Thread: Dire Straits "Making Movies" and "Communique" SHM-SACDs are BAD!

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Post by Espen R February 28, 2012 (1 of 19)
I have about 40-50 japanese SHM-SACDs, most of them very good to excellent in sound quality.

But these two Dire Straits titles are "dogs". It seems to me that bad dub-tapes has been used. Everything is wrong with the sound.
Avoid!

My ratings of Dire Straits SHM-SACDs so far:

Dire Straits S/T = 6 out of 6
Love over Gold = 4/5 out of 6
Making Movies = 2/3 out of 6
Communique = 2/3 out of 6

Post by lennyw February 28, 2012 (2 of 19)
Thanks for the tip. I have Alchemy Live on order and will report back when it arrives (and has been played of course).

Post by MattMan657 February 28, 2012 (3 of 19)
Wow, thanks for the heads up. I always wait for reviews on SACDs listed here before purchasing but I was close to jumping on Making Movies. The S/T is outstanding and I've heard really good things about Love Over Gold too, just not quite as good things as the self titled. Let us know how Alchemy is. I have the bluray and I absolutely love it but if it is worth it than I will definitely get it. Same with Brothers in Arms.

Post by soundboy February 28, 2012 (4 of 19)
MattMan657 said:

Same with Brothers in Arms.

It'll be interesting to hear 2 different mastering on SACD of this seminal title.

Post by lennyw February 28, 2012 (5 of 19)
It will hopefully arrive tomorrow, and given enough time before having to pick the nippers up, I'll give it a good listen to as well as comparing to the original CD issue.

Love Over Gold sounds great, IMO, so I wouldn't hesitate.

Brothers in Arms sounded very early digital on the original SACD, so it'd have to get some rave reviews to make me part with 60.

Post by jacek2 February 28, 2012 (6 of 19)
SHM-SACD Making Movies is not SO bad ....
Rainbow Rising is definitly the worst SHM-SACD !!!!

Post by MacClaus February 28, 2012 (7 of 19)
My ratings of the Dire Straits SHM-SACDs:

Dire Straits S/T = 3,5 out of 6
Love over Gold = 5 out of 6
Making Movies = 3 out of 6
Communique = 3 out of 6

Post by kkfan February 28, 2012 (8 of 19)
soundboy said:

It'll be interesting to hear 2 different mastering on SACD of this seminal title.

Yes, very interesting indeed. Awaiting a review before purchase.

Post by MattMan657 February 28, 2012 (9 of 19)
MacClaus said:

My ratings of the Dire Straits SHM-SACDs:

Dire Straits S/T = 3,5 out of 6

I'm very surprised to see your rating of the first. This is one of my favorite SACDs I own.

Post by MacClaus February 29, 2012 (10 of 19)
The ST is too "hot"....not my cup of tea.

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