DTS version of Gaucho by Steely Dan

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  1. Doug Smith

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    I'm considering buying the DTS version of Gaucho - I'm a big Steely Dan fan. The cost is quite high though. Is it worth it?
     
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    IMHO, this is one of the best DTS CDs ever put out. I would not hesitate to buy it again, or as a gift for anyone who has the capability to play it in their system.
     
  3. Mike Broadman

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    Coincidentally, I just picked this up the other day, and it's my first and only DTS CD. I like it, and it's a cool thing to have for Dan fans.
     
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    A SACD of Gaucho is due this year.
    This should be the best this recording has ever sounded.
     
  5. Philip Hamm

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    Definitely worth the money, a no brainer for any DTS capable Dan fan.

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  6. Mike Broadman

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    That's just annoying. If they already have a DTS of Gaucho, why not use another album for SACD? Yes, I know some people wouldn't be able to play both, but still, why not have some variety? Besides, it seems to me that the general consensus amongst Dan fans is that Aja is their best album (and before people start chiming in with, "but I love Steely Dan and I think Guacho is their best," notice I said general consensus). More importantly, it's my favorite album.

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    Don't forget that the DVD-A of Two Against Nature also has a DTS track, mixed just like Gaucho (or, for that matter, the quadraphonic versions of their 1st 3 albums), horns & female vocals in the back.
     
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    Even in a modest HT setup, track 4 (Gaucho)will blow you away. You will not be disappointed.
     
  9. Philip Hamm

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    Mike,
    Patience grasshopper. Aja would give me reason to buy a SACD player and I can't really afford that right now so I don't want it to come out yet. [​IMG]
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  10. Doug Smith

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    Quad versions of their first three albums - really? Strictlyon records? Where can you get them?
     
  11. Larry Geller

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    Srictly on records---ABC Command Quadraphonic. They utilized the rarely used Sansui QS system (as opposed to the more common CBS SQ or RCA Victor's CD-4 systems) that ABC records used for all of their quad releases (BB King, Three Dog Night, Jim Croce,& The Grass Roots were other ABC artists with quad releases). The mixes were quite different at times---Reelin' In The Years, for example, has Elliot Randall's guitar part running through the entire cut instead of fading up & down as in the stereo mix (kind of like the Grateful Dead's single mix of Truckin' versus the album version).
     
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    I played my DTS Gaucho on a RP91 last night and followed it up with an old Aja on a C555ES...

    Gaucho, even at low volume was so pleasing. Aja was sooo bad.

    Why would they do a SACD of Gaucho before doing an Aja?
     
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    John,

    Have you gotten the remastered Aja? I find Aja to be very pleasent to listen to. However, I have the MFSL CD, the MCA Reamaster, and the original ABC Vinyl to choose from and they all sound great. I've never heard the original MCA master.

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    Even more odd than rdoing Gaucho on SACD before Aja is what they're doing with some of the Miles Davis catalogue. Quiet Nights, Big Fun, and Jazz at the Plaza are all out already, and while I'll take any Miles on SACD I can get, these three are considered lesser works in the Miles catalogue. Birth of the Cool, Porgy & Bess, Bitches Brew, Cookin' and Milestones should come out way before the obscure stuff. However, this may just mean that they're planning to release all of it, which would be perfect.
     
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    Philip said:

     
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    Mike, you're right, and I'm not complaining that Gaucho is going to be on SACD. It just seems a bit odd to be focusing on one album for all the high-res releases instead of spreading it around a little. Unless they're going to release all of the Steely Dan albums on SACD, which I highly doubt, it just seems like a weird marketing decision.

    But you bet your asses I'll snap up that SACD.

    However, if the SACD is multi-channel, would there be a reason to hold on to the DTS CD?

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    Unfortunatly The multi-track master of The song "AJA" has gone missing........I remember hearing that they were remastering the album for a DTS CD release but they couldn't find it...so they scrap it
     
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    I love the Dan, and I own the DTS CD, but I find the surround mix too distracting. I always listen to the remastered box set CD version in stereo when I need a fix. Sounds better to my ears.
     

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