SACD, DVD-Audio & Blu Ray-Audio Discussion Thread

SeeMoreDigital

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gibbsy

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Maybe the thread title could be amended to include Blu Ray Audio. I have a few myself and love the format. I wish I could get more of my favourite albums this way.

Bri
It's a good idea and will include BR audio. Perhaps SACD, DVD-A & HFPA Discussion Thread?

The thread starter will have the final say but I can edit the thread title if there's a consensus.
@Tetlee
 

SeeMoreDigital

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It's a good idea and will include BR audio. Perhaps SACD, DVD-A & HFPA Discussion Thread?
Or maybe 'SACD, DVD-A & BRD-A Discussion Thread'
 

Theo Maxtible

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It's a good idea and will include BR audio. Perhaps SACD, DVD-A & HFPA Discussion Thread?

The thread starter will have the final say but I can edit the thread title if there's a consensus.
@Tetlee
That'd be good. BD-As have been mentioned on this thread previously - as have DTS-CDs and plain old audio-only DVD-Vs - so it might make sense to include Blu-ray. Primarily, we have generally stuck to hi-res - and amazing to think that this thread has been going a decade! Good on you Tetlee!
 
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Theo Maxtible

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I've been adding only a few new titles to my hi-res music collection over the last year, but the following have recently been added, and are now included in my list:-

Deep Purple - "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD-A
Led Zeppelin - "How The West Was Won" DVD-A
Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Soul Rebels" DVD-A
Bartok / The Miraculous Mandarin - Naxos DVD-A
Goldmark / Rustic Wedding Symphony - BIS SACD
Various Composers / Tine Thing Helseth, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra - Simax SACD

On the subject of BD-As, I've also bought the following recently:-

Steven Wilson - "To The Bone" BD-A


10cc - “Deceptive Bends” SACD
10cc - “The Original Soundtrack” SACD
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 Animals - "Retrospective" SACD
Aphrodite’s Child - “666” SACD
Atomic Rooster – “The Best of Atomic Rooster” DVD-A
The Beach Boys - “Surfin' Safari” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Surfin' USA” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Surfer Girl” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Little Deuce Coupe” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Shut Down - Vol. 2” SACD
The Beach Boys - “All Summer Long” SACD
The Beach Boys - “The Beach Boys Today!” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Summer Days (and Summer Nights!)” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Pet Sounds” DVD-A
The Beatles - “Love” DVD-A
Acker Bilk - “Stranger on the Shore” SACD
Black Sabbath – “Paranoid” SACD
David Bowie - “Ziggy Stardust” SACD
David Bowie - “Scary Monsters” SACD
Bread - “The Best of Bread” SACD
Les Brown and his band of Renown - “Session #55” DVD-A
Buena Vista Social Club - “Buena Vista Social Club” DVD-A
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - “Time Out” SACD
Can – “Ege Bamyasi” - SACD
Can - “Future Days” SACD
Can - “Tago Mago” SACD
Can - “Can” - SACD
The Carpenters - “Singles 1969 – 1981” SACD
Eric Clapton - “Slowhand” - SACD
Putula Clark - “Kiss me Goodbye” SACD
Sam Cooke - “Portrait of a Legend 1951 – 1964” SACD
Elvis Costello - “North” SACD
Cream - “Disraeli Gears” SACD
Deep Purple - "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD-A
Deep Purple - “Machine Head” DVD-A
Dire Straits - “Dire Straits" SACD
Dire Straits - “Communique" SACD
Dire Straits - “Making Movies" SACD
Dire Straits - “Love Over Gold" SACD
Dire Straits - “Brothers in Arms” SACD
Derek and the Dominos - “Layla” SACD
Donovan - “Fairytale” DVD-A
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
Eagles "Hotel California" - SACD
Elton John – “Elton John” SACD
Elton John – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” DVD-A
Elvis Presley – “30 #1 Hits” DVD-A
Emerson Lake & Palmer “Emerson Lake & Palmer “ DVD-A
Emerson Lake & Palmer “Tarkus” DVD-A
Emerson Lake & Palmer “Trilogy” DVD-A
Emerson Lake & Palmer – “Brain Salad Surgery” DVD-A Rhino version
Bryan Ferry – “Boys and Girls” SACD
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – “Autumn in New York” SACD
Fleetwood Mac - “Rumours” DVD-A
The Foundations - “The Very Best of The Foundations” DVD-A
Genesis - “Nursery Cryme” SACD
Gentle Giant - "Three Piece Suite" BD-A
Getz/Gilberto - "Getz/Gilberto" SACD
The Heptones - "Cool Rasta" DVD-A
Herman's Hermits "Retrospective" Hybrid SACD
Billy Joel - "Greatest Hits Voulme I & Volume II" SACD
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King - DVD-A
King Crimson – “In the Wake of Poseidon” - DVD-A
King Crimson – “Lizard” - DVD-A
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
Mark Knopfler – “Shangri-La” SACD
Kraftwerk – “Minimum: Maximum Live” 2 x SACD
Led Zeppelin - "How The West Was Won" DVD-A
John Lennon - “Imagine” SACD
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - “Double Fantasy” SACD
Little Richard – “Little Richard/Here’s Little Richard” SACD
Makino Jun “Still Point” SACD
Henry / Monica Mancini - “Ultimate Mancini” SACD
Herbie Mann “Eastern European Roots” SACD
Herbie Mann “Caminho de Casa” SACD
Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Soul Rebels" DVD-A
Bob Marley and the Wailers - "African Herbsman" DVD-A
Marmalade – “The Very Best of The Marmalade” DVD-A
Metallica – “The Black Album” DVD-A
The Moody Blues - “Days of Future Passed” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “In Search of the Lost Chord” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “On the Threshold of a Dream” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “To Our Children’s Children’s Children” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “A Question of Balance” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “Seventh Sojourn” - SACD
Ennio Morricone - “The Very Best of Ennio Morricone” SACD
Nena - "Nena Feat." DVD-A
The Nice - “Elegy” SACD
The Nice – “Five Bridges” SACD
Mike Oldfield - “Tubular Bells” SACD
Mike Oldfield – “Tubular Bells 2003” DVD-A
Pink Floyd – “The Dark Side of the Moon” SACD
Pink Floyd - “The Dark Side of the Moon” The Alan Parsons 4.1 Mix DVD-A
Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here” SACD
Queen - “Greatest Hits” SACD
Queen - “Greatest Hits II” SACD
Queen - “A Night at the Opera” DVD-A
Gerry Rafferty – “Can I Have my Money Back?” DVD-A
Robert Reed - “ Sanctuary” - DVD-A
Robert Reed - “ Sanctuary II” - DVD-A
The Rolling Stones - “12 x 5” SACD
The Rolling Stones - “December’s Children (and Everybody’s)” SACD
The Rolling Stones – “Singles Collection – The London Years” 3 x SACD
The Rolling Stones – “Hot Rocks 1964 – 1971” 2 x SACD
The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy for the Devil Remix” SACD
Roxy Music – “Avalon” SACD
Santana - “Caravanserai” SACD
The Searchers – “The Very Best of The Searchers” DVD-A
Sting – “Brand New Day” DVD-A
Sting – “Sacred Love” DVD-A
Super Furry Animals "Love Kraft" SACD
Supertramp - "Breakfast in America" SACD
Tangerine Dream - “Ricochet” SACD
Tangerine Dream - “Stratosfear” SACD
Tangerine Dream - “Phaedra” SACD
Tangerine Dream - “Rubycon” SACD
Tiny Island – “Tiny Island” SACD
Tomita – “The Planets 2003” DVD-A
Tomita - “The Planets” Ultimate Edition SACD
Tomita “Claire de Lune” Ultimate Edition SACD
Tomita - “Pictures at an Exhibition” Ultimate Edition - SACD
Tomita - “Planet Zero” SACD
Tomita - “Space Fantasy” SACD
Tomita - “Okhotsk Fantasy” SACD
Tomita - “Firebird” SACD
Tomita - “Daphne et Chloe” SACD
The Tremeloes - “The Very Best of The Tremeloes” DVD-A
Peder af Ugglas - “Autumn Shuffle” SACD
Rick Wakeman - “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” - DVD-A
Rick Wakeman - “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur” - DVD-A
Roger Waters - "Amused to Death" SACD
Jeff Wayne - "The War of the Worlds" 2 x SACD
The Who - “The Singles” - SACD
Steven Wilson - "To The Bone" BD-A
Wishbone Ash - “Argus” SACD
Yellow Magic Orchestra - "Yellow Magic Orchestra" SACD
YES - “The Yes Album” - DVD-A
YES - “Fragile” - DVD-A
YES - “Close to the Edge” DVD-A
YES - “Relayer” DVD-A
YES - “Tales from Topographic Oceans" DVD-A
Various Artists - “80s Hits” - SACD
Various Artists - “80s Love” - 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
Various Artists - Inside the Music “New Age” - DVD-A
Various Artists - Inside the Music “Surf’s Up” - DVD-A
Various Artists - “Legends – Get it On” - SACD
Various Artists - “Man of the World – Reflections on Peter Green” – SACD
Various Artists - “Welcome to the Top of the World” Sampler – SACD
Various Artists – “Regae Pulse - The Heartbeat of Jamaica" DVD-A



Leroy Anderson / Fiddle Faddle - Silverline DVD-A
Bach / Brandenburg Concertos - Silverline DVD-A
Bach / Goldberg Variations - Delos 2 x SACD
Bach / Organ Spectacular - Teldec DVD-A
Bartok / The Miraculous Mandarin - Naxos DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphonies 1 & 2 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony 3 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphonies 4 & 5 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony 6 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphonies 7 & 8 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony No. 3 & Corolian Overture – Silverline DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony No. 6 & Fidelio Overture – Silverline DVD-A
Berlioz / Requiem - Silverline DVD-A
Brahms / Symphony No. 1, Academic Festival Overture & Tragic Overture - Naxos DVD-A
Brahms / Symphonies No. 2 & 3 - Silverline DVD-A
Brahms / Symphony No. 4, Tragic Overture, Academic Overture - Silverline DVD-A
Charpentier / Messe de Minuit - Naxos DVD-A
Classical Christmas - Silverline DVD-A
Debussy - “Children’s Corner” Atma SACD
Dvořak / Slavonic Dances - Philips SACD
Dvořak / Symphony No. 9 & The Water Goblin - Teldec DVD-A
Goldmark / Rustic Wedding Symphony - BIS SACD
Grieg / Peer Gynt Suites etc. - BIS SACD
Grieg / Piano Concerto & Symphonic Dances - Naxos DVD-A
Grieg / Classical Masters - Silverline DVD-A
Grofé / Grand Canyon Suite etc. - Naxos DVD-A
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
Mahler / Symphony No. 1 “Titan” - Silverline DVD-A
Mahler / Symphony No. 2 - Silverline DVD-A
Mahler / Symphony No. 3 - Silverline DVD-A
Mahler / Symphony No. 4 - Silverline DVD-A
Mendelssohn / Symphony No. 5 & Symphony No. 1 - Arts DVD-A
Mendelssohn / Hebrides Overture & Violin Concerto – Linn SACD
Mendelssohn / Classical Masters - Silverline DVD-A
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
Mozart / Piano Concertos No. 20 in D Minor & 27 in B Flat Major - BIS SACD
Mussorgsky – Stokowski / Pictures at an Exhibition etc. – Naxos DVD-A
Pärt / Berliner Messe - Naxos DVD-A
Pärt / Spiegel im Spiegel - Brilliant Classics SACD
Prokofiev / Alexander Nevsky & Pushkiniana - Naxos DVD-A
Prokofiev / Peter and the Wolf & Lt. Kije Suite - Silverline DVD-A
Puccini / Tosca - PentaTone 2 x SACD
Rachmaninov / Piano Concertos No. 2 & 3 - Naxos DVD-A
Rachmaninov / All-Night Vigil - Harmonia mundi SACD
Shostakovich / Jazz Suites No.1 & No.2 etc. - Naxos DVD-A
Sibelius / Symphonies No. 1 & 4 – Silverline DVD-A
Sibelius / Symphonies No. 2 & 3 – Silverline DVD-A
Sibelius / Symphonies No. 5, 6 & 7 – Silverline DVD-A
Sibelius & Sinding / Violin Concerto & Violin Concerto No. 1 - Naxos DVD-A
Smetana / Ma vlast - LSO SACD
J.Strauss / Johann Strauss in Berlin - Teldec DVD-A
J.Strauss / Waltzes - PentaTone SACD
R.Strauss / Alpine Symphony - PentaTone SACD
von Suppé / “Overtures and Marches” SACD
Tallis / Spem in Alium" - Naxos DVD-A
Tchaikovsky / Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 - Naxos DVD-A
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
Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4 - Silverline DVD-A
Telemann - “Barbaric Beauty - 18th Century Dance Transcriptions” - SACD
Vivaldi / Dixit Dominus - Naxos DVD-A
Vivaldi / The Four Seasons - Naxos DVD-A
Vivaldi / Flute Concerti, Op. 10 - 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
Williams / Orchestral Favourites - Naxos DVD-A
Scarlatti & Beethoven / Woodwind Quintets - AIX DVD-A
Various Composers / “Budapest Live” Ivan Fischer - Philips SACD
Various Composers / Tine Thing Helseth, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra - Simax SACD
Chinese National Symphony Orchestra / “Soliloquy on Cold Mountain Temple” - Channel of China SACD
Stravinsky & 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
Dukas, Ravel & Koechlin / The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Mother Goose, Jungle Book - PentaTone SACD
Various Composers / “Russian Nights” Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Telarc SACD
Various Composers / “The Ultimate Last Night of the Proms” Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Membran SACD
Various Composers / CS Sampler Vol.2, containing CD 'Stay in Tune With PentaTone - PentaTone SACD
Christmas Choral Spectacular / Breiner - Naxos DVD-A
Classical Christmas - Silverline DVD-A
 

gibbsy

Moderator
The thread title has now been changed to reflect the newer format of Blu Ray-Audio.

SACD, DVD-Audio & Blu Ray-Audio Discussion Thread.
 

brian s

Distinguished Member
I've got the XTC Blu Ray Audio of Drums And Wires on at the moment on PCM 5.1. A brilliant album which I'm still adjusting to in this remix. I watched the two videos first. Unfortunately the sound was out of sync but I couldn't be bothered to correct it. The good news is that the audio only tracks don't suffer the same issue.

:)
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JUS

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Nice collection you have there @Theo Maxtible

If you like your Clapton I'd recommend you get a copy of Eric Clapton and BB King - Riding with the King on DVD-A. Really great album and really good quality. The Who - Tommy is great too.

I like classical music but never know what to get. Can you recommend any for me to get please? or put a different way, what are your favs?
 

gibbsy

Moderator
My SACD collection so far.

Moody Blues:
Days of Future Past
In Search of the Lost Chord
On the Threshold of a Dream
To Our Children's Children's Children
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Question of Balance
Seventh Sojourn

Beach Boys:
Summer Days (and Summer Nights)
Pet Sounds
Holland
Surfs Up

Bob Dylan:
Highway 61 Revisited (mono)
Blonde on Blonde
Desire
Blood on the Tracks
Great Hits (MoFi)

Carole King:
Tapestry
Music

Carly Simon:
Anticipation
No Secrets
Hot Cakes

Peter Gabriel:
So

James Taylor:
Dad Loves His Work
JT
Hourglass

Cat Stevens:
Tea for the Tillerman

Janis Joplin:
Pearl

Simon and Garfunkel:
Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme

Alan Parsons Project:
I Robot

Bread:
Baby I'm-a Want You

Supertramp:
Breakfast in America

Art Garfunkel:
Angel Clare
Breakaway

Foreigner:
Foreigner

America:
America

The Who:
Tommy

Dusty Springfield:
Dusty in Memphis

Eagles:
Hotel California

Fairport Convention:
Liege & Lief

Pink Floyd:
Dark Side of the Moon
Wish You Were Here

Dire Straits:
Brothers in Arms

Carpenters:
Gold

Jeff Wayne:
Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

Kinks:
Muswell Hillbillies
 

Theo Maxtible

Well-known Member
Nice collection you have there @Theo Maxtible

If you like your Clapton I'd recommend you get a copy of Eric Clapton and BB King - Riding with the King on DVD-A. Really great album and really good quality. The Who - Tommy is great too.

I like classical music but never know what to get. Can you recommend any for me to get please? or put a different way, what are your favs?
Thanks, JUS. .............and for the Clapton & BB King DVD-A recommendation. I will have a look-around and see if I can find it anywhere. As mentioned in my last post, I have been fairly quiet buying DVD-As and SACDs over the past couple of years. This isn't down to me losing interest - it's purely a slightly difficult time for me.

Anyway, it is quite easy for me to recommend some classical titles from my list. I can't say that I'm particularly knowledgable with this genre, and have tried to broaden my discs beyond what I call the popular classics that most people know. I still struggle with that, though, although I think I've got some unusual/rarely seen music. Anyway, here's a few below. I'm sure that these exist as equally nice recordings on SACD - so you might like to look at the website HR.net and its predecessor sa-cd.net. Let me know if you've any other questions.

Bach / Brandenburg Concertos - Silverline DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony 6 – Teldec DVD-A
Dvořak / Symphony No. 9 & The Water Goblin - Teldec DVD-A
Händel / Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks - Naxos DVD-A
Mendelssohn / Hebrides Overture & Violin Concerto – Linn SACD
Mussorgsky – Stokowski / Pictures at an Exhibition etc. – Naxos DVD-A
Shostakovich / Jazz Suites No.1 & No.2 etc. - Naxos DVD-A
Smetana / Ma vlast - LSO SACD
Tchaikovsky / 1812 etc. - Telarc DVD-A
Vivaldi / The Four Seasons - Naxos DVD-A
Wagner / Overtures and Preludes - Arts DVD-A
Liszt & Dvořak / Les Preludes & Nature’s Realm etc. - Water Lily Acoustics SACD
 

Theo Maxtible

Well-known Member
I could also add the following:-

Holst / The Planets & The Mystic Trumpeter - Naxos DVD-A
Mozart / Clarinet Concerto & Clarinet Quintet - PentaTone SACD
Mozart / Horn Concertos - PentaTone SACD
Tchaikovsky / Swan Lake - Naxos DVD-A

Not being sure how familiar you might be with various composers, but I generally find Mozart quite easy to listen to. Wagner is often very powerful, and could be considered perhaps as the Led Zeppelin of the classical music world! Mussorgsky can be very dark at times.

One - for me at least - interesting piece of music that is very hard to find on any optical format, is on my SACD by Water Lily Acoustics - with pieces by Liszt and Dvorak. The piece in question is Les Preludes by Liszt, and I've only ever seen it as a CD on the Naxos labels - or the SACD which I have. Unfortunately, in my opinion, this SACD offers only a stereo mix - and I am a fan of discs offering at least both multi-channel and stereo options. Les Preludes is a piece brought to my attention by my late father many years ago. For me, this piece is quite Wagnerian in its energy and power, and has a wonderful recurring "riff" in it, which was used in the 1930s (I assume 40s also) by the Nazi Party, as musical introduction apparently to their news broadcasts. My father used to listen to these broadcasts when he was young (with almost certain disapproval of his parents) - hence him making me aware of it.

Another very dark piece which I was previously unaware of is on my Mussorgsky DVD-A. Apart from it having Pictures at an Exhibition and Night on a Bare Mountain on it, it has also a particularly dark piece that I like called Entr'acte to Act IV of Khovanschchina - track 2 on the disc.
 

Theo Maxtible

Well-known Member
Strange that it is not referred to as a DVD Audio (or DVD-A), merely DVD (audio only). That just makes me suspicious. Perhaps I'm just being overly cautious.
 

SeeMoreDigital

Well-known Member
New pre-order DVD audio alert! :)

Ultravox - Vienna Boxset

Contains 24/96 5.1 mixes and 24/96 stereo mixes! :clap:

I love Ultravox so can't wait for this one! (hope they give their other albums the same treatment)
It's too much money!

Why can't you buy a 'digital' boxed set without the analogue 12" vinyl discs? It would make it much more affordable at around £28.00 and something I'd go for!
 

Theo Maxtible

Well-known Member
It's too much money!

Why can't you buy a 'digital' boxed set without the analogue 12" vinyl discs? It would make it much more affordable at around £28.00 and something I'd go for!
Yes, I agree that there's too much in it. It doesn't seem to suggest that 12" LPs are included though, unless I'm overlooking the obvious. I which case, apologies. If it did contain vinyl LPs, I'd definately reject it, as I was pleased to see the back of my vinyl collection 20 years ago, and have no regrets. Why this release is packed in a 12" cardboard slipcase though, heaven knows. Or am I just being terribly ungrateful?!

@ epicdream. It's really very gallant of you to be a guinea pig. I'd be very interested to hear any feedback. I really didn't expect any more DVD-As to be released, so am very sceptical. You're a hero!
 

Mr_Orange

Well-known Member
Strange that it is not referred to as a DVD Audio (or DVD-A), merely DVD (audio only). That just makes me suspicious. Perhaps I'm just being overly cautious.
Indeed:

Vienna album – Steven Wilson Mix *
• 96/24 5.1 Surround Sound Mix
• DTS 96/24 5.1 Surround Mix
• DOLBY AC3 5.1 Surround Mix
• 9624 LPCM Stereo Mix
These specifications imply a DVD to me, not a DVD-A as there is no mention of MLP, even though 96/24 is mentioned.
 

Mr_Orange

Well-known Member
It's too much money!

Why can't you buy a 'digital' boxed set without the analogue 12" vinyl discs? It would make it much more affordable at around £28.00 and something I'd go for!
I hadn't noticed the inclusion of vinyl when I first looked at the link. I'm the same as you. No interest in paying for vinyl. I suppose you could try to sell the vinyl on...
 

SeeMoreDigital

Well-known Member
These specifications imply a DVD to me, not a DVD-A as there is no mention of MLP, even though 96/24 is mentioned.
A 6 channel 96/24 LPCM audio stream would have a constant bit-rate of 13'824Kbps (13.823Mbps), which exceeds the DVD-V specifications total (1x disc) read speed of 10.500Mbps. Which is not permissible!

The only way to get 6 channel 96/24 LPCM audio streams onto a DVD disc is to use MLP lossless packing and utilise the DVD-A specification.


Cheers
 

Theo Maxtible

Well-known Member
Arriving almost three months after ordering/despatch, is the latest addition to my hi-res music list, an SACD from the group Camel. The album is "The Snow Goose".

Here's a link to HRAudio.net showing the album:-


I often think I'm reasonably knowledgeable with regard to music and groups, but oddly I'd never heard of Camel before. My wife ordered this for me from CD Japan for my recent birthday.

I've only listened to the album once so far, but it certainly sounds very interesting music and I definately like it. Only negatives are that the music is presented in 2-channel only - and it's on a non-hybrid SACD. I generally prefer listening in multi-channel, and particularly like it when discs offer at least a choice of audio options. Not really big negatives though.
 
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Reallyjoe

Member
I've been adding only a few new titles to my hi-res music collection over the last year, but the following have recently been added, and are now included in my list:-

Deep Purple - "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD-A
Led Zeppelin - "How The West Was Won" DVD-A
Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Soul Rebels" DVD-A
Bartok / The Miraculous Mandarin - Naxos DVD-A
Goldmark / Rustic Wedding Symphony - BIS SACD
Various Composers / Tine Thing Helseth, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra - Simax SACD

On the subject of BD-As, I've also bought the following recently:-

Steven Wilson - "To The Bone" BD-A


10cc - “Deceptive Bends” SACD
10cc - “The Original Soundtrack” SACD
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 Animals - "Retrospective" SACD
Aphrodite’s Child - “666” SACD
Atomic Rooster – “The Best of Atomic Rooster” DVD-A
The Beach Boys - “Surfin' Safari” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Surfin' USA” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Surfer Girl” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Little Deuce Coupe” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Shut Down - Vol. 2” SACD
The Beach Boys - “All Summer Long” SACD
The Beach Boys - “The Beach Boys Today!” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Summer Days (and Summer Nights!)” SACD
The Beach Boys - “Pet Sounds” DVD-A
The Beatles - “Love” DVD-A
Acker Bilk - “Stranger on the Shore” SACD
Black Sabbath – “Paranoid” SACD
David Bowie - “Ziggy Stardust” SACD
David Bowie - “Scary Monsters” SACD
Bread - “The Best of Bread” SACD
Les Brown and his band of Renown - “Session #55” DVD-A
Buena Vista Social Club - “Buena Vista Social Club” DVD-A
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - “Time Out” SACD
Can – “Ege Bamyasi” - SACD
Can - “Future Days” SACD
Can - “Tago Mago” SACD
Can - “Can” - SACD
The Carpenters - “Singles 1969 – 1981” SACD
Eric Clapton - “Slowhand” - SACD
Putula Clark - “Kiss me Goodbye” SACD
Sam Cooke - “Portrait of a Legend 1951 – 1964” SACD
Elvis Costello - “North” SACD
Cream - “Disraeli Gears” SACD
Deep Purple - "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD-A
Deep Purple - “Machine Head” DVD-A
Dire Straits - “Dire Straits" SACD
Dire Straits - “Communique" SACD
Dire Straits - “Making Movies" SACD
Dire Straits - “Love Over Gold" SACD
Dire Straits - “Brothers in Arms” SACD
Derek and the Dominos - “Layla” SACD
Donovan - “Fairytale” DVD-A
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
Eagles "Hotel California" - SACD
Elton John – “Elton John” SACD
Elton John – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” DVD-A
Elvis Presley – “30 #1 Hits” DVD-A
Emerson Lake & Palmer “Emerson Lake & Palmer “ DVD-A
Emerson Lake & Palmer “Tarkus” DVD-A
Emerson Lake & Palmer “Trilogy” DVD-A
Emerson Lake & Palmer – “Brain Salad Surgery” DVD-A Rhino version
Bryan Ferry – “Boys and Girls” SACD
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – “Autumn in New York” SACD
Fleetwood Mac - “Rumours” DVD-A
The Foundations - “The Very Best of The Foundations” DVD-A
Genesis - “Nursery Cryme” SACD
Gentle Giant - "Three Piece Suite" BD-A
Getz/Gilberto - "Getz/Gilberto" SACD
The Heptones - "Cool Rasta" DVD-A
Herman's Hermits "Retrospective" Hybrid SACD
Billy Joel - "Greatest Hits Voulme I & Volume II" SACD
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King - DVD-A
King Crimson – “In the Wake of Poseidon” - DVD-A
King Crimson – “Lizard” - DVD-A
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
Mark Knopfler – “Shangri-La” SACD
Kraftwerk – “Minimum: Maximum Live” 2 x SACD
Led Zeppelin - "How The West Was Won" DVD-A
John Lennon - “Imagine” SACD
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - “Double Fantasy” SACD
Little Richard – “Little Richard/Here’s Little Richard” SACD
Makino Jun “Still Point” SACD
Henry / Monica Mancini - “Ultimate Mancini” SACD
Herbie Mann “Eastern European Roots” SACD
Herbie Mann “Caminho de Casa” SACD
Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Soul Rebels" DVD-A
Bob Marley and the Wailers - "African Herbsman" DVD-A
Marmalade – “The Very Best of The Marmalade” DVD-A
Metallica – “The Black Album” DVD-A
The Moody Blues - “Days of Future Passed” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “In Search of the Lost Chord” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “On the Threshold of a Dream” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “To Our Children’s Children’s Children” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “A Question of Balance” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” - SACD
The Moody Blues - “Seventh Sojourn” - SACD
Ennio Morricone - “The Very Best of Ennio Morricone” SACD
Nena - "Nena Feat." DVD-A
The Nice - “Elegy” SACD
The Nice – “Five Bridges” SACD
Mike Oldfield - “Tubular Bells” SACD
Mike Oldfield – “Tubular Bells 2003” DVD-A
Pink Floyd – “The Dark Side of the Moon” SACD
Pink Floyd - “The Dark Side of the Moon” The Alan Parsons 4.1 Mix DVD-A
Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here” SACD
Queen - “Greatest Hits” SACD
Queen - “Greatest Hits II” SACD
Queen - “A Night at the Opera” DVD-A
Gerry Rafferty – “Can I Have my Money Back?” DVD-A
Robert Reed - “ Sanctuary” - DVD-A
Robert Reed - “ Sanctuary II” - DVD-A
The Rolling Stones - “12 x 5” SACD
The Rolling Stones - “December’s Children (and Everybody’s)” SACD
The Rolling Stones – “Singles Collection – The London Years” 3 x SACD
The Rolling Stones – “Hot Rocks 1964 – 1971” 2 x SACD
The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy for the Devil Remix” SACD
Roxy Music – “Avalon” SACD
Santana - “Caravanserai” SACD
The Searchers – “The Very Best of The Searchers” DVD-A
Sting – “Brand New Day” DVD-A
Sting – “Sacred Love” DVD-A
Super Furry Animals "Love Kraft" SACD
Supertramp - "Breakfast in America" SACD
Tangerine Dream - “Ricochet” SACD
Tangerine Dream - “Stratosfear” SACD
Tangerine Dream - “Phaedra” SACD
Tangerine Dream - “Rubycon” SACD
Tiny Island – “Tiny Island” SACD
Tomita – “The Planets 2003” DVD-A
Tomita - “The Planets” Ultimate Edition SACD
Tomita “Claire de Lune” Ultimate Edition SACD
Tomita - “Pictures at an Exhibition” Ultimate Edition - SACD
Tomita - “Planet Zero” SACD
Tomita - “Space Fantasy” SACD
Tomita - “Okhotsk Fantasy” SACD
Tomita - “Firebird” SACD
Tomita - “Daphne et Chloe” SACD
The Tremeloes - “The Very Best of The Tremeloes” DVD-A
Peder af Ugglas - “Autumn Shuffle” SACD
Rick Wakeman - “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” - DVD-A
Rick Wakeman - “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur” - DVD-A
Roger Waters - "Amused to Death" SACD
Jeff Wayne - "The War of the Worlds" 2 x SACD
The Who - “The Singles” - SACD
Steven Wilson - "To The Bone" BD-A
Wishbone Ash - “Argus” SACD
Yellow Magic Orchestra - "Yellow Magic Orchestra" SACD
YES - “The Yes Album” - DVD-A
YES - “Fragile” - DVD-A
YES - “Close to the Edge” DVD-A
YES - “Relayer” DVD-A
YES - “Tales from Topographic Oceans" DVD-A
Various Artists - “80s Hits” - SACD
Various Artists - “80s Love” - 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
Various Artists - Inside the Music “New Age” - DVD-A
Various Artists - Inside the Music “Surf’s Up” - DVD-A
Various Artists - “Legends – Get it On” - SACD
Various Artists - “Man of the World – Reflections on Peter Green” – SACD
Various Artists - “Welcome to the Top of the World” Sampler – SACD
Various Artists – “Regae Pulse - The Heartbeat of Jamaica" DVD-A



Leroy Anderson / Fiddle Faddle - Silverline DVD-A
Bach / Brandenburg Concertos - Silverline DVD-A
Bach / Goldberg Variations - Delos 2 x SACD
Bach / Organ Spectacular - Teldec DVD-A
Bartok / The Miraculous Mandarin - Naxos DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphonies 1 & 2 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony 3 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphonies 4 & 5 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony 6 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphonies 7 & 8 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 – Teldec DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony No. 3 & Corolian Overture – Silverline DVD-A
Beethoven / Symphony No. 6 & Fidelio Overture – Silverline DVD-A
Berlioz / Requiem - Silverline DVD-A
Brahms / Symphony No. 1, Academic Festival Overture & Tragic Overture - Naxos DVD-A
Brahms / Symphonies No. 2 & 3 - Silverline DVD-A
Brahms / Symphony No. 4, Tragic Overture, Academic Overture - Silverline DVD-A
Charpentier / Messe de Minuit - Naxos DVD-A
Classical Christmas - Silverline DVD-A
Debussy - “Children’s Corner” Atma SACD
Dvořak / Slavonic Dances - Philips SACD
Dvořak / Symphony No. 9 & The Water Goblin - Teldec DVD-A
Goldmark / Rustic Wedding Symphony - BIS SACD
Grieg / Peer Gynt Suites etc. - BIS SACD
Grieg / Piano Concerto & Symphonic Dances - Naxos DVD-A
Grieg / Classical Masters - Silverline DVD-A
Grofé / Grand Canyon Suite etc. - Naxos DVD-A
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
Mahler / Symphony No. 1 “Titan” - Silverline DVD-A
Mahler / Symphony No. 2 - Silverline DVD-A
Mahler / Symphony No. 3 - Silverline DVD-A
Mahler / Symphony No. 4 - Silverline DVD-A
Mendelssohn / Symphony No. 5 & Symphony No. 1 - Arts DVD-A
Mendelssohn / Hebrides Overture & Violin Concerto – Linn SACD
Mendelssohn / Classical Masters - Silverline DVD-A
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
Mozart / Piano Concertos No. 20 in D Minor & 27 in B Flat Major - BIS SACD
Mussorgsky – Stokowski / Pictures at an Exhibition etc. – Naxos DVD-A
Pärt / Berliner Messe - Naxos DVD-A
Pärt / Spiegel im Spiegel - Brilliant Classics SACD
Prokofiev / Alexander Nevsky & Pushkiniana - Naxos DVD-A
Prokofiev / Peter and the Wolf & Lt. Kije Suite - Silverline DVD-A
Puccini / Tosca - PentaTone 2 x SACD
Rachmaninov / Piano Concertos No. 2 & 3 - Naxos DVD-A
Rachmaninov / All-Night Vigil - Harmonia mundi SACD
Shostakovich / Jazz Suites No.1 & No.2 etc. - Naxos DVD-A
Sibelius / Symphonies No. 1 & 4 – Silverline DVD-A
Sibelius / Symphonies No. 2 & 3 – Silverline DVD-A
Sibelius / Symphonies No. 5, 6 & 7 – Silverline DVD-A
Sibelius & Sinding / Violin Concerto & Violin Concerto No. 1 - Naxos DVD-A
Smetana / Ma vlast - LSO SACD
J.Strauss / Johann Strauss in Berlin - Teldec DVD-A
J.Strauss / Waltzes - PentaTone SACD
R.Strauss / Alpine Symphony - PentaTone SACD
von Suppé / “Overtures and Marches” SACD
Tallis / Spem in Alium" - Naxos DVD-A
Tchaikovsky / Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 - Naxos DVD-A
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
Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4 - Silverline DVD-A
Telemann - “Barbaric Beauty - 18th Century Dance Transcriptions” - SACD
Vivaldi / Dixit Dominus - Naxos DVD-A
Vivaldi / The Four Seasons - Naxos DVD-A
Vivaldi / Flute Concerti, Op. 10 - 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
Williams / Orchestral Favourites - Naxos DVD-A
Scarlatti & Beethoven / Woodwind Quintets - AIX DVD-A
Various Composers / “Budapest Live” Ivan Fischer - Philips SACD
Various Composers / Tine Thing Helseth, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra - Simax SACD
Chinese National Symphony Orchestra / “Soliloquy on Cold Mountain Temple” - Channel of China SACD
Stravinsky & 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
Dukas, Ravel & Koechlin / The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Mother Goose, Jungle Book - PentaTone SACD
Various Composers / “Russian Nights” Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Telarc SACD
Various Composers / “The Ultimate Last Night of the Proms” Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Membran SACD
Various Composers / CS Sampler Vol.2, containing CD 'Stay in Tune With PentaTone - PentaTone SACD
Christmas Choral Spectacular / Breiner - Naxos DVD-A
Classical Christmas - Silverline DVD-A
How is the Doors Soft Parade?
Joe
 

Theo Maxtible

Well-known Member
How is the Doors Soft Parade?
Joe
I'm very pleased with all the Doors albums that are in the DVD-A "Perception" box set, and have no regrets that I bought the entire set, rather than individual albums - which initially I thought might be better for me. To answer your question more precisely though, I find "Soft Parade" the weakest of all the albums in that set, but purely from a musical/artistic sense. I have no criticisms whatsoever from an audio point of view, regardless of whether we're talking audio quaility, or the multi-channel mixes or stereo mixes. I have not bothered to listen to any of the CDs in the set.

In short, I have never heard any of the Doors music on a format that I thought was better than these DVD-As.
 

epicdream

Active Member
I recently bought the REM Monster 25th Anniversary boxset and I must say I prefer the older dvd-a (2 channel and multichannel versions). Not a fan of this recent hi-res remaster. Anyone else tried it?
 

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