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The Police: Regatta de Blanc      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  July 6, 2014

Lest anyone get the idea, from an otherwise spot-on sonic review, that this album is one long, song-by-song drum solo, I have to say that it is not that at all. You hear all 4 elements of this wonderful, explosive band very clearly, though the live drums catch your attention first. Producer Nigel ... more
Chicago: Chicago VI        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  January 11, 2014

I have the original Joe Gastwirt-mastered CD of this and was quite happy with its sound. But the Mobile Fidelity SACD blows that away--the experience is similar to watching HD television for the very first time. This album is frankly quite spotty in the songwriting department, and without the two ... more
Elvis Presley: Elvis 24 Karat Hits!        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  June 4, 2013

This release was a HUGE disappointment - compare this with the DCC gold CD and you will discover that the version of "Heartbreak Hotel" is an nth-generation dub copy that sounds like it's in a tunnel. This was Elvis's landmark breakthrough and they couldn't be bothered to locate the original mixdown ... more
Sam Cooke: Night Beat        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  January 26, 2013

I really cannot recommend this, as it's like the other George Marino mastering jobs I own: shrill in the upper midrange. It's very similar in sound to those early CDs that you can only crank up halfway before the high end singes your eardrums. Even Sam Cooke's vocals come off as less than silky ... more
  June 18, 2012

Folks, the reason this SACD disappoints is because the original vinyl does too. Fact is, this album's sessions were blighted by the drug issues of two of the band, and it shows in some of the mixes, especially "Talk Of The Town", which is one of the two standout tunes. This album is without a doubt, ... more

 
 
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Are there any other vendors for this yet? It sure would be nice if Amazon UK/Germany or JPC would list this... ... more
Discussion: Nick Drake: A Treasury
July 1, 2006
If sales in Cologne & Venlo are any indication, this SACD sold so poorly that the other releases were pulled, pronto. I saw multiple copies in the bargain 8.99 (Euro) bin a few months after release in both cities. ... more
Aerosmith 'Rocks'
June 22, 2006
Here is the weird thing--a poster on Steve Hoffman's SH Forum Music Corner board just scarfed the SACD of "Rocks" from a chain store in California--the post even has photos of him holding the single layer stereo disc, which he says sounds fantastic. Here's da ... more
Sony announces continual SACD and DSD support at Blu-ray launch
June 6, 2006
Well, it's a (re-) start, but both Silly, Stoned & Sony and Universal Disaster have got a long way to go before I can really believe them. For starters, how about finally issuing ALL the Steely Dan classic LPs in 5.1 SACD, like Eliott Scheiner has been nagging them to let him do, and for Sony's part, how about finally releasing the first five Byrds ... more
Now we know what happened to all those Steely Dan SACD re-issues...
April 24, 2006
...as well as the Genesis SACDs! http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article.asp?section_id=4&article_id=1321 "...it was rough to open up a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly and see the following entry for the "brick" on The Must List: "Eight studio albums remastered both in stereo (yes!) and in 5.1 surround (huh?)." Huh?! Guess that about sums ... more