Blood Sweat & Tears MFSL SACDs

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

  1. 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

    Location:
    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.

    :cheers:
     
  3. Kayaker

    Kayaker Well-Known Member

    Location:
    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. 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

    Location:
    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 Member

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

    budlyte Active Member

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

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

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

    Metoo Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    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: http://www.mediafire.com/?9g31nlzsu28
     
  10. LeeS

    LeeS Tubes Rule

    Location:
    Atlanta
    I need to get BST 3.
     
  11. Anders B

    Anders B Active Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    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

    Location:
    Harrisburg PA
    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 Active Member

    Location:
    Massacusetts
    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.

    Location:
    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 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vermont


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

    JMCIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vermont


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

    JMCIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vermont

    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

    Location:
    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 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SCOTLAND
    Just got a MFSL redbook from Amazon for $16.
     
  21. MilesSmiles

    MilesSmiles Gort Oenologist Staff

    ditto :righton:
     
  22. Blair G.

    Blair G. Well-Known Member

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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 Well-Known Member

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

    JMCIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vermont


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

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