What are YOUR favorite DVD-A discs?

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  1. Brian Dobbs

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    Pick your top 3. Mine are...

    1) Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee This band, fronted by the late Kevin Gilbert, put out 1 self titled album in the late 80s. The multichannel remix is far above average and the production quality is absolutely stunning. A must buy for any KG fan, prog fan or music fan in general. It's definitely something anyone can appreciate.

    2) Blue Man Group - Audio This album was specifically recorded, mixed and mastered for MLP 5.1 surround sound. Talk about dynamics! Holy Cow, this album contains some of the coolest sounds ever recorded by unconventional instruments. PVC piping anyone?

    3) Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom A modern day musical genius. Some say he's a king of the guitar tone, while others simply enjoy is worldy melodies and harmonic gracefulness. His guitar truly sings in this 5.1 mix.
     
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    Dishwalla - Opaline
    Glen Phillips - Abulum
     
  3. Brajesh Upadhyay

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    Another vote for the Blue Man Group. Also, Eagles - Hotel California & Fleetwood Mac - Rumours.
     
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    Grateful Dead - American Beauty and Workingman's Dead
    Neil Young - Harvest
    Yes - Fragile
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Frank Sinatra - Sinatra at the Sand
    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Frank Zappa - Halloween
     
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    From a compositional, innovative perspective, I very much enjoy Bela Fleck's Tales from the Acoustic Planet II. No 2 channel mix (even though packaging says so), but the surround mix makes you feel like you're sitting with these guys.

    Doug
     
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    In no particular order:

    Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Swingin' for the Fences Silverline (wow!)

    Blue Man Group Audio Virgin

    The Beach Boys Pet Sounds Capitol/EMI

    Donald Fagen The Nightfly Warner

    Zephyr Voices Unbound AIX

    There are others, these are some of the great ones off the top of my head.

    Regards,
     
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    Bela Fleck's Tales from the Acoustic Planet Vol. II
    B.B. King & Eric Clapton -- Riding With the King
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
     
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    1) Bucky Pizzarelli - Swing Live (Chesky)

    2) Emmylou Harris - Producer's Cut (Warner)

    3) R.E.M. - Automatic For the People (Warner)
     
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    #1 Nightfly-Donald Fagen, perfect; #2 Welcome to My Nightmare-Alice Cooper, spooky; #3 Days of Future Past (DTS)-Moody Blues, 35 years and counting ahead of it's time; Buying boo boo's? Paul McCartney's Venus and Mars. Not as good as I remembered. The Police-Classics. They screwed up half of it. My wish list. A Trick of the Tail-Genesis, they just HAVE to; Eye in the Sky- Alan Parsons Project, would be awesome! Anything else by "Yes". Favorite live concerts in DD-DTS? Steely Dan-Two Against Nature, Funky and fun; Three Dog Nite-Live in Tennessee, what a surprise! Carole King-In Concert, not really that good, I just respect all she has accomplished. I know these are all old-timers, but so am I! Gene
     
  10. Mike Broadman

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    Man, I haven't bought or listened to DVD-A in ages.

    Fave classical:
    Beethoven's 6th Symphony / Resphigi- Pines of Rome, from AIX

    Fave rock:
    Queen- A Night at the Opera
     
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    I have many, few listed

    Queen : The Game
    Aaron Neville : Devotion
    Motorhead : Ace Of Spades
    Fleetwood Mac : Rumours
    America : Homecomming
    The Doors : L. A. Woman
    Deep Purple : Machine Head
    R.E.M. : Automatic For the People
    etc..... [​IMG]
     
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    Brian,

    No, I dont have XXL -- I was in the store and didn't find it the other day.

    I'll probably have to mail order it from one of the online sites [​IMG]

    Regards,
     
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    Nitty Gritty Surround, AIX
    Donald Fagen - The Night Fly
    Bucky Pizzarelli Live from Chesky

    About to purchase Emmylou Harris.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Buena(sp)Vista Social Club, Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
     
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    I don't even have a DVD-A player but anyone who know's about Kevin Gilbert's music gets an automatic [​IMG] from me.

    R.I.P. Kevin
     
  17. Brian Dobbs

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    Peter M, you have a DVD player and surround receiver right? You can listen to the DTS 5.1 version of the Toy Matinee album. It sounds great!
     
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    My current favorites are as follows:

    Beach Boys Pet Sounds
    Frank Sinatra Sinatra at the Sands
    Steely Dan Everything Must Go
    Neil Young Harvest (also can't for the five other albums he is bringing to DVD-A next month)

    J
     
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    Justin,

    Harvest is really great! I like that one too! [​IMG]
     
  20. MarkHastings

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    I only have 1 DVD-A "The Coors" So I have to say it's my favorite [​IMG]

    I only have the one, mainly because I don't like anything they are releasing on them (No offense to those here). I just wish there was a better selection in DVD-A's. I'd love to have more Soundtracks available. I LOVE my Titanic DTS CD, I just don't know why they don't put out more soundtracks on DVD-A - Gladiator, Apollo 13, Titanic, Braveheart, etc. these would all be great! [​IMG]

    Again, no offense, but I am always mystified at the selections they use to represent these high end audio media. [​IMG] I remember when DTS-CD's were popular and all I saw was Boys-II-Men and Olivia Newton John [​IMG]. That was what they came up with to represent DTS-CD's?
     

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