Blood Sweat & Tears MFSL SACDs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mdekoning, May 27, 2008.

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  1. mdekoning

    mdekoning Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Has anybody heard these 2 MFSL SACDs?

    Blood Sweat & Tears (UDSACD 2009)
    Blood Sweat & Tears 3 (UDSACD 2013)

    My dad is a huge BS&T fan and he's recently bought an SACD player. Are these titles good enough to convince him that SACDs don't need to be 5.1 surround to be great? Also, what's the packaging like? The packaging of his original Columbia CDs is pretty poor.
  2. RTurner

    RTurner Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    I have the first one and consider it a 'must-have'. It sounds great. The packaging mirrors the Legacy reissue from a few years ago, although it has a proper stapled booklet instead of a flimsy fold-out panel.

  3. Kayaker

    Kayaker Forum Resident

    New Joisey Now
    I have BS&T 3 and it's sonics are excellent. Not a strong album though.

    Have not bought the S/T MFSL SACD because I own both the Sony SACD and the MFSL Gold and think they both sound great to me.
  4. mdekoning

    mdekoning Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Does it have lyrics, liner notes, etc? I'm not familiar with the packaging of the Legacy reissue, the only version I know is the original European Columbia CD.
  5. RTurner

    RTurner Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    It has liner notes - commentary written in 2000, plus credits. I have an original lp and there were no lyrics for this release.
  6. KAD

    KAD Forum Resident

    Moscow, Russia
    I have both s/t and 3. And both are great! Can't be wrong with either!:righton:
  7. budlyte

    budlyte Forum Resident

    Michigan's U.P.
    I have both titles as well. Both sound great.
  8. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Just one man's opinion...It was a great underrated album! :righton:
  9. Metoo

    Metoo Forum Hall Of Fame

    Spain (EU)
    I have both titles, as well as the Sony Legacy SACD of the s/t album. The MFSLs both sound great and the s/t better than the Sony. Although it is true that BST3 is not as strong as the s/t one, I also find it great.

    Check out a (downsampled) sound clip of the song "Lucretia MacEvil" from the BST3 MFSL SACD:
  10. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan

    I need to get BST 3.
  11. Anders B

    Anders B Forum Resident

    Did the s/t ever sound anything but great? All versions I've heard from the Sony remaster to the original vinyl all sound fantastic. A winner whatever version you choose!
  12. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Anders is right (unless you count the Chew-Bops edition ;))!

    I'm entirely satisfied with my MOFI gold Redbook, I feel no need for the SACD! (3 on SACD, on the other hand, was a must-buy!)
  13. awizard

    awizard Forum Resident

    Maybe it has been a while since I listened to them but I remember the original LP sounding much better than the MoFi Ultradisc II. Do you have that version or an earlier edition?

    I also felt that the 3 was a must buy on SACD. I think that a lot of people have issues with 3 simply because of the truly awful "Symphony for the Devil". The rest of the choices for cover material on that album are excellent.

    Used to have a cassette that deleted "Symphony..." and it made for a much more pleasurable listening experience. Feeds into one of my favorite sayings when it comes to albums "sometimes less is more"! :)
  14. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Hyannis Ma
    I have the Sony SACD of BS&T and the MFSL 3.

    BST3 is really, really good both musically and sonically. Does it add to the same creativity as the 2nd LP? No.
  15. JMCIII

    JMCIII Music lover first, audiophile second.

    Amen my friend, amen. 40,000 Headmen makes the album alone for me.
  16. JMCIII

    JMCIII Music lover first, audiophile second.

    Yes you do. Now drop everything and order it!!!
  17. JMCIII

    JMCIII Music lover first, audiophile second.

    Really, I found the Mo-Fi to sound quite a bit better than the Sony. Shawn Britton did an excellent job. When I spoke to him about it he said it was an easy job since they were able to do a straight transfer - no mucking about. Sounds it too.
  18. Last Saturday evening, my friend and I were listening to BS&T 3 LP (original Columbia pressing) on his Linn, and he was so amazed at how great it sounded, he insisted on taking possession of my copy (fortunately, it was an extra, so I was more than glad to let him have it). I would have to say it was underrated, even though it wasn't a big hit album like the self titled "Blood Sweat and Tears" that came before.
  19. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    Funny this was here, as I was ripping BS&T to my iPod while I skimmed here. I only have 3 on SACD, as I already had the MoFi gold for s/t and the Masterdisk for Child. Have to agree with you on the cover. The OP of 3 was on that cheap-o bordered label like they used on There's a Riot Going On.
  20. monewe

    monewe Forum Resident

    Just got a MFSL redbook from Amazon for $16.
  21. ditto :righton:
  22. Blair G.

    Blair G. Forum Resident

    Delta, BC, Canada
    I've had both BST MoFi's for awhile but never got around to listening to the S/T end to end until this week.

    Geez, what a great album musically and sonically:edthumbs:
  23. TSmithPage

    TSmithPage Ex Post Facto Member

    Lexington, KY
    Has any one compared the earlier MFSL of Blood, Sweat & Tears to the later hybrid SACD version? I just picked up the SACD today and am wondering if there's any reason at all to hang on to the earlier version. Removing MFSL CDs from my collection seems heretical, like disposing of DCC gold CDs, but this seems to be one example where the earlier version has been rendered completely expendable.
  24. ubsman

    ubsman Active Member

    Anyone compared the MFSL SACD to the Columbia SACD ? In another thread perhaps ?
  25. JMCIII

    JMCIII Music lover first, audiophile second.

    Yep, I did. Look in Soundstage's archives for my review of the Mo-Fi where I compare the two.
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