Dire Straits MFSL - 45rpm + SACD

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Joey_Corleone, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Joey_Corleone

    Joey_Corleone Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Rockford, MI
    Flipping through the music direct catalog that arrived today and I see they are advertising Dire Straits, Communique, Making Movies and Love Over Gold on both 45 RPM vinyl and SACD from MFSL!

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  2. AGimS

    AGimS Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    45 RPM sold to me!
  3. giantleech

    giantleech Lord of all fevers and plagues

    MoFi will be getting MoOf my $$.
  4. cordobaman

    cordobaman Rich Corinthian Leather

    Erie, PA USA
    And just to confuse the issue, MoFi is also releasing Supertramp BIA in addition to the previously released Dire Straits BIA.
  5. Joey_Corleone

    Joey_Corleone Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Rockford, MI
    I have really been struggling with the vinyl vs SACD on these great releases that offer both
  6. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    A great SACD for 'Love over Gold' would be an instant purchase for me

    any release date?

  7. FashionBoy

    FashionBoy Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    What has been your preference? — just curious as I am vinyl only at the moment but thinking about adding SACD capability in the near future to save some $. Have read repeatedly that the 45RPM reissues are untouchable in comparison to the equivalent SACD.

  8. Espen R

    Espen R Forum Resident


    Maybe they also will do Crime of the Century using exact the same master tapes as they did with the Gold CD? Then I will be happy!
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  9. Joey_Corleone

    Joey_Corleone Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Rockford, MI
    I went with both for all the Dylan titles I got, but it gets real expensive. It is a tough call...they are both very good. I think it may come down to what part of your system is best. For me, my Rega RP10 probably trumps my modest Yamaha SACD player but then again I just got a pretty amazing DAC that does DSD so now all bets are off.

    I ended up with the SACD for the AP Stevie Ray Vaughan and they are great.

    As I said, torn
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  10. giantleech

    giantleech Lord of all fevers and plagues

    I have a hunch that 2017 is gonna be a helluva year for 2x45 rpm LP releases. Let's see some Doobie Brosers 45s along with Super Straits!
  11. Joey_Corleone

    Joey_Corleone Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Rockford, MI
    I am wondering how much better these could get on vinyl too. The WB reissues are some of the best sounding records I own. That might swing me to the SACDs on these
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  12. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

    At least w Love Over Gold, the SACD is not listed on the MD site yet.
  13. RelayerNJ

    RelayerNJ Forum Resident

    Whippany, NJ
    Love Over Gold seems strange for the 45 format, being that it has a 15 minute song that makes up a chunk of the album.
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  14. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    Does Music Direct have their latest catalog online? It might be sitting in my mailbox but I'm in work. The Dire Straits SACDs will be instant purchases :)!
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  15. lonelysea

    lonelysea Forum Crustacean

    Count me in on Making Movies - my 2013 SHM-SACD sounds horrific.
  16. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

    Boston MA
    This could take years in TBA hell.
  17. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

    Niagara Falls
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    Vinyl up for order on these titles but Brothers in Arms is the only SACD listing.
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  18. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    That listing is for the 180g LPs available now not the 45 rpm LPs upcoming releases. I just spoke with Music Direct and Dire Straits' 1st four albums will be coming out on SACD from MOFI. No firm date for the release of the SACDs at this time. Didn't ask about the 45 rpm LPs though.
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  19. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Senior Member

    No 'On Every Street'? :confused:
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  20. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA

    That would be great if MOFI did an On Every Street SACD
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  21. sjaca

    sjaca Forum Resident

    Toronto ON, Canada
    Though I cannot comment specifically on these Dire Straits reissues because I have not compared them, in every case that I have acquired both the MFSL 45 & SACD for a particular title,, the lp has won out by a good margin on my system, the most recent example being MFSL's I Robot.
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  22. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    Wish I was into vinyl, although my wallet doesn't. But SACDs will have to do for now :).
  23. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    I love how the reissue manufacturers don't even stop to breathe anymore. Release, after release, after release. Is this the result of panic over what they perceive as the impending death of physical media ?
    In my 6 years on this forum, it seems like...feels like the reissues are coming at a much faster clip than they used to.
    I LOVE Dire Straits, and am tempted by a better quality SQ than the Vertigo CDs I've had here, since joining the forum, but I also became more budget-minded since retiring. I'm proud of the fact that I'm no longer sitting on this forum, from my employer's cubicle, but rather from home, on my own time.
    Just thinking aloud.

    Back on topic, I've found I get much more pleasure from the 45rpm vinyl choice, but that's attributed to my 1978 Jensen LS3s which give more attention to the low end, than the digital HT setup does.
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  24. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

    45 rpm if the debut would be for me !
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  25. SteveS1

    SteveS1 Forum Resident

    Weald, England, UK
    With clean original vinyl copies in my locker, these are going to have to be good. Certainly better than the BG reissues and I'm a BG fan normally. :shh:

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