SPOTLIGHT Sony Japan 7" Mini-LP Hybrid SACD Series - Comprehensive List of Multichannel Titles

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Would it be possible to update the first post to include the 7” that have been released but aren’t listed, and then to add any new additions going forward? It would be helpful to have a running list -
 
No quad mix on this SACD right, despite what the obi says on the package.(?)
Correct. It's a recreation of the Japanese quad LP sleeve, but the surround mix is James Guthrie's 5.1 from 2003. The disc is digitally identical to all other Dark Side SACDs.
 
Correct. It's a recreation of the Japanese quad LP sleeve, but the surround mix is James Guthrie's 5.1 from 2003. The disc is digitally identical to all other Dark Side SACDs.
Totally blows, giving us all that fancy packaging and even dangling a quadraphonic obi in front of us. One would think that the Japan label would be able to do what others could not, and get that quad layer on there and have the hottest export TDSOTM SACD ever. Japan usually loves to sell back our own material at an premium with a track or two not on the other issues. I guess the Floyd said no.
 
Is Saao Watanabe included in the aforementioned list? I have put out feelers for it.
 
Here's the updated side view of the 7" Discs from Japan, in reverse release order. I've always been a bit backwards ya know.............

You should be able to zoom right in on these if you like

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Here's the updated side view of the 7" Discs from Japan, in reverse release order. I've always been a bit backwards ya know.............

You should be able to zoom right in on these if you like

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Yes we know you have a beautiful collection of these special and expensive discs, and they do indeed look stunning! You've shown them off before. And you know something, I can't afford all of them. It's only once they are going or gone out of print that I can finally get a couple more of them.

Now how does Piano Man sound on first listen? I've never heard a Japan 7" quad title that did not sound pretty wonderful. Is it really nice as well?
 
Yes we know you have a beautiful collection of these special and expensive discs, and they do indeed look stunning! You've shown them off before. And you know something, I can't afford all of them. It's only once they are going or gone out of print that I can finally get a couple more of them.

Now how does Piano Man sound on first listen? I've never heard a Japan 7" quad title that did not sound pretty wonderful. Is it really nice as well?

Fear not! I have deleted my previous postings of the stacks as they are now obsolete.

Ripping it now as that's how I like to attempt to hear them the first time through, so I can watch the files at the same time.
 
I prefer alphabetical. by artist. But, this whole 7" SACD format, which I love, simply gets in the way of my organized nature. Clumping them all together is the only way to go.
I admit that the packaging has turned me off from buying them. If I did, I would probably scan the artwork and repackage them into standard or SACD jewel boxes so they could be easily found.

Seriously, I don’t understand (and never have understood) why some companies feel that they need to stand out in a way that turns off many of their potential customers.
 
I admit that the packaging has turned me off from buying them. If I did, I would probably scan the artwork and repackage them into standard or SACD jewel boxes so they could be easily found.

Seriously, I don’t understand (and never have understood) why some companies feel that they need to stand out in a way that turns off many of their potential customers.
Well, they had to come up with a way to charge $50 or there about per title, and have them as export pressings. So while the covers, especially the foil print as not that cheap to make, all the goodies that come with these are all scans and reprints of existing items. And that is why folks want them and buy them. They like all these pretty extras printed so nicely and assembled like a work of art.

But I can see how putting the discs into slim-line cases and never having to open these up to get the discs makes a lot of sense.

Where the whole thing has value to me is the first class mastering from genuine first generation master tapes, and the albums are for the most part are good solid choices. If the music was not great and they were not in quad, and the mastering wasn't damn good then no amount of fancy packaging would be worth it.

We are lucky that when AF closed down - we had Japanese 7" series, DV catalog rolling out rock, and now Quadio bringing home the bacon.

Just amazing and magical things happening. And Sony Japan have been hitting mostly home runs with the quad masters.
 
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Chiming in with more support... imagine a media world where 7" packaging was the primary version, and those little jewel cases a secondary packaging type. Much easier to read and see the artwork on these larger format packages. Also, similar to vinyl, they don't take as much horizontal shelve space. In many ways, I wish everything was packaged in a 7" case.
 
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