Anyone Pick up Sting: Sacred Love today?

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  1. Justin Lane

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    Just wondering if anyone picked up this disc today and has any thoughts on the music and sonics.

    Also, is this disc indeed a single inventory Hybrid SACD? I noticed Circuit City has lisitings for both a regular CD and a Hybrid SACD on their website, so I have avoided ordering either out of confusion. Originally this was supposed to be a single inventory Hybrid disc, but with Hi-res releases there always seem to be changes of some sort going on in the release process.

    J
     
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    I was under the impression that it was going to be a single inventory
    hybrid as well, but it's a dual inventory.

    I stopped into Target and picked it up on the way to work, but was shocked
    by the lack of the SACD and DSD logos once I got a chance to look at it.

    I went to BB at lunch and picked up the Hybrid version, which is
    in a digipak.

    Craig
     
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    I just picked this up at a Best Buy in Ann Arbor, MI. I almost passed on it because the version they have at the front of the store does not mention SACD at all. I then went to the "Sting" section in the aisles and found 2 different versions - the CD and the hybrid CD/SACD version in a paper digipac.
    A couple of warnings:
    1) The CD is on sale for $9.99-the SACD hybrid is $15.99!

    As Michael_T pointed out, neither version contains a bonus dvd-please excuse my confusion!:b
    2) The CD has a bonus dvd-the hybrid has a sticker on the front that it also has the bonus dvd, but mine did not have it.[​IMG]

    -Mark
     
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    Tower has the Hybrid SACD in stock - $11.99.
     
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    $13.99 @ buy.com (in stock); $14.99 @ circuitcity.com (backordered)
     
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    Anyone else concerned/hesitant/vexed about UMG possibly announcing a Sacred Love DVD-A in a few months?

    Or am I tossing a wet blanket . . .?

    -p
     
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    Yeah, I got it and it was OK...except for the nasty little disco remix of SEND YOUR LOVE, yuckatosis! Now I'm listening to the better of the two discs I got 2-day, Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's more my kind of muse...!
     
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    Can someone post the track listings of the (US) CD and SACD?

    There are different track listings internationally and I'm not sure which one to get.

    Also, I believe the US and International SACDs come in cardboard digipaks. What about the standard US CD?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Darren, the reg-lar octane CD comes in a vin ordinaire jewell case. The type we've all come to know and love, or hate???[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    So is this a correct summary of the packaging?
    • CD - Jewel Case
    • SACD - Jewel Case
    • CD/SACD - Digipak

    -Dave
     
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    Finally got this SACD from buy.com. The album is okay--nothing great though. I love the techno track, #11, a remix of track #2. The surround mix is pretty good--it isn't overcooked; the rear channel effects are subtle & pretty well done.
     
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    I got it about a week or so ago for my wife (big fan). We listened to it for about the 3rd time last night. I have to say it's growing on me. She loves it. The melodies & textures seem to be REAL similar to the last album. That remix of Send Your Love is horrible, and sounds nothing like the rest of the album.

    Sonically, it's so-so. The LFE on the techno tracks is very loud. I had to turn down the gain in my player about 1.5 dB. The surround mix is OK, but to me the instruments etc. sound very dry and thin. I felt the same way about PG's UP, but it's obvious PG does so much equalizing and effects on all his instruments & vocals that nothing will sound full & lifelike. I can't say Sting does so much modification.

    Doug
     
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