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  February 15, 2012

A comparison to the domestic release leaves no doubt in my mind this is the superior version. I can hear many more subtle sounds, the highs are not shrill, the bass is tight, instrument separation is great, even with only two channels! It's possible many of the folks that dog these SHM-SACDs have ... more
Steely Dan: Gaucho      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  December 20, 2011

I'll have to agree with the majority on this one. In my opinion, it's another hit for the SHM-SACD series. Gaucho sounds incredibly analogue-like, more so than Aja. The separation and depth of instruments and vocals is fantastic. I know it's probably bunk, but if the last reviewer played this disc a ... more
Eagles: Hotel California        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  August 23, 2011

I am very pleased with this SACD. Bass is nice and tight, surrounds are nicely placed. Wasted Time (reprise) has a very nice multichannel mix. It might be a bit bright in spots. I never had the DVD-A, so can't compare. Packaging is a standard jewel case with small obi, so not nearly as ornate as the ... more
  August 19, 2011

This is the release that first sparked my interest in Depeche Mode. People are People, Blasphemous Rumours, and Master and Servant are classic cuts that really shine in multichannel SACD. The SACD is just excellent. Very open, not too bright, surround elements are placed just right.
Depeche Mode: A Broken Frame        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  August 17, 2011

DM's second album is certainly dated as far as the synth-pop scene goes, but there are some real gems here. The surround sonics are very good, as with all of the Depeche Mode SACDs I've listened to so far. There are some very "Pink Floyd-ish" things going on in this SACD that are very cool! This ... more

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