Billy Cobham "Spectrum" by Audio Fidelity

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Claus, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. CBC

    CBC Forum Resident

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    ah, so!
     
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  2. fredblue

    fredblue Forum Resident

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    Ooh I'm soooooo jealous...!!!!! :goodie:
     
  3. Ed Hughes

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    Me too, Can't believe I gotta wait close to a month to get this. Pre-ordered from Amazon :sigh:
     
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  4. fredblue

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    Suuuuuuuuuuckssssss!! :p

    ..I wonder, is there a waiting list to become an AF Platinum member? Like do they wait til someone drops out and then email or call you up and say "Hey! There's a membership now if you're still game!"..?

    Only last time I searched their site they didn't have any memberships available iirc... :(
     
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  5. Galley

    Galley Forum Resident

    Ha ha! Apparently so.
    I'm just a lowly 24 Karat Gold member and I got mine on Monday. :D
     
  6. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    It does not suck, we have a choice, we don't have to buy everything. :p
     
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  7. noname74

    noname74 We The North.

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    If you didn't buy everything you would miss out on classic Bernie Hancock albums.
     
  8. fredblue

    fredblue Forum Resident

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    Oh! :shh:
    Can I have one of those 24 carrot memberships, then?
    Yours truly,
    Bugs Bunny :angel:
     
  9. fredblue

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    I want them all and I want them now!
    (from the unreleased duet of Freddie Mercury and Verucca Salt...)
     
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  10. fredblue

    fredblue Forum Resident

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    ..and Wilham Cobly's Commodore VIC 20.. ain't gonna miss out on that ol' chestnut! :nyah:
     
  11. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    I know, I loved his stuff with the Flatlanders.
     
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  12. Ed Hughes

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    This.
     
  13. bmoura

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    Kevin Gray did the Stereo SACD Mastering and Gus Skinas did the Surround SACD Transfer and Mastering from the 4 Channel Analog Master Tape.
     
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  14. Reese

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    Does Herbie Sanders play on that one?
     
  15. fredblue

    fredblue Forum Resident

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    Colonel Sanders and the French Fries,
    with The McDonalds combo meal choir (oh and Hamburglars on percussion)
     
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  16. Bill Mac

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    I have that one on 8-track :D.

    Bill
     
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  17. fredblue

    fredblue Forum Resident

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    I have the Corrs in 6-pack! Glug glug glug :edthumbs: Oh I mean Coors.. or do I?! :nyah:
     
  18. I didn't which one of these two threads was active, why are there two threads on the same release?

    Anyway, I have really been digging the surround mix on this disc, it is aggressive and very expansive. I am really enjoying this album overall.
     
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  19. Steel Horse

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    Billy seems to to be popular enough for att least three threads. Wait a minute and I'll fix that. :p
     
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  20. tribby2001

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    The other is for his brother Bilham Cobly
     
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  21. Thanks, I needed that.
     
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  22. tribby2001

    tribby2001 Forum Resident

    Got notice that my Cobham and Hancock have shipped :goodie:
     
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  23. Claus

    Claus Foodie Racer Thread Starter

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    I listened to Spectrum.... my new reference! Awesome and dynamic sound. A great reissue by Audio Fidelity.
     
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  24. bruce2

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    Has anyone compared the Audio Fidelity stereo CD mastering to the Atlantic CD mastered by Zal Schreiber and can comment on the differences? Is there a big improvement?
     
  25. rbp

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    I had high expectations for the sonic quality of this release and I have to say I am not disappointed.
    Kevin Gray has done an exceptional mastering job on the SACD stereo layer.
    There is excellent clarity and the deep bass is very well balanced and punchy - have a listen to Stratus with Lee Sklar's driving bass and Billy's rhythmic kick drumming.
    The whole band is great and it is very easy to identify Bolin's guitar and Hammer's synthesiser in the mix.
    I once had the original vinyl and I cannot remember it sounding as good as this.
    I find it hard to imagine that there will ever be a better digital version of Spectrum.
    I hope Audio Fidelity get around to remastering Crosswinds.
     

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