Roxy Music - Avalon SACD - Thumbs Up

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  1. Emil Stoica

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    Hello guys and gals,

    For those looking forward to this release, I will say you will not be disappointed. Once again, Amazon.fr comes through. If you have been thinking about getting this disc, do not hesitate. It is an excellent stereo release and the multi-channel version is even better than DSOTM. If EMI keeps up all these SACD releases, I have to get another job.

    For my review, visit this link

    Up next is Spandau Ballet - True. [​IMG]
     
  2. Al B. C

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    I ordered my copy a couple of days ago from Amazon.fr. I just hope it doesn't take a month to get.

    Oh by the way, Emil, can you tell me how much I paid for this disc since I don't speak French, I ain't got a clue. [​IMG]
     
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    My fav is FOR YOUR PLEASURE. I'll wait for that one...
     
  4. Emil Stoica

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    Al,

    Plug the amount into this site:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/m3?u

    Mine was 11.70 euro disc + 10.90 euro = 22.60 euro = 26.02 US. Takes about 1 week

    Rachel,

    Well the serial is ROXYSACD9. So hopefully there will be at least 8 more.
     
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    Mine is on it's way from amazon.fr.

    My suggestion is that if you can, order more than one item when you order from amazon.fr. A friend of mine and I pooled our order - so I ordered 2 copies of Avalon - one for him and one for me - and the price came out to (with shipping) $20.00 US.

    When I ordered Deep Purple "Machine Head" from amazon.fr I only ordered that and it came out to $26.00. Then when I wanted a European version of Peter Gabriel "UP" on SACD, my friend and I again pooled our order - 2 copies of UP, 1 copy of Machine Head (for my friend), and the 3 discs came out to $18.20 per disc.

    So buy as many discs as you want, or wait until you can order more than one disc and you will save money.

    Regardless, my copy of "Avalon" is on it's way and should be in my mailbox this week. I am trembling in anticipation.
     
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    I hope you're right Emil. Last time I had the record out, it was showing it's age with more ticks tha I'd like to hear. Best wishes!
     
  7. John Geelan

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    I can't seem to find the Avalon SACD on the Amazon.fr site. They just have the cd version.

    When I look for SACD's, Avalon is not one of them.

    Can anyone give me the direct link in?


    Thanx!
     
  8. Michael_T

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    The CD is the SACD. Just make sure that the release date is JUNE 24, 2003.

    I was just as confused as you, but others indicated they ordered this and it is indeed the SACD. My copy shipped, but hasn't arrived yet - so I personally can't confirm.

    Here is the link anyway:

    http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASI...817984-3646652
     
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    Thanx,

    I ordered the 6/24/03 Avalon and also the Deep Purple Machine Head SACD.

    Came to $34 EURO or $39 US bucks with shipping.
     
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    Thanks Emil. I will order this one, it's one of my favorite albums. [​IMG]
     
  11. Rich Malloy

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    Just followed the link and there were only three left in stock... uh, make that two! [​IMG]

    (Hope it really is the SACD, and it seems real likely considering amazon.fr is pairing it with the "Machine Head" import SACD in their little "better together" buy-2 promo.)
     
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    Mine showed today - and it is definitely the SACD.

    Sounds great (stereo and surround), and what a surround mix. Not for the faint of heart. [​IMG]

    Aggressive surround mix - which I love.

    They even took one song - the instrumental India - for which they only had the 2-channel master (as the multi tracks were missing for this song only) and made a very convincing MCH mix. Now if Silverline would only take note that it is quite possible to make a very good sounding (albiet aggressive) MCH mix from only a 2-channel source; if they did that I might consider buying Silverline DVD-A discs.
     
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    I think Amazon.fr sent me an email today saying my order has shipped but I can't read French[​IMG] .

    Can't wait to hear this mix.

    Does the SACD come thru UPS or Post Office?
     
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    Just ordered a copy from amazon.fr Can't wait to hear it. Two related discs that I would love to hear on SACD would be 801 Live and Bryan Ferry's In Your Mind. The first is, in my opinion, the best engineering for a live record that I have ever heard. The second is just so in your face it takes the breath away. Just listen to the first track.
     
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    Gary, I have a flawless copy of that 801 album. I played it a couple of months ago. Well, we can wish that it could be released![​IMG]
     
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    Received my copy of Avalon a few days ago and the Surround Mix is stunning.

    This one will be getting lots of play around here.

    Thanks everyone for directing me to the right site. [​IMG]
     
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    My copy from the U.K. Amazon site got here in three days (regular mail), so the gods must have known I was anxious to receive this.

    If you're reading this thread to see whether or not the new import SACD of Avalon is worth the extra bucks, stop right now and RUN to place an order. Don't take a chance that you'll have time to pick it up whenever, because SACDs don't always stay in print "over there." (Bryan Ferry's own Frantic is a good example.)

    This has become one of my required demo discs. Aside from being one of my Top 5 favorite recordings, the sound on this new release is amazing. The clarity and distinctiveness of the instruments is actually so good that it's a little disconcerting at first -- but only in the sense that your ears immediately sense something different and that forces you to take note of the music all over again. And of course, with something like Avalon that's a good thing! Though 20+ years old, this is an album that is perfect for 5.1 audio.

    I'm still jumping because of how good this release is. What a huge (and pleasant) surprise! Don't wait to pick this up.

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    P.S.

    In case it hasn't been mentioned, this is a multi-channel hybrid disc. I don't think it's relevant, but it's also marked as being an HDCD title. And the bonus cut (Bryan Ferry's "Always Unknowing") is available only on the DSD layer; CD-only players won't be able to access it.
     
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