Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by pdenny, Jun 2, 2004.
Well? Any brave daring soul have a report? I'm holding on to my EG's until I hear otherwise...
no, but I have a 'satiable curiosity - more info please?
was once a huge eno fan - less so as of last ~10 years, but still interested
More info. here:
These were going to be Redbook CDs then they were going to be SACDs then they were going to be Redbook CDs again. Can anyone verify if these have an SACD layer or if SACDs will be released at a later date?
I'll believe it when I hear it!
No SACD layer. They are redbook CDs.
sounds encouraging! I wonder if they included those postcard sized paintings that came with the original Before and After Science vinyl.
Blender just did a review and praised the re-releases.
I have Another Green World on the way.
I'm suspicious of these. I mean, I'm not going to be surprised if they're upgrades, but I thought that we were beyond making things from copy tapes...
They are in digipaks and you can see looking thru them into the light that they are mold-injected redbook cd's. I cannot find any logic in transferring them from tape to DSD and then dithering them down to redbook-only product. The SBM transfers on the ENOBox (sadly OOP) sound pretty good if bright. Heck, I thought the original cd's sounded decent, once I was using a "modern" cd player to play them back (and the perimeters of the discs were inked as well, but that's another story). I may buy 'Before & After Science' in the next few days, I'm on the fence like everyone else . . .
Just got the remastered "Before and After Science." The differences between the previous E.G. version and the new CD are not as dramatic as I would have expected. The overall sound level is higher on the new disk with a bit more emphasis on the low frequencies and the image width is somewhat greater on the remaster. However I did prefer the quality of vocal reproduction on the older CD; slightly less edginess and sibilance. Thankfully, no noise reduction was used on the new disk and little if any compression. The new disk does not reproduce all the artwork that came with the original vinyl release or the previous CD release for that matter.
Thanks for the report. If I got any, it was going to be Before and After, but not if they can't even produce the original artwork.
All four are on their way to me from CD Universe, and I can't wait to see how they sound.
Doesn't sound like i should lose sleep thati won't be first in line when these come out. I was really hoping for a multi-channel release of Music For Airports.
BTW, anyone who enjoys Music For Airports should check out Bang On A Can's cover of that entire album. I've heard part of it performed live and it was quite an experience.
The two ENO remasters I bought today (Another Green World/ Taking Tiger Mountain) both have the DSD logo on the disc and mention DSD mastering in the liner notes.
I looked at these discs very carefully and can find nothing at all that would indicate a SACD hybrid status. I might have jumped on them if they were.
This would not necessarily mean that they are SACD. There are many Telarc releases that were either recording in DSD or mastered by were cut as standard redbook cds.
Well I just checked my "Another Green World" disc in my Sony SACD player and the disc is NOT a sacd. Just a regular redbook cd .
Lemme just say that this completely and utterly sucks. DSD masters and no SACDs? At least not yet? If ever? Well, call me when and if you get a clue. And to think that these were my most anticipated titles for the summer...
Is there a Zander Mahler's 5th on SACD, or does that recording exist only as a DSD-derived redbook release?
Another Green World does sound great though. I never owned this album but it is very interesting music.
I can make it almost sound like a Surround disc by utilizing my Denon's 5 channel stereo switch.
Modern music like this remains timeless.
**I fear I will revisit this title in the future though when they do release it as a SACD**
if anyone purchased "Another Green World" and needs to get it replaced just send an email to email@example.com and request a replacement. The lovely Ashley will get you out one right quick.
Just include your mailing address in the email.
**there.....that solves that problem**
Thanks, John. The problem with Another Green World is documented in this thread . THe first few seconds were lopped off of Everything Merges WIth The Night.
Will there be any markings on the jewel case to flag the updated version?
Thats one of the problems....its tough to tell if whats in stock in stores right now has that defect. I doubt they will change the outside packaging.
It sounds like the defective discs should have been pulled by the stores and replaced by corrected versions.
But I doubt Eno sells very well in most stores.
It didn't happen in my local store. I just bought a copy yesterday (6/15), and it was the defective version. I've already taken it back (got another album in exchange, as I wasn't confident their other copies wouldn't also be defective).
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