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Arrived here in Outer Philadelphia from the UK yesterday. Just getting into it. So far the DTS 5.1 version on the BD sounds abso-freaking-stunning. Aside from the surround mix, the sound quality itself, the clarity and lack of distortion, is unbelievable for the era. Very clear that there was a high degree of care taken during the original sessions, giving Wilson a lot to work with all these years later.
The mixes are straightforward, as one would hope. Everything nicely spread around, plenty of air, but nothing disconnected.
The music is accompanied by new HD graphical animations that incorporate the lyrics and abstract images related to them. I don't recall seeing anything like this on a music BD before, but my collection of them is limited. Somebody spend some time on it, though.
This is one of the great albums by one of the great prog bands. There is an awful lot going on in here -- virtuoso playing, complex and layered composition and arranging. Few albums will benefit more from being opened up like this.
Man, this sounds great.
on the Edge
of the World