MY Favorite DVD Audio release is...

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  1. Jonathan_D

    Jonathan_D Stunt Coordinator

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    Okay, I don't have one yet because I haven't bought any because I just got a DVD-A capable player over Christmas. :b Unfortunately it doesn't also decode SACDs. [​IMG]

    So, what I'd like is to hear from y'all out there as to what your favorite DVD-A release is and a little of the why. I personally lean toward late 60s early 70s stuff (the music of my youth) as well as blues of all stripes (though I particularly like Chicago West Side style). Anything good out there to be looking for?
     
  2. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

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    I don't (yet) have a DVD-A player, but if I did these would probably be among my first purchases:
    Grateful Dead: American Beauty, Workingman's Dead
    Bjork: Vespertine
    The Band: Music from Big Pink (if they ever actually release it)
     
  3. Jesper

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    My favorite right now is :

    Aaron Neville : Devotion, from Silverline [​IMG]

    I will buy Aaron's new album too..

    Cheers
     
  4. Jantzen

    Jantzen Stunt Coordinator

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    In no particular order...

    Eagles - Hotel California
    The Doors - L.A. Woman
    Deep Purple - Machine Head
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Neil Young - Harvest
    Metallica - Metallica

    ...all great DVD-A discs.
     
  5. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

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    It seems like you're asking what our favorite rock DVD-A. My very favorite is a classical disc, but my favoritie rock disk would probably be Queen's A Night At the Opera. The sound is great, there are lots of different mixes, and most importantly, the surround mix makes listening to this album seem like a totally different experience than the stereo version. It's fun but not too corny.

    NP: Charles Lloyd, The Water Is Wide
     
  6. Jonathan_D

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    Nope, not just rock, though that is what I listen to most. My wife, however, is a classically trained vocalist and *loves* opera, so any Operatic or "Classical" release suggestions are welcome as well! [​IMG]
     
  7. Philip Hamm

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    My favorite DVD-Audio release is Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature". For the "why" you'd have to get a copy and listen through a few times.
     
  8. Dan Joy

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    Jonathan, Not meaning to sabotage your thread, but I noticed your BIC VI-38. I talked with ED last night. Unfortunately the 38 won't fit, so I am looking at the M-60. Any thoughts. I currently have 5 1/2" Infinity ERS inwalls and I am space limited.
    Thanks
     
  9. John Kotches

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    I think I need to save my title recommendations in a file so I can easily access it instead of referring back to another forum to grab them [​IMG]

    I'm not as much a classical music lover as I am Jazz/Pop so my recommendations there are a little light.

    Pop / Rock:
    Donald Fagen The Nightfly Rhino/Warner
    Glen Philips Abulum Silverline (yes Silverline)
    Linda Ronstadt What's New Rhino/Warner

    Folk / Bluegrass / Country:
    McCuen/Ibbotsen Nitty Gritty Surround AIX Records

    Jazz:
    Ray Brown Soular Energy Hi-Res Music (Stereo only, but wonderful)
    Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Swingin' for the Fences Silverline (again)

    Classical:
    Johann Strauss in Berlin Harnoncourt conducting Teldec
    Beethoven's 6th Symphony/Resphigi Pines of Rome NJSO AIX Records
    Zephyr Voices Unbound AIX Records

    Unclassifiable:
    Blue Man Group Audio Virgin (Also great for dynamic range demos [​IMG] )

    Regards,
     
  10. Jonathan_D

    Jonathan_D Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for all the suggestions so far, hope more show up. Neil Young's Harvest is a definite for me. I remember sitting in Geometry class and singing through a number of songs with my best friend when it first came out on LP.

    Dan, I can't give you much help on the M-60s. Since I had the BIC center (even though modifed by Ed) I thought going with BIC for the in-ceiling surrounds made sense. I was going to go with their 6.5" round but decided I wanted something that could handle a little more bass so I went with the biggest they made. The quality/price ratio on these things is absolutely phenomenal and they really do sound pretty amazing. TV using Logic 7 is incredible, it really is almost like it was broadcast in 5.1.
     
  11. Bry_DD

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    Barenaked Ladies - Maroon
    Elvis Presley - 30# 1 Hits
    Linkin Park - Reanimation
    America - Homecoming
    Queen - A night at the Opera
    Eagles - Hotel California

    those are my favorite dvd-a... those are all my dvd-a collection [​IMG]
    also if there is Circuit City close by you they have the cheapest dvd-a $14.99. but they don't have much selection.
     
  12. Mike Broadman

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    My favorite classical DVD-A is AIX's Beethoven's 6th, as mentioned by John Kotches.

    I haven't seen any opera on DVD-A, which is a shame. It would be the perfect medium.
     
  13. KeithH

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    I've participated in these threads many times over, but here it goes again ([​IMG]) :

    * Steely Dan Two Against Nature
    * Eagles Hotel California
    * Fleetwood Mac Rumours
    * Metallica Metallica
    * America Homecoming
    * Elvis Presley Elv1s
     
  14. Jonathan_D

    Jonathan_D Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for reparticipating, Keith! [​IMG]

    Bry, right after Christmas I was in the local CC and asked where their DVD-Audios were and was told they don't even stock them. I was amazed and asked if she was sure - yep, no DVD-A stock. This was after I had walked the aisles and couldn't find any myself. [​IMG]
     
  15. Fletch

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    My Favorite DVD-A is the Gluey Brothers Stiff for the Elders.It kinda reminds me of what the Tubes might sound like if they blended with the beastie boys,Steely Dan,and maybe ,I dunno, Beck? Totally different and sonically my best disc. Even better Night at the Opera I think.
     
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  17. Jonathan_D

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    Thanks Justin, I'll check my local CC again. I was shocked when the girl told me they didn't carry DVD-A, but there was another sales clerk right there who didn't contradict her. Of course, most of the folks they get to work in CC aren't any different from the cashiers and stock clerks at the grocery store! [​IMG]
     
  18. John Geelan

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    If and when you get a DVD player, check out the excellent:

    Rumors/ Fleetwood Mac
    Hotel California/ The Eagles

    these 2 releases by themselves justify DVDA.

    then theres the gorgeous Automatic For The People by REM.

    Plenty of DVDA's to choose from.
     
  19. John Geelan

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    and oh yeah....The Nightfly by Donald Fagen.

    Wow!
     
  20. Brian Burgoyne

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    "Ridin' with the King" - Eric Clapton and BB King.
     

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