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Jeff Adams

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I know there are not alot of dvd-audio selections right now. I was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations on some good titles. I like alot of instruments and acoustics. I heard that Bella Fleck the Blue Grass sessions was pretty good. Is it?
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John Geelan

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The Metallica DVDA of the Black Album is fantastic! I'm not the biggest fan of the group but I picked this one up when it was released.
The sound is stunning compared to the cd version.
If you like heavy rock at all you will be amazed by the power of this recording in the DVDA format.
Highly Recommended!
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John Tillman

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Today I gave a listen to Bella Fleck's Bluegrass album and very much enjoyed it. Very tasteful and not overdone.
Also listened to the Police, a DTS album and found that to my liking as well.
 
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Eagles hell freezes over is my reference dvd. In dts the opening track hotel california never ceases to make peoples jaws drop. As a little sub note i would dearly love to see peter gabriels secret world mastered onto dvd dts that would be my ultimate.
 

Philip Hamm

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The Steely Dan DVD-A is the only one I have so far. It is fantastic.

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Steve T

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Fourplay's debut album "Fourplay" is also very good on DVD-A. Very tastefully done. If you like jazz/acoustic music give it a listen.
 

Jeff Adams

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Yes, I would hve to agree with you on Metallica. It i sso sweet! I love Metallica, and I have never heard them sound do good. I also like the Steely Dan release as well. Anyone heard the AI soundtrack yet on dvd audio? Anything new coming out anytime soon?
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KeithH

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I have 14 DVD-Audio discs so far, and my favorites are (in no particular order):
Metallica Metallica
Steely Dan Two Against Nature
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
The Doors L.A. Woman
Inside the Music: Women on Top
These fives discs have great music and are great sonically. Note that all of them have discrete stereo tracks in addition to 5.1 tracks, except for the Inside the Music disc. It only has a 5.1 track.
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PatrickM

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Depending on what type of music you like you might want to take a look at the DVD-A of Jonatha Brooke's Steady Pull. Its actually a DVD-V on one side and a DVD-A on the other.
The DVD-A side has 6 channel 24/88.2 and stereo 24/176.4 which sounds very nice. The 6 channel is okay but its mixed in a more concert oriented fashion with the rears barely used. The stereo on the other hand is quite nice with the high resolution.
You can pick it up direct from her website at:
www.jonathabrooke.com
Patrick
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quote: The 6 channel is okay but its mixed in a more concert oriented fashion with the rears barely used. [/quote]
Yes, but IMO that's better than putting random instruments into the different channels. I prefer the more subtle '5th row center' feeling you get with well-mixed 5.1 channel recordings.
Regards,
Mark
P.S. Steady Pull and Rumors are my only two DVD-A titles. I wish they'd release more that were to my taste. I might get Tigerlily, but I hear the mix is a bit bizzare at points.
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PatrickM

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Mark,
Tigerlily isn't bad but not the best mixing for DVD-A. I'd still get it if I were you. The Corrs In Blue is a pretty decent mix and sounds good. Plus you get to look at pictures of the Corrs sisters.

Patrick
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