^Hmmm...what's different might be good to know.
Per various Amaz reviews (accuracy unknown):
"First if you own a br player, buy the blu; the instrumental version of America is worth the price of entry all on it's own. Second as previously discussed here, both Panegyric's have tons of extra material not on any other version, with the Blu having a bit more. And for those unlike me into surround, the Panegyric also has numerous hi res surround options"
"The Blu-Ray features:
- 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Surround (24bit/96khz) mixed from the original multi-channel recordings.
- the new stereo album mix in DTS-HD Master Audio (24bit/96khz).
- the original album mix and America in a DTS-HD Master Audio flat transfers from the original master tape source. (24bit/192khz)
- exclusive instrumental versions of all new mixes in DTS-HD Master Audio stereo (24bit/96khz).
- exclusive needle-drop of an original UK vinyl A1/B1 pressing transferred in 24bit/96khz audio.
- numerous audio extras appear in high-resolution stereo including single edits & studio run throughs of album tracks"
This 2013 deluxe edition includes a CD of the new stereo mix of the original '72 album plus 2 additional tracks - "America" and an early rough mix of "Close to the Edge", and on the music only DVD, the new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes, the original album stereo version, plus the cover of Paul Simon's "America" in the 3 different versions, and additional alternate and single versions of the album. The 18 page insert has lots of great photos (of cover art and personnel) and a nice long essay by Sid Smith."
"...There's a DVD version too, but it doesn't include all of the extras and the audio is datarate-reduced [as is all DVD audio]. I'm sure it sounds exceptional too.)"
I have been leaning towards purchasing BluRay (after all, "it's the future" as everyone has a player ) versions when available, as my main listening system is great for both stereo and MC but I have been less and inclined to SACD as I can't rip those and want to go to digital files soon. And I have a new dedicated Stereo desktop system (laptop into a Emo XDR-2 digital HiRes pre) that I am spending many hours a day listening to while I work. I easily ripped hundreds of CDs with the laptop drive and I must say the bit-for-bit .wav files sound great (given a good recording of course). But the Emo doesn't process DSD and the laptop drive doesn't play BluRay. I think I just need the right app to rip the stereo HiRes tracks off a DVD, possibly even off DVDA. So I'm still trying to sort out how to handle HiRes files (except for downloads which are easy).
Edited by SoundofMind - 1/26/14 at 5:35am