Sorry, I wasn't more helpful in my previous post. You will not be disappointed; this is an example of outstanding multi-channel. Quoting the cover, "remixed by Eliot Scheiner (Eagles-Hotel California) from the original analog master tapes." the recording itself has been around before; the previous release in DVD-video featured DTS. I got this from overstock.com for $18.55.randy h said:I sure would like to hear more comments on this one. I am thinking of making the purchase, but want to avoid any ambiant-crowd-only surround mixes.
Anybody else have this ?
I don't have the DVD-A but I expect the mix is the same. By the way, you also get the DVD-Video that I mentioned earlier in this package making this a great value. I gave this a 10 and I will admit that I am biased because I like Roy Orbison's music. However, if I was neutral on the music itself it would still rate between 8 and 9. I predict when we get enough voters this will end up at least 8.5.randy h said:Thanks, tominsky.
That is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. I like the way Scheiner mixed Hotel California, so that is great news. What did you find lacking in the DVD-Audio mix? I respect both formats, but usually go DVD-A if I have the option.
Actually the SACD version is also available at Overstock.Com. Check http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?page=proframe&prod_id=1086276Overstock.com still has the DVD-A/DVD-V set available for $18 plus $1.40 shipping. I couldn't find the SACD there.
I remember seeing the original broadcast of this show on Cinemax years ago - I always admired Roy Orbison's voice but was struck by the admiration of the "pick-up band" he assembled for the night - Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, KD Lang, etc. With all of the star power on stage it could have been a complete mess but instead they all stayed with in their roles and delivered many goosebump moments - great B & W video treatment and of course a superlative Scheiner 5.1 mix - a big fat 10I gave this one a 10. Roy was in great voice (as if he was never in great voice? ) and the mix really puts you in the room!
Right, we don't want anybody traveling back in time to 1987 and trying to watch this on Cinemax. There would be no internet then to help them find out that was bogus information.Thanks for the correction - that changes everything - forget what I said - it sucked
THanks for the link Brian. I was meaning to grab this one before they "went away". Since I already own the DTS DVD, it was not one of my "priorities", however, these days, EVERYTHING should be a priority!Actually the SACD version is also available at Overstock.Com. Check http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?page=proframe&prod_id=1086276
The SACD/DVD-V edition of Black & White Nights is also available at several other outlets including Acoustic Sounds, Elusive Disc, Amazon.Com, Amazon.CA, Amazon.JP, 3Deers.Com and Music Direct.
Glad to help.THanks for the link Brian. I was meaning to grab this one before they "went away". Since I already own the DTS DVD, it was not one of my "priorities", however, these days, EVERYTHING should be a priority!