Help me choose my first SACD's!

Discussion in 'Music' started by MikeH1, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just picked up a couple of new toys a couple days ago. Upgraded my reciever from a Denon 2802 to a 3805. I also, on a bit of a whim upgraded the Toshiba SD5700 DVD Audio player to a Denon DVD 1920 DVD Audio/SACD combo player. I have about 8 DVD Audio discs that I really enjoy (including Fleetwood Mac Rumours, Metallica Black, Crowded House, Shania Twain, Foreigner 4, The best of REM and Eagles Hotel California) but now its time to finally start looking in the SACD section [​IMG]

    I'm mostly into rock, I see Dire Straits Brothers in Arms is available and some Pink Floyd would be nice. Any other recomendations? What are some overall great sounding SACD discs available?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. Craig S

    Craig S Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2000
    Messages:
    5,781
    Likes Received:
    231
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    League City, Texas
    Real Name:
    Craig Seanor
    "Dark Side Of The Moon" is, of course, a must have, but unfortunately is the only Floyd currently available on SACD.

    All of the available Elton John releases are great. The Bob Dylan SACDs are fine too. Discs like "Blonde On Blonde" and "Blood On The Tracks" are must-haves anyway.

    For newer music, Peter Gabriel's "Up" and Beck's "Sea Change" are both stunning examples of what a well-done surround mix can do to enhance the listening experience.

    And if you're willing to take a detour off the rock road into "newgrass", Alison Krauss & Union Station "Live" is two discs chock full of gorgeous music impeccibly played, and may possibly be the best sounding disc in my entire collection (2400+ CDs, SACDs, & DVD-As). It really sounds like the band is in the room with you.
     
  3. Phil A

    Phil A Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,181
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Central FL
    Real Name:
    Phil
    I understand the Dylan and Stones discs are no longer being made. So if there are any of those that you want, it should be something to consider sooner vs. later. As far as rock goes, there's the Kinks, the Police, stuff like the Animals greatest hits, Roxy Music's Avalon, Tommmy by the Who and Creedance Clearwater stuff just to name some. If you go to http://www.sa-cd.net/home and click on "titles" you can do a search by musical genre.
     
  4. AricB

    AricB Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    DSOTM, Elton John Discs, Steely Dan-Gaucho, Beck Sea Change, Peter Gabriel-Up, NIN-downward spiral, eric clapton-layla, slowhand, 461 ocean blvd.
     
  5. John Milton

    John Milton Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight has a nice 5.1 mix, especially if you like the softer side of the band.
     
  6. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    one of my favourite SACDs Joe Satriani Strange Beautiful Music

    Roxy's Avalon has been mentioned

    is there a new multichannel SACD mix of Toto IV? I remember it got a panning from highfidelityreview.com
     
  7. Phil A

    Phil A Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,181
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Central FL
    Real Name:
    Phil
    My understanding (could be wrong but seem to recall reading somewhere) all of the Sony single layer discs have been discontinued too. Tower has begun selling a lot of imports for very expensive prices. So perhaps they are just not going to be available in the US?
     
  8. Rachael B

    Rachael B Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2000
    Messages:
    4,705
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Knocksville, TN
    Real Name:
    Rachael Bellomy
    Bryan Ferry's Boys And Girls
    Paul Weller's Studio 150
    T Rex's Electric Warrior
    Suitcase Pimps' Love Is Grand
    Cowboy Junkies' Open
    Michael Hill's Black Gold & Goddesses Bold!
    Super Furry Animal's Lovekraft
    Grant-Lee Phillip's Mobilize
    The Cardigan's Long Gone Before Daylight
    Joe Satriani's Strange Beautiful Music
    The Kinks' Low Budjet
    Roy Orbison's Black & White Night
    Rolling Stones' Let it Bleed
    The Thorns' S/T
    Alison Krauss & Union Station's New Favorite
    Triple Fret S/T
    Sheryl Crow's The Globe Sessions
    Richard & Linda Thompson's Shoot Out The Lights
    Mostly Autumn's Live At The Grand Opera House
    Godsmack's The Other Side
    Aimee Mann's Lost In Space
    The Zombies' Greatest Hits
    Creedence Clearwater Revival's Willy And The Poorboys
    Colleen Sexton's Greatest Find
    Los Lobos' Good Morning Aztlan
    Nickel Creek's This Side
    Deep Purple's Machine Head

    You should be able to find some taders in that bag!
     
  9. Robert Powers

    Robert Powers Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2003
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Another one to add to this great list is Aerosmith's "Toys in the Attic".
     
  10. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    From what I read, the multi-channel version of Toto IV has a new hi-rez stereo mix. I only have the stereo version of the SACD and, in my opinion, it's very good.

    You should consider getting some import SACDs....

    Simple Minds - The Best of
    Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
    Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time
    Mark Knopfler - Shangdri-La
    Spandau Ballet - True

    Also highly recommended, Keane's "Hopes and Fears" and John Denver's "The Best of John Denver: Live".
     
  11. Will_B

    Will_B Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2001
    Messages:
    4,731
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    David Bowie's Heathen.

    It is indeed "Classic Bowie, circa 2000". There's also an SACD of Bowie's Reality but Heathen is a much better SACD.
     
  12. AricB

    AricB Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    will is right, forgot about that one and it's probably my favorite one of all them.

    direstraits brothers in arm sounds great also. miles davis kind of blue, also.
     
  13. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    maybe i missed it, but i don't think anyone has mentioned the flaming lips yoshimi battles the giant robots, yet.

    steely dan gaucho, although this is available as DVD-A, too.
     
  14. Rachael B

    Rachael B Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2000
    Messages:
    4,705
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Knocksville, TN
    Real Name:
    Rachael Bellomy
    Scott, it's a DVD-A. It is a good 'un but it ain't Sack-Dee-ish!
     
  15. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    :b DOH! oops, you're right.

    it's that packaging that throws me off.
     
  16. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    wanna explore some jazz? [​IMG]

    there are many, many more quality jazz SACDs out there, from traditional to fusion.
     
  17. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I went to the local A & B sound thats just a few blocks away and their selection wasn't too good. I picked up Toto IV on SACD, they had no Pink Floyd or Dire Straits or any others that I wanted for my first 4 or 5 discs. I'll have to go to the southside of town one of these days, the Best Buy there has hundreds of titles to choose from. I could also order from CD Universe, they have quite a few in stock.

    Aimee Mann's lost in space, is it Multichannel or just stereo? I'm also interested in Death Cab for Cutie but wonder if its just in stereo...
     
  18. Phil A

    Phil A Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,181
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Central FL
    Real Name:
    Phil
    You won't find the Dire Straits SACD in stores in North America. You'll need to order from places like Amazon UK.

    Lost is Space is just Stereo
     
  19. Steve Meskell

    Steve Meskell Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0


    All available on DVD-a at a much better price.
    And the Simple Mind DVD-A's are 5:1 the SACD's are stereo only.
    If you are not against Dual Discs you can get Dire Straits BIA cheaper too.

    David Bowie-Ziggy
    If you can find Billy Joel's Stranger and 52ndSt
    The Elton John SACD's are very good
     
  20. Justin_P

    Justin_P Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Death Cab for Cutie is also stereo only.

    MOFI's SACD of Aimee Mann's Lost in Space is still one of my most listened to discs. At $30, it's a little overpriced, but worth every penny in my book. Ditto for the much cheaper "MOFI Discovery Series" of Ryan Adams' Heartbreaker. It's another stereo only disc, but well worth the $20.

    DSotM often lurks in the regular CD section of most stores. If you're desperate and having trouble finding it and willing to pay full price, you might also check some of the mall stores. I'm not kidding. I was in Sam Goody the other day and looked for the hell of it. Sure enough, they had a copy.

    People have mentioned the series that this comes from, but Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is a great SACD. Just wanted to mention it by name. You also can't go wrong with the Beck disc that several others have mentioned.

    Bjork's Medulla is really cool on SACD, and can be imported from Britain pretty easily.

    Also gotta plug Diana Krall and Norah Jones, as well as Elvis Costello's North.

    Justin
     

Share This Page