Originally Posted by ti-triodes
It wouldn't play on some machines, though they were in the minority. I was just curious if anyone here had any problems. I've gotten so many multi disc sets lately I haven't had a chance to listen to everything in stereo and MCH.
Nice problem to have- huh? Really, there's been a real spike in surround offerings- I'm feeling very grateful right now. SW did hid magic on the 2 ELP sets- and at give or take $15 a set, with DVD-a !!! quite an unexpected treat and great value (compare to opportunistic, milk em for all they got recent deluxe sets), but then this Skynyrd set is a steal at $12! I had never seen the Old Grey Whistle Test disc, so that's a real bonus (even though the sound is less than stellar, still quite the historical document). But I would have expected to pay more than the asking price for the dvd-a alone- great mix, awesome sound. A real jewel.
My surround jones has been completely satisfied for a while- and at such reasonable rates. Just wondering why this can't be done with more classic archives. I know many multi's have been lost, but there's still a lot of sublime music waiting to be given its ultimate presentation. If they can profitably put out high-value sets like Skynyrd and ELP- with dvd-a's- then there's hope in the surround camp yet. If Sony can release a dvd-a, perhaps there's some sign of intelligence in the recording industry- just enough to realize they can make a nice little bit on our niche market to help tide them over until their inevitable demise.
Here's hoping these sets sell like hotcakes- it sure was hard to find southern surroundings, but well worth the wait. Highly recommended for anyone still fence-sitting; get em while they last.