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AC/DC back in black, is this an SACD?


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#1 of 8 John-Miles

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Posted March 26 2003 - 02:27 PM

I just bought this and was told by a guy at Future shop that this was a hybrid sacd, but i cant seem to get it to play as an SACD so i want to make sure its not before i return it.
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#2 of 8 KeithH

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Posted March 26 2003 - 02:39 PM

John, no, it is not an SACD. Sony Music recently remastered some AC/DC albums on CDs. These are standard CDs (in digipaks). That's all.
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#3 of 8 Marc Colella

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Posted March 26 2003 - 02:43 PM

Back in Black isn't available on SACD.

Like 99.9% of the population, that salesperson has no idea what SACD is.

Definitely return it.

#4 of 8 John-Miles

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Posted March 26 2003 - 02:44 PM

one more question Keith, what about those new police discs, i picked up 2 of those and neither one will play in mt player as an sacd... did they re-release regular cd's as well as sacd's?
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Posted March 26 2003 - 02:49 PM

actually in the salesmans defense he said he wasent sure but he thought it had been listed as a hybrid, he also said if it wasent that it should not be a problem i could return it and tell them that id been told it was an sacd
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#6 of 8 Joel Fontenot

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Posted March 26 2003 - 03:53 PM

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...what about those new police discs...

The recent Police catalog remasters (25th Anniversary editions) are sold in separate formats on this side of the Atlantic.

Regular redbook CD's in digipaks and non-hybrid SACD only in the SACD jewel cases.

However, you can order hybrid SACD's from the UK as that's how they are sold there for some unknown reason.

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#7 of 8 KeithH

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Posted March 26 2003 - 11:09 PM

John, Joel is right. Standard remastered CDs are in digipaks, while single-layer SACDs are in Super Jewel Boxes. There is one exception. Every Breath You Take: The Classics is a hybrid disc in a digipak. It was a single-inventory release, meaning that the hybrid disc replaced the old CD.
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Posted March 27 2003 - 03:06 AM

Thanks for the info guys, I will be returning those discs tonight, i hope i dont ahve to bitch and complain too much.
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