Loreena McKennitt's new CDs - better than the old versions?

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  1. Stan Rozenfeld

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    Hi,

    For the Loreena Mckennitt fans out there: has anyone had a chance to compare her recently released newly remastered cds to the old versions? Is there a definite improvement?

    Also, any word on possible releases in sacd or dvd-audio?

    Thanks,
    Stan
     
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    If ever someone's music deserved a hi-res MCH mix, it's hers. I too am curious about the remasters.
     
  3. Stan Rozenfeld

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    I just checked faq on her website quinlanroad.com and they say that because of the way the earlier albums were recorded, they're not suitable for multi-channel mix. However they will strongly consider it for any new album that they release.

    Meanwhile, I decided to pick up all six remastered albums at allegro-music.com.
     
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    Anyone ever seen Loreena live in concert? Is it worth $50?

    I'd love to see her, but I'm waffling based on the ticket price. I can buy her new concert DVD for half that and play it as many times as I want.
     
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    I just saw her last month. She is phenomenal live. Don't hesitate, just go. I would gladly pay $150.00 to see her again.

    As for the remastered albums, they are a big improvement. I gave away my originals.
     
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    Most of my friends consider me a real cheap-skate, but I would not hesitate to pay $50 to see Loreena McKennitt. You just can't relplace the experience of seeing an artist you like, live.

    I, too, have the recent concert DVD. If I were to see Loreena McKenitt in concert, I would view the DVD as a supplement to the concert experience.

    Back to the original thread, since I already owned most of the remastered CDs, I opted not to double dip. I would be curious to know if there is any significant quality difference.
     

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