SACD recommendations

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  1. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it must be right... Subscriber

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    I'm really enjoying these SACDs on my new to me Music Hall Maverick. I know some discs are hard to find but am looking for some recommendations on exceptional discs.

    Right now I have several Diana Krall discs which are quite lovely. Coltrane The Love Supreme has never sounded better. The sound stage on some of these discs are unbelievable!

    As good as the my FLAC files sound up sampled through the Music Hall DAC, these SACDs go the next step beyond.

    Anyone have highly recommended SACDs to share?
     
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  2. KeninDC

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    These are out of print (OOP), but are pretty easy to find:

    Stones - "Let it Bleed" and "Beggars Banquet" - digipak case rather than plastic case is the giveaway that these are the 2002 CD/SACD hybrids. These are the definitive digital editions.

    Another OOP is the Zombies Greatest - mastered by Steve Hoffman.

    In print, Miles Davis KOB is good, Moody Blues' "In Search of the Lost Chord," and Allman Brothers Band "Eat a Peach."

    Ken
     
  3. icenine

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    "I'll Play The Blues For You" by Albert King...great album and you do not have to be a blues fan to enjoy ....great mix of blues,r&B, and rock with of course Albert's guitar and the Barkays ...can pick it up on ebay for around $10 bucks if you look around
     
  4. Grumpy

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    Lets sticky this thread. I will add

    Ray brown's Red Hot

    The Yamamoto trio Misty
     
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    Peter White - Glow
    Steely Dan - Gaucho
     
  6. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it must be right... Subscriber

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    Thanks for the input and I will look for these.

    I have:

    Miles Davis Big Fun (busy as ever but I can actually hear most of the details now)

    Dave Brubeck solo piano (puts a piano in my living room)

    Getz/Gilberto (one of my favorite albums of all time and I am totally blown away by the SACD version!)

    Gary Burton Like Minds (Great!)

    Steve Ray Vaughan Texas Flood (you have never heard Lenny until you have heard this SACD version!)
     
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  7. sandoz

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    Beck- Sea Change

    I will second The Rolling Stones- Let It Bleed
     
  8. kt66brooklyn

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    I like the RCA Living Stereo SACD's. The three channel option is great.
     
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  9. elcoholic

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    I have only one but it's terrific - Pink Floyd - DSOTM.
     
  10. soundboy

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    Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual

    Michael Jackson - Thriller

    Steely Dan - Gaucho

    Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

    The Peter Malick Group featuring Norah Jones - New York City

    Any of the BMG/RCA Living Stereo SACDs

    Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

    Any of the Sarah Brightman SACDs

    The Best of John Denver - Live

    Roy Orbison & Friends - Black and White Night
     
  11. stoutblock

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    Thanks guys! Great list!

    checked most of the local music stores with no luck with the recommendations listed. I did pick up Edgar Winter TOCOAN and was not impressed. Love this Album but it sounded about the same as the RB version. Sure its the same great album but the SACD version is nothing special
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    Was really hoping to find a few of these on the list. I am a huge Rolling Stone fan so I was hoping to find Let it Bleed. Also Brothers in Arms is one of my favorite albums but no luck.

    May have to buy on line?
     
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  12. soundboy

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    You should pretty much forget about buying SACD at a brick-and-mortar store. You may find the stray SACD by luck, but if it was me, I'd concentrate on buying online.

    The SACD of Dire Straits' "Brothers In Arms" was not released in the US since the band was signed to a Warner Music label and Warner supported SACD's rival, DVD-A. Therefore, you should look for the SACD online. There're US e-tailers that sells the SACD, but they're generally more expensive.

    For the Rolling Stones SACDs, look for those packaged in digipak. Those are the SACD version. The Rolling Stones SACDs are not marked as such on the outside and the digipak packaging is really the only indication to inform you of a disc being SACD. If you're buying online, I would make sure with the seller that you are after the SACD version.

    Consider any SACD titles, once released, to be going out-of-print. There're very few instances where SACD titles get reissued. Some SACD titles now command big $$$ because of this reason. Try finding the SACD of Spandau Ballet's "True" for a reasonable amount....
     
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  13. Jupiter1610

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    Sam Cooke - Live at the Copa
    Santana - Abraxas
    Willie Nelson - Stardust

    Classics, all which sound great on SACD.
     
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    One of my favorites is Patricia Barber "Modern Cool" Still Available from acoustic Sounds website. Also Her Companion Cd and her Cafe Blue Cd are outstanding. Acoustic Sounds has a good selection of SACD still available and a great selection of vinyl.
     
  15. botrytis

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    Paul Weller - Studio 150
     
  16. stoutblock

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    I see the Thriller SACD now is over $100! I almost bought one a week ago for $15...

    Looks like Amazon has a good selection. Any other online sources of worth?
     
  17. Infinitoid

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    Berlioz: Requiem; Norrington, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Hanssler Classic
    Cleveland Symphonic Winds; Frederick Fennell. Telarc
    Mahler: Symphony No. 5; Philharmonia Orchestra, Zander. Telarc
    Mahler: Symphony No. 2; Vienna Philharmonic, Kaplan. Deutsche Grammophon
    Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Nagano. Harmonia Mundi
    Mahler: Symphony No. 2; Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer. Channel Classics
    Mahler: Symphonies; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, M. Tilson-Thomas. SFSO
    Ditto the RCA Living Stereo SACDs.

    I guess this list pretty much pigeon-holes me.
     
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  18. icenine

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    www.half.com is a also a good place to pick up sacds sometimes at very reasonable prices...its the non-bid online "re-sale" partner to ebay if you have an ebay account you do not need to register for it...of course making sure the seller is actually sending you an sacd and not a redbook version is paramount before purchasing
     
  19. KeninDC

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    Patience is key. For a while, the LIB SACD was selling for about $70.00. The price has since gone down. You should be able to get it online (likely eBay) for between $20.00 and $30.00.
     
  20. soundboy

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    Still available, as of yesterday, from CDJapan and HMB Jp for under US$40.00....which is their regular price.
     

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