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#330549 - 12/06/10 12:53 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: Adrian]
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#330553 - 12/06/10 01:30 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: tomtuttle]
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#330569 - 12/06/10 03:54 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: Maple Ridge, BC
Originally Posted By: jakewash
I love DSOTM but have not heard it in SACD form, the cd is extremely good on it's own. Your review makes me want to get an SACD capable player and the SACD smile


Jason, even if you only ever buy DSOTM, it's worth buying an SACD player. No joke. It's an amazing mix of a fantastic work. And if you're at all familiar with DSOTM, you'll find that the mix is different here and there, I swear. I've worn out the vinyl, CD, and 20th Anniversary discs. The original CD is utter crap compared to the SACD. I'll always wonder what the SACD would've been like had they let Parsons handle it. Still, thoroughly enjoyable.

Solarrdadd hadn't been to the Dark Side Of The Moon. Irony not lost. wink

SACD and DVD-Audio are the best listening experiences I have, as I haven't quite yet heard good audio from a BR player, but it won't be long now.

Among other great SACDs for pop/rock music are Roxy Music's Avalon, Dire Strait's Brothers in Arms. DVD-Audio hits include the aforementioned Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Queen's A Night at the Opera, The Beatles Love, anything by Steely Dan and Donald Fagen's The Nightfly, among others.

If you're feeling like something heavier, check out Porcupine Tree's Deadwing or In Absentia. Pretty dark stuff though.

The tough part now is finding affordable pop/rock SACD (classical music is widely available, right JohnK?) and DVD-A discs. That is, if you can find them at all.

Speaking of which, who knows a good source for such things, besides the usual Amazon sites?

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#330574 - 12/06/10 04:38 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: Kruncher]
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Where do you find DVD-A discs? Amazon seems to have about 10.
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#330575 - 12/06/10 04:49 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: Henry66]
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I should have said "the usual Amazon sites that don't have DVD-A in stock".

Bestbuy.com seems to have a lot listed as backorder, as in "you actually hope that we'll ship that to you?"

One time Amazon took seven months to cancel my order for Thin Lizzy's box set. I suppose that they couldn't source it. frown

I bought most of mine from brick & mortar stores, some from Amazon.ca.

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#330586 - 12/06/10 07:26 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: Kruncher]
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One of my all time favorites Roxy Music's Avalon
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#330602 - 12/07/10 12:47 AM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: Glitchy]
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I have to say I wasn't wowed by DSOTM SACD, but then I had the disk memorized. The SACD is kinda cool, but the music and production stands on its own regardless of format.

I'm, a big floyd fan and have owned Umma Gumma and Atom Heart Mothers (THAT'S a hard disk to listen to!!)

A recent artist that has released all her work in SACD is Hiromi Uehara (Jazz). Haven't picked one up yet, but I'm sure it will be well produced.
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#330608 - 12/07/10 01:39 AM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 12/04/06
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Hey Fred I thought that you picked up “Beyond Standard.” It was just pure luck that I picked it up in the first batch of SACDs I bought because there wasn’t a lot to choose from at the store. That was my first experience of Hiromi’s Sonic Bloom and I fell in love.
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#330609 - 12/07/10 01:43 AM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: grunt]
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Registered: 07/05/10
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This thread inspired me....wow. I read the opening post and it dawned on me that I was given the SACD a while back, however didn't have a player that could represent it properly. Just received the new OPPO 93, found the disc and boom. Utter joy!!
This and the NIN DVD-A of the Downward Spiral made for a nice listening night.

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#330611 - 12/07/10 02:36 AM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: grunt]
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Originally Posted By: grunt
Hey Fred I thought that you picked up “Beyond Standard.”

I picked it up as a standard CD before I realized she released everything as SACD as well. Silly thing is that the SACDs are the same price as a regular CD.

I plan to pick up Time, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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