Originally Posted by weekendtoy
Well I listened to a few tracks on youtube of The Raven that Refused to Sing and other stories) and did not really care for it. Kinda like the PT stuff better I guess.
You really need to give this album another chance. Nothing can replace the experience of hearing it from start to finish and, even more so, in surround - certainly not listening to just a few tracks on YouTube. The Blu-ray includes DTS-HD MA 5.1 and LPCM 5.1 (96kHz, 24-bit) tracks (the differences between the two are imperceptible to me) and are an absolute aural sensation. Incidentally, the BD also includes instrumental versions and the "lounge version" of "Drive Home". Here is
a review of the BD. Jeff Kauffman, the reviewer, concludes in part
This is some of the most supremely smart music I've listened to in quite a while, a kaleidoscope of styles and influences that is deliciously hard to describe but which is viscerally compelling and which provides a really epic listening experience. Floyd fans will probably take to this stuff like ducks to water, especially since Alan Parsons is involved, but I can't recommend this disc highly enough to those of you who are willing to let categories fade to nothingness and just let the music play.
It's an amazing album - one that was cut in just 7 days - that features some the most gifted musicians of our time and engineered by one of the greatest (Alan Parsons). Steven said in an interview by Jordan Blum of the examiner that when he's "standing in front of the guys in [his] band, [he] knows [he has] the best ****ing group on the planet right now." So, give it shot.
Oh, in case you missed it, Steven said in that same examiner interview that he's planning to reissue Tree's In Abstentia
as a special edition Blu-ray perhaps towards the end of 2013. If it sounds anything like the DVD-A, watch out.