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Because I really enjoy multichannel music, I'm looking for multichannel audio recommendations (DVD-Audio, SACD, Blu-ray Audio, Downloads); any genre.

I already own the following multichannel audio discs:

Please let me know your favorites.

Looking at your list, I would also recommend the following Rock/Pop titles that are readily available:


Bob Marley: Legend (Blu Ray 5.1)
Deep Purple: Machine Head (SACD 5.1)
Elton John: Multiple Titles (SACD 5.1)
Eric Clapton: 461 Ocean Boulvard & Slowhand (SACD 5.1)
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Southern Surroundings (Blu Ray 5.1)
Mark Knopfler: Shangri-La (SACD 5.1)
Fleetwood Mac: (SACD 5.1)
The Doors: Multiple Titles (SACD or DVD Audio 5.1)
Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree: Multiple Titles (Various 5.1)
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hey kokishin...

You own most of the ringers in popular music, except for Avalon which is pretty much unobtainable now. The catalogue is very thin in my opinion. One title that escapes attention is Dylan's Blonde on Blonde which is a tremendous 2 disc SACD surround recording still available at reasonable prices, and then there's Norah Jones' debut Come Away With Me which is readily available.
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Any recommendations for superb versions of multichannel opera or classical?

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Talking Heads Brick set.
If you can find the DualDisc set.
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Any recommendations for superb versions of multichannel opera or classical?
For opera and classical take a look at the site 2L. They specialize in opera and classical and get rave reviews. A lot of their discs are blu ray audio. On DVD-A I can recommend the Daniel Barenboim conducted Beethoven Symphonies, the Telarc version of the 1812 Overture, and any of the classical titles on AIX records. There are a lot of RCA Living Stereo SACD's of classical that are quite good and even though they are not 5.1 multi channel, there are a few that are 3 channel , L-C-R, and they are not expensive.
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Any recommendations for superb versions of multichannel opera or classical?

There is just so much available that it is dizzying. This is the best review site: https://www.hraudio.net/reviews.php


Of the many Beethoven symphony cycles I would recommend the Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra on BIS which is a 5.0 DSD recording - not least because it is available at a reasonable price. Apart from that you would have to indicate areas of interest. I would recommend patience in buying Hi Rez classical: much good material is out of print, but there are new titles coming out all of the time from LSO Live, Chandos, BIS, Reference Recordings, Berlin Philharmonic etc. at reasonable prices.


P.S. Analogue Productions are re-mastering some of the RCA Living Stereo material. I can report that the Reiner CSO Scheherazade is much improved. 3.0 works very well for me.

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I would also recommend picking up the following:

Anathema - A sort of Homecoming
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
Roy Orbison - Black and White Night
Bryan Ferry - Boys and Girls
Roxy Music - Avalon (Keep searching and you will find a good price around $100, must have IMO) I have a friend who has two copies and would probably part with one if you really want it, will check for you
Moody Blues - all of the 5.1 discs are great
Dredg - El Cielo
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells or Ommadawn

The list is so big to be honest...best advice is be prepared to spend a lot of time searching and a lot of cash

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Just ordered Brian Adams, Reckless on BR-A

kokishin, for a fantastic rock album, I would recommend Toy Matinee (S/T) DVD-A. Pricey these days if you can find it, but it is one of the best albums nobody has really heard of. It's one of those albums you would have bought for one song only to discover they are all great.

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Just ordered Brian Adams, Reckless on BR-A

kokishin, for a fantastic rock album, I would recommend Toy Matinee (S/T) DVD-A. Pricey these days if you can find it, but it is one of the best albums nobody has really heard of. It's one of those albums you would have bought for one song only to discover they are all great.

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This might be the first time I have seen this gem recommended other than the few times I recommended it. The sound quality is SUPERB, from "DC to light."

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Just ordered Brian Adams, Reckless on BR-A

kokishin, for a fantastic rock album, I would recommend Toy Matinee (S/T) DVD-A. Pricey these days if you can find it, but it is one of the best albums nobody has really heard of. It's one of those albums you would have bought for one song only to discover they are all great.

John
I concur. Bought it for the Ballad of Jenny Ledge only to find I liked every song on the Album.
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Bryan Adams - Reckless Blu-ray

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My SACD collection and HRAudio.net Library, getting larger as my wallet gets smaller ;-).

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