Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by stoutblock, Jun 24, 2009.
The Doors series of albums on SACD have to be about the best versions out there? L.A. Woman in particular is stellar!
Musically this one is a high water mark for both artists (I've followed Bacharach for decades):
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.
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.
This is a great SACD - excellent sound.
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.
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!
"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."
All Roads To The River
Ride Me Like A Wave
Guess You Had To Be There
What About The Love
Walking On Sacred Ground
This Train Still Runs
Through The Years
Some People's Lives
Oh, the Harman Mobil listening studio, from 2011 -
discogs is a great site. you CAN catalog all your records there. that is in my plans.
Janis Ian sounds like a good one to add to my shopping list.
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!
I have their MoFi release of Kiko, which is also quite good.
How about the headline "Starving Audiophile Murdered by Wife" ? I sleep lightly these days.
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.
Just procured the Stones, "Beggars Banquet" on SACD.
Yes it is!
Not the best as far as l know but l scored five of them today $2 each
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