Upcoming titles on SACD/DVD-A

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  1. Thomas_Berg

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    anyone know if/when (more) titles by these artists are being released on either format?

    Radiohead

    Dave Matthews Band

    Blink 182

    Collective Soul

    Led Zeppelin (II is already out)

    Foo Fighters

    any rap or ska?

    Aerosmith (their new one is on SACD i think)

    Green Day

    Guns n' Roses

    Live

    Metallica (the Black Album is on DVD-A)

    Nirvana

    Pearl Jam

    Rage Against the Machine

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    R.E.M.

    Smashing Pumpkins

    Soundgarden

    Tool

    U2

    thanks for any info!!
     
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    This should have been posted in the music forum.
     
  3. KeithH

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    Right on, Ric. I thought that immediately.

    Thomas,

    Your guess is as good as mine. I don't pay much attention anymore to upcoming release lists for either format, especially when release dates aren't given. There have been too many cancellations and delays to put much stock in these lists. I take a "when I see it, I'll believe it" approach.
     
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    Other than Aerosmith's latest, and the on-again, off-again "Rocks" disc, I don't think any of the bands mentioned will have any material released on SACD anytime soon.

    These bands (except for old Aerosmith and all Zeppelin titles) have titles that were recorded in PCM. SACD isn't going to offer much improvement for material whose source is lacking/compressed to begin with.
     
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    Marc,

    Your right. I believe you would see these on DVD-A before SACD. I have both formats, DVD-A has more rock/pop titles vs. SACD
     
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    Marc said:
     
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  8. Lee Scoggins

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    Ric P,

    I think the total number of titles out is around 600 I've read.

    Thomas,

    I bought the Aerosmith SACD of Just Push Play. It is the typical, horrible sounding pop recording these days. Over-produced, over-hyped, lacking substance.

    Even on SACD, I suggest you keep your money in your wallet wher this is concerned. Maybe Aerosmith will release older, better albums...

    Lee
     
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    i said:
     
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    Thomas Berg or anyone else, Im very intersrted in Led Zeppelin and Alice in Chains if someone can tell me which format theyre in. I have DVD-A but not the other formats.
     
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    Matthew, no Led Zeppelin albums have been released in either format. Alice in Chains Greatest Hits is available on SACD. It has both stereo and multi-channel tracks. Highly recommended.
     
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    The Aerosmith SACD has been called the "worst sounding SACD so far" more than once.

    If you want a good-sounding rock SACD, try the Stevie Ray Vaughan discs, or Dylan's Blonde on Blonde.

    Ryan
     
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    Ryan, I too have heard that the Aerosmith SACD is the worst-sounding one out there. A few people on Audio Asylum have said that the SACD sounds worse than the CD. It could just be that the SACD, being higher-resolution than the CD, brings out all the flaws of the recording. As with high-end audio systems, high-resolution formats have the potential to bring out the bad as well as the good.
     
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    Garbage in, garbage out. Only on SACD, the garbage is as stinky as the original masters. [​IMG]
    Ryan
     
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    Ryan, I agree with you 100%.
     
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    Keith and Ryan,

    Amen. I have over 150 SACDs and this Aerosmith is absolute digital hell. I just put it on for pure amusement - my dog covered her ears with her paws!

    The soundstage sounds like it was done on an "etch-a-sketch"!

    Lee
     
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    Lee, I am almost tempted to by the Just Push Play SACD just to hear how bad it is. [​IMG]
     
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    Keith,
    Purchase only recommended if you need a new drink coaster...
    [​IMG]
    Lee
     
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    I have been saying for months (over on audioasylum) that the Aerosmith SACD is the ABSOLUTE worst SACD I have. The wonder of it all is why Sony would release this title in lieu of other titles which would make a much better SACD.

    I can understand that this may have been planned since Aerosmith is one of Sony's bigger acts on the label, and the thought would be to release "new" product on SACD. That makes sense, as opposed to merely giving us re-releases of catalog albums. But if that is the case, Sony could have picked better albums to release from their "new" batch of product, such as Dylan's "Love and Theft".

    I really wish this thing would play out better in the marketplace, because I really would like to see more "new" releases on SACD as opposed to only catalog product. But, who am I to complain, since the slow release rate of SACD product makes for long for anything to actually come out on SACD.

    Another thing that ticks me off a bit, is that it sometimes appears, at least in the case of Miles Davis, that the Japanese market is getting more and better SACD releases (i.e. Filles de Kilimanjaro, ESP, Nefertiti, etc.). Why can't we have those in the US? WHY, SONY WHY? I am sure they would sell better than some of the stuff that Sony has been releasing domestically on SACD.
     

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