New Mobile Fidelity titles in latest Music Direct catalog*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lovealego, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Lovealego

    Lovealego Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The Music Direct Catalog for 2017 just arrived and has lots of new MOFI titles. Should we start another thread?

    NEW Titles include:

    Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
    Elvis Costello - Painted from Memory
    Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel
    Dire Straits 4 new titles
    Jerry Garcia/David Grisman - Shady Grove
    Derek & the Dominos - Layla
    James Gang Rides Again
    Procol Harum- A Salty Dog
    Richard Thompson - Rumor and Sigh
    The Knack - Get the Knack
    Ry Cooder - Boomers Story, Paradise and Lunch, Chicken Skin Music
    Supertramp - Breakfast in America
    Bill Evans Trio - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Ultradisc One Step)
     
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  2. jedstar

    jedstar Well-Known Member

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    where's Miles JACK JOHNSON SACD???
     
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  3. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    TBA land
    Nashville Skyline just left that location for release. I remain optimistic the Jack Johnson will show.
     
  4. Revolver

    Revolver Forum Resident

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    Yes! Layla done by MOFI. Hopefully vinyl.
     
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  5. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident

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    A few cool titles
     
  6. There's also a distinction of vinyl and SACD as well for various titles. Looks like the Dire Straits will be both vinyl and SACD based on what i read. No prices so clearly they are being announced but with no release date.
     
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  7. I'd like SACD as well.
     
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  8. Laser Red

    Laser Red Member

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    Hoping many of these don't stay in TBA purgatory for long.
     
  9. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    For those of us who haven't seen the catalog, can you clarify which are to be SACD? I'm done buying vinyl. We know about the Dire Straits. Which others will also be SACD? I'm most hopeful for James Gang Rides Again, Breakfast In America and Love And Theft.
     
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  10. Looking forward to Layla and the Richard Thompson. By sheer coincidence I was listening to Sony's Love and Theft SACD today. I think there is room for improvement left.
     
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  11. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    It'll be interesting to hear how they turn out but I think I'm done with Layla and Breakfast In America after the latest SHM-SACD from Japan.
     
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  12. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    I am hoping these will have digital releases:
    James Gang Rides Again
    Procol Harum- A Salty Dog
    Richard Thompson - Rumor and Sigh
    Ry Cooder - Boomers Story, Paradise and Lunch, Chicken Skin Music

    So they will probably be vinyl only. :)
     
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  13. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    Layla is competing with Abraxas it seems. We have the SHM-SACD. Platinum SHM, Gold Ultradisc, Universal SACD. Now one more version. Layla wins.
     
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  14. Lovealego

    Lovealego Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Bob Dylan - Love and Theft BOTH
    Elvis Costello - Painted from Memory probably vinyl only
    Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel doesn't say
    Dire Straits 4 new titles BOTH
    Jerry Garcia/David Grisman - Shady Grove doesn't say
    Derek & the Dominos - Layla BOTH
    James Gang Rides Again doesn't say
    Procol Harum- A Salty Dog doesn't say
    Richard Thompson - Rumor and Sigh doesn't say
    The Knack - Get the Knack doesn't say
    Ry Cooder - Boomers Story, Paradise and Lunch, Chicken Skin Music BOTH
    Supertramp - Breakfast in America BOTH
    Bill Evans Trio - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Ultradisc One Step)

    Also for the weezer titles it says LP and SACD issues so maybe they will do more sacd besides the blue one
     
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  15. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    I'm curious, Derek & The Dominos - Layla, was already issued on Gold CD years ago. Why a reissue? Not to mention, there is already the SHM-SACD/SHM Platinum-CD which I thought were flat transfers off the master tapes already. I cannot see what the value would be in buying this again.

    And are the rest of the Dylan titles planning to release sometime this decade?
     
  16. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

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    I may just be in for Layla. Can't say I've liked the sound of the original US LP, and so I've never enjoyed the album much. This may be what causes me to finally "get it"


    The rest of the list isn't too exciting for me personally. Not as good as it has been in recent years IMO
     
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  17. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    Oh, that would be fantastic!
     
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  18. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    They've got to start doing more titles that have not already been done. One thing I can say for Audio Fidelity is that they think outside the box (with the Legends compilations, Blade Runner soundtrack). They don't re-release the same things over and over again.
     
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  19. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Bob Dylan - Love and Theft - not sure why this album keeps getting reissued over and over by the audiophile labels. Great album but its never been the greatest engineered album.

    Elvis Costello - Painted from Memory - will most likely sound great. But not something I would have picked. Kind of a cool factor at the time but I dont really think its held up as something that would get a lot of listens or with his classic albums. Pass.

    Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel ..great album, been done. Im good with the AF.

    Dire Straits 4 new titles- been done, though I admit I love the first album and will buy it on 45.

    Jerry Garcia/David Grisman - Shady Grove- the original cd sounds great. Are a bunch of folks actually going to buy this though? Fairly obscure album.

    Derek & the Dominos - Layla- why do they keep doing this album? It will always sound the way it sounds. And no audiophile magic is going to mysteriously make it sound anything but marginally improved. Not buying it.

    James Gang Rides Again- good album. Be interested in seeing what mfsl can do with it mastering wise. At least its not a generic or done to death title.

    Procol Harum- A Salty Dog- good album. The silver disc sounds great though. But ok, Ill cut them a break. Might sound super on 45.

    Richard Thompson - Rumor and Sigh- good album. If its a more than a bit better mastering than the cd or original vinyl then Ill most likely get it.

    The Knack - Get the Knack- a guilty pleasure. At least its not something thats been reissued to death. Plus, its got 2 hits. Classic album? Eh, not really. But a fun listen still. Ill probably buy it.

    Ry Cooder - Boomers Story, Paradise and Lunch, Chicken Skin Music- cool choices. Its Cooder. And any Cooder is good Cooder imo. Still, are these really albums that will benefit from 50 buck pressings? Ry Cooder isnt exactly a phenomenal voice. Might give one a try.

    Supertramp - Breakfast in America- too many fricking reissues of this. Done to death.

    Bill Evans Trio - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Ultradisc One Step)- love Bill Evans/great jazz album, but I wouldnt pick this for a 100$ reissue. Pass.

    I was going to slam mfsl for same old titles and poor sonically recorded choices for audiophile reissue; but since Id buy 6 or 7 out of 18 titles I wont rag on them.

    At least there are a few cool ones amongst the usual headscratchers and done to death choices.

    Look foward to having all 8 sitting on my shelf in 2025
     
  20. Claus

    Claus Foodie

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    Most of the newly announced titles were reissued many, many times.

    Ry Cooder, James Gang and Dire Straits are the only interesting records IMO
     
  21. giantleech

    giantleech Forum Resident

    :pineapple:

    Let's have this as 2 x 45 rpm! Give us Home and Broken Barricades in this format too, please.
     
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  22. giantleech

    giantleech Forum Resident

    Not as a 2 x 45 rpm, which is how I hope to see this one issued. Bring it!
     
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  23. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Yeah, itll be cool to grab 4 or 5 of these also.
     
  24. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Actually, when I think about it, Id rather just have a 12 inch audiophile pressing of the two Knack hits off of Get The Knack. Most of the songs on the album arent near as hooky or well written. Probably can find some great aounding 12" single on ebay.
     
  25. spaulding

    spaulding Forum Resident

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    Nice choices this year. Some old standards that could use the magic (Layla, Breakfast in America) - and some inspired off-beat choices - (Knack, Garcia/Grisman).
    I know the Dire Straits will be 2x45 - here's hoping nothing else will!
    Enough of that - let's keep the music as it was intended to be heard - albums sides as art form.
    And lp's that don't cost $50 - ugh.
    If that happens I see a good dozen records I'll pick up.
     
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