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Discussion: The Who: Tommy

Posts: 5

Post by Beck June 6, 2012 (1 of 5)
Can anyone confirm if the SHM-SACD of Tommy by The Who is a different master from that used for the domestic Deluxe Edition (which **is** also an SACD)? It is not always clear whether SHM-SACDs have used a Japanese master tape or shared remasters as with ABKCOs Rolling Stones DSD remastered series

Post by wolfE June 7, 2012 (2 of 5)
Booklet says: "DSD transferred from analogue master tapes by Jon Astley at Close To The Edge Mastering, 2012"
Comparison with the older "Deluxe-version" seems to confirm thís information: The SHM-version reveales more details, the sound is more analogue-like, compare for example the horns, the voices. Recommended!

Post by Joerg Schlüter June 7, 2012 (3 of 5)

but the SHM is not hybrid and only in stereo.
This one sonds in mc absolut great.



Post by Beck June 10, 2012 (4 of 5)
Thank you ! I knew this was the place to ask...

Post by Kev Edwards April 11, 2015 (5 of 5)
Stunning SACD-SHM disc its what the 96/24 format was designed for, nothing added nothing taken away, i have never heard a studio direct master tape but can believe this is a direct copy of a studio master tape.