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Discussion: Grace Jones: The Disco Years

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Post by Failed Muso May 6, 2015 (1 of 3)
So, this arrived from Amazon today and I have to say it is good to finally see the Blu Ray format being exploited by Universal a bit more, with all the CD box content included on this single disc. Let's hope this is the start of a trend to catch up with the likes of Ape Records or Panegyric and their respective XTC & Yes releases that truly set the benchmark for hi-res Blu Ray audio.

Furthermore, after many people experienced a non-functioning download code in the pack, Universal seem to have fixed that issue and at 7.1GB, it looks very much like they have also finally seen sense and provided hi-res digital files instead of MP3s.

The on-screen front end is simple yet functional, as we've come to expect, and the LPCM 2.0 96/24 track sounds great, as does the DTS-HD MA 2.0 track. The Dolby True HD sounded a bit weak by comparison. I'm not sure of the source, but the content sounds better than the store-bought MP3 downloads I had previously.

This is my first 2.0 HFPA release and I'm pretty content with it in terms of quality and value.

UPDATE:

I'm happy to confirm that the digital download code provided does indeed deliver all 43 tracks as WAV files! :-)

Post by rammiepie May 6, 2015 (2 of 3)
Failed Muso said:

So, this arrived from Amazon today and I have to say it is good to finally see the Blu Ray format being exploited by Universal a bit more, with all the CD box content included on this single disc. Let's hope this is the start of a trend to catch up with the likes of Ape Records or Panegyric and their respective XTC & Yes releases that truly set the benchmark for hi-res Blu Ray audio.

Furthermore, after many people experienced a non-functioning download code in the pack, Universal seem to have fixed that issue and at 7.1GB, it looks very much like they have also finally seen sense and provided hi-res digital files instead of MP3s.

The on-screen front end is simple yet functional, as we've come to expect, and the LPCM 2.0 96/24 track sounds great, as does the DTS-HD MA 2.0 track. The Dolby True HD sounded a bit weak by comparison. I'm not sure of the source, but the content sounds better than the store-bought MP3 downloads I had previously.

This is my first 2.0 HFPA release and I'm pretty content with it in terms of quality and value.

One can ONLY imagine the real estate available on the upcoming UHD 4K discs!!

Only the Decca Solti Rings EVER took FULL advantage of the real estate of BD~A's present capacity!

One album per BD~A disc was a travesty and could just as easily have been accomodated on a single hybrid SACD or DVD~A.

Have Disco on pre~order and it's at least encouraging that Universal saw fit to include three albums (albeit stereo, only) on a single BD~A for a very canny price.

Post by Failed Muso May 6, 2015 (3 of 3)
rammiepie said:

One can ONLY imagine the real estate available on the upcoming UHD 4K discs!!

Only the Decca Solti Rings EVER took FULL advantage of the real estate on our present BD~A capacity.

One album per BD~A disc was a travesty and could just as easily have been accomodated on a single hybrid SACD or DVD~A.

Have Disco on pre~order and it's at least encouraging that Universal saw fit to include three albums (albeit stereo, only) on a single BD~A for a very canny price.

Yes, I would not have bought it otherwise. I'm a huge vinyl fan, but to get all the CD box content on a single BD-A was the clincher.

And, as I have just updated the original post, the download content is WAV, which is a welcome bonus :-) I couldn't understand how HFPA could offer these discs with MP3 downloads... bonkers!

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