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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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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Goddess I love the serendipity of cruising through my Amazon Wish List or otherwise finding out something that was either out of my budget or not available has become within reach. I love this wonderful video the Phil posted yesterday in honor of (WDCH architect) Frank Gehry's 90th birthday...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    I'm less than interested in derailing the thread with this topic, Chris, but I tend to disagree with your analysis regarding Sony's P & L about which frankly neither of us know the hard numbers. More importantly, we get into dangerous waters when one starts representing opinions as factual info...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Thanks, gents. I'm aware of Sony's current UHD BD player offerings. It's their history I'm looking at as a point of departure to speculate about the future. If the company can't even consistently support SA-CD (and I'm referring to the totality of their player output since the beginning of...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Vexing and laughable, all this "sky is falling" writing in pop and even some tech press about how Samsung's exiting the disc player markets signals a packaged media death knell (although Fox not releasing The Favourite on 4K UHD BD is perhaps a troubling sign for at least the Fox/Disney future)...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    It's way past time for me to get a BIS Records release. Just purchased one of their SA-CDs (in prep for hearing our grand Los Angeles Master Chorale do the Durufle "Requiem" at Disney Hall next month): https://www.hraudio.net/showmusic.php?title=3490
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ In the Heat of the Night re-dux (Criterion) - in Blu-ray

    Nice. Have been considering the MGM BD for a while. Will rent one of the prior releases just for what appears to be the only supplement that didn't get ported over ("The Slap Heard 'Round the World") and move on with buy this Crit. Given the number of A-list titles MGM-via-Fox has licensed...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Phil, I added that Dunedin Wolfie "Requiem" to my List when I first saw word of it months ago. I think I've mentioned in these pages that I was so impressed by their "St. Matthew Passion" that I got their "Messiah" as well. I have too many other things to get which I have no version of yet to...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Mike, there *is* a BD release of that concert. Your Amazon link is to the CD + DVD version. There's a CD + BD version on Amazon also. Even the back cover confirms. http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Carole-King-Tapestry-Live-in-Hyde-Park-Blu-ray/192413/...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Mike et al.: Don't get me started on how even Sony hasn't bothered to release concert BDs of some of their major artists. I still have my DVD of James Taylor's Live At the Beacon Theater because they can't take a cue from Eagle Rock and even do "SD on BD" releases of some of these titles for...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Continuing my focus on getting the last few BD-As I want since they're dropping in quantity on Amazon US and UK: Rush's Fly By Night; Stevie Wonder's Talking Book (delicious SQ from the very opening of "You Are the Sunshine") and the Mehta/Vienna Phil Mahler 2.
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    I checked after seeing your comments and, sure enough: All N' All is Massenburg. I highly recommend any and all to scan his extensive discography (going all the way back to the 70s). If you see something that you like or are curious about, buy it even if "just" on lowly CD. Rest assured the...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    (Correction/amendment: It looks like Open Our Eyes has been available for over a year.) Mike: There's an I think Japanese SA-CD of All 'n All. It's just always been pricey for the couple of years I've been price-watching it. http://sa-cd.net/showtitle/945 I'd wager this was engineered by...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Ouch: I haven't been using the new HRAudio.net version of the SA-CD.net site. I'm much more familiar with the latter. I went to look at the The Cars CA-CD listings on the old site and they're not listed there. I check the new and they are listed. I assumed the databases were mirroring each...
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    What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

    Grace Jones Disco BD-A. Pentatone Classics SA-CD (my first) of Arabella Steinbacher doing the Bruch "Violin Concerto" (LA Phil and Martin Chalifour are doing it later this month), Chausson's "Poeme" and the wonderful, I've-heard-this-before-and-didn't-remember-how-much-I-like-it Korngold...
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    Amazon now directing disc buyers to digital purchases?

    What the OP points up is another permutation of an IMO at least a little insidious effort by Amazon to guide buyers to digital offerings. "Digital" may gross less than packaged but unlike the latter it is a growth market. IMO there's something of a common thread going through some Amazon...
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