What did you give it out of 10?As a Rush fan, I did like the documentary about the making of the album, as I enjoyed the documentary on the Linkin Park MVI. In fact, I thought those were the best things on the disc!
While I like the hi-res stereo version of the album, I couldn't help but think of a missed opportunity. Personally, I would have bypassed the DD5.1/hi-res stereo for just a hi-res 5.1 presentation.
I thought the DD 5.1 was done half-hearted. Not many discrete sounds in the rears.
If you keep dissing our great Canadian boys, we will take shots at your queen ... Queen Elton that is. ... Guy, Dave ... Let's get him!
Yeah Dave, it wasn't what I had hoped either. Just give us 2112 like they promised and I will be happy. Riiiiiiight ...Well, I have to say, I was SO looking forward to the 5.1 mix, and yeah, I'm let down. I did really like to documentary though. Especially the part where Nick gets Neil to redo the drums on The Way The Wind Blows and Neil just kills it. He was smokin'! But the sound and mix......I give it a 6.
I just got the vinyl last weekend. Mama mia!! Awesome! Nice and thick and heavy and the sound is incredible. I kept putting it louder and louder and it got better and better!
I didn't even have the heart to give it a numbered rating. The disc wasn't all that bad, but just terribly disappointed with the surround mix.What did you give it out of 10?
Fair enough reasoning.I didn't even have the heart to give it a numbered rating. The disc wasn't all that bad, but just terribly disappointed with the surround mix.
Heck, there ARE great DD5.1 mixes out there. I just listened to Weird Al's "Straight Outta Lynwood" this morning and that's a great one. Even the Destiny Child's Dualdisc has a better surround mix.
So, to rate it low or high would be dishonest. Maybe'll go 5 since I'm so torn.
Heck, there ARE great DD5.1 mixes out there. I just listened to Weird Al's "Straight Outta Lynwood" this morning and that's a great one.
Actually I don't dislike the Surround mixes from R in Rio, R30 or Replay(x3) DVDs (OK, maybe the ESL new mix is too clean and is lacking the lovely dirty and sweet bass tone -especially during Limelight- BUT that's why I still have my Laserdisc!)...I am a Rush fan but almost ever live DVD they have released in surround seems to dissappoint. One can only guess how creative and discreet the unreleased surround mixes for either DVD-A or SACD were prepared a few years ago.
I was anxious to hear a Rush album in 5.1, but was not pleased with the mix....too tame, too much echo, not enough discrete mixing. I personally like "ping-pong" surround mixes, and this one just doesn't do it. As far as the music, Rush never lets me down , and this album is no exception.
The DD sound on the MVI stinks! If you want to check out Rush, get Rush Snakes & Arrows Live on BD. The 5.1 is DTS HD Master Audio. A very fun concert disc! Neil Peart's drum solo is stellar.Darn, I ordered this thinking I had read it was really good, so much for relying on my memory. I also trust Warner and often buy Warner titles as a blind buy and haven't been let down as a result of that trust until now. I just listened to it and the Dolby Digital 5.1 is a big disappointment. This is the worst Warner surround release I own so I guess I am glad it does have 96kHz/24-Bit LPCM as I expect I will like that much better. It is a nice album and I am not a long time Rush fan and have only begun to listen to their music recently. I will give it a 5, because the album is so good, let's say 7 for the music and 3 for fidelity and mix. The mix isn't nearly as big an issue as the murky sound for me.