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SACD of "The Cranberries - Stars - The Best of 1992-2002" Coming in September

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Stereo hybrid SACD pressing, done in Japan.

Looks like another Hong Kong Universal Music SACD release....

 

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are they generally good or shitty like Silverline?
IMO, everyone of the many Universal Hong Kong Stereo SACDs I have are fantastic and most are pressed in Japan with a few pressed in the EU. Think AP and/or MoFi quality.

I have the Cranberries on pre~order from ImportCD, who BTW, have the best prices around.

 
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I have the original CD, which I bought in early 2000. It sounded very compressed, when compared to the studio album versions. It was a nice tracklist, though.
Is there any chance this SACD will have a better mastering? I couldn't find any information online. I am thinking it might just be a reissue... even though in hi-res.
 

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I have the original CD, which I bought in early 2000. It sounded very compressed, when compared to the studio album versions. It was a nice tracklist, though.
Is there any chance this SACD will have a better mastering? I couldn't find any information online. I am thinking it might just be a reissue... even though in hi-res.
That's what I found also regarding the original CD. But good songs that would make a nice surround sound album should the powers ever grace that upon us.

I have the Cranberries on pre~order from ImportCD, who BTW, have the best prices around.
Ralph, we look forward to your review of the sound quality of the SACD.
 

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Mine will arrive in the next days. Eagerly waiting! If it happens to be like the Enigma or Japan‘s Gentlemen Take Polaroids SACDs, I will really pleased!
Great! Let us know what you think, Barbazul. Thanks.
 

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:LBYes yes yes! This will be along with Enigma and Japan HK SACDs!!

Definitively a pleasant and audible difference vs. their counterparts: original master, 2002 (Trasure Box) and 2018 (EEIDISWCW) remaster versions. Yes, It’s louder if you compare it with the 1993 & 1994 original versions of the first two albums, but this brought details that were burried and I never heard before. The voice of Dolores, the guitars and drums are awesome here!

I‘m not good using audiophile terms but, separation and body of instruments are noticeble in every way. If your a fan of this band I highly recommend to grab it!

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:LBYes yes yes! This will be along with Enigma and Japan HK SACDs!!

Definitively a pleasant and audible difference vs. their counterparts: original master, 2002 (Trasure Box) and 2018 (EEIDISWCW) remaster versions. Yes, It’s louder if you compare it with the 1993 & 1994 original versions of the first two albums, but this brought details that were burried and I never heard before. The voice of Dolores, the guitars and drums are awesome here!

I‘m not good using audiophile terms but, separation and body of instruments are noticeble in every way. If your a fan of this band I highly recommend to grab it!

View attachment 57515
Do you have DR numbers or something else that can prove this is a new mastering? I'm worried they recycled the 2002 mastering for the best of.
 

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Do you have DR numbers or something else that can prove this is a new mastering? I'm worried they recycled the 2002 mastering for the best of.
Here they are from DSF files in JRiver 26 ... theoretically they're not good numbers, right?
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Here they are from DSF files in JRiver 26 ... theoretically they're not good numbers, right?View attachment 57519
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DR8 -0.10 dB -8.81 dB 4:16 01-Dreams
DR9 -0.10 dB -10.98 dB 4:35 02-Linger
DR7 -0.08 dB -8.40 dB 5:07 03-Zombie
DR8 -0.07 dB -9.51 dB 4:31 04-Ode To My Family
DR6 -0.10 dB -7.17 dB 3:08 05-I Can't Be With You
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.48 dB 3:36 06-Ridiculous Thoughts
DR6 -0.14 dB -7.72 dB 2:24 07-Salvation
DR7 -0.14 dB -8.46 dB 3:23 08-Free To Decide
DR8 -0.14 dB -9.93 dB 3:53 09-When You're Gone
DR6 -0.10 dB -8.25 dB 4:19 10-Hollywood
DR5 -0.17 dB -6.80 dB 3:32 11-Promises
DR6 -0.19 dB -7.58 dB 3:33 12-Animal Instinct
DR7 -0.14 dB -8.51 dB 3:13 13-Just My Imagination
DR7 -0.18 dB -10.27 dB 3:17 14-You & Me
DR6 -0.10 dB -7.49 dB 4:07 15-Analyse
DR6 -0.14 dB -7.89 dB 3:02 16-Time Is Ticking Out
DR6 -0.10 dB -7.57 dB 4:15 17-This Is The Day
DR8 -0.10 dB -11.37 dB 6:07 18-Daffodil Lament
DR6 -0.14 dB -7.91 dB 4:09 19-New New York DR6 -0.14 dB -7.84 dB 3:31 20-Stars
Thanks for posting. Looks very similar to the original CD release.
 
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