Does anyone know why Symphonies 1, 2 and 3 were never released on SACD? They were also part of Karajan's Bruckner cycle with the Berlin Philharmonic.
I will second the previous reviewers comments. Spot on in their assessment of this fine SACD release by guitarist Pat Metheny.
I guess that some ears are better than others. Pentatone’s not so very hi-res (24/48) recordings are audibly worse than 24/96. Above is not voodoo, but difficult, depending ...
BBC Symphony? Why not the Bournemouth Symphony? Far superior ensemble that performed this work with the same combination recently. For heaven's sake Karabits is the BSO's ...
As for the Brahms Symphonies in modern recordings on SACD, I seem to sense that interpretations in recent years have gone towards the historically informed practices. I am a ...
At last. A new release of Brahms’ Piano Concerto # 1. Who knows the Brandenburger Symphoniker? I found this on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW8dGwa2zRw
Thank you, Contrapunctus, for your prompt and informed reply. I guess then we should applaud Universal Japan and Emil Berliner Studios for not having released these as SACDs. ...
AOS, we will have to agree to disagree but that's fine.
Throughout the history of high fidelity music reproduction self-styled experts of the hi-fi and music recording ...
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
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I am interested in this realease, but I am also worried about the price. I live in Canada and the price on these Japanese relesases can be prohibitively high. Hoping for the best on the price.
Ouch!!! This looks like it is going to be about $100 Cndn to order this into Canada. Unless someone else knows a way to get this cheaper, I won't be ordering this one!
Approx $65 Canadian + postage from CDJapan?
I wouldn't hesitate. This looks likely to sell out on pre-orders. Something of a Holy Grail, to judge by quadrophonic enthusiast websites.
That price on CD Japan is still pretty steep and when you add in the cost of importing it, well this is still very expensive. I am hoping for a domestic release later on SACD or perhaps on Blu-ray Audio, which would be a more reasonable price, I expect. Any thoughts on this being reissued later?
Issuing the quad mix of Bitches Brew, even in a limited run of SACDs, placed the hi-res files into the hands of computer audiophiles. If Sony doesn't choose to distribute the quad mix commercially in a hi-res download release, collectors will find other ways to obtain it.
The original recording is nearing the 50-year copyright expiration (outside the US), which might explain why Sony decided to relase the quad mix SACD at this time. The "Complete Bitches Brew" box set was criticized for failing to include unedited performances from the original sessions. Sony could add a quad mix Blu-Ray audio disc to yet another deluxe reissue set, and wring a few more drops of profit from the recording.
Would love to get this if it were about $40 Cndn, but right now that price is a klller. I am hoping to see a less expensive release of the quad version later.
Yes, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, the price did come down some and I have decided to make the purchase after all. This does indeed look like an impressive package and the ratings are very high for this. I will post my review here in the comments after I have really listened to this. Should add that I am super-stoked to hear this on SACD.
I am glad I invested in this. A pretty impressive packaging, although I still would have preferred it to fit neatly with the other SACDs on my shelf.
The quad mix is impressive and I paid under $80 Canadian for it, which was reasonable, given how much effort went in to this package.
I will be trying to find some time to provide a more insightful comments here later.
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