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I just found the most rare DTS 5.1 from Eric Burdon called declare War....This guy wrote songs like Low Rider, Spill Wine and Cisco Kid
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And before that, a whole lot more. "The Animals"
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Arrived today from CD Japan: Steely Dan/ Countdown to Ecstasy and It's Only Rock n Roll, Tattoo You, and Love You Live, all by the Stones. All SHM SACD's. Just in time for the weekend. Last week got Bob Marley's 30th Anniversary Blu Ray of Legend. Really nice 5.1 mix.
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The Dan title most interests me. First, how much better does it sound than the CD, and then how does it sound compared to other SACD's of albums from the same era?

Your comments will be greatly appreciated!

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I have Countdown to Ecstasy on the way. Just ordered "Two Against Nature" on HDTracks.

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Two Talking Heads including Remain In Light and Speaking in Tongues, Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks, Blue Man Group: Audio, Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream and finally the Yes Album......went on a bit of a spree!

EDIT: Add Dylan Blonde on Blonde and Slow Train Coming to the list. Wish I could find Beck Sea Change DVD-A for a decent price......

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For those of you interested in the SHM-SACD of CTE, there's the usual torturous thread on SHF that is more tortured than usual.
Bill has been participating as have I, FWIW my moniker at SHF is mongo.
When I first joined AVS in the late 90's, mongo was my name here as well but it disappeared at some point, anywhoooo..

I like the SACD.
Not what I call "audiophile" level but still very nice and ridiculously crankable.
I had sworn off SHM-SACDS a while ago but since I had no digital versions of it I figured $45 shipped was worth a shot.
Not SQ related but they have, imo, greatly improved the packaging on these discs.
A nice box with a mini-sleeve and the disc in the usual puffy liner and not in the sleeve.
SHM discs were always nicely packaged but a PITA to deal with as the sleeves were generally gatefold or multi gatefold and the disc fit in the sleeve really tightly.
I always put the discs into a lift-loc jewel case.

Anyway, my review of CTE is on SHF if you care.
If you are a fan of this album and SACD I recommend it.
What I don't know is how it compares to the SHM-CD or Platinum CD.
My guess would be that it would be hard to impossible to tell the difference but I'm speaking from a definite bias plus the SQ of the SACD.

 

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The Dan title most interests me. First, how much better does it sound than the CD, and then how does it sound compared to other SACD's of albums from the same era?

Your comments will be greatly appreciated!

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Jeff I listened to CTE 4 times yesterday the first time thru I went back and forth track for track between the CD which was ripped to my computer and the SACD. Very unscientific I know. Like Milt posted before me not quite audiophile level but still very very good. On each listen I noticed more detail than what I've heard on the CD. For one thing it's not as loud. Fagen's vocals and the backup vocals are clear but they don't get in the way of the music like they do on my CD rip.The imaging is better and the sound stage is wider. I could hear more of what was being played. It may be blasphemous but to me this SACD sounds a lot more vinyl like but with more depth. Its hard for me to compare it with other SACD's from that era only because the ones that I do have are MCH and I haven't listened to them in stereo. But of those that I do have that aren't MCH, which are the first Allman Bros. a couple of the Kinks efforts from late in the 70's and the Stones IORAR which I got at the same time as CTE, I can say that it sounds better. It blows away the Allmans and the Kinks. The Stones come close though which really surprised me. The only other SD album I have on SACD is Gaucho which I actually prefer in stereo and CTE doesn't sound as good as that. But I would still recommend it. Hope this helps.
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Looking forward to my copy of CTE. With any luck at all it will arrive before I head off to Cabo on Saturday. I hadn't heard the album for some time so I served it up on Spotify today. Now that I've refreshed my memory on the content, I'm really looking forward to this one!

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Jeff I listened to CTE 4 times yesterday the first time thru I went back and forth track for track between the CD which was ripped to my computer and the SACD. Very unscientific I know. Like Milt posted before me not quite audiophile level ..... Hope this helps.
Thanks! It does help and lines up with other comments I have read. It's not all an SACD could be, but it is a lot better than the CD(s).

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I just found the most rare DTS 5.1 from Eric Burdon called declare War....This guy wrote songs like Low Rider, Spill Wine and Cisco Kid
Just to set the record straight, Eric Burdon had nothing to do with Low Rider or Cisco Kid.

 

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Thanks! It does help and lines up with other comments I have read. It's not all an SACD could be, but it is a lot better than the CD(s).

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Jeff if you like CTE I would recommend the SHM-SACD.

 

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Two Talking Heads including Remain In Light and Speaking in Tongues, Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks, Blue Man Group: Audio, Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream and finally the Yes Album......went on a bit of a spree!

EDIT: Add Dylan Blonde on Blonde and Slow Train Coming to the list. Wish I could find Beck Sea Change DVD-A for a decent price......

I really like those Talking Head's DVD-A's and Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks SACD. Lucky you to be hearing these for the first time. Enjoy!
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Just to set the record straight, Eric Burdon had nothing to do with Low Rider or Cisco Kid.
lol your sig seems applicable here.

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