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Just listed a WTB on Hoffman for Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Raise Your Spirit Higher (Heads Up). Anyone here have a review?
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Bill Mac-

nice! score on the Mingus SACD. I bought my copy late, last year. Was 1959 an excellent year for Jazz or what?
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Originally Posted by HomerJau View Post

I found the following quote in a few posts on other websites:

According to Steven Wilson there is a deluxe edition of "In Absentia" on the way that will be a CD/blu-ray set.

September 23 release?

https://www.dejongensvanhemmes.nl/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.record_flypage&product_id=3319873&category_id=14&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=39
post #8164 of 9853
Just bought:


The Peter Malick Group with Norah Jones - New York City SACD

Natalie MacMaster - In My Hands SACD

Bill
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Fan of the Peter Malick album. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Just bought:


The Peter Malick Group with Norah Jones - New York City SACD

Bill

I think I bought that some time ago during a frenzy, but haven't listened to it. Guess I need a listening frenzy.
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Fan of the Peter Malick album. Enjoy!

Steve,

Thanks smile.gif. To be honest I've never heard the album or any of Peter's music. I was reading about this album and it was recorded in South Boston. Does Norah sing with a fake Boston accent wink.gif? In my reading it also said Peter played in the James Montgomery Band which were big back in the day around Boston.
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I think I bought that some time ago during a frenzy, but haven't listened to it. Guess I need a listening frenzy.

Jeff,

If you get a chance to listen to it please post your thoughts on the music and the SQ of the SACD layer.


Below is a quote from a thread (post #30) over at the SH Forum from Alan Silverman who mastered the New York City original CD and SACD. I found his thoughts to be very interesting.

This EP has a long and winding story and more than its fair share of controversy since it was recorded before Ms. Jones received the phenomenal success that she rightly deserves. Other than to say that the project gives a rare glimpse into a chance musical encounter and offers very fine performances by Norah, Peter, and the band, I’ll confine my comments to the technical side of things. The recording did originate in a multi-track 16-bit/44.1k session tracked and mixed by Ducky Carlisle who is well versed in old-school analog gear and technique, and this is reflected in the warm, round sound of his work. As with audio in general, it’s the implementation and the skill of the engineer that determine the sound – not the format. I’ll try to explain what is different about the SACD. I had originally mastered this set for a Koch CD release. Some time later the order came in for an SACD master. Rather than upsample the CD version I suggested going back to the original mixes for slightly different approach and, to their credit, Koch agreed. The SACD is less peak-limited and uses a slightly warmer EQ. Conversion to DSD was done with softDSD which has its own euphonic character thanks to the mathematical genius of its creator Mariusz Pawlicki. I also find that DSD yields a better recovery on the consumer’s end than most PCM, even with lower-cost SACD players. Don’t ask me why, it’s just what I hear. Much of the bad rap on 16/44 is the fault of poorly implemented consumer DACs. With the SACD, more of the quality of the mix makes it to the end-listener’s ear, and this was a good sounding set of mixes. The CD layer of the High-Note SACD was derived from the new DSD master and it does retain some of the euphonic effect of the softDSD modulation. I made every effort to create an SACD master that would be of value to those who love the format and leave it up to the listener to decide if I was successful in that endeavor.

Alan Silverman
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Steve,

Thanks smile.gif. To be honest I've never heard the album or any of Peter's music. I was reading about this album and it was recorded in South Boston. Does Norah sing with a fake Boston accent wink.gif? In my reading it also said Peter played in the James Montgomery Band which were big back in the day around Boston.
Jeff,

If you get a chance to listen to it please post your thoughts on the music and the SQ of the SACD layer.


Below is a quote from a thread (post #30) over at the SH Forum from Alan Silverman who mastered the New York City original CD and SACD. I found his thoughts to be very interesting.

This EP has a long and winding story and more than its fair share of controversy since it was recorded before Ms. Jones received the phenomenal success that she rightly deserves. Other than to say that the project gives a rare glimpse into a chance musical encounter and offers very fine performances by Norah, Peter, and the band, I’ll confine my comments to the technical side of things. The recording did originate in a multi-track 16-bit/44.1k session tracked and mixed by Ducky Carlisle who is well versed in old-school analog gear and technique, and this is reflected in the warm, round sound of his work. As with audio in general, it’s the implementation and the skill of the engineer that determine the sound – not the format. I’ll try to explain what is different about the SACD. I had originally mastered this set for a Koch CD release. Some time later the order came in for an SACD master. Rather than upsample the CD version I suggested going back to the original mixes for slightly different approach and, to their credit, Koch agreed. The SACD is less peak-limited and uses a slightly warmer EQ. Conversion to DSD was done with softDSD which has its own euphonic character thanks to the mathematical genius of its creator Mariusz Pawlicki. I also find that DSD yields a better recovery on the consumer’s end than most PCM, even with lower-cost SACD players. Don’t ask me why, it’s just what I hear. Much of the bad rap on 16/44 is the fault of poorly implemented consumer DACs. With the SACD, more of the quality of the mix makes it to the end-listener’s ear, and this was a good sounding set of mixes. The CD layer of the High-Note SACD was derived from the new DSD master and it does retain some of the euphonic effect of the softDSD modulation. I made every effort to create an SACD master that would be of value to those who love the format and leave it up to the listener to decide if I was successful in that endeavor.

Alan Silverman

Thanks, Bill. I should probably google Alan Silverman .... and while I am at it, Mariusz Pawlicki.

Apparently, I imagined that I owned this title! Oh well ....

Jeff
post #8169 of 9853
Spent some time listening to the Kamakiriad DVD-A (arrived today). Just like the Nightfly DVD-A, I think this could soon become one of my favorite surround demo discs. A little heavy-handed with instruments coming out of the rear at times, but other than that it has great dynamics, a fun mix, and a solid soundstage. Very happy with this purchase. I'd like to get the entire Steely Dan catalog if they could give it a similar treatment!
post #8170 of 9853
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Spent some time listening to the Kamakiriad DVD-A (arrived today). Just like the Nightfly DVD-A, I think this could soon become one of my favorite surround demo discs. A little heavy-handed with instruments coming out of the rear at times, but other than that it has great dynamics, a fun mix, and a solid soundstage. Very happy with this purchase. I'd like to get the entire Steely Dan catalog if they could give it a similar treatment!

Do you have Morph The Cat? There's a sub demo.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Do you have Morph The Cat? There's a sub demo.

Jeff

Not yet wink.gif
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Not yet wink.gif

The CD and DVD-Audio are sold together and many places list it as a CD. The river in S America has it for under $10.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Do you have Morph The Cat? There's a sub demo.

Not too shabby in the surround aspect as well.
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Spent some time listening to the Kamakiriad DVD-A (arrived today). Just like the Nightfly DVD-A, I think this could soon become one of my favorite surround demo discs. A little heavy-handed with instruments coming out of the rear at times, but other than that it has great dynamics, a fun mix, and a solid soundstage. Very happy with this purchase. I'd like to get the entire Steely Dan catalog if they could give it a similar treatment!

Steve,

I'm glad you enjoyed the Kamakiriad DVD-A smile.gif. All three Donald Fagen DVD-As have excellent SQ. The music of the three differ quite a bit but I like them all without a doubt. You should try to grab Steely Dan's Everything Must Go and Two Against Nature DVD-As. They both sound excellent and besides Gaucho they are the only other Steely Dan titles in Hi-Rez surround.

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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

The CD and DVD-Audio are sold together and many places list it as a CD. The river in S America has it for under $10.

Jeff

Jeff,

Do you have a link to that listing? I just looked on Amazon and this two disc set (CD and DVD) start at $60 new and $19.44 used. I agree that Morph the Cat is an excellent sounding DVD-A smile.gif.

Here is the listing on Discogs for the Morph the Cat CD and DVD-A. It is on Reprise Records with the stock number of 49976-2. I just checked my CD and DVD-A set and that is the correct number.

Bill
Edited by Bill Mac - 7/22/13 at 8:14pm
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Just bought:


The Peter Malick Group with Norah Jones - New York City SACD

Natalie MacMaster - In My Hands SACD

Bill

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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I think I bought that some time ago during a frenzy, but haven't listened to it. Guess I need a listening frenzy.

Congrats Bills let us know what you think of it.....Lol Jeff I have this one as well just sealed up never listen to it yet. Gotta make time for this as I've read it's a great disc.

Dan
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Steve,

I'm glad you enjoyed the Kamakiriad DVD-A smile.gif. All three Donald Fagen DVD-As have excellent SQ. The music of the three differ quite a bit but I like them all without a doubt. You should try to grab Steely Dan's Everything Must Go and Two Against Nature DVD-As. They both sound excellent and besides Gaucho they are the only other Steely Dan titles in Hi-Rez surround.
Jeff,

Do you have a link to that listing? I just looked on Amazon and this two disc set (CD and DVD) start at $60 new and $19.44 used. I agree that Morph the Cat is an excellent sounding DVD-A smile.gif.

Here is the listing on Discogs for the Morph the Cat CD and DVD-A. It is on Reprise Records with the stock number of 49976-2. I just checked my CD and DVD-A set and that is the correct number.

Bill

It was on an iPhone and the mobile version of their site so maybe I screwed up. I Wil check it from a real computer in a few hours when I wake up. zzzzzz

Jeff

That does seem to good to be true. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

You should try to grab Steely Dan's Everything Must Go and Two Against Nature DVD-As. They both sound excellent and besides Gaucho they are the only other Steely Dan titles in Hi-Rez surround.

AJA SACD

Bill - you must have this one somewhere in your collection - look again.biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

AJA SACD

Bill - you must have this one somewhere in your collection - look again.biggrin.gif

I'm sure he does! It's in his library smile.gif
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

AJA SACD

Bill - you must have this one somewhere in your collection - look again.biggrin.gif

Willy,

Yes I have the Aja SACD. But unfortunately it isn't in surround as Everything Must Go and Two Against Nature.

Bill
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Willy,

Yes I have the Aja SACD. But unfortunately it isn't in surround as Everything Must Go and Two Against Nature.

Bill


Ahhhh, I failed to catch the "surround" part of your post. No surprise that you have it in your collection though.wink.gif

Big Steely Dan/Donald Fagan fan here - I have all records in all formats over the years. I even have an 8 track or two laying around somewhere.

This is one of those bands/groups that must be listened to on a good system to really appreciate the music with all the nuances and instruments. Hi-res surround makes it even better.
Edited by WillyJ - 7/23/13 at 6:49pm
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post #8182 of 9853
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post


Jeff,

Do you have a link to that listing? I just looked on Amazon and this two disc set (CD and DVD) start at $60 new and $19.44 used. I agree that Morph the Cat is an excellent sounding DVD-A smile.gif.

Here is the listing on Discogs for the Morph the Cat CD and DVD-A. It is on Reprise Records with the stock number of 49976-2. I just checked my CD and DVD-A set and that is the correct number.

Bill

The Amazon listings for the CD have user reviews that talk about the 5.1, so that is where I went astray. But for some reason I thought that it was only sold with both discs.

In any case, the $20 - $30 price for a used CD/DVD-A seems pretty good.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Ahhhh, I failed to catch the "surround" part of your post. No surprise that you have it in your collection though.wink.gif

Big Steely Dan/Donald Fagan fan here - I have all records in all formats over the years. I even have an 8 track or two laying around somewhere.

This is one of those bands/groups that must be listened to on a good system to really appreciate the music with all the nuances and instruments. Hi-res surround makes it even better.

As does the el Supremo from the room at the top of the stairs.
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

As does the el Supremo from the room at the top of the stairs.

I must be thick headed - what does this mean?
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

I must be thick headed - what does this mean?

Pulled a line from Steely Dan's "Show Biz Kids" about the odor of an expensive cigar. I suppose this is saying that appreciating Steely Dan is like getting to know a good cigar. But I could be making this all up smile.gif
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Pulled a line from Steely Dan's "Show Biz Kids" about the odor of an expensive cigar. I suppose this is saying that appreciating Steely Dan is like getting to know a good cigar. But I could be making this all up smile.gif

Thanks for "clearing the air" (cough). smile.gif
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Thanks for "clearing the air" (cough). smile.gif

Salud!
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Pulled a line from Steely Dan's "Show Biz Kids" about the odor of an expensive cigar. I suppose this is saying that appreciating Steely Dan is like getting to know a good cigar. But I could be making this all up smile.gif

Considering the entire body of Steely Dan's work, and the "counterculture" references laced in, I have always taken the line "I detect the el Supremo" to be similar to the Eagles' Hotel California line "the warm smell of colitas."

Jeff
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Considering the entire body of Steely Dan's work, and the "counterculture" references laced in, I have always taken the line "I detect the el Supremo" to be similar to the Eagles' Hotel California line "the warm smell of colitas."

Jeff

Nowadays there is no need for the double entendre in music (Can you say RAP?)
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Nowadays there is no need for the double entendre in music (Can you say RAP?)

Not everyone wants to be "beaten over the head." Double entendre, triple even, innuendo, metaphor, allusion, etc, encourage intellectual engagement.

Jeff
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