Acoustic Sounds announces new SACDs for Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd 2018

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ParanoidAndroid, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. nikosvault

    nikosvault Forum Resident

  2. m5comp

    m5comp Classic Rock Lover

    Hamilton, AL
  3. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    New Jersey
    You can request the cheapest shipping. They don’t offer it as an option, but call or e-mail and request media mail.
  4. masterbucket

    masterbucket Forum Resident

    Georgia US
    May not be a good idea to have these shipped media mail at the hottest time of the year......
  5. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    The Hendrix APO SACDs aren't going to be released till late summer of 2018. I've had no issues using media mail from a number of different online sellers. The last thing I'm going do is spend $10-$15 to ship a $30 SACD.
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  6. You might be surprised if you actually listen to these.
  7. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident

    Are you (SACD) experienced? :bdance:
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  8. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    I might be :help:.
  9. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    :tsk: They don't want to hear that. They're all about to lay down hundreds of dollars on albums they already have 15 copies of, chasing that detail they might not have ever heard before, since 1967 !!!!
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  10. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident

    Details that once you hear them on the new version will then be easily hearable on all other versions...

    Shifting perspective...
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  11. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    Yes ! So then we can sell them for 25% of what they cost us. Genius !!!

  12. elvisizer

    elvisizer Forum Resident

    San Jose
    This is the sacd thread, they’re not hundreds of dollars! :p
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  13. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident

    Some other member nailed it properly.

    It’s all about your preferences, hifi system and hearing capability!

    Personaly with 60’s and 70’s stuff, I often prefer older CD versions when not too many tools were involved in the process.

    I am actually listening to the 1993 ABAL version (Gastwirt?) and find it a bit muddy but rather good. Sure, the new version will sound more opened with the high frequencies jacked up but will it sound really better?
  14. Shawn

    Shawn Forum Resident

    Because you’ve never bought a reissue of something you already have, right?
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  15. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

    albany, ny
    I'm confused why anyone would read/post here if they aren't interested in reissues of classic albums. This is literally a forum hosted by an engineer who is best-known for his mastering interpretations of classic albums decades after release.

    This post is dismissive of all reissues. And I've seen you comment positively on reissues in the past, so it frankly seems out of character. It almost seems like we've been waiting for hi-fi release of Jimi material so long, that now that we have it people are suggesting we don't need it.
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  16. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

    Madison, WI
    Does anyone know the actual release date for the Pink Floyd ones?
  17. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

    Fall 2018
  18. Espen R

    Espen R Forum Resident

    About new Pink Floyd SACDs; Yes, we need them.
    WYWH: The previous SACD (2ch program) is one of the worst sounding SACDs I have. Dull, lacks transients and sounds "inside/closed in" when it comes to dynamics. I really, really can't understand people think it sounds good if you compare it to original Lp, tape copies or even some CDs.
    Dark Side: the MFSL CD is better than the standard SACD from Capitol/EMI, sounds more smooth and analogue.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
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  19. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    You missed warm. Why do you need the new one if you think the vinyl is fine?
  20. Merrick

    Merrick The return of the Thin White Duke

    Prepare to be disappointed then, as these are quite likely to be reissues of the existing SACDs. I’d be really surprised if they were remastered yet again.
  21. Lownote30

    Lownote30 Bass Clef Addict

    Nashville, TN, USA
    To me, this is about the fact that Bernie is mastering them. He's my favorite mastering engineer (sorry Steve), and has nailed every Hendrix release he's done so far. I hope they can fix the bass frequencies drop out at the end of "Fire" on the mono version. That has to be an issue with the master tape as it only has that problem on the mono vinyl AYE reissues. My old vinyl of that album in mono doesn't have that sudden low frequency loss.
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  22. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    I can see WYWH being a reissue of the earlier APO SACD. But if DSOTM is on the APO label it will probably be remastered. That's just a guess but I would find it odd if APO just copied the DSOTM 2003 SACD. A good example of that would be Jeff Beck's Blow By Blow SACD. The APO BBB SACD was remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound in 2016. The Epic BBB SACD (ES 85440) was remastered by Vic Anesini in 2001. So with that example it would lead me to believe DSOTM will be remastered by APO for the SACD. With that it will be real interesting how the DSOTM APO SACD will sound if remastered :).

    Blow By Blow APO SACD - Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
    Blow By Blow Epic SACD - Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
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  23. Tsomi

    Tsomi Forum Resident

    Lille, France
    I usually don't care for SACDs (I'm really happy with the price/quality ratio of CDs, and ripping/converting an SACD to FLAC takes me some unnecessary effort), but I haven't found any digital mastering of Hendrix that satisfies me yet, so... I guess I might buy this, eh...
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  24. Hymie the Robot

    Hymie the Robot Forum Resident

    There will be a CD layer on the SACD...
  25. oldschool

    oldschool I love tape hiss

    Sofia, Bulgaria
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