Tubular Bells 2003 on DVD Audio

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  1. Jesper

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    is this another proof that universal players are waste of money? I think it is!
     
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    Unless, of course, you want to hear the real version of Tubular Bells.
     
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    Richard, Jason's just pointing out that the original version of "Tubular Bells" is released on SACD, whereas a new recording of this piece will likely be released at some point on DVD-A.

    Regarding the new recording, our forum Oldfield expert, Andrew Markworthy, considers it to be essentially identical to the point of superfluity... which may be a good thing if you only have DVD-A capabilities: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=142588
     
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    If I didn't have a universal player, how would I listen to all of my SACDs?
     
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    http://www.highfidelityreview.com/ne...umber=16128347

    Here's a link to the entire story. Looks to be coming in late July according to the story (barring any delays of course). Can't wait to hear this re-recording in 5.1 using updated technology.

     
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    I got my import copy of The Complete Tubular Bells last week with the DVD extra. First in the player was the m/c mix and it's absolutely wonderful. At first I thought it was DVD-A encoded, but it turns out WEA opted for DD and DTS 5.1 (PCM stereo also).

    Regardless, the entire first eight minutes (approximately) of the m/c version are presented. Great stuff. Very active surrounds, but not at all gimicky. Very smooth transition whenever a sound pans between speakers. Very enjoyable ("very" is the word for today). Really gets me drooling thinking about how the DVD-A version will sound.

    BTW: The DVD is in the PAL format, so it's extremely difficult to manipulate the DVD menu on non-PAL players such as mine. Of course, since I was able to listen it, it is possible -- just tricky. That means the video single for the dance remix of "Introduction" isn't viewable on non-PAL players.

    The MusicTap website says there's an August U.S. release date for TB2003, but I don't know if that's the regular version or the DVD-A version. It wouldn't surprise me if the company simply opted for the latter and not the former.
     
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    High Fidelity Review has posted an update on Tubular Bells 2003 here. August 25th is the official date. Looks to be another loaded DVD-A from Warner.

    Can't wait to hear the new mix in Hi-res.[​IMG]

    J
     
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    There's a bit of confusion out there right now (at least from my perspective) regarding the 5.1 release of Tubular Bells 2003.

    I've seen a couple different potential release dates for the m/c mix. It strikes me that the August release date would seem appropriate for the European release, with the later October-November release date reserved for a possible U.S. DVD-A release.

    Of course, Tubular Bells 2003 has not been released in the U.S. to date in any format, so I'm not getting my hopes up for a domestic DVD-A release. Thanks to the Internet, you can order the stereo version right now from multiple sources (and if you get the CD+DVD video version from Canada, the DVD portion is NTSC and not the PAL version naturally found on the European import). I expect that I'll be having to grab hold of an import version of the m/c mix whenever it's released!
     
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    I just sent an inquiery to the HFR staff to calrify any actual US release. The cd was released on 5/27 "worlwide",I guess the US no longer part of that.[​IMG]
     
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    My order for TB2K3 Redbook CD is on hold on amazon.com until mid-August. Where can I order it faster?

    Mike
     
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