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Did anyone else get a free Elton John SACD sampler from Sony ? (1 Viewer)

David Judah

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I got the sampler in the mail yesterday. I listened to it briefly and what I heard sounded very good. I'll have to check it out more in depth.

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Danny Tse

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Click below for track listing....

http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/2637

That's a scan of my copy that I received from someone in the hi-fi press. Mine is still unopened. The disc was made by Viva Magnetics in Hong Kong, which was printed on the back of the sleeve.
 

Evan S

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I got the sampler as well. I think it was sent to anyone who has purchased a Sony SACD player in the last 3-4 years and submitted registration with Sony via their website. This isn't the first time I have received a free SACD from Sony. It's ironic as I was thinking the ohter day how I don't have a good set of headphones and I should look into getting some and all of a sudden I get a promotional package in the mail promoting the very thing I was contemplating days before. Not sure if the headphones are any good however.
 

John Kotches

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Isn't anyone else catching the irony of this?

Elton John is a Universal Music artist, so the sampler SA-CD isn't even from a Sony Music artist...

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David Judah

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I figured it was just because they recently reworked some of his albums like they did for Bob Dylan and Miles Davis awhile back.

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Danny Tse

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Here's an article at highfidelityreview.com on the joint marketing effort between Sony Electronics and Universal Music using this sampler.
 

John Kotches

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Danny:

To me, it's fairly damning towards Sony Music's continued support of SA-CD when Sony Electronics has to resort to material from Universal Music to deliver a sampler.

David:

Dylan and Davis are both Sony Music label artists.

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Rachael B

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I got one in the mail yesterday. I almost threw it away. I took the headphone book out and as I was dropping the big envelope in the trash, I realized there was something else in there. I think it's rather befuddling that Sony is promoting a competor's product.
 

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