SACD and DVD-A--Any favorite titles?

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  1. Michael Gilliam

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    I own 10+ titles of each format, and I was wondering if any of you out there had any thoughts to share on what your favorite titles may be, or any recommendations of ones to pick up or avoid.

    The best sounding SACDs I've heard are James Taylor's "Hourglass" and Billy Joel's "The Stranger", both MCH.

    On DVD-A, Metallica's "Black" album, Queensryche's "Empire", "Bach: Organ Spectacular" featuring Ton Koopman, Grateful Dead's "American Beauty" and "Workingman's Dead".
     
  2. KeithH

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    Michael, some of my favorites in terms of sound quality:
    DVD-Audio
    * Fleetwood Mac Rumours
    * Metallica Metallica
    * Steely Dan Two Against Nature
    * America Homecoming
    * Christy Baron Steppin'
    * Eagles Hotel California
    SACD
    * Rebecca Pidgeon The Raven
    * James Taylor Hourglass
    * Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Couldn't Stand the Weather
    * Joe Satriani Engines of Creation
    * Weather Report Heavy Weather
    * Christy Baron Steppin'
    * Chris Botti Night Sessions
    * FIM Audiophile Reference Disc IV
    * An Introduction to SACD (Chesky sampler)
    * Keb' Mo' The Door
    * The Sopranos Peppers & Eggs
     
  3. John Kotches

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    I'll add a few to the list, maybe not your stylistic likings though:
    DVD-Audio
    • Blue Man Group Audio Virgin
    • John McCuen/Jimmy Ibbotson Nitty Gritty Surround AIX Records
    • Glen Phillips Abulum Silverline
    SACD
    • Bob Mintzer Big Band Homage to Count Basie DMP Records
    • James Taylor JT Columbia
    That should add a few to Keith's list. I hate repeating titles that someone else already mentioned [​IMG]
    Regards,
     
  4. James Q Jenkins

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    I like the Steely Dan disc even though all I've heard is the DTS mix.
     
  5. KeithH

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    James, the DTS track on the Two Against Nature disc is very good, but the DVD-Audio track is a real treat. It's probably my best-sounding DVD-Audio disc.
     
  6. Mike Broadman

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    Classical DVD-A:
    Beethoven: 6th Symphony / Resphigi: Pines of Rome from AIX records

    Classical SACD:
    Mahler: 6th Symphony, San Francisco Orchestra (hybrid multichannel)

    Jazz DVD-A:
    Billy Cobham: Spectrum (the only one I have, not counting DADs)

    Jazz SACD:
    Oscar Peterson / Ray Brown / Milt Jackson: Very Tall Band

    Rock DVD-A:
    Queen: A Night At the Opera

    Rock SACD:
    Joe Satriani: Engines of Creation

    DAD:
    John Coltrane: Blue Train

    NP: Genesis, From Genesis to Revelatioin
     
  7. KeithH

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    Mike said:

     
  8. Lee Scoggins

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    Mike,
    Do you have the Hank Mobley DAD from Classic Records?
    I know you like Mobley. They had a copy at Tower here in Atlanta.
    For DVDA:
    Much of the AIX catalog
    Chesky Sampler
    Bucky Pizzarelli: Swing
    Queen: A Night at The Opera
    Anything DAD from Classic Records but the Sinatras are very good. [​IMG]
    For Super Audio:
    James Taylor: JT
    Rebecca Pidgeon: The Raven
    Duke Ellington: Blues in Orbit
    Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus
    Sonny Rolling: Way Out West
    FIM Music Sampler IV
    Keb Mo: The Door
    Charles Mingus: Ah Um
    Michael Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony: Mahler 6
    Patricia Barber: Modern Cool
    Alison Krauss: New Favorite
    Willie Nelson: Stardust
    Mark Levinson: Recordings at Red Rose Music
    McCoy Tyner: New York Reunion
    Chet Baker: Chet
    Anything issued by APO these days is simply amazing.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mike Broadman

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  10. Lee Scoggins

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    Mike,
    Sorry for butchering Sonny's last name. Sometimes my brain moves faster than my fingers. :b
     
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