- Mar 2, 2002
I'm pleased to hear you say this....this has got to be the first disc I've purchased that I regret it before I opened it...just based on all the comments. I've not opened it cause my system is torn down...it might be weeks!!Wow, I might be in a minority here, but I just finished listening to this from start to finish, and I really enjoyed it. I bought this actually expecting it to suck!... I've only heard one other solo album by Waters which was Radio KAOS back in the eighties; I didn't enjoy the music or concept of that one at the time and the cd disappeared from my collection long ago (but who knows, 25 years later I might like it!) Amused to Death, however, has great rock throughout reminiscent of Floyd (most like The Wall), excellent musicianship, interesting lyrics, a coherent concept throughout, great fidelity, and (to my ears) a fantastic surround mix! If you're listening for a discrete, well separated mix of the music alone, the instruments are mainly in the front 3 speakers with some wrap around to the rears; however, if you listen to the mix of the work as a whole ( sound effects, voices, music), it's an immersive experience. I'm not ready to vote yet, but I liked it so much I'm going to listen again right now!!! My second favorite Floyd solo album next to Gilmour's first.
One more thing... I could care less about menus and DVD authoring; for me it's all about the music. An SACD has no menus at all, but I don't give them lower scores because of it!
First, I'm setting the software to ignore any track under :30. I'm treating this like a plain bluray disc.Jim, are you saying the tracks during the song selection, both stereo and surround, are not 45 minutes and 60 minutes plus (which is the same song repeated numerous times) on your copy, but just start all over again after two runs? Or are you talking about other tracks?