Simple Minds SACD Greatest Hits

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  1. Brian-W

    Brian-W Screenwriter

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    Just got my double disc set of Simple Minds on SACD (Hybrid Stereo), and listened to a few tracks.

    Wow! "Don't You Forget About Me" and "Alive and Kicking" sound amazing. In listening, I can clearly hear every single instrument and voice, with nothing being blown out. The clarity I'm hearing is just, well, really clean...and clear!

    One of my other favorites "Sanctify Yourself" isn't up there with the previous two tracks I mentioned. It sounds like everything (instruments and voice) are fighting for front and center attention, but the end result is a muffled mess (to me).

    Haven't compared it to the red book version, but this just sounded great. Thought I'd share, can be ordered from HMV, or found on eBay.
     
  2. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Brian, I too have this set, and the SACD layer is considerably better than the CD layer. That said, I thought that "Don't You Forget About Me" sounded a bit edgy on the SACD layer. Perhaps that is a limitation of the master tape. Still, this SACD is a winner for any Simple Minds fan.
     
  3. Derek Baker

    Derek Baker Stunt Coordinator

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    Very glad this is out...i will be tracking this down for sure!

    Nothing like 80's memories wrapped up in DSD technology [​IMG]
     
  4. CarlP

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    I read sometime ago that all of their albums would be coming to SACD. Anyone know any info on this? I waited a year for the Peter Gabriel SACDs and am wondering if it will be a year for Simple Minds as well.

    Thanks

    NP: King Crimson The Power to Believe
     
  5. Brian-W

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    There's a lot of AWOL SACD titles...still waiting for more Human League and also Roxy Music (announced nearly 2 years ago)
     
  6. Rachael B

    Rachael B Producer

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    Virgin has been extra slow about getting titles out. I've been waiting over a year for King Crimson's IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING. Roxy Music may not be out but the Bryan Ferry FRANTIC album is purr-dy good. Brian, I have the Simple Minds set too, it's a very decent job on material, some of which, is fairly old. IMO, Simple Minds isn't popular enough for the SACD, all albums released thang in the U.S. In the U.K. they are FAR more pop-ular. I could see the SACD's for that market. Best wishes cat!
     

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