What Hirez Discs Have You Purchased Recently?

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Yes - Close To the Edge on Bluray came in last week but my main system is in pieces while put a new floor in. Bummer.
 

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I ordered it too!My latest acquisitions are the SHM SACD and Platinum SHM CD of Breakfast in America.
 

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Yes, I've posted elsewhere about having ordered from Beaches (I got the Ella Fitz/Louis Armstrong BD-A, too).

On the one hand, I want to order more from them before they, too, likely raise their prices on the "HFPA" discs. But on the other, what I *really* want is for all of the Decca titles that a month ago UMG said would street on November 19 to street. Music Direct is still showing a "TBA" street for the Solti Mahler 8, the Mehta Mahler 2 and Dudamel Discoveries. Those are all even higher on the list than the Quincy Jones and Nina Simone.
 

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Received an email yesterday from Music direct that my order of the Mofi SACD of Songs for Swingin' Lovers! has shipped. That was fast, considering that I pre-ordered this in December of 2012!
 

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David_B_K said:
Received an email yesterday from Music direct that my order of the Mofi SACD of Songs for Swingin' Lovers! has shipped. That was fast, considering that I pre-ordered this in December of 2012!
Guess it should arrive by March, 2016. 2017 at the latest. :)
 

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I'm still waiting for Songs for Swingin' Lovers! But Music Direct did something strange and sent A Swingin' Affair! By priority mail. I played it yesterday and it sounds great.These two discs are the last of the Mofi Sinatra Capitol SACDs. They originally had announced 8. However, since UMG acquired Capitol, the others (In the Wee Small Hours, Come Fly With Me) are cancelled. So, of the 8 that were announced in 2012, 6 were released.
 

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Interesting. I have the original DVD-Audio of it. Unfortunately, I kept putting off buying deluxe Tarkus when it was issued and it's no longer available. Kicking myself for that one.
 

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David_B_K said:
These two discs are the last of the Mofi Sinatra Capitol SACDs. They originally had announced 8. However, since UMG acquired Capitol, the others (In the Wee Small Hours, Come Fly With Me) are cancelled. So, of the 8 that were announced in 2012, 6 were released.
Thanks for both the Sinatra SA-CD overview and the mention of the UMG acquisition of EMI. Somehow I missed that news in late 2012.

Recently bought the Deluxe version of the Tom Petty Anthology to sell after watching and then replacing the 400 documentary and removing the BD to keep with all of the contents of the 4 CDs. Thank Goddess for my Amazon Marketplace store when it comes to these kinds of releases--I don't need the vinyl or to keep the two DVDs but the Deluxe release is the only way to get at the docu and the BD.
 

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Just got Close to the Edge (Blu-ray + CD) and Breakfast in America on Blu-ray. Have only had time to sample Breakfast--seems to be lacking the overly compressed sound of recent re-releases of other material from that period (on hi-res or otherwise). Hoping to have a bit of free time next week to spend a few hours re-acquainting myself with this music (as well as a lot of my hi-res collection that has been woefully neglected of late).
 

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Finally the Toys In the Attic SACD dropped to a price I could rationalize.

Also, the Bon Jovi Have A Nice Day DualDisc for a penny (thank you Amazon Marketplace). Since it's a UMG release, the DVD side is high rez/DVD-A.
 

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I haven't checked-in in awhile:









And I've got two of the Sinatra discs in transit to me.

There is a lot of good music in those discs posted above.

The Dean Martin disc is phenomenal. Every bit as good as the Nat King Cole and Sinatra SACDs from that jumping Capitol era.

The Loussier disc has one of those aggressive multi-channel mixes I enjoy.

And, JT's Gorilla (my personal favorite of all his albums) has never sounded better. The same is true for Sweet Baby James.
 

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Question for y'all...I'm looking for another recording of Handel's Water Music and would like to pick up a hirez one if possible. Any recommendations?
 

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Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!; Like Someone in Love; Soundtrack of Let No Man Write My Epitaph--all by Ella Fitzgerald, all Analogue Productions SACDs. Was sufficiently impressed by their release of Ray Charles and Betty Carter that I plunked down a heftier sum than I would usually for single disc stereo releases. Looking forward to enjoying my desert island artist when I get home.
 

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THIS looks interesting. It gets released 4-22-14.

It can be yours for just $239.99. :biggrin:
Restored Jazz Big Band Classics 40 Discs Blu-ray Audio Collection 24/96 DTS-HD Stereo (Volume 1&2)

The only description on the Amazon page is this:
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
1. 1936 - 1937
2. 1934 - 1936
3. 1932 - 1933
4. 1937 - 1938
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
5. 1933
6. 1934 - 1935
7. 1938 - 1939
8. 1940 - 1941
9. Hollywood Transcriptions 1941
10. 1942 - 1944
11. 1945
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
12. 1935
13. 1935 - 1936
14. 1936
15. 1937
16. 1938
17. 1938 vol 2
18. 1939 - 1941
19. 1941 - 1946
Count Basie And His Orchestra
20. 1940 disc 1
21. 1940 disc 2
22. 1937
23. 1941
24. 1947
25. 1947 - 1949
Earl Hines And His Orchestra
26. 1932 - 1933
27. 1934
28. 1935 - 1938
29. 1939
30. 1941 - 1042
Chick Webb And His Orchestra
31. 1931 - 1934
32. 1935 - 1937
33. 1937 - 1938
34. 1938 - 1939
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra with movies by Charly Chaplin
35. 1933 - 1934
36. 1935 - 1936
37. 1936 - 1938
38. 1938 - 1939
Cosa Loma Orchestra
39. 1931 - 1933
40. 1933 - 1937
 

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Brain Salad Surgery was not 5.1 as advertised. The DVD Audio in the 3-disc package is stereo only 24/96. The only way to get the new 5.1 mix is to buy the $$$ super deluxe edition. Pink Floyd Division Bell haS been reissued for its 20th anniversary. The box set includes a blu-ray audio disc with stereo and 5.1 mixes. You can also download the 24/96 stereo version from HDTracks. Finally, Crosby Stills Nash and Young have released CSNY 1974 Live on CD, vinyl, and blu-ray audio. The blu-ray is stereo only, but Mr. Pono saw to it that the 40 tracks were 24/192. I don't have it yet, but the purchase at Amazon qualified for AutoRip and I'm listening to that on my iPad.
 

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