ABKCO's SACDs going out-of-print?

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  1. Danny Tse

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    First, the Rolling Stones SACD titles were reissued as plain old CDs. Tonight, at my local Best Buy, I noticed that the Animals' "Retrospective" is also being reissued as a plain old CD. So if you are interested in getting the Animals, Herman's Hermits, Sam Cooke and the Rolling Stones on SACD, I'd say you better do it quickly.
     
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    Were these not hybrids? Why, for the love of all that's holy, would they do something like this?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Because the extra miniscule sales they get from releasing them as hybrid SACDs isn't worth the added cost to create them.
     
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    That's absurd. If they've already gone to the trouble, then leaving them as single inventory hybrids cannot be that much more expensive.
     
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    Yes, the ABKCO SACD titles were originally single-inventory hybrids packaged in digipaks. Now they are regular CD, remastered using DSD, in regular CD jewel cases.
     
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    Absurd?

    Compared to CDs, there is limited production lines for hybrid discs. The cost difference is obviously enough of a difference for them to go back to CD.

    If cost isn't enough of a reason, then maybe you could explain why they would stop making hybrids.
     
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    does anyone have a list of the mentioned hybrids so i or anyone can know what ones to look for?
     
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    Isn't this exactly what they did with the SACDs from Bob Dylan, as well?
     
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    Yep, and the Rolling Stones as well if I recall.

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what's happening to this format.
     
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    And ABCKO kept the same UPC code for the DSD Remaster Stones disks so you aren't guaranteed to get the SACD if you order them on line. I ordered Hot Rocks 1964 - 1971 from both Amazon and DeepDiscountCD and both sent the DSD Remaster instead of the SACD even though their site said SACD. Fortunately, I got full refunds in both cases. I was able to get Hot Rocks 1964 - 1971 and The Singles Collection SACDs from Overstock.com. In summary, they are going fast.
     
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    I haven't been paying attention to the music area lately and I got burned by this over the weekend.

    I've picked up a few of the Stones SACDs in the past, but not the whole collection.

    I saw HOT ROCKS and LET IT BLEED in hard cases with the words "DSD REMASTERED" printed on the spine and I thought "I guess ABKCO changed the packaging on the SACDs." As we know, this was not the case. Fortunately BB let me return them both (even Let it Bleed after I opened it). Even more fortunately, I found the actual SACDs at another location.

    -Reagan
     

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