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Bob Dylan on SACD

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by the_pauley, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. the_pauley

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    First phase of the Bob Dylan SACD releases is in the shops. Bought "Blonde on Blonde" yesterday in HMV (incidentally offering a fiver off all titles in the series). At last this classic album is complete - on 2 discs. The single disc version available all these years had several edits made to it, a shameful situation given the album's status.

    Only playing it on a standard CD player, but like the Stones reissues the CD track is a noticable improvement on the original, so will be buying some more I think - "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Blood On the Tracks" this afternoon then...
     
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    I never knew that "Blonde..." had been butchered for CD. So I've been listening in ignorance all these years ?

    May have to pick that up -- might wait for the next HMV sale to see if the new ones are cheaper. You say a fiver off -- how much does that make them then ?
     
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    I'll answer my own question - Bob SACDs reduced from £16.99 to £11.99 at HMV.

    I'll wait for a couple of months to see if they get cheaper in any sales.
     
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    "Blonde On Blonde" although a double CD was priced the same as the rest - don't know if that's a mistake or not.

    Yes the original CD release of the album was edited for CD, but gawd knows why because running time was no problem. "Just Like A Woman" fades out prematurely, and "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" has about a minute missing.
     
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    I bought Freewheelin', Desire, and Oh Mercy. Played on a standard CD player, they are all superb! I paid £9.99 each for them from Play. Worth every penny. :D
     
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    That's the best price yet - let's keep posting if we find any cheaper.

    I've got so many SACDs now for the improved CD audio, I'm starting to get curious about what the SACD layer sounds like...
     
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    For info, CD-WOW are now carrying these SACD re-releases for between £10-99 and £12-99.....and there's a limited selection on their Hong Kong site for approx. £8-98, after currency conversion.

    ...Bootleg Vol. 6 is just round the corner, too.
     

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