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Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-01-2014, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Franchot
I hope the autographed postcard includes a return...

I hope the autographed postcard includes a return address on it in case I need to contact Andy in the event that this XTC release does not include a lyric sheet. ;)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-01-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,593
Posted By Franchot
That "someone" being Andy Partridge, perhaps? ...

That "someone" being Andy Partridge, perhaps? He's a fussbucket from way back. :p



Thanks for the update! :kiss:
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-19-2014, 09:00 PM
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Views: 1,593
Posted By Franchot
What happened to Drums and Wires? ...

What happened to Drums and Wires?

Scheduled to release in spring and now we're heading into fall. Last account I heard it was finished months ago and Andy Partridge raved about it.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-13-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,109
Posted By Franchot
Milt, :grin: (And I also posted a gripe...

Milt,

:grin:

(And I also posted a gripe about XTC not including a lyric sheet with their recent Nonsuch 5.1 release.)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-13-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,109
Posted By Franchot
Oh, I still bought this release anyway (like the...

Oh, I still bought this release anyway (like the numerous versions of other Who albums I've purchased through the years), but Townshend's essay was a very enjoyable part of the complete concept of...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-13-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,109
Posted By Franchot
Another gripe about the Blu-ray version of...

Another gripe about the Blu-ray version of Quadrophenia:

Where's the bloody back-story of Quadrophenia written by Pete Townshend for the album's release?! Where's the bloody lyric sheet?!

Both...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,109
Posted By Franchot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gillcup http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-30-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,580
Posted By Franchot
XTC's Drums and Wires has been mentioned as...

XTC's Drums and Wires has been mentioned as having a release date in Spring of 2014.
Forum: 3D Content   11-23-2013, 02:13 PM
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Views: 410,969
Posted By Franchot
Another vote for Yogi Bear. Great stuff! ...

Another vote for Yogi Bear. Great stuff!

(And although not an "A" movie (which I would reserve for "classic cinema"), it's certainly an enjoyable movie to watch.)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-20-2013, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Franchot
I'm also surprised that there's not more...

I'm also surprised that there's not more affection for the music of XTC. Andy Partridge writes some of the cleverest lyrics contained in pop songs...pop songs which often expand and explore the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,553
Posted By Franchot
My CTE has dispatched from Amazon UK. Yipeee!

My CTE has dispatched from Amazon UK. Yipeee!
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-11-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,593
Posted By Franchot
Yes, I watched all of the video content. The...

Yes, I watched all of the video content. The studio footage of the band working on Nonsuch was shot by Gus Dudgeon with him making a video recording of the proceedings. Interesting to me as a fan,...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-11-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,593
Posted By Franchot
Having fully listened to the album, I guess I...

Having fully listened to the album, I guess I should go back and edit my original post to state that all of the songs have benefited from the 5.1 treatment and it's hard to pick out which ones are...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-09-2013, 01:17 PM
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Views: 1,593
Posted By Franchot
Not to take anything away from Yes, but I...

Not to take anything away from Yes, but I thought this fabulous band deserved its own thread and shouldn't be co-sharing a thread. (And XTC was always, for me, the better band when it came to songs...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-07-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By Franchot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nil http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482200/van-morrison-moondance-in-surround-in-september#post_23919561)

POPmarket has this...
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-04-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 202
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Posted By Franchot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cshepard http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1498004/what-are-your-favorite-av-receivers#post_23911533)

Yamaha Aventage line. All...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-03-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,553
Posted By Franchot
My Blu ray of Nonsuch shipped out from Amazon UK...

My Blu ray of Nonsuch shipped out from Amazon UK on 11/2. Should be getting it this week.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-23-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,553
Posted By Franchot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nil http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1478479/yes-close-to-the-edge-hi-res-5-1-coming-in-october-2013/30#post_23866465)

$18 or...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-22-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,553
Posted By Franchot
Quote:Originally Posted by Bill...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bill Mac http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1478479/yes-close-to-the-edge-hi-res-5-1-coming-in-october-2013/30#post_23865570)

Do...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-21-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,553
Posted By Franchot
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PooperScooper http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1478479/yes-close-to-the-edge-hi-res-5-1-coming-in-october-2013/30#post_23859379)
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Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-18-2013, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Franchot
I have "Tommy" in 5.1 on SACD and DVD-A already....

I have "Tommy" in 5.1 on SACD and DVD-A already. How much better/different will the Blu ray be?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-17-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,553
Posted By Franchot
"Close To The Edge" and "Nonsuch" now listed at...

"Close To The Edge" and "Nonsuch" now listed at Amazon.co.uk:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00EG0MVMA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-10-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10,350
Views: 574,095
Posted By Franchot
Quote:Originally Posted by Bill...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bill Mac http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/907608/what-are-your-most-recent-hi-res-purchases/7320#post_23185658)

Just bought...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-30-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,172
Posted By Franchot
^^^^^^^ Thanks for the answer!...

^^^^^^^

Thanks for the answer! http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-30-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,172
Posted By Franchot
This is a question about the packaging. A label...

This is a question about the packaging. A label was attached to my Blu-ray Edition which reads: "Featuring 5.1 mixes, 24-bit stereo, studio documentary, galleries & 40 page booklet."

The booklet...
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