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US Sony Music dumps SACD


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Danny Tse

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Posted January 07 2009 - 06:10 AM

For the last couple of years, US Sony Music's SACD output has been limited to a couple of "re-performance" SACDs and some RCA Living Stereo SACD titles. Looks like the Living Stereo SACD series is done since no new releases are planned (and I'd encourage SACD fans to pick up these wonderful sounding SACDs). Just now, I received an e-mail from Zenph Studios, which produced the 2 "re-performance" SACDs (Glenn Gould and Art Tatum) with Sony, that its next "re-performance" release, "Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff", will NOT be on SACD. This is apparently Sony's decision, although the e-mail indicated there may be room for negotiations. I guess US Sony Music is done with SACD....which is strange since US Sony Electronics just introduced its new $1,500 CD/SACD player (the 5400ES), not to mention several other manufacturers have announced new Blu-ray players that will include SACD playback.
SACD not listed at sa-cd.net (updated 8/26/2009)

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Ockeghem

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Posted January 07 2009 - 09:56 AM

I can't speak for other recordings, but the Gould and Tatum works are in my estimation masterpieces. I am getting close to owning their entire output (LP and CD). Some of the Tatum works have been more difficult to obtain over the years.

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Lee Scoggins

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Posted January 15 2009 - 03:27 AM

Disappointing news but Sony has not really been supporting the music side of SACD in the U.S. for a while. I don't understand Sony business strategy at all. The 5400 is an amazing unit, my friend Tom has one. All Sony needs to do is release a few big titles a year. It's not a major investment but they are struggling financially. It appears the consumer strategy is very disjointed with the hardware and software sides not communicating at all.
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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   townsend

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Posted January 19 2009 - 11:46 AM

I can't figure Sony out either. But I speculate that somehow, Sony thinks it can make money off of hardware, or actually will make money off of hardware, while it simply isn't cost effective for them to issue SACDs.

I'm quite grateful that Mobile Fidelity has recently announced that it will issue Doobie Brothers, Toulouse Street on SACD! See listing at Music Direct.

#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted October 15 2009 - 03:15 PM



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Originally Posted by Danny Tse 

Just now, I received an e-mail from Zenph Studios, which produced the 2 "re-performance" SACDs (Glenn Gould and Art Tatum) with Sony, that its next "re-performance" release, "Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff", will NOT be on SACD.
I just picked up the Gould Zenph SACD and am thrilled with it.    What an amazing idea.

So the Tatum disc is the only other Zenph SACD?  That's unfortunate.


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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted October 28 2009 - 02:14 PM

Did those Doobie Bros ever come out?

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted October 28 2009 - 03:01 PM

I picked up the Art Tatum "Re-performance" SACD recently.  It is awesome. 

It's really too bad it seems they won't be getting recorded to SACD anymore.  It'd be cool if they were able to deal with the Gershwin piano rolls--especially the Rhapsody in Blue. 

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Posted November 04 2009 - 06:35 PM

I purchased one Dvd of micheal Jackson track, used but sony brand dvd, how can i justify it?

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Posted November 05 2009 - 04:13 AM



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I purchased one Dvd of micheal Jackson track, used but sony brand dvd, how can i justify it?
What?


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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted November 05 2009 - 04:13 AM



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I purchased one Dvd of micheal Jackson track, used but sony brand dvd, how can i justify it?
What?






hmm how did that happen/


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