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#91285 - 04/27/05 02:13 AM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
curtis Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
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Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
Nevermind....posted too soon. Same problem, just further into the disc.

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#91286 - 04/27/05 02:31 AM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
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Registered: 12/10/03
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Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
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I picked up Kind of Blue on Dual Disc



Has that album gone multi-diamond yet? Seems everyone I know that remotely likes jazz owns it.

Bren R.

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#91287 - 04/27/05 03:21 AM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
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Registered: 05/24/04
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Loc: Fresno, CA
Bren this is a must have. Do you have the cd? It is a really nice. Like seabear, I also would like to hear it on sacd. Got to get myself a universal player first...
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#91288 - 04/27/05 03:52 AM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
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Registered: 12/10/03
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Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
In reply to:

Do you have the cd?



No, bro's got it on everything from reel-to-reel to CD I think... I'm not a jazz fan.

Bren R.

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#91289 - 04/27/05 07:51 AM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
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Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 365
Loc: Charlottesville, Virginia
I think that I have seen it credited with being the # 1 selling Jazz album of all time.
And IMO, justifyably so.
It is one of those rare gems that is both completly accessable to non jazz fans, and deep and complex enough to provide years and years of repeated listenings.
I've probably owned about 15 different copies through the years. This syndrome no doubt contributes to it's continued high sales!:)
I am dying for the SACD version to arrive, but I just got an email from Tower saying that my order still has not shipped, 5 days after ordering, even though everything was listed as "in stock".
I also have the SACD version of In a Silent Way coming, as well as the two Bill Evans Village Vanguard sets coming in SACD.
The Japanese are huge Jazz fans, and just about all of Miles' stuff is available in Japan in SACD, but the price here for the imports is a prohibitive $50-$75 per disc.
I'm still thinking about kicking for the SACD of Bitches Brew though. THAT should be a monster in SACD.

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#91290 - 04/27/05 08:08 AM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
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Registered: 01/03/05
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Loc: Charlottesville, Virginia
"If DualDisc provides high resolution content...I like the format. However, if the DVD side is used to provide a few videos and interviews instead of high-rez mixes, I am not interested in it."

This is what dismayed me when I first saw the display of them in Tower. And I think your response is going to be pretty typical.
There is no consistency from one Dual Disc to another.
Some have video on the flip side, some have DD 5.1 versions of the album, and some have a combination of both.
I think this is just going to muddy the waters for the casual buyer, not knowing what they are really getting (unless of course they read the fine print, and we all know how many people bother to do that!)
and I also think it is going to steal sales from SACD and DVD-A, giving those two formats another hurdle to overcome.
And then you add in the issue that some here are having with the discs not playing properly, and I really worry that all of these problems will just bleed together in the minds of the average consumer, and spell doom for all of the new formats.
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#91291 - 04/27/05 08:44 AM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
Seabear:
I tried to get into Miles many years ago, with some other free-form jazz artists such as Keith Jarrett and it really wasn't working for me. Now, twenty years later I'd like to give it another try.

When you do get your "Kind of Blue" SACD, do you mind reporting on the sound and mix? It seems like you're very familiar with the material and I'd appreciate your opinion as to whether that disc would be a good first...errrr...second foray into the genre!
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#91292 - 04/27/05 08:47 AM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
From my understanding, the DualDisc (non CD) side on many of these is basically a DVD-A in 5.1, correct? I got the downward spiral NIN dualdisc and that seems to be the case. In addition to the 5.1 recording, there is a stereo mix and a couple of videos as well.

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#91293 - 04/27/05 11:36 AM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
Call me crazy but how is this an improvement over a hybrid SACD? In fact with the hybrid discs you don't even need to flip them.

This dual disc thing has me scratching my head.


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#91294 - 04/27/05 12:46 PM Re: Bought my FIRST DualDisc!
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
I'm guessing because for the people that do want the videos and other content, that can be provided as well.

Personally, I'd be fine with SACD.

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