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post #7141 of 9851
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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

Just wait until I get my bonus next week, I'll be doing some serious hi-res shopping....I have a few titles on amazon, elusive, acoustic sounds carts waiting for that day....clock is ticking



LOOK OUT biggrin.gif
post #7142 of 9851
Hahahaha...good one.....I'm looking at you Bill....j/k
post #7143 of 9851
Just ordered Ola Gjeilo - Piano Improvisations Blu - Ray from Amazon. Looking forward to it being of the same quality and as entertaining as his other works/albums.
post #7144 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

I'm a big fan of all that's Radiohead and Mr York's solo work as well, so I know I'll enjoy it. Specially that I might have been one of the handful who truly enjoyed original realest of KoL biggrin.gif


Djoel

I did the download (24/48Khz flac/2.0) thing when released. I'm a Radiohead fan, but this one was a hard listen for me...I listened 2-3 times upon download and then nada. It may be time to revisit this one.
post #7145 of 9851
You guys have gotten me very interested in Steve Wilson's Raven...but I'm concerned it will be a waste of $ for me if the songs devolve into distortion and screaming like every tune on "Insurgentes". Just like all my King Crimson concert DVDs I can't enjoy that style of music. So is Raven rated OP (old poop)? tongue.gif
post #7146 of 9851
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

You guys have gotten me very interested in Steve Wilson's Raven...but I'm concerned it will be a waste of $ for me if the songs devolve into distortion and screaming like every tune on "Insurgentes". Just like all my King Crimson concert DVDs I can't enjoy that style of music. So is Raven rated OP (old poop)? tongue.gif

I did my first listen to it today, and I don't think you'll have any problem with distortion. This was not a critical listen mind you as I was "working" and wandering around the house. But when I did stop to listen the mix and SQ was amazing. Looking forward to a full critical listen in the next couple of days.
post #7147 of 9851
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

You guys have gotten me very interested in Steve Wilson's Raven...but I'm concerned it will be a waste of $ for me if the songs devolve into distortion and screaming like every tune on "Insurgentes". Just like all my King Crimson concert DVDs I can't enjoy that style of music. So is Raven rated OP (old poop)? tongue.gif

Amazing SQ.Love the content.IMHO the 5.1PCM is the best way to enjoy it.

Steve Wilson, I salute you!!

post #7148 of 9851
Not only has this "Raven" disc discussion pricked my interest about purchasing it, but (true confessions) I'm considering a road trip to Chicago or Cleveland to catch Mr.Wilson and his band live. The keyboard player on the tour and disc (Adam Holzman) is a musician I admire, 1st heard him on a John McLaughlin/Mahavishnu Orchestra album from the 80's I had on vinyl. He has also played for Miles Davis. The fact that Alan Parsons was involved with "Raven" is even more exciting IMO.
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

You guys have gotten me very interested in Steve Wilson's Raven...but I'm concerned it will be a waste of $ for me if the songs devolve into distortion and screaming like every tune on "Insurgentes". Just like all my King Crimson concert DVDs I can't enjoy that style of music. So is Raven rated OP (old poop)? tongue.gif
post #7149 of 9851
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

You guys have gotten me very interested in Steve Wilson's Raven...but I'm concerned it will be a waste of $ for me if the songs devolve into distortion and screaming like every tune on "Insurgentes". Just like all my King Crimson concert DVDs I can't enjoy that style of music. So is Raven rated OP (old poop)? tongue.gif

SoM,

Here's a link to a YouTube video of title track...this is probably the slowest of the 5 tracks, and the others tend to build toward great emotional endings in my opinion. But this is also not that far removed from King Crimson either..certainly not distortion and screaming, but not Air Supply either.
post #7150 of 9851
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Originally Posted by davidbarrickman View Post

Not only has this "Raven" disc discussion pricked my interest about purchasing it, but (true confessions) I'm considering a road trip to Chicago or Cleveland to catch Mr.Wilson and his band live. The keyboard player on the tour and disc (Adam Holzman) is a musician I admire, 1st heard him on a John McLaughlin/Mahavishnu Orchestra album from the 80's I had on vinyl. He has also played for Miles Davis. The fact that Alan Parsons was involved with "Raven" is even more exciting IMO.

I've been eying the 2 May Cleveland show at the House of Blues myself. Only a 2-hr road trip and good opportunity to see the Rock Hall of Fame as well.
post #7151 of 9851
Got the Audio Fidelity SACD of Close To The Edge by Yes today.
Outstanding!
If you like Yes this is a must but don't lollygag, these are limited pressings.
post #7152 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Got the Audio Fidelity SACD of Close To The Edge by Yes today.
Outstanding!
If you like Yes this is a must but don't lollygag, these are limited pressings.

Yeah, buy 'em up, folks. If they sell out of these, maybe they will remix in surround and then *I'll* buy it. wink.gif
post #7153 of 9851
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

I did my first listen to it today, and I don't think you'll have any problem with distortion. This was not a critical listen mind you as I was "working" and wandering around the house. But when I did stop to listen the mix and SQ was amazing. Looking forward to a full critical listen in the next couple of days.
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Originally Posted by osogovo View Post

Amazing SQ.Love the content.IMHO the 5.1PCM is the best way to enjoy it. Steve Wilson, I salute you!!

Just to clarify, I get that the SQ is excelllent. I did not mean in any way to imply unintentional distortion due to poor production or mastering. I have several SW and PT discs and they are truly superb MC productions. But I never seem to be able to listen to them past the wonderful beginning of the songs (Insurgentes, for ex) as the songs build up louder, with more distorted guitar and just seem less musical to me and even annoying towards the end. I've read here that I may find his Lightbulb Sun less grating and more pleasing. Holy Drinker seems pretty high energy right from the start, but the other short samples from the beginning of the Raven tracks seem quite enticing. I am hoping to get a better sense of the album from you guys.

The thing is, I've pretty much stopped buying "demo" HiRez discs, ie buying discs solely based on great production values/highSQ. I have more than enough of those that I pretty much never listen to. biggrin.gif

My goal for new, and especially pricey, purchases is to find well-recorded music I'll really enjoy.
post #7154 of 9851
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Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post

SoM,Here's a link to a YouTube video of title track...this is probably the slowest of the 5 tracks, and the others tend to build toward great emotional endings in my opinion. But this is also not that far removed from King Crimson either..certainly not distortion and screaming, but not Air Supply either.
Thanks, that's helpful. I'm not sure he's gonna get that OP (old poop) rating. biggrin.gif
post #7155 of 9851
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Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post

SoM,

Here's a link to a YouTube video of title track...this is probably the slowest of the 5 tracks, and the others tend to build toward great emotional endings in my opinion. But this is also not that far removed from King Crimson either..certainly not distortion and screaming, but not Air Supply either.

thanks for the link. i'll pass on this one.
post #7156 of 9851
Depressing.
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Puzzling.
post #7158 of 9851
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post


Just to clarify, I get that the SQ is excelllent. I did not mean in any way to imply unintentional distortion due to poor production or mastering. I have several SW and PT discs and they are truly superb MC productions. But I never seem to be able to listen to them past the wonderful beginning of the songs (Insurgentes, for ex) as the songs build up louder, with more distorted guitar and just seem less musical to me and even annoying towards the end. I've read here that I may find his Lightbulb Sun less grating and more pleasing. Holy Drinker seems pretty high energy right from the start, but the other short samples from the beginning of the Raven tracks seem quite enticing. I am hoping to get a better sense of the album from you guys.

The thing is, I've pretty much stopped buying "demo" HiRez discs, ie buying discs solely based on great production values/highSQ. I have more than enough of those that I pretty much never listen to. biggrin.gif

My goal for new, and especially pricey, purchases is to find well-recorded music I'll really enjoy.

Amen to this brother!

"The thing is, I've pretty much stopped buying "demo" HiRez discs, ie buying discs solely based on great production values/highSQ. I have more than enough of those that I pretty much never listen to."

I am going to step out and say based on what you said in your original post, it is an excellent production and such but most likely you find this disc to be op. You will not like the material.

I think the material is phenomenal though and Insurgents, IMO is masterful on many levels.
post #7159 of 9851
Can anyone comment on whether the 2001 dvd-audio issue of Deep Purple's Machine Head is worth the $70 used price they are going for? I think it is mch and if the sq is good, then methinks I should take a toke .............
post #7160 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Can anyone comment on whether the 2001 dvd-audio issue of Deep Purple's Machine Head is worth the $70 used price they are going for? I think it is mch and if the sq is good, then methinks I should take a toke .............

It is a multichannel mix and it is very enjoyable - it's a good mix. It's been a favorite album of mine for a loooong time so it's a real treat for me.

For an older recording I think the sound is very good.
post #7161 of 9851
SOM,
Give Lightbulb Sun a try, Stupid Dream is another one...both have much less distorted guitar, sceaming, etc. factor in the music...more pop sounding with a touch of prog, many songs are acoustic guitar driven. Some nice bass playing too IMO smile.gif
post #7162 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Can anyone comment on whether the 2001 dvd-audio issue of Deep Purple's Machine Head is worth the $70 used price they are going for? I think it is mch and if the sq is good, then methinks I should take a toke .............

I second the good sq on machine head. I wouldn't pay $70 for it, but I'm a cheap bastard. I didn't even get Wish You Were Here sacd until the price came down to $33- and even then I thought it was overpriced. Seriously, if they can put out deluxe editions of KC, ELP, etc. like SW does, 3 disc sets with all kinds of extras for less than $20- the Skynyrd 3 disc set was only $12!- then why are some so high? I understand why oop cost so much- totally supply and demand driven, but some of these new releases are ridiculous, esp. the boxsets where you can't get just the mch disc, but have to pay an exorbitant amount and purchase crap you don't want (the marbles in the immersion set must have been a joke, because they figured anyone paying full pop for that set must have lost theirs...)

Rant off.. MH is a great disc, w/ some cool extras besides the cool 5.1 mix, sq is great, so if that's worth $70 to you, go for it.
post #7163 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Media Hostage View Post

I am going to step out and say based on what you said in your original post, it is an excellent production and such but most likely you find this disc to be op. You will not like the material.
I think the material is phenomenal though and Insurgents, IMO is masterful on many levels.
Thnx.
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Originally Posted by davidbarrickman View Post

SOM,
Give Lightbulb Sun a try, Stupid Dream is another one...both have much less distorted guitar, sceaming, etc. factor in the music...more pop sounding with a touch of prog, many songs are acoustic guitar driven. Some nice bass playing too IMO smile.gif
Thnx, David.
Me likes nice bass playing (Pastorius, Dean Peer), though guitar is my mistress (Santana, Coryell, Knopfler).
post #7164 of 9851
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Originally Posted by JimWinVA View Post

I second the good sq on machine head. I wouldn't pay $70 for it, but I'm a cheap bastard. I didn't even get Wish You Were Here sacd until the price came down to $33- and even then I thought it was overpriced. Seriously, if they can put out deluxe editions of KC, ELP, etc. like SW does, 3 disc sets with all kinds of extras for less than $20- the Skynyrd 3 disc set was only $12!- then why are some so high? I understand why oop cost so much- totally supply and demand driven, but some of these new releases are ridiculous, esp. the boxsets where you can't get just the mch disc, but have to pay an exorbitant amount and purchase crap you don't want (the marbles in the immersion set must have been a joke, because they figured anyone paying full pop for that set must have lost theirs...)

Rant off.. MH is a great disc, w/ some cool extras besides the cool 5.1 mix, sq is great, so if that's worth $70 to you, go for it.

what he said. except, and someone correct me if i'm mistaken, but i believe machine head is a 4.0 mix.
post #7165 of 9851
^^
I think this is the correct back cover - looks like 5.1 - click on picture to blow it up.

post #7166 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Can anyone comment on whether the 2001 dvd-audio issue of Deep Purple's Machine Head is worth the $70 used price they are going for? I think it is mch and if the sq is good, then methinks I should take a toke .............

Save some coin. The same MCH mix can be found on this Machine Head SACD release...New - $33 (warner music Japan).
Edited by USAFChief - 3/7/13 at 8:47am
post #7167 of 9851
For the unaware, Warner Music Japan re-released some previous OOP DVD-As as SACDs...it's usually the cheapest way to find these releases. Same mix, just a different format. Most are well received.

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Eagles - Hotel California
The Doors - S/T
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
The Doobie Brothers - Capt and Me
Foreigner - 4
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Chicago - V
Linda Ronstadt - What's New
Yes - Fragile
Edited by USAFChief - 3/7/13 at 9:30am
post #7168 of 9851
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Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post

Save some coin. The same MCH mix can be found on this Machine Head SACD release...New - $33 (warner music Japan).

Thanks - I saw that but the last time I checked Amazon was selling it for $54 and I prefer the dvdaudio format so I can rip to flac and stream from my nas. As long as the price isn't ridiculously higher, I will go with the dvd audio.
post #7169 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

^^
I think this is the correct back cover - looks like 5.1 - click on picture to blow it up.


yeah, it says 6 channel surround. the artwork looks different than mine. i'll have to check it out when i get home.
post #7170 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Thanks - I saw that but the last time I checked Amazon was selling it for $54 and I prefer the dvdaudio format so I can rip to flac and stream from my nas. As long as the price isn't ridiculously higher, I will go with the dvd audio.

From Amazon Prime...$33 and change from secondary vendor... Link.
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