Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by stoutblock, Jun 24, 2009.
Has anyone heard any of the MoFi Carly Simon SACDs?
I have Beach Boys, "Pet Sounds". Sounds great to me but I don't have lot to compare.
Vanessa Fernandez has two really good SACDs out, Use Me and When the Levee Breaks. Price is decent, too, relatively speaking.
i don't remember if anyone mentioned Midnight Sugar by the Yamamoto Trio but it should be required listening. i have the 45rpm 2 LP set which is truly outstanding.
even the RBCD is excellent, sacd is better of course.
the vanessa fernandez disc-levee-is particularly good. at the newport show,i was fortunate enough to hear Ying Tan play the master tape (prob 2nd gen) in the Prana Fidelity room on the same speakers used to master it (by Ying). do NOT miss this sacd.
I gotta say I still prefer my best LPs, but I don't have any titles in both LP and SACD to compare head-to-head. Also, I need to upgrade my SACD player. I'm willing to do this and spend $$$ on SACDs because some of my best LPs from long ago are already showing some degradation. Then again, will there still be SACD players available 10 years from now if mine dies?
Which has the best SQ?
Does anyone know where I can get Rickie Lee Jones - It's Like This on SACD? It's awaiting repress on Music Direct.
Looks like Acoustic Sounds has it in stock for $30. http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/41714/Rickie_Lee_Jones-Its_Like_This-Hybrid_Stereo_SACD
Get it while you can.
diana krall's= girl in the other room-is her actal best album. the tom waits tune-temptation-is a great song AND a great demo. live from paris is also right up there, engineered by the great al schmitt. don't miss out on having the dvd of this, the interplay of diana and anthony wilson is exquisite.
Cool, can post a review list of the recommended SACDs on this thread?
Thanks! I forgot about them. The $10 for shipping gives me pause. I'll get it when I can double up. Just ordered Shangrila - Knopfler and Batchelot #2 - Mann, so I'll soak them in for a while and then Get Rickie and one or two more.
Is their stuff any good? I ordered Joe Cocker from Amazon. Came with a free download, which was unimpressive. After 2 weeks with no disc delivery Amazon said that they burn the discs on order and there is an unknown lead time. I cancelled my order.
That is a tough call. NoT so much based on sound quality, but of all the albums I like a few more than others. Girl in the other room and quiet nights are probably my favorites. I love the Russell Malone guitar tracks on most all her albums.
This is local record store chain can order online has decent selection.
I have had trouble getting into both of these releases. I mean they were somewhat interesting first listen but not something I feel the need to go back to, especially that Zep cover disc. Maybe I should give them another try?
I have an OPPO DV981HD in my 2 ch system and its GREAT - SACD as well as HDCD -
I chased down copies of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark and Hejira in HDCD format ... plus, it seems like the entire Roxy Music (and Bryan Ferry solo albums) and King Crimson remasters in the early 2000s were HDCD discs (the ones in the mini-LP format) -
and the Rhino reissues of the Grateful Dead albums are HDCD too ...
The Dire Straits 20th Anniversary SACD of Brothers in Arms is quite nice!
Its still affordable too! https://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Arms-20th-Anniversary-Straits/dp/B0009A21R6
If you can find it - the SACD of Roxy Music Avalon is also nice - has a bonus track the standard CD & LP does not have.
Beck's Sea Change on SACD is excellent but nearly impossible to find - fortunately, it was recently released on Pure-Audio Bluray format ($28) and is stunningly clear ..
I have the DV980-H. Best audio bargain ever. It's good to know about the other Joni Mitchells and Roxy/Ferry. (already have King Crimson on LP) Beck - Sea Change, James Taylor - Dad loves his Work are on their way. Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La was ordered via Half.com from Bargain Bin Media. It's been almost 2 weeks and they haven't shipped yet!
I do like the the "Use Me" recording more than "When the Levee Breaks." However, if you listen to the Led Zep covers a little more, they might grow on you. (You can actually tell what the words are, as opposed to Robert Plant's sometimes garbled screeching. And the quality of the recording puts the original versions to shame. I mean there's so much hiss on Led Zep IV that if I didn't know better, I would have thought the studio tapes of were done on cassette.)
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