83 for Breezin'. Even with shipping, my order from ImportCDs is $48.68, Amazon was $57.22. So, not quite 10 bux, but enough to make me change.
The reviews I am reading on the Hoffman forum seems to be very positive.A couple of posters at SHTV are reporting loud mastering and excessive bass for the surround mix on this disc.
It will be a few weeks before I get my copy.
What are the feelings here regarding the bass levels etc?
The reviews from therockman and MikeT are not my idea of being very positive.
Heard this today and was floored.....Al Kooper did an amazing 5.1 remix...Dont pass this one up...It is a must have of a classic record...Nuff said....Going to listen to the Hoffman remaster stereo on the disc next...This is the way Hybrid 5.1 should be done...5.1 mix, SACD, and 2 channel stereo on the same disc....all remastered
I own both and I am leaning towards this as it really makes you feel like you are in the studio...I am partial to the 5.1 mix as it makes the music sound like it is in 3D...
What's disturbing to me about that thread is the statement from steve hoffman that hes never heard the 5.1 mix. Talk about quality control. As if he doesn't care about anything except his own mastering work he can collect accolades about. I am hoping I did not waste my money buying another stereo version I did not need with a defective 5.1 mastering. Is it just one person on that site who is complaining about the mastering? There may be three people on QQ who say they have heard an advance copy and like it. And who didn't complain about excessive bass and loudness on the 5.1 layer.
If this turns out to be a real mess its the last AF disc I will ever buy 5.1 or not.