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Forum: Community News & Polls   07-28-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,224
Posted By Franchot
I buy CDs, SACDs, and Blu ray Audio discs which I...

I buy CDs, SACDs, and Blu ray Audio discs which I listen to in my entertainment room which is equipped with a modest Oppo/Yahama/9.1 speaker system. I enjoy "critically" listening to music. I want...
Forum: 3D Content   05-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Franchot
d3code...

d3code (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/7610915-d3code.html),

Which company did you purchase this title from? How much did you pay?
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,110
Posted By Franchot
How does this movie compare to Speed Racer? ...

How does this movie compare to Speed Racer? (Another Wachowski flick.) I thought that Speed Racer was quite enjoyable, and it received its share of negative reviews.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-08-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
Posted By Franchot
Thanks you, sir, for the info. ...

Thanks you, sir, for the info.





Yes, XTC flirted with many different styles during their run. At one point, I recall Andy Partridge saying XTC were considering doing an instrumental album...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-07-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
Posted By Franchot
Any news of what's coming next in the XTC 5.1...

Any news of what's coming next in the XTC 5.1 reissues? Haven't seen anything on the 'Net.

(Or maybe due to sales not matching what is needed to continue remixing these albums in 5.1, we've...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-30-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,841
Posted By Franchot
Curved? No thank you, please. A flat OLED. ...

Curved? No thank you, please.

A flat OLED. Yes, please. The sooner the better.
Forum: 3D Content   01-27-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Franchot
If you're into Peter Gabriel, then New Blood...

If you're into Peter Gabriel, then New Blood might bring a smile to your eyes and ears. But be forewarned--he is backed by a string orchestra and not a band of electric guitars.
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-12-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,694
Posted By Franchot
Not to harp on the XTC angle, but... To me,...

Not to harp on the XTC angle, but...

To me, it's not surprising that XTC worked out their songs the way they did in the studio as they stopped being a live performing band after English Settlement...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,694
Posted By Franchot
I guess it's what you're expecting and what you...

I guess it's what you're expecting and what you can accept.

Dark Sid of the Moon, and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots engage in "audio gymnastics" (as I call it) and (to me) sound the better for...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
Posted By Franchot
sworth, Thanks for responding again and...

sworth,

Thanks for responding again and remembering Tonio K! (I have several of this albums. Good stuff.)

Seems we feel the same way about how some musicians change over the years--I'm not a...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
Posted By Franchot
sworth, Although we disagree about the...

sworth,

Although we disagree about the quality of music XTC made as they evolved, I can understand where you're coming from.

I was a Joe Jackson fan until he made his move into Big Band music....
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-07-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
Posted By Franchot
sworth...

sworth (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/8266674-sworth.html),

XTC went through many changes as the years went on and I find Nonsuch to be a very enjoyable album. I think of it as the final...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-04-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
Posted By Franchot
Maybe you should try Amazon.UK next time. If you...

Maybe you should try Amazon.UK next time. If you preorder from them, the price (including shipping) is roughly the same and sometimes cheaper than DD. And it will arrive within a week after...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-02-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
Posted By Franchot
Received my copy of the Blu ray version of Drums...

Received my copy of the Blu ray version of Drums And Wires on Saturday.

Steven Wilson again does not disappoint in working his magic on an XTC album. Really wonderful stuff.

Lots and and lots...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-28-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11,385
Views: 618,793
Posted By Franchot
My Blu ray of XTC's "Drums & Wires" shipped out...

My Blu ray of XTC's "Drums & Wires" shipped out on Sunday from Amazon.UK and should be arriving this week. :D
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-01-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
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: 59
Views: 3,654
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
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
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: 13,177
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: 13,177
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: 13,177
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: 13,177
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: 1,724
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
Replies: 2,022
Views: 441,328
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
Replies: 11,385
Views: 618,793
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...
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