Two words: Elliot Scheiner!As I posted last year, this is still true reference quality stuff. It gets reinforced every time I pop this SACD in my player. I don't quite know what they did on this release, but the sonics and mix are so smooth, open and airy, that it really puts most other hi-rez titles to shame. If only other companies and engineers could take a page from this release...
I hear ya! However, it is unrealistic to expect that the audio mix of a concert is going to jive with the video mix. If the two did mesh realistically, then every time the camera focused on one band member, the audio focus would shift as well. And every time they show an audience shot, the band would come from the rear with the audience from the front. You know what I mean? I can handle the visual jumps but the audio mix should remain relatively constant....for a concert video, it drives me crazy when I have the video of the back-up singers in front of me, but their voices come from the rear! For concerts, the only thing that shoud be in the rear is ambience and audience noise/applause.
Agreed. And with this package, you can enjoy the concert in DVD/DTS format or the music in SACD Surround Sound.Accurate or not, this is the best live surround mix I've ever heard. The performances are spectacular and the fidelity is phenomenal. This is an absolutely stunning disc. Thank you Mr. Scheiner for taking a few liberties with acoustical reality and giving us this gem! 10 points!