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  1. Tetlee

    Tetlee Well-Known Member

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    Simple idea, thought it would be interesting to see exactly what we all have in our advanced resolution music collections, comments on individual discs welcome:)

    Here is mine, will update my list as I add to my collection.
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    0 Artist Album [/B]Disc Format Stereo / Multichannel
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    2 Alison Krauss & Union Station New Favourite SACD Multichannel
    3 Amon Tobin Chaos Theory [soundtrack] DVD-Audio Multichannel
    4 Art of Noise Daft SACD Multichannel
    5 Art of Noise Re-constructed SACD Multichannel
    6 Beck Sea Change DVD-Audio Multichannel
    7 Beck Guero DVD-Audio Multichannel
    8 Billy Joel The Stranger SACD Multichannel
    9 Bjork Medula DVD-Audio Multichannel
    10 Bjork Vespertine DVD-Audio Multichannel
    11 Blue Man Group The Complex DVD-Audio Multichannel
    12 Bob Marley and the Wailers Soul Rebel DVD-Audio Multichannel
    13 Bryan Ferry Frantic DVD-Audio Multichannel
    14 Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls SACD Multichannel
    15 Chigago V DVD-Audio Multichannel
    16 Collins and Fripp Jakszyk A Scarcity Of Miracles DVD-Audio Multichannel
    17 David Bowie Ziggy Stardust SACD Multichannel
    18 David Gray New Day at Midnight DVD-Audio Multichannel
    19 Depeche Mode Violator SACD Multichannel
    20 Depeche Mode A Broken Frame SACD Multichannel
    21 Depeche Mode Construction Time Again SACD Multichannel
    22 Depeche Mode Some Great Reward SACD Multichannel
    23 Depeche Mode Playing the Angel SACD Multichannel
    24 Depeche Mode Music for the Masses SACD Multichannel
    25 Depeche Mode Ultra SACD Multichannel
    26 Depeche Mode Exciter SACD Multichannel
    27 Diana Krall The Girl in the other Room SACD Multichannel
    28 Diana Krall When I Look Into Your Eyes SACD Multichannel
    29 Dire Straits Brothers in Arms SACD Multichannel
    30 Eagles Hotel California SACD Multichannel
    31 Elton John Honky Chateau SACD Multichannel
    32 Elton John Captain Fantastic SACD Multichannel
    33 Elton John Madman Across The Water SACD Multichannel
    34 Emerson Lake & Palmer Tarkus DVD-Audio Multichannel
    35 Emerson Lake & Palmer Emerson Lake & Palmer(self titled) DVD-Audio Multichannel
    36 Eric Bibb Just Like Love SACD Multichannel
    37 Eric Clapton Slowhand SACD Multichannel
    38 Fleetwood Mac Rumours SACD Multichannel
    39 Genesis Trespass SACD Multichannel
    40 Genesis Nursery Cryme SACD Multichannel
    41 Genesis Foxtrot SACD Multichannel
    42 Genesis Selling England By The Pound SACD Multichannel
    43 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway SACD Multichannel
    44 Genesis Genesis SACD Multichannel
    45 Genesis Invisible Touch SACD Multichannel
    46 Genesis We Can't Dance SACD Multichannel
    47 Genesis Calling All Stations SACD Multichannel
    48 Genesis Abacab SACD Multichannel
    49 Genesis Wind and Wuthering SACD Multichannel
    50 Gerry Rafferty Can I Have My Money Back DVD-Audio Multichannel
    51 Goldfrapp Supernature SACD Multichannel
    52 Groove Armada Goodbye Country, Hello Nightclub SACD Multichannel
    53 Jeff Wayne War of the Worlds SACD Multichannel
    54 Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now DVD-Audio Multichannel
    55 Junior Wells Come On In This House SACD Multichannel
    56 King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King DVD-Audio Multichannel
    57 King Crimson Red DVD-Audio Multichannel
    58 King Crimson Lizard DVD-Audio Multichannel
    59 King Crimson Islands DVD-Audio Multichannel
    60 King Crimson In The Wake of Poseidon DVD-Audio Multichannel
    61 King Crimson Starless and Bible Black DVD-Audio Multichannel
    62 Kinobe Versebridgechorus SACD Multichannel
    63 Kuniko Kuniko plays Reich SACD Multichannel
    64 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells DVD-Audio Multichannel
    65 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells SACD Multichannel
    66 Moloko Statues SACD Multichannel
    67 Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin Rocksteady SACD Multichannel
    68 Moody Blues Seventh Sojourn SACD Multichannel
    69 Moody Blues Days of Future Passed SACD Multichannel
    70 Nick Drake A Treasury SACD Multichannel
    71 Norah Jones Come Away With Me SACD Multichannel
    72 Peder Af Ugglas Autumn Shuffle SACD Multichannel
    73 Peter Gabriel Up SACD Multichannel
    74 Peter Gabriel So SACD Multichannel
    75 Peter Gabriel Passion of Christ [soundtrack] SACD Multichannel
    76 Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon SACD Multichannel
    77 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here SACD Multichannel
    78 Poncho Sanchez Out of Sight SACD Multichannel
    79 Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream DVD-Audio Multichannel
    80 Propaganda A Secrect Wish SACD Multichannel
    81 Queen A Night At The Opera DVD-Audio Multichannel
    82 R.E.M. Up DVD-Audio Multichannel
    83 R.E.M. Monster DVD-Audio Multichannel
    84 Roger Waters The Wall live in Berlin SACD Multichannel
    85 RPWL World Through My Eyes SACD Multichannel
    86 Rush Moving Pictures DVD-Audio Multichannel
    87 Steely Dan Gaucho SACD Multichannel
    88 Sting Sacred Love SACD Multichannel
    89 Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings & Food DVD-Audio Multichannel
    90 Talking Heads Fear Of Music DVD-Audio Multichannel
    91 Talking Heads Remain In Light DVD-Audio Multichannel
    92 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues DVD-Audio Multichannel
    93 Talking Heads Little Creatures DVD-Audio Multichannel
    94 Talking Heads True Stories DVD-Audio Multichannel
    95 Talking Heads Naked DVD-Audio Multichannel
    96 Talking Heads 77 DVD-Audio Multichannel
    97 The Doors Strange Days DVD-Audio Multichannel
    98 The Doors Waiting for the Sun DVD-Audio Multichannel
    99 The Doors The Soft Parade DVD-Audio Multichannel
    100 The Doors Morrison Hotel DVD-Audio Multichannel
    101 The Doors L.A. Woman DVD-Audio Multichannel
    102 The Flaming Lips At War with the Mystics DVD-Audio Multichannel
    103 The Police Every Breath You Take SACD Multichannel
    104 Todd Rundgren Liars DVD-Audio Multichannel
    105 Toto Toto IV SACD Multichannel
    106 YES Fragile DVD-Audio Multichannel
    107 Bob Dylan Love & Theft SACD Stereo
    108 Perfect Houseplants New Folk Songs SACD Stereo
    109 Pretenders II SACD Stereo
    110 Spandau Ballet True SACD Stereo
    111 The Band Stage Fright SACD Stereo
    112 The Police Synchronicity SACD Stereo
    113 The Police Outlandos D'amour SACD Stereo




    Tell you what I have more than I realised now I list them all, although I'm finding it harder and harder to get hold of my most wanted discs. You'll notice I mainly prioritise multi-channel releases, but as you'll see below, it fits my set-up the best(due to lacking nice big punchy stereo speakers).

    My set-up: Arcam AVR280, Arcam DV137, 5.1 Muso/Logo speakers/sub.
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  2. Mr_Orange

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    Good thread. Will add mine when I have a bit more time.

    OK, here we go.....

    5.1 DTS Music Discs (not exactly DVD-A or SACD but close ;))
    • Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
    • The Police - Every Breath You Take
    • Sting - Brand New Day
    • Ohio Players - Fire
    • Ohio Players - Honey
    DVD-A
    • The Crystal Method - Legion of Boom
    • Talking Heads - Little Creatures
    • Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (Bootleg)
    SACD
    • The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
    • Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward - on order
    • Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
    • **Depeche Mode - Violator
    • Depeche Mode - Ultra
    • Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
    • Duke Ellington - Supreme Jazz
    • Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    • Elton John - Honky Chateau
    • Eric Clapton - Slowhand
    • Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
    • Genesis - Genesis
    • Genesis - Invisible Touch
    • Genesis - We Can't Dance
    • Genesis - Calling All Stations
    • Jeff Wayne - War of the Worlds
    • **Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Raise Your Spirit Higher
    • Marvin Gaye - The Collection
    • Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
    • Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    • VA - Jazz at The Pawnshop
    • Puccini - Turandot
    • Carl Orff - Carmina Burana
    • Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition
    • Sergey Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet
    • Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite
    • [-]Holst - The Planets (on order for ages :()[/-] - given up waiting
    DTS 96/24
    • Depeche Mode - Black Celebration (got outbid on Fleabay for the SACD, so have gone for the CD/DVD edition)

    A reasonable number, but am adding to the list as and when. Missed out on Violator on Fleabay today because I wasn't prepared to pay silly money for it.

    ** new additions :).
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    Good Lord, this will take forever the way I type!!
  4. Mr_Orange

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    I've edited in my list now :thumbsup:.
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    Tetlee Well-Known Member

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    Have looked at The Crystal Method - Legion of Boom DVD-A a few times, must be one of the few high-res dance music releases around, any good? Don't really know anything about them.
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    Yeah, I think so. It's a 48/24 release but sounds good and makes good use of the surround effects.

    I got into them through the film "The Replacement Killers" which features "Keep Hope Alive" off the "Vegas" album during the opening scenes in the night club. There's a fair amount of their stuff on Youtube, amongst other sources if you want to have a listen before buying.
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    hehe so the same faces/avatars :cool:

    There are a few patterns in my collection...see if you can spot them :D

    :smashin: = sounds incredible & quite frequently didn't like the artist until I bought this :)

    BR (I'll include these as they have HD Audio)

    Nine Inch Nails - Beside you in Time :smashin:
    The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
    Queen - Live in Montreal & LIve Aid

    DVD-A
    Bjork - Medula
    Bjork - Vespertine
    The Crystal Method - Legion of Boom
    Eric Clapton - Reptile
    Eric Clapton & BBKing - Riding with the King :smashin:
    The Doors - Perception :smashin:
    The Doors - LA Woman
    The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    King Crimson - In The Court of The Crimson King
    Led Zepplin - How the West Was Won
    Linkin Park - Reanimation
    Metallica - Metallica :smashin:
    The Moody Blues - Every good boy deserves favour
    Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia :smashin:
    REM - Out of Time :smashin:
    REM - Green
    Talking Heads - Little Creatures

    SACD
    Aerosmith - O'Yeah
    Brian Ferry: Boys and Girls
    David Bowie - Scary Monsters
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust :smashin:
    Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
    Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
    Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again
    Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward :smashin:
    Depeche Mode - Black Celebrator
    Depeche Mode - Violator :smashin:
    Depeche Mode - Music For the Masses
    Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith and Devotion
    Depeche Mode - 101
    Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    Elton John - Honky Chateau :smashin:
    Elton John: Captain Fantastic
    Eric Clapton - Slowhand
    Jeff Wayne - War of the Worlds
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Single Collection :smashin:
    Groove Armada - Goodbye Country (hello nightclub) :smashin:
    Groove Armada - Vertigo
    Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
    Nick Drake - A Treasury
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
    Nora Jones - Come Away With Me
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon :smashin:
    The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964 - 1971
    The Rolling Stones - More Hot Rocks
    Roger Walters - Ca IRA
    The Simple Minds - Best Of
    Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring :smashin:
    The Who - Tommy :smashin:

    DTS /DD5.1
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    The Police - Every Breath You Take
    Marvin Gaye - Forever Yours (The Collection)
    Holst - The Planets
    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
    Sting - Ten Summoners Tales

    The Police DTS was my first disc that got the started about 10 years ago.
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  8. Tetlee

    Tetlee Well-Known Member

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    That's an impressive collection, quite a few rarities, Talk Talk being one, and is that the entire Depeche Mode catalogue you have there?:eek:

    Put GA: Goodbye Country on back order earlier on(doubt it'll come through but worth a try) and should be ordering Ziggy Stardust in the next few days all being well, looking forward to that one.
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    :D Thank you. The Mrs has seen how much I got for GA: Lovebox and she wants me to sell them all now :rolleyes:

    I only bought Talk Talk as it was one of the first and at the time only SACD's on release. Although it's only stereo it sounds wonderful. Same with Metallica (5.1 dvd-a) I really didn't like them (and haven't liked any album after!) but it's an incredible production and I love the album now.

    DM - No, not a full collection...I've missed 2 recent albums I really didn't like...and funny enough I can still get quite cheaply. The ones I've marked I would really recommend even if you don't like DM.

    GA: Goodbye Country is one of my favs...I hope you get it. Knowing how good it is I think If I didn't have it I'd be daft enough to pay insane money.

    A lot of the David Bowie Albums are stereo. Ziggy Stardust is 5.1 and sounds really great...again well worth insane money.
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    Tetlee Well-Known Member

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    Really should get a few of the Depeche Mode albums, my missus likes them too which helps, although she isn't so keen on Playing the Angel, I prefer their older stuff also I think, will check out the ones you recommended first:thumbsup:, although I think Violator is very hard to find at a reasonable price.

    You could probably get well over £100 for The Colour of Spring on the bay:eek: thankfully the redbook release of that album sounds great so I don't feel I'm missing too much there.
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    I've just ordered the SACD/DVD release of Music for the Masses from HMV.

    Violator went for £40 on fleabay recently - I got outbid :(. There is a vanilla CD/DVD release of Violator, but I don't know what the resolution of the DTS track on the DVD is. If it is 96/24, like the Genesis box sets, then that's as good as SACD. Does anybody know?
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    True, but I am surprised Steve W hasn't been by this thread to share his collection.
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    I've seen Violator and Black Celebration go for a lot more than that. These are great and I'd recommend paying that. 2 x discs. One with CD & SACD the other with 5.1 and interviews with all of the band members at the time the album was made. Quality stuff.

    I've checked the Mute website to see what they say. I looked up Music for the Masses and it doesn't mention a non SACD version :confused:, I look up Black Celebration and it has no mention of SACD :rolleyes: Not sure if it helps but I can check my DVD to see what resolution is on that later but I was very pleased with those mixes when I first listened to them (not realising the SACD was on the other disc :facepalm: ).
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    Good price, going to copy you as soon as the missus wakes up so I can sneak in a grab my credit card:D

    As an aside, notice it has a track named Agent Orange on that album;)
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    It is a good price yes, half that of Amazon. I love find-cd.co.uk :D.

    I had indeed, made me chuckle :).
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    I know, they're just like the Genesis discs, which are great, but when I paid £55 for Genesis 83-88, the idea of paying £40 for one album smarts rather!!

    The Mute web site is not overly helpful on the technical details. If you could check your DVDs to see whether the tracks are DTS 96/24, that would be great. If they are not, then it is unlikely that the CD/DVD box set will be either.
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    Here’s my list. Jean Michel Jarre’s Aero album is what started all this nonsense, and bought my first DVD-As in early-ish 2005 - first ones being Tubular Bells 2003, Vivaldi Four Seasons and Tchaikovsky 1812. Latest album bought was just about a month ago, which was the Gerry Rafferty DVD-A. There are still many SACDs I’d like and will buy, and I’m quite surprised to keep finding more DVD-As to buy - when I think the choice is running out! Most I’ve paid for a disc is about £35, which was the Deep Purple DVD-A, and the least I’ve paid is one of the Naxos DVD-As at £2.44!

    If anyone would like my thoughts on any of these, just ask. I’ll happily pass on my experiences - there are some really amazing albums here, and luckily only a few somewhat duller albums.

    The Alan Parsons Project - “I Robot” DVD-A
    The Alan Parsons Project - “The Turn of a Friendly Card” DVD-A
    The Alan Parsons Project - “Eye in the Sky” DVD-A
    The Beach Boys - “Pet Sounds” DVD-A
    The Beatles - “Love” DVD-A
    Acker Bilk - “Stranger on the Shore” SACD
    Buena Vista Social Club - “Buena Vista Social Club” DVD-A
    The Dave Brubeck Quartet - “Time Out” SACD
    The Carpenters - “Singles 1969 – 1981” SACD
    Putula Clark - “Kiss me Goodbye” SACD
    Elvis Costello - “North” SACD
    Deep Purple - “Machine Head” DVD-A
    Dire Straits - “Brothers in Arms” SACD
    Derek and the Dominos - “Layla” SACD
    Donovan - “Storyteller” SACD
    The Doors – Perception CD/DVD-A box Set comprising:
    “The Doors” - DVD-A
    “Strange Days” - DVD-A
    “Waiting for the Sun” - DVD-A
    “The Soft Parade” - DVD-A
    “Morrison Hotel” - DVD-A
    “L.A. Woman” - DVD-A
    Nick Drake “A Treasury” – SACD
    Elton John – “Elton John” SACD
    Elton John – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” DVD-A
    Elvis Presley – “30 #1 Hits” DVD-A
    Emerson Lake & Palmer – “Brain Salad Surgery” DVD-A
    Bryan Ferry – “Boys and Girls” SACD
    Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – “Autumn in New York” SACD
    Kitaro – “Kojiki” SACD
    Kitaro – “Best of Silk Road DVD-A
    Kitaro – “Daylight, Moonlight – Live in Yakushiji” 2 x SACD
    Kitaro – “Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai” SACD
    Kitaro & Randy Miller - “The Soong Sisters Soundtrack” SACD
    Mark Knopfler – “Shangri-La” SACD
    Kraftwerk – “Minimum: Maximum Live” 2 x SACD
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo - “Raise your Sprits Higher” SACD
    Little Richard – “Little Richard/Here’s Little Richard” SACD
    Makino Jun “Still Point” SACD
    Marmalade – “The Very Best of The Marmalade” DVD-A
    Metallica – “The Black Album” DVD-A
    Mike Oldfield – “Tubular Bells 2003” DVD-A
    Pink Floyd – “The Dark Side of the Moon” SACD
    Gerry Rafferty – “Can I Have my Money Back?” DVD-A
    The Rolling Stones – “Singles Collection – The London Years” 3 x SACD
    The Rolling Stones – “Hot Rocks 1964 – 1971” 2 x SACD
    Roxy Music – “Avalon” SACD
    The Searchers – “The Very Best of The Searchers” DVD-A
    Sting – “Brand New Day” DVD-A
    Sting – “Sacred Love” DVD-A
    Tomita – “The Planets 2003” DVD-A
    Goran Wennerbrandt et al – “Tiny Island” SACD
    Various Artists – “British are Coming” (1960s pop) DVD-A
    Various Artists – “The Greatest Songs of the Fifties” (1950s pop) 2 x SACD
    Various Artists – “Rock ‘n’ Roll Memories” (1950s pop) 2 x SACD
    The Afro Cuban Caribbean Jazz Project “El Vuelo” DVD-A



    Bach / Brandenburg Concertos - Silverline DVD-A
    Berlioz / Requiem - Silverline DVD-A
    Brahms / Symphonies No. 2 & 3 - Silverline DVD-A
    Canteloube / Chants d’Auvergne - Naxos DVD-A
    Charpentier / Messe de Minuit - Naxos DVD-A
    Dvořak / Slavonic Dances - Philips SACD
    Dvořak / Symphony No. 9 & The Water Goblin - Teldec DVD-A
    Grieg / Peer Gynt Suites etc. - BIS SACD
    Grieg / Piano Concerto & Symphonic Dances - Naxos DVD-A
    Grofé / Grand Canyon Suite etc. - Naxos DVD-A
    Händel / Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day - Arts SACD
    Händel / Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks - Naxos DVD-A
    Händel / Messiah - Silverline DVD-A
    Holst / The Planets & The Mystic Trumpeter - Naxos DVD-A
    Mendelssohn / Hebrides Overture & Violin Concerto - Linn SACD
    Mozart / Le Nozze di Figaro - Naxos DVD-A
    Mozart / Don Giovanni - Naxos DVD-A
    Mozart / Flute Concertos - Naxos DVD-A
    Mozart / Clarinet Concerto & Clarinet Quintet - PentaTone SACD
    Mozart / Horn Concertos - PentaTone SACD
    Mussorgsky – Stokowski / Pictures at an Exhibition etc. – Naxos DVD-A
    Pärt / Berliner Messe - Naxos DVD-A
    Prokofiev / Peter and the Wolf & Lt. Kije Suite - Silverline DVD-A
    Rachmaninov / All-Night Vigil - Harmonia mundi SACD
    Shostakovich / Jazz Suites No.1 & No.2 etc. - Naxos DVD-A
    Smetana / Ma vlast - LSO SACD
    J.Strauss / Waltzes - PentaTone SACD
    R.Strauss / Alpine Symphony - PentaTone SACD
    Tchaikovsky / 1812 etc. - Telarc DVD-A
    Tchaikovsky / The Nutcracker - Silverline DVD-A
    Tchaikovsky / Romeo and Juliet etc. - Silverline DVD-A
    Tchaikovsky / Swan Lake - Naxos DVD-A
    Viavaldi / Dixit Dominus - Naxos DVD-A
    Vivaldi / The Four Seasons - Naxos DVD-A
    Wagner / The Ring - Chandos SACD
    Wagner / Overtures and Preludes - Arts DVD-A
    Williams / Symphony No. 6 - Silverline DVD-A
    Williams / A Sea Symphony - Naxos DVD-A
    Scarlatti & Beethoven / Woodwind Quintets - AIX DVD-A
    Various Composers / “Budapest Live” Ivan Fischer - Philips SACD
    Chinese National Symphony Orchestra / “Soliloquy on Cold Mountain Temple” - Channel of China SACD
    Starvinsky & Ravel / Firebird Suite & Bolero - AIX DVD-A
    Offenbach & Rossini-Respighi / Gaite Parisienne & La boutique fantasque - RCA SACD
    Various Composers / “The Coronation of King George II” - Hyperion 2 x SACD
    Liszt & Dvořak / Les Preludes & Nature’s Realm etc. - Water Lily Acoustics SACD
    Various Composers / “Russian Nights” Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Telarc SACD
    Various Composers / “The Ultimate Last Night of the Proms” Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Membran SACD
    Christmas Choral Spectacular / Breiner - Naxos DVD-A

    Other Not-Quite-Hi-Res Albums

    Jean Michel Jarre “Aero” DD & DTS DVD-V
    Alan Parsons “On Air” DTS CD
    The Police “Every Breath You Take” DTS CD
    Various Composers / Dream Suites I DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
    Various Composers / Dream Suites II DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
    Various Composers / Dream Suites III DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
    Various Composers / Night in Berlin DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
    Various Composers / Night in Paris DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
    Various Composers / Night in Rome DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
    Various Composers / Night in Vienna DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
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    Thanks for taking the time to list your collection. Nice. :thumbsup:

    However, I would like to hear your views of the Brubeck SACD.

    Very interested in this title, but somewhat concerned about SQ because of age of recording.
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    I also have this, in fact mine is the DSD only version, although that probably makes no difference. Put simply, it sounds amazing. I use it to show off the format and my kit to friends and they are always blown away by how it sounds.
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    I agree totally with Mr.Orange. As also mentioned, this is a non-hybrid SACD, which means that there is not a CD layer, and a dedicated SACD or universal disc player will be required.

    I understand your thoughts Iain, regarding concerns with the audio quality from such an old recording. I'm not an audio expert, just using my ears to judge things. In my experience, though, there are a lot of reasonably old recordings out there that can put very new recordings in the shade. Sure, possibly we all hear things differently, but many of my "old" recording hi-res albums really stand out.

    These hi-res formats have really changed the way I listen to music, and helped me to appreciate music that I didin't originally think I liked.
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    Hi Steve,

    Could you please give your "The Doors" DVD-A a listen from your Perception box set and let me know what you think of the surround sounds? Mine sounds like it's 3.1 rather than 5.1.

    Which of the classical discs would you recommend?

    Regards

    Jus
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    Hello Jus,

    Yeah, I'll gladly give my "The Doors" a listen to again. If you'll bear with me until perhaps the weekend, as I'm away until Friday evening. From memory though, which I know is not always terribly reliable, it wouldn't surprise me if you think it might sound like 3.1, rather than 5.1. If I remember correctly, the earlier albums are very delicately (generally referred as ambient) mixed in MCH, whereas the later ones are slightly more aggresively mixed - although not particularly aggresively. As I said though, I'll gladly give the disc another listen to. I don't know if it's of any interest to you or anyone else, but on first listenings, I decided that I preferred the stereo mixes over the MCH. Of course, this could have been prejudice, wanting the sounds to "match" my expectations of when I listened used to them on vinyl etc. - who knows? I'm warming to the MCH mixes though.

    Regarding the orchestral/classical discs, there are a number that really do stand out. Very interestingly enough - as mentioned earlier - some are old recordings, and some are relatively new from the last decade. Bear with me, and I'll see if I can give you an update on these before the weekend, perhaps I'll manage it from the office when I'm at work. I'm not very knowledgable with this kind of music, but I generally know what I like. Are you able to give me a very rough idea of your general tastes?
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  23. JUS

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    Great, look forward to your feedback. I listened to a few of the albums and I could hear it was 5.1 throught the albums...I had to put my ear as close to my surrounds as I could when listening to "The Doors" and couldn't really hear anything!

    I'm more of a pop, rock, metal, house etc etc fan... but I like to expand my horizons. I'd prefer it to be engaging rather than background...preferably with some sort of vocals.

    I already have The planets, four seasons, Figaro
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    :D

    I don't have a huge number but I'd be the same. My most played is Pentangle's Basket Of Light on DVD-A BUT I've several jazz albums on SACD that I love.

    Bri
  25. Iain-

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    Not a problem here as Pioneer 610 is universal disc player, but it might be a problem for others who aren't so equipped.

    "Time Out" is a Sony non-hybrid early release, right?

    My experience exactly.

    BTW, I've only been collecting a relatively short time, but here's my list:

    DVD-Audio

    • Beethoven - Piano Concertos 3, 4 and 5 - Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Artur Pizarro - Linn *

    • Arne Nordheim - 1956 String Quartet - The Engegård Quartet - 2L *

    • Dave Matthews - Some Devil **

    • Leo Kottke - 6 and 12 String Guitar - Takoma **

    • Sibelius - Tone Poems - Sir Colin Davis/LSO - Red Seal **

    • Sibelius - Tone Poems - Sir Andrew Davis/RSPO - Apex **

    SACD

    • Rosa Passos/Ron Carter - Entre Amigos - Chesky

    • Beethoven - Symphonies 1-9 - Haitink/LSO - LSO Live

    • Ravel/Debussy - String Quartets - Parkanyi Quartet - Praga Digitals

    • The Bohemian Album - Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Channel Classics

    • Days of Future Passed - Moody Blues - Deram

    * 192/24 FLAC OEM Download
    ** 2-Channel to Multi-Channel Hi-Res Upconversion

    Nordheim string quartet is part of a recording that also includes Beethoven and Dvorak pieces to be released later this month by 2L in SACD as well as FLAC format. That piece is phenomenal in that both SQ and performance are excellent. I can only conclude other pieces are as well.
  26. Theo Maxtible

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    No, "Time Out" is on the Columbia label. I don't know whether Columbia is one of the many labels that come under the Sony umbrella though, but the Columbia name is prominent. Yes, I do think that this was an early release though. Absolutely brilliant album - superb accoustics.

    If you need me to guide you to the product on a website let me know, but if you go to forum sa-cd.net, and search for Brubeck, you'll find it easily.
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    I've been collecting for 18 months and spent over £1500! It has been the best way to get back into listening to music properly (sitting down and listening to a whole album) rather than just as background (if at all).

    I put the prices down for you to point and laugh at the lengths we will go to :D

    I've not listened to them all and would like to buy some decent stereo gear to listen to the high-res 2.0 one day (my home theatre is pretty good but I don't have full range speakers).

    SACD

    Art of Noise - Daft (£17.48)
    Beck - Sea Change (£38.57)
    Carole King - Tapestry (£37.53)
    Davis, Miles - Kind of Blue (£18.99)
    Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel (£13.93)
    Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses (£11.05)
    Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell (£13.48)
    Depeche Mode - Violator (£35)
    Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame (£13.73)
    Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward (£24.99)
    Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion (£26.24)
    Depeche Mode - Black Celebration (£78)
    Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again (£27.21)
    Depeche Mode - Exciter (£10.26)
    Depeche Mode - Ultra (£13.73)
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (£5.48)
    Elder, Mark (Hallé) - Holst: The Planets (£17.51)
    Ferry, Bryan - Boys & Girls (£15.99)
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Rage Hard: The Sonic Collection (£15.41)
    Gaye, Marvin - Collection (£12.99)
    Genesis - 1976-1982 (£65.11)
    Genesis - 1983-1988 (£65.37)
    Haitink, Bernard (LSO) - Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (£20.97)
    John, Elton - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (£23.25)
    John, Elton - Honky Chateau (£6.78)
    John, Elton - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (£4.48)
    Knopfler, Mark - Shangri-La (£9.55)
    Moody Blues, The - Days of Future Passed (£8.98)
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (£6.98)
    Police, The - Every Breath You Take (£9.21)
    Propaganda - A Secret Wish (£6.98)
    Roxy Music - Avalon (£15.99)
    Simple Minds - Best of (£15.07) (2.0 only)
    Snow Patrol - Final Straw (£10.59)
    Spandau Ballet - True (£22.99) (2.0 only)
    Steely Dan - Gaucho (£15.30)
    Toto - Toto IV (£11.98)
    Wayne, Jeff - War of the Worlds (£9.99)
    Weller, Paul - Studio 150 (£7.22)

    DVD-A

    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (£6.71) (DualDisc with DVD-V: DTS/DD)
    Beatles, The - Love (£17.07)
    Brown, Dennis - Money In My Pocket (£8.01)
    Eagles - Hotel California (£38)
    Fagen, Donald - The Nightfly (£45.14)
    Fagen, Donald - Kamakiriad (£36.24)
    Fagen, Donald - Morph The Cat (£10.71)
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (£35)
    Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will (£14.23)
    King Crimson - Red (present)
    Knopfler, Mark - Sailing to Philadelphaia (£19.85)
    Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (£33)
    Morissette, Alanis - Under Rug Swept (£8.50)
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (£35)
    Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet (£11.25)
    Porcupine Tree - The Incident (£11.25)
    Presley, Elvis - 30 #1 Hits (£12.98)
    Queen - A Night At The Opera (£17.98)
    Queen - The Game (£13.98)
    R.E.M. - Around The Sun (£5.95)
    R.E.M. - Reveal (£4.99)
    Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (£143.66)
    Steely Dan - Two Against Nature (£40.70)
    Steely Dan - Everything Must Go (£21.87)
    Talking Heads - Fear Of Music (£12.19)
    Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (£10.98)
    Talking Heads - Remain In Light (£9.98)
    Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (£10.98)
    Talking Heads - Little Creatures (£7.48)
    Talking Heads - Naked (£18.33)
    Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues (£9.68)
    Talking Heads - True Stories (£6.99)
    Various Artists - The Best of Ska (Live) (£17.99) (Mistake!)
    Washington Jr, Grover - Winelight (£36.91)
    Wishbone Ash - Bare Bones (£5.89)

    DVD-V (DTS)

    Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe (£10.43)
    Yazoo - In Your Room (£36.98)
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  28. Tetlee

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    Some very high prices, but also some great prices for what they are today, there are a fair few in your collection that are worth alot more than what you paid:thumbsup:

    Are you not a fan of the Genesis Gabriel years? They're fantastic remasters, hugely impressive and the whole box is a joy to listen to IMO. On the subject of which, how do you find the 1976-1982 set(only one I don't have, but would like)? The 1983-1998 remasters aren't nearly as impressive as the 1970-1975 set, a bit harsh to my ears.
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    It's funny, loads of people say these are the best, but I just can't get on with the early albums including the '76-'82 albums.

    I think it is down to Phil Collins influence. I like his solo stuff and am not that keen on Gabriel's, with one or two exceptions, so I think that informs my affinity to the later Genesis albums. Very impressed with the SACD/DVD box set though.
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    I can understand people with preferrences either way, the earlier years were progressive rock(including the early Phil Collins fronted albums), where as the later stuff IMO was as much pop as prog rock, I happened to like pretty much all the Genesis albums and appreciate each for what they are(with perhaps exception their last album, Calling all Stations which I'm not so keen on so far, but it's new to me), but my favourite albums were the Gabriel fronted ones.

    I do really like Invisible Touch, I know alot of people don't like it but I think it's a cracking album and for my ears is the best sounding album from that box.

    The 1970-75 Box was actually the last to be released and I think is the reason they sound the best, I guess they were engineered better, the difference between Lamb lies down of Broadway redbook and SACD very noticeable, a huge improvement.

    I know you mention you're not keen on Gabriels solo stuff, but I really do recommend picking up Up(lol, one Up of course), it's a stunning album and one of my favourite SACDs, the multi-channel is just fantastic! I'd be surprised if you didn't like it.
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