Anyone have the Alice in Chains *Greatest Hits* SACD? Thoughts?

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  1. KeithH

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    I am thinking of picking up the Alice in Chains Greatest Hits SACD. Does anyone have it, and if so, how does it sound? I am particularly interested in the sound of the stereo SACD track in comparison to the CD since I don't have a multi-channel SACD player yet. Thoughts on the multi-channel SACD track would be appreciated too, however. I almost bought the Greatest Hits CD at Best Buy for $10, but passed. I have some of their other CDs, and I love their music. My concern, however, is whether their material over the years was recorded well enough for there to be any benefit of having the SACD.
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    If you enjoy the music then I think it's worth picking up. The recordings are not audiophile reference quality but most Alice in Chains is recorded much better than most of the Alt-grunge material of the era. Some cuts have unfocused vocals (stylistic intention)lo-tech guitar effects, etc. SACD does a better job of conveying the recordings than CD.
    My old band used to do spot-on covers of Rooster and Would. I was performing them live 6 nights a week, so revisiting the cuts was a lot of fun.
    *I can't really comment on the multi-channel mix. I have the two channel 333ES SACD changer.
     
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    Dave, thanks for the info. I have the '777ES and 'C333ES stereo SACD players, hence my interest in the Alice in Chains stereo SACD track. As I said in my original post, I don't have the Greatest Hits CD yet, but I have a few other Alice in Chains CDs. I would love to hear "No Excuses" on SACD. That's my favorite Alice in Chains song. It's not too bad a recording as far as '90s alternative and pop recordings go.
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