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  Ryan Adams: Gold

Ryan Adams
Track listing:
  1. New York, New York
2. Firecracker
3. Answering Bell
4. La Cienaga Just Smiled
5. The Rescue Blues
6. Somehow, Someday
7. When The Stars Go Blue
8. Nobody Girl
10. Enemy Fire
11. Gonna Make You Love Me
12. Wild Flowers
13. Harder Now That It's Over
14. Touch, Feel & Lose
15. Tina Toledo's Street Walkin' Blues
16. Goodnight, Hollywood Blvd
  Single Layer
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Review by analogue April 16, 2012 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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Who says newer music cant be good??? Have had this in my collection for some years now and was shocked when I played it again. This is one great sounding sacd. A great recording.

Ryan's second album release is very strong indeed with excellent song writing and a fantastic band behind him. The music is a mish mash of various styles...pop/rock/ folk and a little twang of alternate country and it sounds terrific The Dylan influence is inescapable but there are also other styles which are incorporated in his overall musical display.

Sonically this sacd is extremely impressive with a lush, deep and substantial midrange. The word punchy comes to mind. Vocals are nicely rendered and the sound stage is wide for a rock album. Bottom end is very low as well. There is a real you are there quality to this album...due to the excellent recording sessions. The treble allows the music to breathe and the bottom end anchors the sound giving it a powerful presence.

Musicianship is top notch. Doug Sax did the original mastering and I suspect that this is also one of the reasons that this disc is so impressive. It is rather lifelike and tonally well rounded. Even when the music gets loud there is still a relaxing non edgy quality to the sound. Non digital comes to mind here.

Highly recommended.

Yes..modern music can be very good too. It can be found if you want it. This disc is superb in every way. From start to finish it is very enjoyable if you care for newer alternate music.

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Review by sacreviewer January 9, 2011 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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first off, I'm a HUGE Ryan Adams fan, and Gold is without question my favorite work. I listen to the redbook disc often, loud, and seated in the perfect equilateral triangle to maximize the imaging. Just think it a tremendous disc that appeals to my sense of rhythimic guitar and prominent male vocals. Bottom line, the SACD, while not a masterwork of acoustic articulation such as say Sea Change, the effects from this 4.0 disc (yes only four speakers are active), are a very nice improvement over the redbook, and add the feel of musical separation and ambiance that make it worth listening two over two channel RB. I've owned it for a number of months but gave it a listen again today and decided to post this review for anyone out there who's already a fan and wondering if they should spend the coin on this version, the answer is yes, it makes music you already enjoy that much better!!

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Review by 3altoids April 16, 2005 (1 of 6 found this review helpful)
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NOT MULTI CHANNEL!!!! That really upset me when I was listening to it. When listening to my SACD's of albums that I already have, I like to put both CD's in my system (one in the DVD player and one in the SACD Player) and switch back and forth to hear the difference. When I did that with "GOLD" The old CD sounded much more full. (could hear the bass in the old one). Very Dissapointed.

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