Originally Posted by Mandrake2003
How is the sound quality on this one? Is it surround sound, and if so, how is the mix?
It's hybrid stereo SACD, so no multichannel mix. I definitely hear a difference: more clear, fuller and detailed sound in the SACD layer vs Redbook layer. Bass is deeper and in the 2nd track the voices (chorus) sound superb. This is my first experience with Tangerine Dream and I really liked it, is dark, ambient and very seventies.
2 SACDs were released from Virgin and remastered by Simon Heyworth in 2001: Tangerine Dream's Rubycon and Songs of Sanctuary by Adiemus (both hybrid stereo). I have both and in Adiemus SACD I hardly hear a difference between layers, sometimes feels more analogue and some clearer details but you can't get more.
I believe that the awesome factor is not present in Rubycon but I would recommend this SACD to any fan of TD or stereo SACD listeners.