Jeff Beck "Truth" SACD Is Coming From Audio Fidelity

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by shepherdfan, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. all ears

    all ears New Member

    Santa Rosa, CA
    It always amazes me when I hear something that was recorded so long ago that can sound better than a lot the stuff that comes out these days. And then if you add top notch remastering such as we have here, it becomes something special. What I love when I play one of Steve’s masterings or remasterings, is I know I’m going to get a solid bottom end and a wide and deep soundstage. And within that soundstage , I’m going to hear clearer details. And best of all, I can crank it up! This one fits all the criteria.
  2. John D.

    John D. Forum Resident

    Mine should be here Friday, been waiting since October, when I pre-ordered. I've always been partial to the Jeff Beck Group when Rod Stewart was in the band.
    I still remember the first time I saw them, it was in July of 1968. Saw them with Pink Floyd and Blue Cheer at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, those were the days. :D
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  3. art

    art Forum Resident

    It sounds great.
  4. shepherdfan

    shepherdfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Eugene, OR
    The old Chris Athens remaster and then the bonus tracks version that Peter Mew did.
  5. disraeli

    disraeli Member

    New Jersey
    I'm sitting here listening to the SACD Truth that just arrived.
    It is off the charts AMAZING.
    Blown away.
    Jeff Beck, Ken Scott, and Steve Hoffman...that's an amazing law firm!
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  6. Andreas

    Andreas Forum Resident

    Frankfurt, Germany
    Thank you. The only good prior CD version was the Japanese Pastmasters CD from 1990.
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  7. disraeli

    disraeli Member

    New Jersey
    Round two listening this morning with a rested pair of ears.

    Wow, Greensleeves, Ol' Man River and Beck's Bolero etc.

    Have listened to this album for years and this SACD blows away all previous formats, including my mint A1 Epic vinyl.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
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  8. marka

    marka Active Member

    Fill out your profile, and let us know what you're listening to it on.

    I have an Epic B1 vinyl, and wondering whether I should be drooling.
  9. Jeff Carlson

    Jeff Carlson Forum Resident

    Yeah a not so great produced, yet great album.......That said, I don't think any Yardbirds was better produced...I look forward to hearing it... I didn't have a lot to say about the album, but I guess posting here gets one a chance at winning a copy of the new production.
  10. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

    Connecticut, USA
    Nice. I haven't listened to this album in years either but reviews like this convinced me to order this SACD. I should be listening to it tomorrow and will give my thoughts as well.
  11. AllenR

    AllenR New Member

    St Paul
    Just wanted to bump this question. Anyone know.
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  12. Heavy Music

    Heavy Music Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Now if only Beck-Ola, the next in-line chronologically, would get this re-mastering treatment, I will be a "happier" camper!
    I little Rice Pudding" please!
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  13. Todd68

    Todd68 Active Member

    Pelham, Ontario
    Mine is sitting beside waiting for the new AF "Best Of Scorpions" to finish up. No hurry as it sounds great. Very happy to read that "Truth" is a solid release. I will get to it shortly. Have always loved this album but have yet to get a decent sounding version of it. Bring on Beck with a Les Paul!
  14. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
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  15. Claus

    Claus Foodie

    Great sound..... best digital pressing IMO
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  16. formu_la

    formu_la Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    It's weird, they shipped mine a couple days ago.
  17. Mango64

    Mango64 New Member

    Great to finally have access to a solid mastering of this classic prelude to Zeppelin! Can't wait to get my hands on it!
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  18. crossroads69

    crossroads69 Forum Resident

    London Town
    How is the red book layer?
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  19. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Germantown, Md.
    That's what I'm wondering. Is all the rave about the SACD?
  20. Mango64

    Mango64 New Member

    Good question although I would expect it to be exceptional...
  21. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Germantown, Md.
    Ya, I would think the better mastering would show, regardless of the resolution.
  22. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Niagara Falls
    Time for some people to just spring for an SACD player and stop worrying about redbook layers on hi rez releases.
  23. Mango64

    Mango64 New Member

    No worries here...speaking for myself, I have use for both hi rez and redbook.
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  24. Heavy Music

    Heavy Music Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Time for some people to just not post about how others should spring for an SACD player and stop worrying about redbook layers on hi rez releases.
    Why else does Audio Fidelity and other's make dual layer SACD's if there isn't a market for the redbook layer?

    I guess this makes me a hypocrite, but that's ok, I just want to say it right, even if I'm wrong!
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  25. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Niagara Falls
    It'd be difficult to know if you're right or wrong. The transition from single layer to hybrid was driven by the fact that the major record companies gambled on wider acceptance...and were able to charge more. This just remained as common practice. It's another form of double dipping (like including a CD with a Blu Ray). Just *maybe* a great many buyers would be just fine with a lower retail price without a redbook layer.

    Nevertheless, the remark wasn't directed at anyone in particular. In which case there was no need to take it personally. According to your info, you have an Oppo, which should support hi rez. So not sure why it mattered? :nyah:
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017

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