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J. PUPSTER

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  • Will Dutton-Vocalion release another batch of quad titles?
  • Will MoFi release previously announced SACD titles such as Santana "Supernatural" and ELO "Eldorado"?
  • Will Japan Sony announce another quad SACD title in 7" mini LP packaging?
  • Will we finally get our hands on the long promised Pink Floyd DSOTM SACD reissue?
In addition to the new classical titles, a number of new SACD titles are scheduled for release in November....Fourplay, Frank Sinatra, Matthew Sweet, Joan Armatrading, etc.
  • Will Dutton-Vocalion release another batch of quad titles? - :LB YES YES YES YES!!!!

  • Will MoFi release previously announced SACD titles such as Santana "Supernatural" and ELO "Eldorado"? - šŸ˜£
  • Doubtful (but, sure why not & Supernatural already released in DVD-A; and could sure use a better surround mix )

  • Will Japan Sony announce another quad SACD title in 7" mini LP packaging? -Undoubtedly :QQlove

  • Will we finally get our hands on the long promised Pink Floyd DSOTM SACD reissue? - and Animals "doh" not a snow ball's chance in hell!!!!
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Here is the tally for SACD during 2020, a tough year for practically everyone on the planet. With SACD being a niche format within even the audiophile community, I somewhat expected it will take a big hit in terms of new releases.

At the beginning of 2020, 13,259 SACD titles were listed at HRAudio.net. By January 1, 2021, 13,736 SACD titles were listed....477 new SACD were added to HRAudio.net during 2019. An additional 8 SACD titles from Japan Tower Records (4 CTI jazz titles and 4 early Kitaro albums) were released on SACD in December 2020, but have yet to be counted by HRAudio.net, brings the total for SACD to 485 for 2020.

In addition, 108 new non-English language SACD titles were released in Hong Kong / Taiwan / China (the latter 2 countries totaled 3 titles) bring the total to 593 (485 + 108). There are also other SACD titles released in 2020, such as a live Benny Goodman recording from Stockfisch Records, that were not accounted for. I am nonetheless confident that the grand total for new SACD releases worldwide reached 600.

The total of 600 new SACD releases in 2019 is approximately a 13% drop when compared to 2019 (693 for 2019 vs. 600 for 2020). However, when compared to the total number of SACD titles released in 2018 (772), it represented a 23% drop in two years.

One last number....I think SACD is less than 500 titles from 15,000.
 
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Here is the tally for SACD during 2020, a tough year for practically everyone on the planet. With SACD being a niche format within even the audiophile community, I somewhat expected it will take a big hit in terms of new releases.

At the beginning of 2020, 13,259 SACD titles were listed at HRAudio.net. By January 1, 2021, 13,736 SACD titles were listed....477 new SACD were added to HRAudio.net during 2019. An additional 8 SACD titles from Japan Tower Records (4 CTI jazz titles and 4 early Kitaro albums) were released on SACD in December 2020, but have yet to be counted by HRAudio.net, brings the total for SACD to 485 for 2020.

In addition, 108 new non-English language SACD titles were released in Hong Kong / Taiwan / China (the latter 2 countries totaled 3 titles) bring the total to 593 (485 + 108). There are also other SACD titles released in 2020, such as a live Benny Goodman recording from Stockfisch Records, that were not accounted for. I am nonetheless confident that the grand total for new SACD releases worldwide reached 600.

The total of 600 new SACD releases in 2019 is approximately a 13% drop when compared to 2019 (693 for 2019 vs. 600 for 2020). However, when compared to the total number of SACD titles released in 2018 (772), it represented a 23% drop in two years.

One last number....I think SACD is less than 500 titles from 15,000.
Excellent tally, Soundboy. Did you count this one recently released by PS Audio:


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Excellent tally, Soundboy. Did you count this one recently released by PS Audio:


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Thanks for the reminder. I am aware of SACD releases from PS Audio's Octave Records (I get regular emails from PS Audio), but forgotten about them for this tally. On HRAudio.net, there is only one SACD listing for Octave Records....Otis Taylor's "Hey Joe". PS Audio's website shows 2 additional SACD releases, including Don Grusin's "Out of Thin Air".

I use 600 new SACD titles for 2020 as an estimate but it's very likely an undercount. The below release Benny Goodman SACD from Stockfisch Records is also not counted at HRAudio.com....



I will revise the total once I get more information.
 

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This is good news that SACD isn't at a sharp decline. Stay strong and support this fantastic format. I personally spent almost $100 on the 1st two Santana albums from Japan this year. It was worth it. Long live Quad releases!
 
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