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USAFChief's Avatar USAFChief 10:37 PM 03-25-2012
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Nicely done Martin.
BTW, was this on Amazon Marketplace?
Are their any left?(said with vain hope)

Milt99,

I hope you acted instead of waiting on my response...I've noticed some are gone already (Aion, Spiritchaser, Into the Labyrinth), hope you got there in time. Seller understood recommended retail price, but not the going rate. He also refunded me $10 vs. charging me the 2.99 for each disc.

Djoel's Avatar Djoel 06:30 AM 03-26-2012
I always thought those Dead Can Dance Sacd were OOP, one of the reason they go so steep..Hm odd.

Djoel
USAFChief's Avatar USAFChief 04:34 PM 03-26-2012
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I always thought those Dead Can Dance Sacd were OOP, one of the reason they go so steep..Hm odd.

Djoel

They are OOP, but some hidden stock will "show up" out of the blue from time to time. Could have been a brick and mortar who decided to move some older stock and list on Amazon, bought some stock from another store, etc. Place is called "End of an Ear" out of Austin, TX...might be a good place to seek out some hidden gems. I checked their Amazon storefront and 3 of the DCD SACDs were the only SACDs that came up.
JJHXBR's Avatar JJHXBR 06:16 PM 03-26-2012
Just picked up :

Joe Satriani - Strange Beautiful Music SACD - MCH (eBay)

Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits SACD - MCH (eBay)

Spyro Gyra - Good To Go Go SACD - MCH (Importcds eBay)
warp2600's Avatar warp2600 02:17 AM 03-27-2012
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I always thought those Dead Can Dance Sacd were OOP, one of the reason they go so steep..Hm odd.

Djoel

They are available again on the label's site for $22each. Go and check http://shopusa.4ad.com/artists/view/name/dead-can-dance
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 08:02 AM 03-27-2012
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They are available again on the label's site for $22each. Go and check http://shopusa.4ad.com/artists/view/name/dead-can-dance


Thanks, I already have all the sacd paid a little more than 22 bucks oh well.

Djoel
USAFChief's Avatar USAFChief 07:27 PM 03-27-2012
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They are available again on the label's site for $22each. Go and check http://shopusa.4ad.com/artists/view/name/dead-can-dance

Nice...And I thought I found a good deal. They still have 5/9 titles left and free US shipping for orders >$50.
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 08:28 AM 03-28-2012
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Nice...And I thought I found a good deal. They still have 5/9 titles left and free US shipping for orders >$50.





Wow quite respectable library you have there Martin


Dan
Bill Mac's Avatar Bill Mac 08:45 AM 03-28-2012
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Wow quite respectable library you have there Martin

Dan

Dan,

You can say that again! A very impressive SACD library that is growing daily. I believe Martin has been asked to leave a few SACDBA meetings due to being a bad influence.

Bill
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 11:42 AM 03-28-2012
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Dan,

You can say that again! A very impressive SACD library that is growing daily. I believe Martin has been asked to leave a few SACDBA meetings due to being a bad influence.

Bill


I'm sure he's responsible for a allot of my purchases without a doubt, so a bad influence he is

Speaking of congrats on your current post count, I remember meeting you at 3K or so. Here's to another 8K post along with with tripling your library


Dan
Bill Mac's Avatar Bill Mac 02:07 PM 03-28-2012
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I'm sure he's responsible for a allot of my purchases without a doubt, so a bad influence he is

Dan,

I think we all have taken our turn being the "bad influence" in this thread.

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Speaking of congrats on your current post count, I remember meeting you at 3K or so. Here's to another 8K post along with with tripling your library

Thanks! I think I easily tripled my SACD library in the last year alone. I've been good as of late and have been enjoying the music I have on hand. But that could change at any given time.

Bill
USAFChief's Avatar USAFChief 05:44 PM 03-28-2012
We have a bunch of kettles calling the pot black for sure regarding "bad" influences around here.

Maybe this is the root of my problem, but stock availability for allot of the early 2000s-2009 stuff is gone or disappearing quick, even the not so popular titles. Even though it's a niche market, it's still growing with the popularity of the universal Oppo players/etc. Obviously as the demand grows, the gap between supply and demand will grow, and the end result is climbing prices...feels a bit like a "rush" to get them while you can.

My approach is look for the deals on music I know I like or is recommended with a probability I will like the material vs. searching for a specific target (good thread/folks here to help with that). This approach has allowed me to build a decent library without overpaying. Yes, I have a few titles I've heard only once, but it's good to know they are there. There are a few cases where I chose to bite the bullet (+$50, not counting SHM-SACDs), but those are <10.

I got in the Hi-Res game in 07, so luckily I picked up some of the really pricey hard to find stuff shortly before stock disappeared (i.e. Avalon, Sea Change, BJ - The Stranger, Boston, Journey, Brain Salad Surgery, Satriani, Jeff Beck, Tubular Bells, Oasis, Nicklecreek, PG - Shaking the Tree). Funny thing is price is not an indicator of sound quality (Boston, Journey, Oasis, Shaking the Tree), but more about supply and damand.
Bill Mac's Avatar Bill Mac 07:29 AM 03-29-2012
Just bought:

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather JSACD.

I've been wanting to grab this one for awhile but couldn't seem to find a copy at a decent price. I wanted this version as it has extra tracks that the MOFI version does not have.

Bill
holt7153's Avatar holt7153 10:07 AM 03-29-2012
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Just bought:

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather JSACD.

I've been wanting to grab this one for awhile but couldn't seem to find a copy at a decent price. I wanted this version as it has extra tracks that the MOFI version does not have.

Bill

It's a good one Bill, but I like all the SRV SACDs .
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 03:23 PM 03-29-2012
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Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post

We have a bunch of kettles calling the pot black for sure regarding "bad" influences around here.

I got in the Hi-Res game in 07, so luckily I picked up some of the really pricey hard to find stuff shortly before stock disappeared (i.e. Avalon, Sea Change, BJ - The Stranger, Boston, Journey, Brain Salad Surgery, Satriani, Jeff Beck, Tubular Bells, Oasis, Nicklecreek, PG - Shaking the Tree). Funny thing is price is not an indicator of sound quality (Boston, Journey, Oasis, Shaking the Tree), but more about supply and damand.


I think it's part of the disease to blame others for our addiction, this is real man just like being a sex addict


Hey I see you mentioned Oasis in your in prices not being an indicator in sound quality, I always wanted to hear What's the Story Morning Glory in sacd is that not any good? I have the standard cd since it was first released, and I thought it's to bright for lack of a better word tolerable just not pleasant to listen at high volumes.

Dan
paligap's Avatar paligap 05:10 PM 03-29-2012
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I also ordered Neil Young's Le Noise blu-ray and Charles Mingus' Mingus...Mingus sacd.

I found both of these to be excellent titles. I've also ordered Saxon's Lionheart Special Edition w/ DVD-A and the Oliver Nelson Sextet's Blues and the Abstract Truth SACD.
JJHXBR's Avatar JJHXBR 08:54 PM 03-29-2012
Recent additions:

Stevie Ray Vaughn - The Sky Is Crying SACD

Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters SACD

Lee Ann Womack - Greatest Hits SACD

John Mayer - Heavier Things

BILL EVANS TRIO "Waltz For Debby" SACD

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited SACD

Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom DVD-Audio


If anybody is interested I have an extra brand new sealed copy of James Taylor - JT SACD Multichannel ( Not the MoFi stereo version)

Send me a PM if your interested.
USAFChief's Avatar USAFChief 09:49 PM 03-29-2012
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I think it's part of the disease to blame others for our addiction, this is real man just like being a sex addict


Hey I see you mentioned Oasis in your in prices not being an indicator in sound quality, I always wanted to hear What's the Story Morning Glory in sacd is that not any good? I have the standard cd since it was first released, and I thought it's to bright for lack of a better word tolerable just not pleasant to listen at high volumes.

Dan

Dan,

It's been a while since I've listened to this one, but it was a victim of the loudness wars. I just don't think you gain anything with this one and it's a shame because the performance is good. I don't recommend this one, still brighter than most and definitely not worth the going rate.
USAFChief's Avatar USAFChief 11:46 PM 03-30-2012
JimWinVA's Avatar JimWinVA 10:55 AM 03-31-2012
How's that Doobie's disc sounding?
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 01:20 PM 03-31-2012
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Dan,

It's been a while since I've listened to this one, but it was a victim of the loudness wars. I just don't think you gain anything with this one and it's a shame because the performance is good. I don't recommend this one, still brighter than most and definitely not worth the going rate.



Thanks Martin on your thoughts about Oasis Sq..I assumed that would have been the case.

Dan
USAFChief's Avatar USAFChief 04:32 PM 03-31-2012
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How's that Doobie's disc sounding?

I have the MFSL 2.0 version and it's solid, but still lags slightly behind some of the other MFSL releases. The Warner JP MCH version is "in the mail" so I can't speak to it yet, but really strong reviews on the DVD-A and this MCH version (same mastering) so I expect it to be a step-up/improvement and a good alternative to the 2Ch.
JJHXBR's Avatar JJHXBR 07:03 PM 04-01-2012
Latest additions:
Willie Nelson - Stardust SACD
David Bowie - Scary Monsters SACD
Dead Can Dance - Garden Of Arcane Delights
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune SACD MCH
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
Titanic - Soundtrack SACD MCH
Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love SACD MCH
Kenny Loggins - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow SACD
USAFChief's Avatar USAFChief 09:57 PM 04-01-2012
pepar's Avatar pepar 08:16 AM 04-02-2012
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Latest additions:
Willie Nelson - Stardust SACD
David Bowie - Scary Monsters SACD
Dead Can Dance - Garden Of Arcane Delights
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune SACD MCH
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
Titanic - Soundtrack SACD MCH
Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love SACD MCH
Kenny Loggins - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow SACD

I am interested in hearing your comments on the BOC title. And Titanic, as well.

Jeff
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 11:06 AM 04-02-2012
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I am interested in hearing your comments on the BOC title. And Titanic, as well.

Jeff

I would be interested in hearing comments too on the Titanic MCH sacd too, I notice there's a so call remaster redbook for the re released film for the 100 year anniversary of the sinking that will be showing this Fri I think?. Any how this is a sound track I've been wanting for some time now.


Dan

djoel *for searching purposes.
paligap's Avatar paligap 04:41 PM 04-02-2012
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I am interested in hearing your comments on the BOC title. And Titanic, as well.

Jeff

I've had that BOC disc for a few years. I love the album--always have--but IMO the sacd isn't a great or even particularly good one.
USAFChief's Avatar USAFChief 05:49 PM 04-02-2012
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I've had that BOC disc for a few years. I love the album--always have--but IMO the sacd isn't a great or even particularly good one.

Jeff,

I just picked this up a couple of weeks ago and I agree with paligap. It's not a reference disc by any means and the song set isn't the strongest either...BUT...Don't Fear the Reaper is awesome cranked up in surround. Considering the average at best quality, I over paid for this one, but I'm glad I have it...it's the only way to get it in true MCH.

If you don't have a strong emotional tie to the album/song, you may be better served with a good redbook.
pepar's Avatar pepar 05:53 PM 04-02-2012
Disappointing. Thanks.
JJHXBR's Avatar JJHXBR 09:40 PM 04-02-2012
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I am interested in hearing your comments on the BOC title. And Titanic, as well.

Jeff

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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

I would be interested in hearing comments too on the Titanic MCH sacd too, I notice there's a so call remaster redbook for the re released film for the 100 year anniversary of the sinking that will be showing this Fri I think?. Any how this is a sound track I've been wanting for some time now.


Dan

djoel *for searching purposes.

Will post my comments on these as soon as I get a chance to listen to them.

Recent Additions:

The Police - Ghost In the Machine SACD

The Police Live SACD

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin SACD MCH

The Who - My Generation (Deluxe Edition) SACD

The Who - Live At Royal Albert Hall SACD

The Kinks - Preservation Act 2 SACD

The Kinks - Low Budget MFSL SACD

Sting - Sacred Love SACD

Bob Dylan Revisted SACD

Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks SACD

Goldfrapp - Supernature SACD MCH

Leo Kottke - 6 & 12 String Guitar SACD

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On SACD MCH

Miles Davis - Black Beauty SACD MCH

Allison Moorer - Show SACD

John Legend - Get Lifted SACD
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