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#2761 of 2780 ONLINE   DavidJ

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Posted July 08 2014 - 07:07 PM

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#2762 of 2780 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 08 2014 - 07:52 PM

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1. Does Anybody Really Know (Chicago) 2. Listen To The Music (The Doobie Brothers) 3. Good Lovin (The Rascals) 4. Tonight's The Night (Rod Stewart) 5. Running On Empty (Jackson Browne) 6. In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins) 7. Time of the Season (The Zombies) 8. How Long (Ace) 9. Dixie Chicken (Little Feat) 10. Truckin (Grateful Dead) 11. Love the One You're With (Stephen Stills) 12. For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 13. Sister Golden Hair (America) 14. Back on the Chain Gang (The Pretenders) 15. Feels Like the First Time (Foreigner) 16. Daniel (Elton John) 17. Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues)

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted July 08 2014 - 07:53 PM

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1. Wild Thing (The Troggs) 2. Smoke On the Water (Deep Purple) 3. Spirit In the Sky (Norman Greenbaum) 4. Bang A Gong.. Get it On (T.Rex) 5. Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac) 6. Blinded By the Light (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) 7. Spill The Wine (Eric Burdon & War) 8. Lola..Live (The Kinks) 9. Light My Fire (The Doors) 10. Slow Ride (Foghat) 11. Schools Out (Alice Cooper) 12. Smokin In the Boys Room (Brownsville Station) 13. China Grove (The Doobie Brothers) 14. Hot Blooded (Foreigner) 15. Can't Get Enough (Bad Company) 16. Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 17. Casey Jones (Grateful Dead)

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted July 08 2014 - 11:28 PM

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If this is as good as Dunedin's St. Matthew Passion, it should be delicious.



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Posted July 08 2014 - 11:36 PM

I haven't heard that one (I'll need to check it out), but to my ear this one is wonderful.

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Posted July 11 2014 - 10:42 AM

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A couple symphonies/discs away from having this cycle complete (my second of Beethoven symphonies in high rez, the first being the Haitink/"LSO Live" SA-CD box).



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Posted July 21 2014 - 09:05 PM

This seems like the right thread to discuss this. I just picked up the Blu-ray High Fidelity Pure Audio disc of Beck's Sea Change. It's my first hi-res purchase since my DualDisc of Carly Simon's Moonlight Serenade, and includes both the Stereo and 5.1 mixes of the album in dts-HDMA and PCM, both in 24-bit/192 KHz sampling rates. I know some of these discs have a reputation for being sourced from "modern" compressed and distorted masters, but that's definitely not the case here. If you don't have the album in a hi-res format yet (the SACD and DVD-A discs fetch fairly high prices these days), I would encourage a buy.

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Posted August 12 2014 - 12:45 PM

Also just received the HFPA release of Queen's A Night at the Opera, which is a 24 bit/96 KHz release, also in both 2.0 and 5.1 mixes. Have only sampled Death on Two Legs and The Prophet's Song in 5.1 so far, but still quite stunning. The 2.0 mix is Bob Ludwig's 2011 remaster, while the 5.1 comes from 2005. I've heard good things about the HFPA release of Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life, so that may be my next purchase.


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Posted August 12 2014 - 01:11 PM

And you're waiting on the multi-channel mix of Bohemian Rhapsody...WHY?  :biggrin:

 

I've got the DVD-A, Stephen...and it is amazing.


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted August 13 2014 - 07:22 PM

Just listened to it tonight. Bohemian Rhapsody is so ingrained in the public conscious that I wanted to sample some of my favourite deep album cuts first. I was not disappointed in the least. My next HFPA purchase will be sooner rather than later. Skipping Nevermind and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on HFPA because DVD Beaver tells me they're from the brickwalled remasters and while you can't rely on the Beaver's screencaps, the spectrum analysis graphs don't lie. Now to track down the Blu-ray Audio of Primus' Sailing the Seas of Cheese........
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Posted August 14 2014 - 10:12 AM

Wow, just received Quadrophenia - blu ray pure audio, and WOW is this something. Had some trouble buying (from WOW HD) as they, like many others, have trouble distinguishing between the recent Live In London blu and the blu ray pure audio, but I gambled, and got it right. I may buy the live version as well, at some point, but since it's just half of Who, I'm not sure.

I have loved this since its release, and bought the 2CD remaster back in the late 90s, but passed on the deluxe from a few years back, but this is really it. Surround mix in 24/96 sounds absolutely marvellous, a truly timeless piece of music, and surround is the way it was meant to be heard.

 

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Posted August 23 2014 - 05:01 PM

Mikael, would you recommend a blind buy? I've gone through 43 years on this planet without having heard Quadrophenia, but I do like The Who generally speaking.


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Posted August 28 2014 - 11:35 AM

Well, what can I say ;)? I have loved this since it came out, but I am only a lukewarm Who-fan when it comes to the rest of their material. I recognize their influence, of course, but, I listen much more to Zeppelin, Stones, even Sabbath, from that period and genre, although Won't Get Fooled of course is a great song.

 

Now, having lived with this music for so long, I can't imagine living without it, nor can I even begin to think how it would sound to someone who has never heard it; maybe you had to be there when it came out to appreciate it, or maybe it is a timeless classic, like I think, but what do I know?

Soundwise, I'd say if you want it, the Blu pure audio is the one to get, it has surround as well as stereo in hi-rez, but why don't you check it out on Spotify or similar first.

Or just go for it, even if you are disappointed, it is not a hell of a lot of money!


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Posted August 28 2014 - 08:02 PM

Mikael, would you recommend a blind buy? I've gone through 43 years on this planet without having heard Quadrophenia, but I do like The Who generally speaking.

 

I'm not Mikael, but if you like other Who material, I would definitely recommend a blind buy. Quadrophenia is different, but brilliant with some of the best Who songs ever recorded. I didn't fully appreciate it until recently when I started listening to it a lot in anticipation of their tour (which was better than I expected, BTW). 



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Posted September 03 2014 - 11:57 AM

Mikael, would you recommend a blind buy? I've gone through 43 years on this planet without having heard Quadrophenia, but I do like The Who generally speaking.

 

If you like The Who, and Tommy by The Who, you should really like Quadrophenia. I don't listen much to rock music anymore, but when I did, Quadrophenia was one of my favorite albums. It was one of the first CDs I purchased when CDs came out.

 

Besides, having lots of great songs, it is the story of a guy during the mods/rockers period in Britain who is not nearly as complex as he thinks he is. He thinks he is so complex that he not only has schizophrenia, he has quadrophenia. What makes the album interesting to me is that the songs are eloquent and beautiful on their own, yet in the context of the young man's story, he comes off as very banal and shallow. Like Tommy, many of the songs won't make a lot of sense out of the context of the main character's narcissistic droning. The original LP had a written prologue that set the stage for what is to follow musically.

 

I put off listening to the double album for a long time because it seemed like a long book. However, once I took the plunge, I immediately knew it was a classic. It probably sounds amazing in high res (particularly 5:15).



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Posted September 03 2014 - 01:19 PM

Currently listening to on Spotify and enjoying so far; I think I may take the plunge. Thanks for the suggestion, Mikael.

 

On another note, got the HFPA release of Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life, which is strictly 2.0 24/96, but sounds wonderful. Nothing holds a candle to Sea Change, though; that album is achingly beautiful in 5.1 24/192.


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Posted September 09 2014 - 11:08 AM

Steely Dan's Two Against Nature dropped to a price I could afford so I'm finally getting that DVD-A.  I've heard all the accolades over the years so I'm looking forward to having it soon.

 

Just was reminded recently that Astor Piazzolla's Tango:  Zero Hour is on SA-CD.  Watched a BBC docu on Astor recently and it rekindled my interest in upgrading my CD of that album.  If anyone has that disc and/or Yo-Yo Ma's Soul Of the Tango Piazzolla tribute SA-CD and has SQ (or other) comments, please chime in.



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Posted September 13 2014 - 07:58 PM

Finally broke down and bought Quadrophenia. Will be giving the 5.1 a listen next week. Found it odd that there was no download code included, since my other 3 HFPA titles had them. I prefer hi-res, but the downloads are nice for in-car listening. Anyone else who has this, did yours come with the download code or no?


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Posted September 13 2014 - 09:13 PM

Snap!  "We" forgot to "do" something on the last page to celebrate this thread's 10-year (!) anniversary.  Well, I guess those of us still participating  . . . bought stuff!  :)



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Posted September 26 2014 - 01:53 PM

The "moment" has passed for this kind of pop release to see an SA-CD release so my lament is as tired as some of Sony's market behavior BUT . . . Bab's new Babyface-produced album sure is the kinda release I'd like to see on SA-CD.  God knows the release is high profile/high concept enough.  Maybe it will be a BD-A.

 

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