Top 3 SACD's and DVD-A's?

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  1. Martin Rendall

    Martin Rendall Screenwriter

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    What are your top THREE in each format? Looking for reference quality sound here, as opposed to band fandom, though the music being pleasant is important too! High resolution 5.1 cat stretching sounds not wanted! [​IMG]

    Prefer rock, jazz and blues, but open minded.

    Thanks!
    Martin.
     
  2. Rich Malloy

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    SACD:
    Beck "Sea Change"
    Alison Krauss+Union Station "Live"
    Miles Davis "Round About Midnight"
     
  3. Mike Broadman

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    SACD:

    San Francisco Symphony performing Mahlers' 6th Symphony

    Joe Satriani: Engines of Creation

    Miles Davis: Miles Smiles


    DVD-A:

    Beethoven's 6th Symphony / Resphigi's Pines of Rome on AIX

    Queen: A Night at the Opera

    Bach: Concertos Vol. II from Tacet


    NP: Opeth, Morningrise, remastered
     
  4. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

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    If we're limited to surround titles, I'd say:

    DVD-Audio:
    Fleetwood Mac Rumours Warner
    Bucky Pizarrelli Swing Live Chesky
    Zephyr Voices Unbound AIX Records



    SACD:
    Bob Mintzer Big Band Homage to Count Basie DMP Records
    James Taylor JT Columbia / Sony
    Pink Floyd DSoTM Capitol/EMI

    Undoubtedly there are others, but I tried to stay within your "comfort zone" of genres.

    Regards,
     
  5. KrisM

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    SACD

    Chris Whitley - Perfect Day
    Beck - Sea Change
    Sopranos Soundrtack - Peppers & Eggs

    Regards
    KrisM
     
  6. Rachael B

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    Labels like Telarc, Heads Up, and Chesky are using DSD recorders now for the all the way DSD sound which makes for a mighty fine SACD. Sony has done a few also. Sony did Jorma Kaukonen's BLUE COUNTRY HEART. Jazz guitarist Doc Powell's 97th & COLUMBUS is mighty fine![​IMG] Montie Alexander's MONTY MEETS SLY & ROBBIE. Either of the Spyra Gyro albums on the Heads Up label are superb. Joe Chamber's URBAN GROOVES is right nice with Gary Bartz on sax. I could offer about 20 more....[​IMG]
     
  7. Evan S

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    Top three SACD's for me (Sound Quality)
    Alison Krauss and Union Station - Live
    Alison Krauss and Union Station - New Favorite
    Chick Corea - Rendezvous in New York (Live)

    Honorable Mention: either Diana Krall release, but preferably "When I Look In Your Eyes"

    Top three SACD's for me (Content)
    Ryan Adams - Gold
    Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
    Alison Krauss and Union Station - Live

    Honorable Mention: Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon and Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971
     
  8. Chris_Eff

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    SACD
    Spyro Gyra- In Modern Times
    Alison Krauss- Live
    Pink Floyd- DSOTM
     
  9. Javier_Huerta

    Javier_Huerta Supporting Actor

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    SACD:

    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    Carl Orff - Carmina Burana (Telarc)
    The Police - Every Breath you Take

    DVD-A:

    The Eagles - Hotel California (best remaster *ever*? Could be)
    Queen - A Night at the Opera
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
     
  10. Lee Scoggins

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    SACD:

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon
    Duke Ellington - Blues in Orbit
    Mahler Symphony #6 - SF Symphony

    Also check out: Alisson Krauss, The Collection, Beck Sea Changes, James Taylor JT, Keb Mo The Door, and anything on Channel Classics. Jorma Kaukonen is good and I love Ryan Adams SACD.

    DVDA:

    Queen - A Night at The Opera
    Bucky Pizzarelli - Swing Live
    Eagles - Hotel California

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  11. KrisM

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    Speaking of Channel Classics, I picked up one of their sampler's at A&B Sound today for $9.99CDN. I know very little about classical music but at this price I thought I'd give it a try. It is a stereo/multi channel hybrid as well. I'll be giving it a spin tonight.

    Regards
    KrisM
     
  12. Lee Scoggins

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    Kris,

    I don't yet have it but I have heard it is really good.

    Enjoy. [​IMG]
     
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    DVD-A
    Buena Vista Social Club[Nonesuch]
    Ziroq:Ziroq[Silverline, take that disbelievers![​IMG]]
    Blue Man Group-Audio[Virgin]

    Sacd:[I only have about 10 so my list may change rapidly as I buy more]

    Vaughn Williams: Sym. 1 [Telarc MC]
    Di Meola,Lucia,Mc'Laughlin:Friday Night In SF [Sony]
    Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue [Sony MC]
     
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    DVD-A
    Barenaked Ladies - Maroon
    Eagles - Hotel California
    Queen - A Night At The Opera
     
  15. Martin Rendall

    Martin Rendall Screenwriter

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    Thanks all for the great suggestions! I should be hi rez in a week or two, and I'm looking forward to hearing some of these.

    If one were to move beyond the genres I suggested, what else would stand out?

    Thanks!
    Martin.
     
  16. Doug_B

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    For SACD, I have a lot of overlap with Rachael. Jorma Kaukonen's Blue Country Heart is on the top of my quality list. Since I'm into acoustic guitar at the moment, The Stones' Let it Bleed and Beggar's Banquet have excellent quality picking as well for certain tunes. Also agree with the 2 latest Spyro Gyra albums (In Modern Times, Original Cinema), which are very "crisp and clear" recordings.

    Don't have many DVD-A titles, so I'll just mention Hotel California.

    Doug
     
  17. Daniel Baseman

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    I don't have an SACD player (hopefully soon), but my top 3 DVD-A's are

    Dvorak Symphony 9 on Teldec
    Nitty Gritty Surround on AIX
    Schubert String Quintet on Tacet

    You will not get tired of, or ever cease to be amazed by these.

    D
     
  18. Ian Lascell

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    SACD:
    Rolling Stones: "Their Satanic Majesties Request"
    Lauryn Hill: "Unplugged"
    Getz/Gilberto

    DVD-A:
    REM: "Automatic for the People"
    The Grateful Dead: "Workingman's Dead"
    Buena Vista Social Club
     
  19. Hartwig Hanser

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    my classical tips:
    DVDA:
    Second the Schubert string quintett from Tacet. also, the Beethoven septet (just arrived) and the Mendelssohn octet also from Tacet

    Zephyr, Voices unbound (AIX)

    New year concert 2001 (Teldec/Warner)


    SACD:
    Mahler 6th Zander (Telarc): never heard a giant symphony orchestra in this realism in my livingroom. Play the first 20 seconds of the last movement, and you are floored

    also very impressive: Sibelius/Tubin symphonies and Vaughan Williams A sea symphony, both also by Telarc

    Adams, Fearful symmetries, and Sumera, 2nd symphony (cccn)

    by the way, the Channel classics sampler is very nice. I also own the Mozart Requiem and SaintSaens cello concerto from Channel. very nice recordings.
     
  20. Trina

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    DVD-A's

    Frank Zappa's Halloween [​IMG]
    Celebrating the Music of Weather Report
    Trey Anastasio-self titled
     

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