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The new WHO 'Quadropenia' Japan SACD
|Posted on June 22, 2012 at 17:10:11|
Joined: February 4, 2003
|I've purchased WHO's NEXT and PARANOID on SACD from CD Japan because they are two of my favorite top ten albums of all time. The Who's 'Quadropenia' is out of my top ten but still probably in my top twenty-five. The original CD sounds pretty decent (stay away from the 1996 remaster) but before I drop another $60 plus on this SACD I'd like to know if anyone's heard it and had a chance to compare it to the various Redbook versions. Any feedback is much appreciated.|
|Transferred to DSD from the original master tapes by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge Mastering this year, posted on June 22, 2012 at 22:04:20|
Location: Bay Area, California
Joined: April 5, 2000
Compares favorably with original MCA redbook. More openness and detail. A better recording than most rock--probably because the Who didn't get too fancy with the multitracking and Townsend kept the guitar relatively clean. Too bad the multichannel is not available.
I ordered Keith Jarrett - Death and the Flower at the same time and it sounds great too. The percussion audio is phenomenal.
I also preordered Black Sabbath - self titled and Vol 4, both of which come out later this month. Hopefully Sabotage will come next, and that will let me complete the classic Sab titles on SHM SACD. I'm pleased with them so far--should be for what they cost.
We must be the change we wish to see in the world. -Gandhi