Please post your thoughts and comments on this 2019 Dutton-Vocalion SACD release of the 1976 RCA Quadraphonic release of Isao Tomita's "Firebird" album, presented here in high resolution 4 channel surround and HiRez stereo as well.
I sat and listened to this once again last night and really got into it. It’s only about the 3rd time I’ve listened to this but the last few times it seemed good but dated. However this time I decided to let it be part of an unspecified time and it sounded great to just let it be itself. It’s a very enjoyable SACD and the surround mix is nicely involving. It sort of gets into a groove after the first track that lasts for the rest of the album and includes the extra track at the end. I like it lots.
This album changed my life and I never was able to get the quad version of it..till now. Outstanding! Dutton-Vocalion should do all Tomita's albums! Especially the earlier ones that were so screwed up on the CD's with incorrect Dolby encoding. Their Ravel Daphnis Chloe/Bolero one is cool too!