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I can only but concur with Peter’s above praise.
My story with this album may not be as long as ...
Have anybody any idea if - and if yes which - differences there are between the various SACD releases of Lush Life (Universal, Analogue Productions, Fantasy, etc.). My ...
Bought it totally on a whim, and now listened three nights in a row. Imaginative brass music in a melodic vein, in spectacular enveloping surround sound.
Superb playing and recording.
For those who have followed the series I highly recommend BIS' new blu ray video "Gloria In Excelsis Deo", a commemoration of the final recording in the series. In addition to ...
It's worth checking but only part of this survey was recorded in DSD notably 1 and 3 and maybe one other. From my recollection, the 6th was a PCM recording and probably only ...
This is highly recommended 'Peer Gynt Suites' and although recorded about 10 years ago it still holds the first position on a SACD market. Why?
Firstly the (multichannel) ...
Another excellent LoVerde SACD remaster.
The album is of course a gem. It is now greatly enhanced sonically. It's hard to believe that a run of 2,000 disks could be enough, ...
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Rarely do I not recommend a disc but this new hybrid SACD disc is no better than the RBCD of the same. I listened and thought this stereo only disc really doesn't have any depth or impacting sound stage, then I looked up on the DR list and my thoughts where confirmed, you can see for yourself. The performance is great and of course if you don't have any copy then i would purchase but if you already own a previous release that would be good enough.
Help could be at hand Mark. It Looks like the Japanese are releasing this in SACD come the 19th of April. See below for some blurb on the subject.
This is the ultimate. One of the rock masterpieces from Santana, "Lotus" becomes a Japan exclusive SACD hybrid multi-ch edition (4ch mix). It uses two-layered SACD with DSD 11.2MHz mastering made in 2017.
This is the complete. Seven unreleased tracks, which had been sealed for 44 years long, are included in this set, and finally listed on the original order. These seven are: "Japan," "Bamble," "Ummu Uum," "Sacred Light," "The Creator Has A Master," "SAVER," and "Conga Solo" (about 35 minutes total).
Legendary engineer Tomoo Suzuki, who was responsible for recording & mixing of the original work, is responsible for mixing these seven tracks, using the original master tapes stored in Japan.
7-inch size mini LP (22 panel) faithfully replicates its original LP designed by Tadanori Yokoo, including original color photo(s), liner notes, and the original obi. Also includes reproductions of a Japan tour pamphlet and an Osaka concert ticket. Japanese original release.
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