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    Under Fire Blu-ray from Sandpiper Pictures?

    Any PQ comments comparing the Sandpiper to the TT? Debating flipping the TTs to enjoy iso score tracks and Julie's essays on this and TT's Eye Of the Needle and then getting the less-expensive Sandpiper releases.
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    All this Mahleria inspired me to finally get a high rez M7.
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    I have the M3 from that cycle. They needed more rehearsal. Workmanlike, I find. Having said that, Lenny gets a lot of attention for starting a decades-long crescendo of attention being paid to Mahler. But my understanding is that those Abravanels with, excuse me, Utah are the first...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    I just checked pricing on this and holy moly Amazon has DVD-A copies for as cheap as $4 (yes, four dollars and change). Time to check out that jetliner! :) (A bit of pushback on the CD preference, DBK: There's def something to be said about surround sound and Mahler, especially for the...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    All this Gustav talk got me amped up. I went looking (again!) for the Chailly/RCO M2 DVD-A. It's always been pricey. I found it locally near "lovely downtown Burbank," close enough for me to go pick it up. $22, natch. If you hear The Great Call on the horizon, it's probably me listening...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    All Sony DualDiscs do NOT contain high rez audio. The corporate thinking on that was that including high rez would compete with their SA-CDs. All Universal Music Group (UMG) Duals--from Mercury (Bon Jovi) to Interscope (Keane) to DreamWorks Records Nashville (Toby Keith)--do indeed contain...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    ManW_TheUncool et al.: First of all, there’s something wrong with you if you find M1 boring. ;) And the cure to what ails you is Gustavo Dudamel’s Inaugural Concert perf, available on DVD and in HD on Amazon (no BD, dammit DG). Gustavo and my LA Phil burn down Disney Hall and then build it...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    (GregBright is another Mahlerian who might hopefully chime in.)
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    ManW_TheUncool et al.: More responsive reply later after I organize the best way to respond. But I've had a lot to say about my man Gustav over the years so if inclined do search the thread for my posts and ask specific questions.
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    One of my high rez packaged media obsessions lately is what's trending with regards to hardware, specifically UHD BD / DVD-A / SA-CD players. If next spring brings another CES with no new (UHD BD) players announced by the majors, I think I'm gonna buy a (hopefully still available then) Sony...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi DVD-A Little Feat - Kickin' It At the Barn DVD-A Emmylou Harris - Producer's Cut DVD-A Carole King - Tapestry SA-CD - I wanted to hear the m.c. mix so I got the Sony release instead of the MFSL but am interested in hearing from anyone with comparative SQ comments...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    I was knocked out by a broadcast (thanks as always to KUSC) a few years ago of Jarvi conducting the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (and an arsenal of additional players) doing the "1812." So much grandeur and IMO perfect tempi choices. I've decided to therefore get Jarvi's complete Tchaikovsky...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Thanks again, David. More on Sinatra in another post later. Looks like the last few pop/rock BD-As I've been seeing for over a year with about four to eight copies available on Marketplace are starting to dwindle further. Finally got Stevie Wonder's Songs In the Key Of Life. Surprised how...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Thanks, David_B_K, for the Sinatra comments. I bought Point Of No Return since my last post on March 21. Still in preliminary listening phases. I figured what you say about Swingin' Affair being something of a SFSL twin would be the case, which I why I de-prioritized it. I'll eventually get...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Bryan Adams' Reckless BD-A. Flipped a copy of the Super Deluxe Edition when it first came out to read the interviews in the booklet, watch the music vids and listen to the Odeon show. But decided I didn't need to retain all those goodies--fine with "just" the single-disc BD separate release...
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