Listening to Now (In Surround) - Volume 2

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4-earredwonder

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its coming! 🤤
..but we know its Turn Of A Friendly Card up next in Surround! 🎉

Then better brush up on my gin rummy ♣♥♦♠
 

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its coming! 🤤
..but we know its Turn Of A Friendly Card up next in Surround! 🎉

Don't want him wasting time with a re-tread of "On Air", let's get it on with TOAFC and hopefully 🙏 👁 🤖 :love:
 

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Recently acquired the original DVD-Audio release of this. If anyone has both: is the surround mastering the same, or different? I assume the stereo on the hybrid SACD (both layers) is a new master.
i didn't directly compare the two formats but on basic listening i was pretty sure they had the same mastering and (unfortunately) the same MCh mix, which to my mind is really not good and doesn't do the material justice, surprisingly so for Don Murray since he previously did great Quad mixes (O'Jays "Ship Ahoy", Johnny Mathis "I'm Coming Home", Spinners "New & Improved" and "Pick Of The Litter") and subsequently did great 5.1 mixes (George Benson "Songs & Stories", Lee Ritenour "Six String Theory").. ah well, can't win 'em all i guess 👌
 

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i didn't directly compare the two formats but on basic listening i was pretty sure they had the same mastering and (unfortunately) the same MCh mix, which to my mind is really not good and doesn't do the material justice, surprisingly so for Don Murray since he previously did great Quad mixes (O'Jays "Ship Ahoy", Johnny Mathis "I'm Coming Home", Spinners "New & Improved" and "Pick Of The Litter") and subsequently did great 5.1 mixes (George Benson "Songs & Stories", Lee Ritenour "Six String Theory").. ah well, can't win 'em all i guess 👌
I sometimes truly believe the absence of a discrete remix is at the insistence of the artist and not the remix engineer. I always recall when Jay~Z rejected Elliot Scheiner's ultra discrete remix for the BEYONCE video BD~V insisting it was too gimmicky [and perhaps in his mind detracted from the videos].

ALL those Don Murray discrete remixes you mentioned are indeed superior. And it must've been a frustrating experience for him to refrain from creating a more immersive 5.1 remix...unless the stems he had to work from were not conducive for a more discrete remix!
 
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