I have a bunch of the Audio Fidelity discs that have come out so far and they're a good value. The Zombies and the Cal Tjader are particulary excellent. However, my desire for 20-40 year old albums is PURR-DY darn near max'ed out. If the selection doesn't change directions soon, I'm gonna be buying few or no SACD's. Hey, I have a nice collection that justifies players already.
Sony can keep all their reissues of mediocre James Taylor albums which were in Busted Buy 2-day. I never want to hear FREE BIRD again by Skynyrd or Hank Williams or the others who have done it. I got tired of John Mayall before most of this board's members were born. I have about all the Free and Bad Company albums that I'll ever need. I have Otis Spann & Fleetwood Mac's THE BIGGEST THING SINCE COLOSSUS which is proably the best album they were ever involved with, the original Mac.
I'm sick of reissues!
I'm tired of the labels that only want to milk the past. I have more sympathy for Audio Fidelity. They release the bones that the majors throw them. Sony and Universal are crapping on SACD. Sure, they've both put out a few new albums for show, but day in and day out they want to sell the musty past for today's prices.
I got my 9000ES nearly 5 years ago. I'm sick of waiting on this format. My patience is just about gone. I don't want The Beatles on SACD. I want no more Dylan. I want no Rush...well, maybe Tom Rush.
I'm sick of back catalog titles in general.
My favourite SACD's lately are the indie releases, Colleen Sexton, Death Cab For Cutie, Suitcase Pimps. I got the new David Sanborn but I had to wait months after the redbook. I'm just fed up with the majors. They're majorly *ucking up SACD and DVD-A too for that matter.
I'm ready for the "take that disc and shove it" campaign!
Hi-rez isn't a legitimate format/s till it gets current music and plenty of it. NO MORE GERITOL ROCK por favor!
The future is now. ...end of rant