Pink Floyd SACD of "wish you were here" analogue productions

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  1. DEG

    DEG Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Is all the hoopla and all that right? I'm a 2 channel guy. $35 bucks. Worth it? Thanks.
     
  2. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

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    This has been previously released, it's a reissue of the original SACD that came out some years back.

    People quibble about the surround mix, some like it, some don't. But the stereo mix is a hi res transfer of the original stereo mix, IIRC, and I always thought it sounded very nice. I'd probably rate it as my second favorite behind the 2-track early Japanese CD version.

    To be honest, WYWH is one of those albums where almost every mastering sounds at least pretty good. But if you're after a hi resolution version of it, I'd say go for it.
     
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  3. vinylontubes

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    I agree, it's not hoopla. It's a re-issue. AP is also re-issuing the 5.1 Hybrid of DSotM. Nothing that hasn't been discussed before. If you missed out before, this is your chance to get a copy.
     
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  4. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Get it for the 5.1
    If not your thing, just grab an old one. (I didn't care much for this mastering)
    However the book design and postcards are very nice :)
     
  5. amonjamesduul

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    I would get it for the 5.1 which is the only way I listen to it recently but IMO the stereo mix is the worst I have ever heard,my favorite stereo version BTW is the Japan 2 track as well .
     
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  6. trickness

    trickness Gotta painful yellow headache

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    Which Japanese 2 track version? I have a 2000 paper sleeve version, ripping now
     
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  7. rxcory

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    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

    Edit: 35DP 4. Now that I look on Discogs, there was more than one release of this catalogue number.
     
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  8. Merrick

    Merrick The return of the Thin White Duke

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    Crazy, the SACD stereo is by far my preferred version. It has the most space, depth, and detail. I have the Japanese 2-track and it’s great, but lacks that extra oomph of the SACD. I also prefer the SACD over the 24/96 hi-res version on the Immersion set.
     
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  9. Bill Mac

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    I agree. Once the original WYWH APO SACD was OOP the prices went crazy. Those that paid crazy money are probably not to happy that a "Special Limited Edition" release is being reissued. Does the reissued SACD have "Special Limited Edition" text on the book spine?

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    Original APO SACD - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Reissued APO SACD - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

    I'm not a huge fan of James Guthrie's WYWH 5.1 mix. Lately I prefer the 4.0 quad mix off of the WYWH Immersion set Blu-ray.
     
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  10. tlake6659

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    I like the Black Faced W. German CD the best for stereo, but the SACD is great for the surround mix.
     
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  11. Leviathan

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    Considering how much the originals were going for, $35 is a bargain.

    Anyone know how many copies were made in 2011? I haven’t read anything about this being limited.
     
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  12. Yost

    Yost Always Wondered How Other People Did This

    I agree with the EU black face Harvest having the best sound in stereo. Although I have a Made in Japan version. It’s also not that expensive to find (at least in Europe).
     
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  13. trickness

    trickness Gotta painful yellow headache

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    Ahh, thanks. This is what I have
     
  14. rxcory

    rxcory Forum Resident

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    That's the Doug Sax remaster.
     
  15. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

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    I prefer 35DP-4 to the “black face” (CDP 46035 2), although it’s very close, IMO. Both sound great. In fact, almost every mastering of this album is at least pretty good. The nice thing about the latter disc is that you don’t need to worry about the dreaded pre-emphasis issue though!
     
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  16. trickness

    trickness Gotta painful yellow headache

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    I am blissfully ignorant as to what that even is, thank the fates :righton:
     
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  17. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

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    Honestly, lucky you. :laugh:
     
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  18. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

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    No it does not.
     
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  19. art

    art Forum Resident

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    Same .
     
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  20. hvbias

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    I'm curious have you compared any? I seem to recall liking the DSD on the SACD but not being thrilled with the redbook. This weekend I heard the 24/96 stereo from the Immersion BD and liked it as well.

    Not addressing this to you, but just thought I would mention it in general- every 2-track CD is digitally identical.

    There is another thread on this release: It looks like Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here AP will be released on 12-28

    So I'll copy my question here- I'm sure this was covered elsewhere- is the DSD on this SACD the same mastering as the 24/96 stereo on the Immersion BD? I listened to the 24/96 and I really liked the sound quality.
     
  21. HiResGeek

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    My understanding is yes, the stereo and 5.1 hi res layers on the BD and SACD are the same masters. Ive heard both and I’ve never been able to tell the difference between them.
     
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  22. Musicisthebest

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    There's been a blind listening test on this forum a while ago. The conclusion was that there were no bad CD masters so folk could pick the version that appealed to them the most.

    If you like the latest CD master (& I do) then the SACD is similar but sounds better, sounding slightly more tuneful, richer & detailed.
     
  23. Merrick

    Merrick The return of the Thin White Duke

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    As far as I know, the SACD 2-channel DSD mastering is unique to that disc, and the hi-res on the Immersion set is a separate mastering.
     
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  24. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

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    I was under the impression the WYWH SACD and WYWH Immersion set DVD/Blu-ray have the same stereo mastering. If that's not correct who did the mastering for each format?
     
  25. This just came up in another thread. Someone ran a frequency comparison back when the Immersion set came out and the masterings aren't identical. At least for the original WYWH SACD.
     
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