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SACD recommendations

Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by stoutblock, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. mimalmo

    mimalmo I like big speakers Subscriber

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    Correct.
     

     

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  2. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    The Doors series of albums on SACD have to be about the best versions out there? L.A. Woman in particular is stellar!
     
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  3. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier Subscriber

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    Musically this one is a high water mark for both artists (I've followed Bacharach for decades):

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    The vinyl for once was disappointing--it should have been spread across three sides (or better yet, across four sides at 45 RPM). The SACD is the better bet here. The original CD is no slouch either, provided it is played back with the HDCD decoded.
     
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  4. captouch

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    The DCC gold CD’s get high praise as well. From what I’ve read, the S/T is best on DCC due to fresher master tapes available in ‘92.

    The rest are probably pretty close between DCC/Audio Fidelity gold vs SACD. Some say the SACD’s are a bit more relaxed and laid back and the gold CD’s have a bit more energy.
     
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  5. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    This is a great SACD - excellent sound.
     
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  6. 2channel*

    2channel* Well-Known Member

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    The only copy I can find is $99 used on Amazon. I'm interested; but since I'm not a big classical fan, I'll need to keep an eye out for a lower price.
     
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  7. hjames

    hjames beware of folks offering Cakes Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    last week I put an order in for Janis Ian Breaking Silence Hybrid Stereo SACD -
    its just been remastered by Analogue Productions for the 45rpm vinyl release as well as for SACD release.
    Its always been a really nice audiophile recording - I got a CD after I first heard the album in the Harman Kardon
    demo truck a few years back when they made a visit near Tysons Corner VA -
    The album has production like the better Steely Dan recordings - really clean and the guitars just shimmer ...
    The regular CD has been a treat - so I'm looking forward to the SACD!

    http://store.acousticsounds.com/index.cfm?get=results&searchtext=breaking+silence

    "This album finds Janis' voice in its purest, most vital form ever. The tracks were recorded as live as possible without sounding retro. This 1992 all-analogue recording, praised as much for the artist's too infrequently heard talents as for it's recorded dynamics.
    This product is a Hybrid SACD designed to play in both CD and SACD players, as well as all SACD-compatible DVD players."

    Track Listings
    All Roads To The River

    Ride Me Like A Wave
    Tattoo
    Guess You Had To Be There
    What About The Love
    His Hands
    Walking On Sacred Ground
    This Train Still Runs
    Through The Years
    This House
    Some People's Lives
    Breaking Silence


    Oh, the Harman Mobil listening studio, from 2011 -

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  8. hifitommy

    hifitommy AK Subscriber Subscriber

    discogs is a great site. you CAN catalog all your records there. that is in my plans.
     
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  9. 2channel*

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    Janis Ian sounds like a good one to add to my shopping list.
     
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  10. hjames

    hjames beware of folks offering Cakes Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    The Analogue Productions SACD of Janis Ian "Breaking Silence" came yesterday. I popped it in the Oppo DV981HD and played it.
    I have not replayed the original (regular) CD to compare, but the SACD sounds like a very nice upgrade. I'm happy!
     
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  11. 2channel*

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    I have their MoFi release of Kiko, which is also quite good.
     
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    How about the headline "Starving Audiophile Murdered by Wife" ? I sleep lightly these days.
     
  13. 2channel*

    2channel* Well-Known Member

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    Based on your trusted recommendation, I also bought the CD. (It took ages to arrive from Acoustic Sounds via Discogs to avoid the $15 shipping!!) First impression: Sterling production, great songwriting. I only wish Ms. Ian would allow more feeling in her vocals as she did in spots on the title track. Still a great buy.
     
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  14. Jack Lord

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    Just procured the Stones, "Beggars Banquet" on SACD.

    Sweet ...
     
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  15. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    Yes it is!
     
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  16. thomo57

    thomo57 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    IMG_7443.JPG Not the best as far as l know but l scored five of them today $2 each:banana:
     

     

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  17. eljr

    eljr Koyaanisqatsi

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    Any you don't like I'll take. Just shoot me a PM. (except for the Krall, I already own that)
     
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    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    AKUS Live (2003, Rounder) It's a bit hard to find now....but well worth the search!

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    Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Hard to find (few international sellers on eBay trying to sell these at $500 each!)

    Superb SACD - exceptional music, certain sounds which I never heard in the normal CD :thumbsup:

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    Superdeluxe Audio edition of Tears for Fears' 'Songs from the Big Chair'. 96/24. Divine.
     
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