Performance by the Netherlands State Opera no less aided and abetted by the RCO. Such a star studded line-up should have guaranteed success. The presentation including full ...
The Peer Gynt excerpts were first issued on SXL2308 together with the Nutcracker suite (from another of the recent batch of SHM-SACD's). It was carefully labelled by Decca as ...
Doesn't surprise me at all, Sound Mirror recording at 4 x DSD64, what's not to like. John Newton found his way around the Block many years ago every one of his recordings is a ...
I recall some useful correspondence on either this or the previous site, which pointed out that the MoFi issue of "Brothers in Arms" was sourced from the U S master, whereas ...
I think it's time to treat myself to this for Christmas!
Had hoped to find one in Singapore on my way back from Europe but no such luck.
Have fond memories of the CD reissue.
Thanks, Bruce, for guiding my attention back to this extraordinary disc. I just gave it another listen and can confirm that they play on period instruments and do use very ...
Sorry, Gordon, but I can't give you a reliable and valid answer - only a guess:
I think, that the main remastering was done by MSM, only the "Dolby Atmos" part was ...
As a purely amateur music lover, may I commend this disc to all the Ars Produktion fans out there - it does seem to have slipped under everyone's radar, and I only found it ...
Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms
Universal (Japan) UIGY-9547
Stereo Single Layer
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Review by analogue September 17, 2015 (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
I don't need to say much in the way of this album and its greatness. I am essentially comparing 2 different sacd versions of this release.
Before I get into the nitty gritty I would like to state that both the Mobile Fidelity and the newer Shm Sacd are fabulous discs and that both of these should be owned by any fan of this record. I AM ALSO HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THERE ARE DEFINITE DIFFERENCES WITH REGARDS TO SOUND Quality ON THESE discs,. if they sounded identical I would believe I was developing tin ears.
The Mofi sacd is a tremendous disc with sound qualities I would not have expected to hear on a low rez pcm recording. The Mofi is very warm and analogue sounding. It does much better in hiding its low rez origins,. The new Shm Sacd sounds like I would have expected a low rez recording to sound...........and yet it has special qualities that the Mofi doesn't have.
While the Mofi is warmer, a tad darker and extremely relaxing to listen to.....the Shm Sacd is more open, clear and transparent. A better way of explaining myself is that the Universal Japan sacd fills my room with a bigger sonic picture window of sound. I suspected as much as this is one of the biggest characteristics of the Shm SACD sound. The Shm also has better extension of instruments and has a better defined space between the instruments and people. Neither version is remotely compressed or suffers from the nasty digititis syndrome.
Why SHOULD A FAN OWN BOTH YOU ASK???? The Mofi used the U.S. tape source while the Japanese sacd used the U.K. tapes. the LATTER FEATURES SHORTER TRACKS. Mofi' sacd is 55 minutes in length while the Shm sacd is 47 minutes in total. Its a hard pill to swallow for me as I really love the longer tracks and their truncation effects the enjoyment of the album. As it stands now five of the tracks on both of these sacds are exactly the same length A GREAT THING) while the other four are shorter. One tracks by three minutes another by 2.
Highly recommended for its sound but purchase both sacds as each one has its own terrific sound and merit.
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