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Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by fordster, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. fordster

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    Just got a new Rotel RDV-1060 player so looking to dip my toe into the world of DVD Audio. Can anybody recommend places for buying the discs?

    Also, does anybody know any good review sites for DVD Audio discs?

    Any recommendations of discs to show off the potential also welcome.

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. petecowie

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    It seems like I'm always going on about DVDSoon but I have to say there DVD-A and SACD prices are great, unfortunately I had already bought 10 from amazon before I noticed. There prices are less for new than I paid second hand
     
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    highfidelityreview.com has reviews of most of the "classic" DVD-A & SACD discs but for some reason doesnt appear to review anything but classical at the mo (?)
    As far as recommendations for DVD-A without knowing your taste in music I could only tell you a few that I like (off the top of my head) which are Hotel California / In Absentia / Brian Salad Surgery / A Night at the Opera / Metallica (Black)
    HTH ... Paul ;)
     
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    Queen's A Night at the Opera is a fantastic DVD-A!
     
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    You can buy DVD-A and SACD from www.play.com

    They are about as cheap as you will get them in the UK.

    For an extended DVD-A catalogue check out www.dvdboxoffice.com

    They are based in Canada but postage is free. DVD-A titles tend to be about £3.00 cheaper than in the UK and the catalogue does seem better. I picked up a Diana KRall DVD-A which is not listed for the UK!
     
  6. Kenny Glasgow

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    I'd agree with play.com but also check out amazon.co.uk. Check-out amazon.com in the States as the $ is pretty week against the £ :thumbsup: . Just don't order more than £20's worth at a time as HM Customs might take notice :thumbsdow
     
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    try jean michel jarre "aero"

    has dvd and cd in ame case. excellent for comaprison

    other good dvd's

    julia fordham - thats live
    talking heads - stop making sense
    goldfrapp - live at somerset hall
    new order - finsbury park

    for dvd-as try the new REM re releases
     
  8. fordster

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    Thanks everybody. I'd found highfidelityreview.com but it doesn't seem to have that many reviews really. I've got quite a wide taste in music (except for "dance" and metal) but have to admit I've not seen many DVDAs that I'd consider buying. So far I've got Alanis Morisette, Sheryl Crow, Vivaldi, Holst and Diana Krall on the shortlist. I use Play a lot but can't use Amazon anymore due to the delivery company sub-contracting out to a local firm who are completely useless! Looking at DVD Box Office , it's interesting to see how many DVDAs are actually available compared to what we get over here.
     
  9. rimibar

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    Just a quick note re: trailer's comment above - Aero is not actually a DVD Audio disc. It is a normal DVD video.

    Having said that it is awesome!!!
     
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    Hi,i am also new to DVD-A's searched this forum and other's etc and found these recommended(also even if you don't buy from AMAZON,look at the DVD-A's on there and customer review's of them are very useful)I bought these:-
    Flaming Lips-Yoshimi Battle's the Pink Robot's
    Tipper-Surrounded
    Blue Man Group-The Complex
    Vivaldi-The Four Season's(5.0)
    All will show off 5.1 off brilliantly
    Agree 'AERO' brill too,even if only DVD-V
     
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    If you want to listen to the "State of the Art" in DVD-A, check out AIX Records. I'm sure someone across the pond is selling them. If not, go to their website aixrecords.com. :smashin:
     
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    Seal - IV is a good DVD-A ...

    The "Seal Greatest Hits w/DVD" special pack is something I've not otherwise seen -- a 2 CD set of audio, and a DVD. The DVD contains hi-res copies of both CDs as well as about a dozen videos ...
     
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    If you like classical music, Naxos has a small, but well recorded and performed selection. I highly recommend the Sibelius/Sinding DVD-A as well as the Elgar/Payne 3rd symphony.
     
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    Its worth checking on ebay. A US guy sells them, and, having checked with a few of his UK punters the C&E isn't too bad - if charged at all. It still works out cheaper than many UK retailers. I'm looking at buying one or two myself so I'll let you know.

    Recommended:-

    Grateful Dead, Working mans dead
    Neil Young, Harvest
    Metallica, Black Album
    Frank Zappa, Halloween

    Not many of others I've got have really blown me away.
     
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    I'll second the Flaming Lips DVD-A and AIX discs. Guitar Noir - Lawrence Juber would be an excellent start from that label.
     
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    Laurence Juber! Haven't come across him since Ringo's Stop & Smell The Roses album from '81. He did record an album for EMI whilst in Macca's Wings but it was rejected :thumbsdow Don't know if it ever saw the light of day. Good guitarist :smashin:
     
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    Just for your information, none of those titles are DVD-Audio dics, they are music DVD -Video discs.
     
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    Just what I was thinking.

    Best allround DVD-A (for musical content and sound quality) is Porcupine Tree - In Absentia

    ....soon to be overtaken by their new album, Deadwing, which is released on DVD-A on the 10th May 2005
     
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    floodedstatue ...
    ... is a bit of a sweeping statement - shouldn't you have added "IMHO" :nono:
    Mind you it certainly is one of the best I have heard but doesn't quite topple Hotel California IMHO :D
    Paul
     
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    I'd also add Jeff Trott's Dig Up The Astroturf :thumbsup:
     
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    Although it sounds good, Hotel California is a slow, boring, dawdling pap-fest....

    IMHO :clap:
     

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