Originally Posted by JimWinVA
I agree that the chances we'll get CTTE in 5.1 are poor- mainly because it's too good to be true, but I wonder why you say they are non-existent? I would have agreed until recently, since it was pretty well accepted that the multi-tracks had been lost, but I was just recently informed via another forum (quadraphonicquad.com- an excellent forum dedicated to all things surround) that it appears either that was false or they've been found. The thread in question:
Jammit.com, which sells "stems" for songs, i.e. isolated instrumental tracks that appear to derive from multi's has them for the whole CTTE album. So, it appears there's at least a ray of hope...
I speculated the non-existent because it's just been released by Audio Fidelity and the owners of the tapes did not spring for a 5.1 re-mix when it would've been the logical time to do it.
I also feel that they're not going to dilute the market with another release.
Maybe in several years if the planets line up right but I can't remember it having happened before.
The other main outlet for hi-rez is Analogue Productions and they have zero interest in doing new 5.1 mixes.
Steven Wilson is tied up with his own music, the King Crimson releases, which are probably all done, and now he's doing the XTC catalog Yeah Baby!
Hey I'm just one guy and would love a 5.1 of CTTE, but I'd rather enjoy the one that is here today than hold out as these are limited pressings and don't stick around very long.
Besides, I don't have another digital copy and hadn't heard this in years and I love it.