Aerosmith Rocks SACD is alive!

Discussion in 'Third Party Sales & Auctions' started by OE3, Jun 21, 2006.

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  1. OE3

    OE3 Senior Member Thread Starter

    finally, pictures! :wave:

    here's the backstory for those not following: i bought an SACD of Rocks (Columbia CS 57363, single-layer stereo) back in February at Amoeba Hollywood. it has been the talk of a thread in the 'Classified' forum; apparently, it is very rare. technical credits read as follows: 'Remastered for SACD by Dave Donnelly at DNA Mastering. Authored for SACD by Stephen Saper.' it's a proper U.S. pressing, but i found it as a 'blue line special' at Amoeba. there is a hole punch in the upper left of the slip and tray card. and yes, it sounds fantastic!

    P.S. sorry, it's not for sale.


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  2. nukevor

    nukevor Active Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    :candy: :candy: :candy: :candy: :candy:

    Like, oh my gawd! ​

    Congratulations! ​
  3. mknappe

    mknappe Well-Known Member

    Sunnyvale, CA, USA
    I've been searching for this one for years and just assumed it was never actually released. I have a printed SACD catalog from 2003/2004 that shows all Sony SACD official releases including a number of Sony SACD's that ultimately were never released and Rocks isn't anywhere to be found there.

    We need to know more....How many made it out? If only a few were released, why? Because it was single layer? Did they stop production thinking they'd come out shortly with a hybrid like other later Sony SACD's?

    Congratulations - that is indeed a rare SACD.
  4. mknappe

    mknappe Well-Known Member

    Sunnyvale, CA, USA
    And I guess this means somewhere the final single layer production master for the Rocks SACD exists... they could run a thousand more copies and sell them for $50 each... :)
  5. easyge

    easyge Forum Resident

    Sioux Falls, SD
    Thanks for posting pics Eddie. Whatta score! :thumbsup:
  6. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

  7. hutchguv

    hutchguv Rock/Metal/Prog/Power Pop fan

    Does it really sound fantastic?

    I have the Oh Yeah SACD that Dave Donnelly mastered and I thought it sounded horrible compared to the Anesini remasters.
  8. Pug

    Pug Elitist Snob

    Near Music Direct
  9. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

    Northwest Illinois

    Nice one Eddie.

    Better install deadbolts. :laugh:

    Sorry I doubted your word. My apologies.

    Sony should make a limited run just for us forum members. Now wouldn't that be cool?
  10. Very cool!
  11. stever

    stever Senior Member

    Omaha, Nebr.
    Wow, Eddie, how cool -- I wonder how many were actually pressed!
  12. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Senior Member

    Virginia Beach

    What Sean said!
  13. Dave D

    Dave D Done!

    Milton, Canada
    Crazy stuff!
  14. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep

    New Jersey, USA
    OK - I WANT ONE!!

    Nice, to say the least.
  15. Parkertown

    Parkertown Tawny Port

    Nice Photoshop work there, Eddie...

    Heh...jes kiddin'...

    You lucky duck! Can you make an copy for me from your analog outputs?

    Heh...jes kiddin'... ;) :cool:
  16. OE3

    OE3 Senior Member Thread Starter

    no hard feelings, john; i totally understand where you were coming from. besides, i like us first/last name guys. :)
    now, can someone edify me as to the 'timeline' of this release? when was it planned to come out? the cardboard slip would indicate 2001 or earlier. was it in the sony catalog for 'upcoming releases'?
  17. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    My guess is 2002. I haven't seen the catalog in years, but I thought it was shown as an upcoming release in MCH for Fall 2002. I guess the 5.1 version got nixed somewhere along the line, but your stereo version snuck out the door.
  18. sungshinla

    sungshinla Vinyl and Forum Addict

    And I thought you were wasting your time going through the used CD bins. Silly me.
  19. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

    "Rocks" was reported by as an "upcoming release" for X'mas 2004.
  20. OE3

    OE3 Senior Member Thread Starter

    haha, you're a card! :)
  21. shinedaddy

    shinedaddy Forum Resident

    Valley Village, Ca
    this is great...and hey, everybody gets lucky sometime. right!! The collector in all of us hates you though, you do know that??

    I for one would be thrilled to get it, as I am sure you are, since Rocks is in my Top 5 of all time and is CLEARLY Aerosmith's best now this goes on the want list! I have found much rarer things before so this should be a little easier than finding Zep concert posters that exist in quantities of 1 or 2 WORLDWIDE (at least I hope it is easier)

    GREAT FIND, you lucky so-n-so
  22. OE3

    OE3 Senior Member Thread Starter

    i love the attention. love me, want me, need me!!!

  23. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

    Boston MA
  24. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    I'll be the first one to recommend this particular SACD goes into the "Geoman Pay It Forward" music thread so everyone can mail it across the world giving less fortunate audiophiles a chance to hear "Rocks" in DSD :D :laugh:
  25. Taurus

    Taurus Senior Member

    Houston, Texas
    How does it sound?
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