DVD/DTS Poll Roxy Music - ROXY MUSIC [DTS DVD]

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Rate the DTS DVD of Roxy Music - ROXY MUSIC

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4-earredwonder

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OMG!!! You can get the Japanese box set for less than that on the Amazon UK site. I too hate the games that Amazon plays with their prices. Thats why I get mail daily from SuperDeluxeEditions.com
Yeah, but the s/h charge [MOST especially, expedited] from Japan would be pretty astronomical as this set weighs a ton http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/UICY-78583?s_ssid=e4368d5abc3df4b56f

But for those interested, all the RBCDs [3] in the Japanese ROXY boxset are SHM~CDs.
 
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I have always liked the early glam of the 70s, as well as some of the progressive music done in the same era. Roxy Musics debut is a perfect match, still the most adventurous album they did - finding out that Steven had done a 5.1 mix of this made me feel like a child on christmas morning. And so the announcement came... as well as the prize. Still too expensive I imagine, I managed to snatch it for $64 and even though the book alone is a piece of art I still find the regular cost of $120+ simply too much. But anyway, I probably would have gotten this anyway...

The mix? Fucking perfect!! It makes the album so justice, Enos quirky sounds, good separation, good fidelity, it’s just a pleasure to crank this.

I have to give this a 10, much for the long time coming and still meet my high expectations and upon that, maybe one of Stevens finest mixes yet.
 

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Another 9 from me. Only played the 5.1 mix so far, but love it. DTS is a healthy constant 6.4Mbps. Got it from amazon.com for 98 AUD (including shipping to Aus). The recently opened amazon.com.au website has it for 143 AUD! Nice packaging etc, but could have done with an XTC style package and price.
 

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Oh my goodness - I remember buying this when it first came out. Those days were all about Zeppelin, Sabbath, Wishbone, Yes, Tull, Groundhogs, Ten Years After, etc. - and then these guys came along. What?! We hard rock guys were avoiding all things glam, even Bowie, for goodness sake. And now these weirdos turn up - and we all fell in love with them instantly. I still don't get why we gave them the pass we didn't give to the other "make-up and lipstick" artists. Or bands with a saxophonist? Or songs about 'romance' (yeughh!!). Or singing that is so mannered? Or crazy synthesizer freaks - what was an "Eno" anyway? And yet fall in love we did! Was it the amazing rock guitar stylings, the terrific drumming, the spacy soundscapes, or just the sheer wonderful ridiculousness of it all? What on earth was that "Bob MedLey" all about anyway?

This first Roxy album is still my favorite - the shock of the new (or at least different!)... And how wonderful to hear it in magnificent 5.1. So playful and entertaining, so immersive, so involving. I gave it a 9 - as the sound still doesn't have quite the bottom end to thump it along, and a pity about DVD-Video too. But I'm having so much fun - isn't it great to hear Manzanera soloing all the way through Re-Make, only to strum a few chords when it is his turn to take the solo break later in the song? And to hear the wonderful Eno soundscape inviting us to into Ladytron. And all that crazy swirling stuff in Bob. And the screeching guitar/synthesizer on Chance Meeting. Never mind the rollicking delight to be had with dear old Virginia Plain...

The extras and packaging are also tremendous. It is such a treat to hear all that BBC material - in many ways those versions of the songs are even better than the takes that made the album.

By the way, when my Dad saw the cover, he asked me why I was bringing such inappropriate images into our home. But he stole a second look anyway. Ha!
Imagine his reaction if it had been the Country Life album...
 

himey

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Another 9 from me. Only played the 5.1 mix so far, but love it. DTS is a healthy constant 6.4Mbps. Got it from amazon.com for 98 AUD (including shipping to Aus). The recently opened amazon.com.au website has it for 143 AUD! Nice packaging etc, but could have done with an XTC style package and price.
Maximum bitrate for DTS is 1.5 (1509kbps). Not sure where you are seeing 6.4Mbps? Possibly your processor is sending out a converted PCM signal which wouldn't degrade the sound, but of course wouldn't improve it despite the larger amount of data being sent.
 

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Maximum bitrate for DTS is 1.5 (1509kbps). Not sure where you are seeing 6.4Mbps? Possibly your processor is sending out a converted PCM signal which wouldn't degrade the sound, but of course wouldn't improve it despite the larger amount of data being sent.
Good point...I have my oppo send everything to the amp via PCM because my amp cannot play the the more modern surround sound formats. It can do DTS 96/24 so I switched to 'bitstream', rebooted the machine, tried again, and.....still 6.XMbps. Amp shows a DTS 96/24 signal is being fed to it. Now I am confused...or is my oppo confused...
 

Scott65

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I have always liked the early glam of the 70s, as well as some of the progressive music done in the same era. Roxy Musics debut is a perfect match, still the most adventurous album they did - finding out that Steven had done a 5.1 mix of this made me feel like a child on christmas morning. And so the announcement came... as well as the prize. Still too expensive I imagine, I managed to snatch it for $64 and even though the book alone is a piece of art I still find the regular cost of $120+ simply too much. But anyway, I probably would have gotten this anyway...

The mix? Fucking perfect!! It makes the album so justice, Enos quirky sounds, good separation, good fidelity, it’s just a pleasure to crank this.

I have to give this a 10, much for the long time coming and still meet my high expectations and upon that, maybe one of Stevens finest mixes yet.
Yes, I am glad Steve Wilson did a 're-make / re-model' of this album...
 

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I'm late to the party. Just ordered this from Amazon today (an early xmas gift to myself). Arrives tomorrow after which I'll post my review. Sounds like the consensus is this is a winner. I know Avalon has been out for a while. Any reports of other Brian Ferry or Roxy Music multichannel releases?
 

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I'm late to the party. Just ordered this from Amazon today (an early xmas gift to myself). Arrives tomorrow after which I'll post my review. Sounds like the consensus is this is a winner. I know Avalon has been out for a while. Any reports of other Brian Ferry or Roxy Music multichannel releases?
If you are a fan of Roxy before they lost Eno.....this thing will blow your mind. I get a charge out of it........weirdness, yet beautiful.
 

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I forgot to vote on this. This is a 10. Its a classic first album and in surround what can I say other than that SW has done another magical mix. The mix gave me a better appreciation of all the songs.
If you can get around the high price of the boxset then this is a must for anyone that likes 70's music done by Bowie,Trex and Television as this album would compare to those artists.
 

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I am watching 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, Roxy Music and I thought of this deluxe release that I did not buy at last years release, 2/2/18 because it was too expensive. I decided to look again today and still $140.00, can't figure why so expensive for the life of me.
 

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Other than their big hit album - this band does not sell a lot of records. They tour rarely. I can see them thinking that they deserve to be paid well on old records that did not previously net them all that much the first time around.
 
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