Non-surround? It's not really aggressive but it is true-blue surround mix (not like that fake crap from Silverline). It is the non-aggressive nature that I think makes it appealing to folks who generally don't like surround sound. That is not to say that it isn't surround-sound since it most certainly is!kvsawilson said:Kind of a non-surround surround disc. Still, it's a very good album with good production.
I'm glad I don't have to feel bad about not ever having bought this when it was plentiful in stores and elsewhere. This was one of the ones I recently started to have regrets about not buying.I gave this a 7 because the music is really good. But I would give the surround mix a 5. I don't hear anything discrete, sounds ambient-only to me. I disagree with those who said this is great surround for those who don't like surround. I say, what's the point?
Another example of a disc like this is the john denver greatest hits SACD. sound is great, but . . . waste of technology.
To be honest though It was said in an earlier part of this thread listen to the stereo and then listen to the surround and you will notice how much of an improvement it is. it deserves better than to be cast out with teh silverline discsI'm glad I don't have to feel bad about not ever having bought this when it was plentiful in stores and elsewhere. This was one of the ones I recently started to have regrets about not buying.
A "4" and that's being kind, mostly because I like and admire Paul Simon.
A total snooze fest for me from beginning to end.
It didn't even have a decent 5.1 mix to save it.
Hated it So much I gave my copy away. Gladly.
Saddens me we were subjected to this and yet there are an embarrassment of riches in PS' back catalogue that would have been fantastic in surround and helped sell the format more than this woefully lacklustre effort.
I know many cite the lack of new/current releases back in the day as a contributing factor to the death of DVDA/SACD but on the basis of this, any old Paul Simon would have aided the cause more than this!!