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I just got:

Eric Clapton - Slowhand
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Waiting for delivery of:

NIN - downward spiral
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Bryan Ferry - boys and girls

I've been on a SACD buying frenzy for the past few months, but now it's finally slowing down as there don't seem to be many more albums that I want that are available.
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Mozart: Don Giovanni (Harmonia-Mundi)
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Et'cetera)
Haydn: Die Schopfung (Oehms)

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I just got:
Mozart: Don Giovanni (Harmonia-Mundi)
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Et'cetera)
Haydn: Die Schopfung (Oehms)

Nice. I wish they would release more recently recorded operas, like Figaro with Solti/LPO and Don Giovanni with Karajan/BPO. Now would be a good time to release a bunch of Pavarotti SACDs to commemorate his career.
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Recent SACD purchases....

Lionel Richie - Just For You
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
The Kinks - Low Budget (from yourmusic.com)
The Kinks - Everybody's In Showbiz (from yourmusic.com)
The Who - Live at Royal Albert Hall
2007 Hong Kong Hi-End Audio-Visual Show Demo SACD
The Story of the River in Torrents - Traditional Chinese instrumentals
The Birth of the Female Red Army - soundtrack to Chinese Communist ballet
The Journey of Present - Vicky Fung (new Hong Kong Sony SACD release)
Refresh - Barry Chung (new guitar instrumental SACD)

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I've been buying up the Genesis rereleases of their older stuff. So far I have A Trick of the Tail, Wind & The Wuthering and And Then There Were Three.

I'll probably buy at least 2 more as well as they become available.

Also picked up Billy Joel's The Stranger, and Strange Beautiful Music by Joe Satriani.

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Nice. I wish they would release more recently recorded operas, like Figaro with Solti/LPO and Don Giovanni with Karajan/VPO. Now would be a good time to release a bunch of Pavarotti SACDs to commemorate his career.

I think there's little hope for such reissues on SACD as the major labels, those that have large vaults of back-catalog, have turned away from SACD. Almost all the ones I see are from middle to small labels.

BTW, the Jacobs/Figaro on HM SACD is outstanding.

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The Genesis Box sets are on my list but my bulk (many discs at once) media buying is temporarily in hiatus (just bought a projector for the HT). Maybe someone will get one for me for Christmas. Besides, I have a few hundred discs that don't get enough playback as it is.
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this is just sad, all "recent purchases" are 4-5 year old releases of 40 year old albums.

I love SACD/DVD-A and have bought everything I remotely have an interest in.

hopefully There will be some uncompressed hi-res music available in either Blu-Ray or HD-DVD.
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this is just sad, all "recent purchases" are 4-5 year old releases of 40 year old albums.

Not mine. And I am still acquiring new ones at the rate of more than a disc a day!

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Ray Sings, Basie Swings should have it the first week in Oct.
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Ray Sings, Basie Swings should have it the first week in Oct.

It's pretty good. A little surround-y for me but others will love it. Great music.

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but my bulk (many discs at once) media buying is temporarily in hiatus (just bought a projector for the HT). Maybe someone will get one for me for Christmas. Besides, I have a few hundred discs that don't get enough playback as it is.

Are you still enjoying your AW15? I'm pretty satisfied with mine, but at $1100 it's hard not to be. I'm jealous of your SACD collection. I only have about 32 or so.

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I think there's little hope for such reissues on SACD as the major labels, those that have large vaults of back-catalog, have turned away from SACD. Almost all the ones I see are from middle to small labels.

That's unfortunate, but at least classical/opera supports SACD still so there's still hope. I need to get the LSO Live! Fidelio.

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Recent SACD purchases....
The Story of the River in Torrents - Traditional Chinese instrumentals

Ematcoin, I've been wondering if there are SACD of Chinese instruments. I have one of the 12 girls band CD's and like it very much. Do you have a recommendation for a Chinese instrument SACD that might be similar?


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Ematcoin, I've been wondering if there are SACD of Chinese instruments. I have one of the 12 girls band CD's and like it very much. Do you have a recommendation for a Chinese instrument SACD that might be similar?

I only have one 12 Girls Band CD and it's a mash-up of traditional Chinese instrumentals and Western instruments. There're a number of traditional Chinese instrumentals on SACD but very few are like that of the 12 Girls Band. You may want to consider the following title though since it's more readily available than any other....

I Ching - Of The Marsh & The Moon

Beyond the above Chesky title, you will have to look overseas for titles not listed at sa-cd.net.

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Ematcoin, I've been wondering if there are SACD of Chinese instruments. I have one of the 12 girls band CD's and like it very much. Do you have a recommendation for a Chinese instrument SACD that might be similar?

There are three lovely Chinese instrument SACDs on the Channel of China label but I am not qualified to say whether the uses are very traditional.
CCS SA 80607 Tug at China's Heartstrings
CCS SA 80507 Magical Flute of China
CCS SA 80206 Erhu Chant

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How does the Etcetera Wagner compare to the Melba series?

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How does the Etcetera Wagner compare to the Melba series?
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I cannot say until I go to print.

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I cannot say until I go to print.

I have the Melba (and the entire Solti on CD), and unless the Etc. version is much better, I can't see the $$$ for the duplication.

You could PM me with any thoughts, I'm too old to remember who, what, when, etc.....

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There are three lovely Chinese instrument SACDs on the Channel of China label but I am not qualified to say whether the uses are very traditional.

CCS SA 80607 Tug at China's Heartstrings
CCS SA 80507 Magical Flute of China
CCS SA 80206 Erhu Chant

These are indeed traditional Chinese instrumental SACDs recorded in mainland China by Channel Classics. There are many other such SACD. I highly recommend the below SACD released by First Impression Music....

River of Sorrow, Immortal Chinese Instrumentals

Favorite Chinese Instrumentals

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra also released several SACD titles and all of them featured direct-to-DSD recording. If you want a somewhat more modern piece of Chinese orchestral music, definitely check out Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra's recording of The Yellow River Concerto.

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My first SACD/DVD-A experiences and I love them!!

Joan Armatrading Live - All the Way From America DVD Audio
The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Hybrid
Norah Jones Come Away With Me
Holly Cole Trio Don't Smoke In Bed
Patricia Barber Modern Cool Hybrid (WOW, the best sq)
Alison Krauss Now That I've Found You
Bob Marley Young Mystic
Los Romeros Rodrigo Guitar Concerto (very good blend)
Miles Davis Sketches Of Spain Single
Jennifer Warnes Famous Blue Raincoat: 20th Anniversary Edition C
Jennifer Warnes The Well Hybrid
Steely Dan Gaucho DVD Audio
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 20th Anniversary (love this one, cant get enough)
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It's pretty good. A little surround-y for me but others will love it. Great music.

So long as the 2Ch is done well. I'll be happy. I'll plug up the AKG K701's and be in heaven
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I had no idea any Holly Cole was available! I'm ordering a copy as soon as I find one FS. She has a great voice and backing musicians.
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Yellow Magic Orchestra - U.C.

Wow!! I have been looking for this SACD for the longest time. Where did you find it?

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My first SACD/DVD-A experiences and I love them!!

Joan Armatrading Live - All the Way From America DVD Audio
The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Hybrid
Norah Jones Come Away With Me
Holly Cole Trio Don't Smoke In Bed
Patricia Barber Modern Cool Hybrid (WOW, the best sq)
Alison Krauss Now That I've Found You
Bob Marley Young Mystic
Los Romeros Rodrigo Guitar Concerto (very good blend)
Miles Davis Sketches Of Spain Single
Jennifer Warnes Famous Blue Raincoat: 20th Anniversary Edition C
Jennifer Warnes The Well Hybrid
Steely Dan Gaucho DVD Audio
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 20th Anniversary (love this one, cant get enough)
Patricia Barber Companion

OK, now I'm stumped. I can't find the Holly Cole anywhere. Can you give any more info about it. Plus, how is the Marley album?

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