What are YOUR favorite Super Audio Discs?

TomWinRichmond

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The Norah Jones SACD is absolutely amazing. I honestly
am not a big fan, I bought it for my wife who owns the
regular CD, and it's by far our favorite. This SACD
really shows what is possible with SACD with the right
production.

I guess the best part is that my wife is convinced that
all the time and money we spent on the HT was well worth
it. WAF = 100% Thanks Norah!
 

Jeff Savage

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These two SACD's are getting the most play for me right now:

Stan Getz - Getz/Gilberto

E. Power Biggs - Bach: The Four Great Toccatas & Fugues/Chorale Preludes/Fantasy

Of course DSOTM is also a fav as well as many others but right now these two are getting air time. The great thing about the Bigss disc is that it was orginally recorded in quadraphonic (sp?) so it translates nicely to multichannel SACD.

Laters,
Jeff
 

FeisalK

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Floyd - DSOTM (of course!)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (multichannel NOT hybrid)
Spyrogyra - In Modern Times
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (anyone know if its definitely 4.0)
The Police - Greatest Hits
 

Ron Reda

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I just picked up Bucky Pizzarelli's "Swing Live", "4 Generations of Miles" (various) and Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughn "In Session". All three sound pretty dang good to me on first listen.

BTW, I picked up the Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughn "In Session" disc at BB of all places!
 

Dave Bennett

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My personal favorite at the moment(granted I only have 3 discs so far) is Steely Dan's Gaucho. I've listened to the redbook CD more times than I can count but I'm still amazed at how insanely good the SACD sounds. Truly night and day difference.
DSOTM is awesome as well and Every Breath You Take:The Classics is a nice improvement over the redbook version. All hyrbid discs too which are generally the only kind I'll buy.
 

Zoltan

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Charlie Byrd Trio with Ken Peplowski: The bossa nova years - Concord Records
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Rage hard (The Sonic Collection) - ZTT Records
 

Felix Martinez

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It is top-drawer. It is well worth the wait. I have yet to get anything less than reference from this label.
Good grief, Channel Classics releases some jaw-dropping discs. My musical taste usually resides in the rock-pop-jazz corner of the room, but I'll be damned if my top 3 SACDs aren't all from Channel Classics (in order of sonic excellence):

1) Vivaldi's La Stravaganza
2) Bach's Christmas Oratorio (brand new 2-disc box set - packaging is exquisite!)
3) Fugue Aroound The Clock (a full disc of recorder music doesn't seem fascinating, but you must hear this!!)

I have not heard the Britten cello disc - will have to check it out!

Cheers,
 

Hartwig Hanser

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Mahler, 6th Symphony from Telarc. in every aspect reference quality. Plus, you get a free bonus CD, in which the conductor explains the work in comprehendable terms.
 

FeisalK

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Lewis, thanks!

great - it means that the BM on my Pioneer (655A) is working for SACD


I keep reading about a DVD-A release too though.. that would be 5.1 i imagine
 

Dave Moritz

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Favorite SACD's

Pink Floyed - Dark Side Of The Moon
Rolling Stones - Green Grass & High Tide
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
Aerosmith - O, Yeah! Greatest Hits
Police - Greatest Hits
Mariah Carey - #1's

Would be nice to see these titles on SACD.

Pink Floyed - The Wall, Pulse, A Momentary Laps Of Reason

The Beatles - Abbey Road, Let It Be, Help, Rubber Soul, Please Please Me, Hard Days Night.

Metallica - Black Album

Def Leppard - Pyromania

Supertramp - Breakfast In America

Rush - Moving Pictures

Van Halen - Van Halen

The Doors - The Doors, LA Woman, Morrison Hotel

BB King

Led Zeppelin
 

Rich Malloy

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Beck "Sea Change"
Roxy Music "Avalon"
Groove Armada "Vertigo"
Bob Dylan "Blonde on Blonde", "Blood On The Tracks"
Alison Krauss + Union Station "Live"
Bill Evans Trio "Waltz for Debby"
Aimee Mann "Lost in Space"
Miles Davis "Round About Midnight"

There are many other titles worthy of inclusion, but these are (probably) my very favorites. At least today. :p)
 

TomCW

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May I be the first (I think) to recommend Mary-Chapin Carpenter's TIME*SEX*LOVE*? This disc caused me to upgrade my center channel speaker!
Tom
 

TommyH

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I have been digging the new SACD from the Suitcase Pimps.

It's called "Love is Grand"

I think the only place you can get it is on cdbaby as it appears to be an independant release. Nonetheless it sounds incredible and the musicianship is stellar. Reminds me of a modern rock Pink Floyd. Check it out.

Also diggin the Albert King SRV SACD....I don't need to tell you the guitar playing is [email protected]
 

Joe Cole

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Alison Krauss + Union Station "Live" would be near the top of my list as well as Nora Jones and Diana Krall. Suzy Q by CCR might be my favorite rock song on SACD, it is so good I find it difficult to believe a near 40 year old recording could sound so good. Plus several Jazz and classical disks.

I do want to hear Telar's new Beethoven's 9th SACD.
 

Marc Colella

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Surprised noone has mentioned Duke Ellington: Blues in Orbit.

Great music, incredible sound quality.

Alas, I may wind up selling/trading it since the value for this hybrid has risen to the point where it's too hard to pass up.
 

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