Originally Posted by Bill Mac
Thanks for the kind words
. I'm not sure if I have more disposable income than you (probably not). But my SACD, DVD-A and Blu-ray buying has just about stopped. I found I was spending too much and decided to listen to the music I have which will take awhile
If you were local a "listening party" would be fine with me
. No I do not have the new Yes Album on DVD-A or Blu-ray. I have to admit that I wasn't overly impressed with the CTTE Blu-ray 5.1 mix. I'd grab the Yes Album DVD-A or Blu-ray but the cost is a bit steep for a title I might listen to once or twice. I borrowed a friends Gentle Giant Power and the Glory CD/DVD set. It was my first time listening to GG and I was very impressed with the 5.1 mix even though it is not hi-res. I think I'll grab this one at my local Bull Moose store as it is only $13.97. I wish the Yes DVD-As and Blu-rays were priced under $20.
I'm not a member of Quadraphonicquad.com but I've checked it out a number of times. Maybe it's time to join
That GG is killer, isn't it? Does the dvd have the visuals as well? I assume you're getting the BR?
Not impressed w/ CttE's 5.1 mix? Wow- I was utterly captivated- it was like being taken back to the 1st time I heard that album 40 years ago, when I had the most mind-blowing musical experience ever. Those 3 part harmonies w/ Anderson front and center while Squire and Howe each have a surround channel are absolutely spine-chilling. The title track evoked the sense of a cathedral to me. I couldn't have been happier w/ that mix. Just goes to show, different strokes...
Did you have any criticisms- or it just didn't do anything for you?
TYA was more expensive for some reason. Cheapest I found was $21 and $26 for the dvd and blu, respectively, from waysidemusic.com, but there's $3.25 shipping. I'd say it's highly recommended, but if you didn't like CttE... Though some have said they like TYA's 5.1 mix better, for me they're equally great. But I may be influenced by the content of CttE, as that music is so special to me. Not that I don't love TYA also.
As for being local, hard for me to determine w/ no location in your profile, but I assume you're not local to central VA or you'd have said something.
Yes- definitely join us at QQ! You'd be a great addition. That community is the nicest I've seen on the internet- though AVS is 2nd. It's small, which probably helps cut down on the drama/contention. But no ads and a knowledgeable, fun-loving group.