Recommended DVD-A titles?

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  1. Dan DB

    Dan DB Auditioning

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    I am building my library of DVD-A. Recommendations welcomed. Here is my
    "good stuff" list so far:
    Blue Man Group
    Aaron Neville Believe
    Ton Koopman
    Carmina Burana
    Dvorak 9th
    Buena Vista Social Club
    Count Basie Swings
    Dave Grusin West Side Story DTS
    Santana Abraxas DTS
    Olu Dara
    Alan Parsons Air

    Here's my "not so happy with" list:
    Corrs Blue
    Weather Report Tribute
    Dubliners
    Glen Philips

    Any suggestions on good stuff?
     
  2. Michael St. Clair

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    REM - Automatic for the People
    Yes - Fragile (I only like the stereo version)
    Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee
    Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
    Neil Young - Harvest (again, stereo is where it's at)
     
  3. Bill Prince

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    Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    The Band - Music From Big Pink

    While I have not heard it yet, I have read many good reviews of Emmylou Harris - Producer's Cut
     
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  5. Michael St. Clair

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    Oh, yeah, especially the jazz (I think their jazz performances are better). AIX may be the best sounding high-res I have ever heard.

    Anybody who likes reference material should own at least one AIX disc.
     
  6. DanaA

    DanaA Screenwriter

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    That's good to know because I just ordered the Latin Jazz Trio and Nitty Gritty from AIX. Really want, but can't find, the Emmylou Harris.
     
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    Buena Vista Social Club
    Dishwalla "Opaline"
     
  8. Bry_DD

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    Barenaked Ladies - Maroon
    Eagles - Hotel California
    Queen (forgot the title)
     
  9. Tim Hoover

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    I'm really floored by R.E.M.'s Document. Although I like AFTP, I can't really recommend it based on some odd remixing choices that, in my opinion, damaged the original feel of the album. Document seems to better preserve the original, whilst adding ambiance.

    I also like Natalie Merchant's Tigerlily. I don't have the redbook CD to compare the quality, but I feel the DVD-A on its own is very good.

    Bry, I reckon the Queen title you're referring to is A Night At The Opera, as it's the only one currently out[​IMG] I'm eagerly awaiting The Game, and hopefully Queen II will be next...
     
  10. Trina

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    So far, my favorite DVD-A release is Frank Zappa's Halloween. Excellent use of the multi channel format.

    After that, I'd have to say Trey Anastasio's self titled solo release.

    T
     
  11. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

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    I felt that there was a really good job done on Metallica Metallica, that being said I am a big fan of a more discrete surround mix, I just love it when you get specific instruments out of specific speakers.
     
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    Riding with the king (BB KING/ERIC CLAPTON)

    Reference quality.
     
  13. Robert James Clark

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    Sonically, Aaron Neville's "Devotion" is awfully impressive and has some great surround effects, same with Linda Rondstadt's "What's New".

    In Classical music, Telarc's only DVD Audio disc of Tchaikovsky's music is very impressive, and Daniel Barenboim's Beethoven symphony series is clean and gimmick free.

    I also like the old remaster of Mehta's Mahler 2nd, with nice sonics and some good surround.
     
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    You might try some of the TACET recordings - A whole new perspective on classical music. The listener is placed in the center of the performers, rather than in the audience, and the results are astounding. The SChubert string quintet is sublime, as is the mozart flute quartets. They are a little harder to find, but www.adagioplus.com carries them for a great price.

    Daniel
     
  15. Nick L

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    Has anyone had a chance to hear the Tesla DVD-A? I was cruising through the Circuit City listings and was a little surprised when I saw it. I may just have to order it, gotta love tesla.

    Nick L
     

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