Acoustic Sounds announces new SACDs for Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd 2018

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ParanoidAndroid, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. ParanoidAndroid

    ParanoidAndroid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bournemouth, UK
    This was noted on the UHQR thread but it's probably better in its own thread.

    Acoustic Sounds has announced new SACDS in its new catalogue for 2018 of the following titles:

    The Jim Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? and Axis: Bold As Love (US versions, Mono and Stereo mixes)

    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here (stereo and 5.1 surround mixes)

    I can't say the world really needs new SACDs for the Pink Floyd titles but it's possible they could be better. Super excited for the Hendrix releases though!

    Downloads - Acoustic Sounds News
  2. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    If the Floyd titles are BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART MASTERINGS incl. original Quadraphonic mixes, I'm sold

    If they're just a copy/paste job from the previous SACD, then I'll pass
  3. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    Campbell, CA
    So, Bernie Grundman mastering Hendrix is a good thing? I only have the '90s CD masterings. Should I expect a much better sound on these new SACDs?
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  4. heepsterandrey

    heepsterandrey Forum Resident

  5. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

    I'm in for Hendrix !
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  6. ParanoidAndroid

    ParanoidAndroid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bournemouth, UK
    Hopefully they do Electric Ladyland as well at some point.

    LEONPROFF Forum Resident

    Sign me up for all of them. While I would say I am set on the Floyd, buying with the hopes it leads to SACD s of Animals, Meddle, The Wall And more gives me hope.
  8. stingraex2000

    stingraex2000 Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Totally agree, please at least bring on Animals. Hendrix's - No Brainer.
  9. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    New Jersey

    Hendrix in MONO and stereo!!
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  10. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

    Boston MA
    I'm so in for these. Do I need them? No. Don't want them? So bad.
  11. R. Cat Conrad

    R. Cat Conrad While the moderators jest... Well, you know

    D/FW Metroplex
  12. benzo

    benzo Forum Resident

    Ft. Worth, Tx, USA
  13. Rollie

    Rollie Forum Resident

    Hendrix for me! :agree:
  14. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

    Hendrix.... yes!!!
  15. DPM

    DPM Forum Resident

    Nevada, USA
    The Hendrix titles are auto buys. I have the Experience Hendrix vinyl reissues, and they are good. But my digital rig outclasses my analog rig, so.....
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  16. englishbob

    englishbob Its a s*** business

    Kent, England
    I wonder if the Dark Side of the Moon SACD will be a copy of the Blu-Ray in the recent box set? By all accounts that is supposedly better than the older SACD??
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  17. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

    new york
    I'm in for the Hendrix (and excited for them). I'm really, really happy with my existing WYWH and DSOTM SACDs. I have no interest in quad mixes.
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  18. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

    A reason to stay alive in 2018

    Excuse me while I kiss the sky
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  19. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

    WYWH SACD was a disappointment IMO
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  20. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

    Niagara Falls
    Hendrix...about damn time. Not to be negative, but see both Floyds as pointless. Must be continued experiment in seeing how often people will rebuy certain titles.
  21. oldschool

    oldschool I love tape hiss

    Sofia, Bulgaria
    IMO the stereo layer is the best version ever save for a few tape dropouts
  22. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Smash Hits
    Live At Woodstock
    Axis Bold As Love
    People, Hell And Angels SACD
    Cry Of Love
    Freedom : The Atlanta Pop Festival
    Live At Berkely
    Machine Gun : The Fillmore East First Show SACD
    Are You Experienced

    all bought BECAUSE Bernie mastered them !!!!!

  23. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Greater Vancouver
    Compared to what exactly? I have a 35DP 4 and agree with Claus.
  24. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Greater Vancouver
    Someone who owns the AP of People, Hell And Angels should be able to tell us.
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  25. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    Actually that one isn't great (more in a sec) but I don't completely blame Bernie for that. The SACD appears to be more dynamic than the standard CD of People, Hell and Angels, but in the end, it just looks like they reduced the amplitude of the files from the standard CD. I took shots of the waveforms for "Earth Blues" and the left channel in particular appears to have had a haircut. I remember thinking that I was going to be shocked if they went in and re-mastered People, Hell and Angels for the SACD and it looks like they didn't. The likely handed AP the digital files from 2013 to convert to DSD. For the record, P,H&A was the last multi format title for Experience Hendrix mastered by George Marino. Starting in 2014, Mr. Grudman started handling the mastering for the mainstream releases. The "Machine Gun" SACD is actually more dynamic than the standard CD as I suspect they had decided on making an SACD out of that title before overall production began (unlike P,H&A).

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