Police SACDs

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  1. Jeff_CusBlues

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    How do the first two Police SACDs sound? I am talking about Outlandos D'Amour and Reggatta Del Blanc. I own the original CD releases and they sound very muddy. I always thought the LPs sounded bad also. I was hoping the SACD releases upgraded the sound. Thanks for any info.

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    The SACD's are muddy like the LP's and CD's before them because, as you really realize, the original recordings dictate such. I don't let that bother me though. If somebody is as talented I'd listen to them over a gramophone if need be.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Rachael. I already have the original CD releases. In your opinion, are the SACD releases worth purchasing?
     
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    Would it be best to wait for 5.1 remixes of The Police albums?

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    Are those scheduled? If so, when?
     
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    I'm so-so on the m/c versions contained on the compilation SACD - if this is the best they can do, then not worth waiting.

    That said, I guess I'm one of the few that finds the SACDs to be a very nice and notable improvement over the CDs. I particularly like the sound of the first two albums. I don't know if different recording techniques were used in the studio, but these two seemed to transfer to SACD a bit better than the others.
     
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    Thanks Rich. Maybe I'll put the first two albums on my Christmas list.
     
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    Jeff, I'd buy the ones I liked. I never had the CD's so I could not compare there. I had the vinyl before these. Buy 'em if you want'em because the way things are going, who'd know when they might go out of print. There's little certainity with this format, ultimately. If you want hybrids, you could proably get those from Amazon France? The Euro editions are hybrid.
     

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