The Police Live! SACD reissued as a single disc? (US pressing)

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  1. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Is it just me or was The Police Live! SACD reissued as a single disc? I am talking about the US pressing here. In perusing the SACDs at Circuit City today, it struck me odd that the Live! SACD was $14.99, just like the Police single-disc SACDs I am familair with. I thought I had found a bargain because I remembered Live! being a two-disc set and being marked $25 at Best Buy. Then when I got home, I was surprised to see just one disc in the case. There is no mention of two discs on the back insert and no "2CD" imprinted on the jewel case tray. Is my memory failing me?

    Here is a little info. on the disc I bought. The catalog number is 069 493 608-2. The disc has a black coating with text in red and "clear" (aluminum). Here are the tracks:

    Orpheum WBCN/Boston Broadcast
    1. Next To You
    2. So Lonely
    3. Truth Hits Everybody
    4. Walking On The Moon
    5. Hole In My Life
    6. Fall Out
    7. Bring On The Night
    8. Message In A Bottle
    9. The Bed's Too Big Without You
    10. Peanuts
    11. Roxanne
    12. Can't Stand Losing You
    13. Landlord
    14. Born In The 50's
    15. Be My Girl/Sally

    Atlanta/Synchronicity Concert
    16. Synchronicity I
    17. Synchronicity II
    18. Walking In Your Footsteps
    19. Message In A Bottle
    20. O My God
    21. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
    22. Wrapped Around Your Finger
    23. Tea In The Sahara
    24. Spirits In The Material World
    25. King Of Pain
    26. Don't Stand So Close To Me
    27. Every Breath You Take
    28. Roxanne
    29. Can't Stand Losing You
    30. So Lonely

    So you can see that some tracks repeat. If I am correct that there is a two-disc SACD, are the tracklistings the same as on my disc? I am thinking that this title was reissued since all the tracks can fit on one disc. SACD, of course, offers greater storage capacity than CD.
     
  2. ReggieW

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    Keith,

    The SACD has always been a single disc release. I also purchased this at Circuit City and also thought that something was weird because of the low $14.99 price. It turns out that the full 142 minutes is there (it is two different live performances) and that CC simply mis-priced the disc. I guess since this is not a hybrid, a second layer was added to accomdate the long running time of the disc. My serial number also matches yours. I think it is one of the better sounding live discs I've heard btw.

    Reg
     
  3. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Reggie, what do you mean that Circuit City mispriced the disc? Do you mean that other retailers are charging more for Live! than other Police SACDs? If so, I guess the rationale is that you are getting a lot more music on the single-disc Live! than other single-disc Police titles. As I said, I seem to recall seeing Live! for $25 at Best Buy. Was that for just one disc?
     
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    I just went to circuitcity.com, and they show the Live! SACD for $24.99 and list the tracks on two discs. [​IMG]
     
  5. KeithH

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    One more data point. Www.acousticsounds.com lists Live! for $25, but does not say if it is one or two discs.
     
  6. ReggieW

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    Keith,

    Nearly every retailer (b/m and online) I've been to has this disc for $24.99. As I've stated, CC probably priced this incorrectly at $14.99 like the other single-disc Police SACD's not realizing that this is a double album on a single disc. Since CC.com is now listing it at $14.99, perhaps they have now discovered the error. I guess we should consider ourselves lucky.

    Reg
     
  7. KeithH

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    Reggie, I agree with you. At $14.99, the Live SACD was a true bargain.

    On a related subject, another SACD bargain I found the same day was The Zombies Greatest Hits on the Audio Fidelity label for a mere $12.99 at Best Buy. It was done by Steve Hoffman, and as such, it sounds exquisite. If The Zombies are your cup of tea, I highly recommend this disc.
     

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