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Sting SACD hits #1 in Europe Billboard Chart

Discussion in 'Music' started by Lee Scoggins, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. Lee Scoggins

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    http://www.highfidelityreview.com/ne...umber=11854177

    This is very good in terms of visibility for the format. It was also interesting to note this is the 3rd Super Audio album to make the charts along with DSOTM and the Sympathy for a Devil remix.

    No doubt helped greatly by redbook purchasers, this is at least a step in the right direction for the marketing effort.

    Also of note is the new Stereophile Guide to Home Theater which has three full page ads on Super Audio, each from a different record label.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Al B. C

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    Yeah - well I thought about buying it, but every review I have read says it's pretty much a dog of an album.

    The days have come to an end where I buy something just because I'm starving for Hi Res material.
     
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    Ummm... How do you differentiate between the sales of those purchases that are strictly for CD layer and those that are for the SACD layer? You can't.

    If this were a standard Redbook CD, it would be #1 on the billboard charts anyway, who's kidding who here?

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    I am confused. The european market got a single inventory disc, while us here in the states got the shaft with two seperate releases. What is Universal US thinking?

    J
     
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    Justin asks:

     
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    Uni-RE-versal USA blew the chance of advertise SACD compatibility to a bunch of buyers. [​IMG] [​IMG] Judgeing by their actions, they don't have much faith in the format and not much at stake. BIG-5 Muzak Kompanies percieve SACD & DVD-A as hobbies![​IMG]
     
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    Holy moly, not this again. Talk about apples and the Orange Bowl. Obviously, people don't listen to their music on DVD nearly as much as on CD - whether it's piggybacked by HDCD, SACD, XRCD, Enhanced CD, etc.

    Lee, please, put away the cheerleading skirt and the pom-poms for awhile and give us a break. Doesn't Sony ever give you any vacation time?

    Rob
     
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    Lee,

    Do you actually believe your own rhetoric? Surely you aren't ignorant enough to believe that it's the SACD capability is what put this #1 are you?

    Congratulations, you're now just 1 step below Mr. Moura on the SACD hype-o-meter, and rising fast with a bullet.

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    Lee,

    I thought we weren't going to respond to each others posts. I guess you just can't help yourself. [​IMG]

    As far as capacity goes, this Sting CD will sell more discs in the US than all of the Stones, Dylan, and DSotM reissues combined.
     
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