Help me build my DVD-A/SACD collection

Jefe Noche

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I just got into the hi-rez formats and I am officially addicted. I just wish there was more of a selection.

Recently purchased:

The Eagles "Hotel California" - DVD-A
Fleetwood Mac "Rumors" - DVD-A
The Doors "L.A. Woman" - DVD-A
Queen "The Game" - DVD-A
Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon" - SACD
The Who "Tommy" - SACD
REM "Automatic for the People" - DVD-A
The Police "Every Breath You Take" - DTS
Steve Miller Band "Fly Like an Eagle" - DTS

Soon to be puchased
:

Aerosmith "Toys in the Attic" - SACD
Metallica "The Black Album"

Based on my "tastes", what would you recommend?

BTW, I am only interested in multi-channel.
 

Jefe Noche

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I just got into the hi-rez formats and I am officially addicted. I just wish there was more of a selection.

Recently purchased:

The Eagles "Hotel California" - DVD-A
Fleetwood Mac "Rumors" - DVD-A
The Doors "L.A. Woman" - DVD-A
Queen "The Game" - DVD-A
Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon" - SACD
The Who "Tommy" - SACD
REM "Automatic for the People" - DVD-A
The Police "Every Breath You Take" - DTS
Steve Miller Band "Fly Like an Eagle" - DTS

Soon to be puchased
:

Aerosmith "Toys in the Attic" - SACD
Metallica "The Black Album"

Based on my "tastes", what would you recommend?

BTW, I am only interested in multi-channel.
 

Phil A

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I would have opted for the Every Breath You Take SACD vs. DTS disc. Here are some suggestions:

Neil Young has several DVD-As out some are 2-Channel only though

Wallflowers "Red Letter Days" SACD
Bob Dylan, some of the hybrids out are multi-channel
Ryan Adams "Rock N Roll" SACD
Emerson Lake and Palmer "Brain Salad Surgery" DVD-A
REM - Best of
 

Phil A

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I would have opted for the Every Breath You Take SACD vs. DTS disc. Here are some suggestions:

Neil Young has several DVD-As out some are 2-Channel only though

Wallflowers "Red Letter Days" SACD
Bob Dylan, some of the hybrids out are multi-channel
Ryan Adams "Rock N Roll" SACD
Emerson Lake and Palmer "Brain Salad Surgery" DVD-A
REM - Best of
 

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Nightfly-Donald Fagen (got me started in all this stuff), Gaucho-Steely Dan, Welcome To My Nightmare-Alice Cooper (better than you think) and In Absentia-Porcupine Tree (DVD-A's answer to DSOTM).
 

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Nightfly-Donald Fagen (got me started in all this stuff), Gaucho-Steely Dan, Welcome To My Nightmare-Alice Cooper (better than you think) and In Absentia-Porcupine Tree (DVD-A's answer to DSOTM).
 

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I'm going to sell most of my DVD-As when I get around to taking them out of storage. If you're interested in them, click on the link in my sig to see a my music collection. DVD-A titles are labeled as such (do searches for "DVD-A") and let me know which ones you want and I can reserve them for you.

This of course applies to any board member.
 

Mike Broadman

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I'm going to sell most of my DVD-As when I get around to taking them out of storage. If you're interested in them, click on the link in my sig to see a my music collection. DVD-A titles are labeled as such (do searches for "DVD-A") and let me know which ones you want and I can reserve them for you.

This of course applies to any board member.
 

Lee Scoggins

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I would highly recommend Beck Sea Changes and Alison Krauss and Union Station: Live.

Norah Jones first album is a great SACD as well. I also like the DVDA of Steely Dan Everything Must Go. I also second the Ryan Adams recommendation.

A large percentage of the many jazz and classical titles are very good on Super Audio if you like that.

Happy Hunting!
 

Lee Scoggins

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I would highly recommend Beck Sea Changes and Alison Krauss and Union Station: Live.

Norah Jones first album is a great SACD as well. I also like the DVDA of Steely Dan Everything Must Go. I also second the Ryan Adams recommendation.

A large percentage of the many jazz and classical titles are very good on Super Audio if you like that.

Happy Hunting!
 

chung_sotheby

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Great call. Both are some of the best recordings (sonically and musically) that I have ever heard. Also:

A Love Supreme - John Coltrane (Stereo Hybrid)
Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye (MC single-layer, I think)
Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet (MC and Stereo single layer)
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis (MC Single layer)
Anything with Isaac Stern
 

chung_sotheby

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Great call. Both are some of the best recordings (sonically and musically) that I have ever heard. Also:

A Love Supreme - John Coltrane (Stereo Hybrid)
Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye (MC single-layer, I think)
Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet (MC and Stereo single layer)
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis (MC Single layer)
Anything with Isaac Stern
 

Justin Lane

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Jefe,

Since your tastes seem to be slanted towards rock, I would make the following recommendations with decent multichannel tracks:

Queen - "A Night at the Opera" DVD-A
REM - "Document" DVD-A
David Bowie - "Ziggy Stardust" SACD
Billy Joel - "The Stranger" SACD
Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi" CD/DVD-A package (probably one of the top 3 multichannel tracks out there)
Peter Gabriel - "Up" SACD (watch out for cracking center hubs on this disc though)
Santana - "Supernatural" DVD-A

That should get you started.

J
 

Justin Lane

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Jefe,

Since your tastes seem to be slanted towards rock, I would make the following recommendations with decent multichannel tracks:

Queen - "A Night at the Opera" DVD-A
REM - "Document" DVD-A
David Bowie - "Ziggy Stardust" SACD
Billy Joel - "The Stranger" SACD
Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi" CD/DVD-A package (probably one of the top 3 multichannel tracks out there)
Peter Gabriel - "Up" SACD (watch out for cracking center hubs on this disc though)
Santana - "Supernatural" DVD-A

That should get you started.

J
 

AricB

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I have a lot of the same discs you have. I'll put a star next to the ones I think are of good sound quality and 2 by excellent ones, IMO. And a question mark by ones I havent heard.

According to your tastes:

*Fleetwood Mac: Say you will (DVDA)
?Queen:Night at the opera (DVDA)
**Beck-Sea Change (both)
*David Bowie-Ziggy Stardust (sacd)
stone temple pilots-core (DVDA)

Some other possibilities, as you will soon find out all your favorite bands are not out on these formats, so you may have to venture into things you never thought you'd listen to, as I have:

**David Bowie-Heathen (sacd)
**Steely Dan-everything must go, Gaucho (DVDA), (sacd)
**Porcupine Tree-In Absentia (DVDA)
**Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick road (sacd)
*Billy Joel-the stranger (sacd)
*Queensryche-Empire (DVDA)
*Geoff Tate(singer of Queensryche)-Geoff Tate (DVDA)
*Ministry-animositisomina (DVDA)
*megadeath-Peace sells... (DVDA)
*Miles Davis-kind of blue (sacd)
*Steve Stevens-Flamenco a go-go (DVDA)
*Joe Satriani-strange beautiful music (sacd)
*Peter Gabriel-Up (sacd)

**Flaming Lips-Yoshimi (DVDA)-not my favorite but is recorded well

Non HiRes discs
**Cornelius-point 5.1 (5.1 Dolby Digital-DVD-V)
 

AricB

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I have a lot of the same discs you have. I'll put a star next to the ones I think are of good sound quality and 2 by excellent ones, IMO. And a question mark by ones I havent heard.

According to your tastes:

*Fleetwood Mac: Say you will (DVDA)
?Queen:Night at the opera (DVDA)
**Beck-Sea Change (both)
*David Bowie-Ziggy Stardust (sacd)
stone temple pilots-core (DVDA)

Some other possibilities, as you will soon find out all your favorite bands are not out on these formats, so you may have to venture into things you never thought you'd listen to, as I have:

**David Bowie-Heathen (sacd)
**Steely Dan-everything must go, Gaucho (DVDA), (sacd)
**Porcupine Tree-In Absentia (DVDA)
**Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick road (sacd)
*Billy Joel-the stranger (sacd)
*Queensryche-Empire (DVDA)
*Geoff Tate(singer of Queensryche)-Geoff Tate (DVDA)
*Ministry-animositisomina (DVDA)
*megadeath-Peace sells... (DVDA)
*Miles Davis-kind of blue (sacd)
*Steve Stevens-Flamenco a go-go (DVDA)
*Joe Satriani-strange beautiful music (sacd)
*Peter Gabriel-Up (sacd)

**Flaming Lips-Yoshimi (DVDA)-not my favorite but is recorded well

Non HiRes discs
**Cornelius-point 5.1 (5.1 Dolby Digital-DVD-V)
 

Brian L

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Go buy that one RIGHT NOW.

That is THE definitive hard rock MC hi-rez disc. I never thought I would WANT to hear Walk This Way again, but this mix gives it new life. IMHO, or course.

Save your money re:Metalica. That one sounds bad. The highs are very, very harsh. Just like the CD, actually. The bass/drums have great slam, but the high end is the most fatiguing that I have heard. I sold it with a week of purchase. And I do like the music.

But if you must, play it back to back with Aerosmith. You will hear what I mean. Like an Ice Pick in the ears.

And not to nit pick, but the Police and Steve Miller are not hi-rez. They are DTS, which is lossy compression, no different than a DVD movie.

Not that they can't sound good, but they are not the real deal. Most retailers shelve 'em in the hi-rez section, so its an honest mistake. And on top of that, DTS does sell true DVD-A (A Night at the Opera), so there is another level of confusion.

I will second the rec for Beck, and ELP, then add to it Yes/Fragile, and maybe even Bigg Phatt Band, Blue Man Group, and Chicago II.

BGL
 

Brian L

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Go buy that one RIGHT NOW.

That is THE definitive hard rock MC hi-rez disc. I never thought I would WANT to hear Walk This Way again, but this mix gives it new life. IMHO, or course.

Save your money re:Metalica. That one sounds bad. The highs are very, very harsh. Just like the CD, actually. The bass/drums have great slam, but the high end is the most fatiguing that I have heard. I sold it with a week of purchase. And I do like the music.

But if you must, play it back to back with Aerosmith. You will hear what I mean. Like an Ice Pick in the ears.

And not to nit pick, but the Police and Steve Miller are not hi-rez. They are DTS, which is lossy compression, no different than a DVD movie.

Not that they can't sound good, but they are not the real deal. Most retailers shelve 'em in the hi-rez section, so its an honest mistake. And on top of that, DTS does sell true DVD-A (A Night at the Opera), so there is another level of confusion.

I will second the rec for Beck, and ELP, then add to it Yes/Fragile, and maybe even Bigg Phatt Band, Blue Man Group, and Chicago II.

BGL
 

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