Are There 2 SACD Versions of "Time Out"?

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  1. Ted Kontos

    Ted Kontos Stunt Coordinator

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    I have heard people talking about the surround mix of this classic Dave Brubeck album, but all of the copies I have seen say "Stereo" on the liner sleeve. Is this a misprint or is there a newer, remixed version of the album in the new style clear Sony sleeves? I would like the surround version, but I want to be sure I'm buying the right one. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Bill Prince

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    There are both an SACD stereo version as well as an SACD multichannel version. I have the latter and really enjoy it. I have also read very good reviews of the stereo version as well. Happy listening.
     
  3. Emil Stoica

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    Yes Ted, the multi-channel version only comes in the clear Gold sleeves that Sony now uses for their multi-channel releases. There was a stereo only in the old paper sleeves.
     
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    The multichannel is really not any better then the stereo in fact i prefer the stereo. The surrounds are not really used at all and the center just makes the phantom image more discreet. If i were to buy one i would probably choose the stereo one.
     
  5. Ted Kontos

    Ted Kontos Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks, guys. I guess I'll go with the stereo version.

    Ted
     
  6. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Ted, note that both versions of Time Out have a discrete stereo SACD track. The specs. of the SACD format mandate that all SACDs have a discrete stereo SACD track. So, I would spend the extra couple of bucks and get the multi-channel version of Time Out to have both listening options. I've seen the multi-channel version at Tower Records, Best Buy, and Circuit City. Some of the older stereo-only versions linger, but seeing as it is out of print, you should be able to find the multi-channel disc. I have both versions and have not noticed a difference in the stereo tracks between the two.
     
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