This is Telarc's first Stereo / Multichannel SACD sampler. It offers a wide variety of Jazz and Classical selections recorded in Analog, PCM and DSD so it made for an interesting comparison of the three main types of recording.
From the liner notes on level differences on this Telarc Sampler SACD: "Our goal in compiling this sampler was to present the listener with a variety of differing approaches to creating a surround sound experience, using various musical examples.
Telarc's seventh SACD multi - genre sampler is a great tool for reaching out to the consumer and providing a selection of jazz, pop, crossover and world music in surround. Continuing in the Telarc and Heads Up tradition, this sampler is hybrid - playable on standard CD players as well as SACD players. This sampler features music from several of the more popular Telarc and Heads Up SACD releases of the past several years. The sampler kicks off with the big band sound, in a really big way, as Randy Brecker is joined by his late brother Michael on the "Some Skunk Funk." Other offerings include soul legend Ray Charles singing the classic "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," and hot new bassist Esperanza Spalding with Fourplay on "Prelude for Lovers," and much more.
This has various artist from modern jazz to heart fill voice tones that are incredible if you like harmony like manhattan transfer, Eric Bibb, I laugh when i here the airhead song by junior brown good variety & great if you are entering the sacd world good choice.
Vladimir Ashkenazy's recording career spans almost four decades, beginning in the heyday of LP and now encompassing the arrival of the latest audio disc technology, SACD. For his first SACD release on Decca, the great Russian pianist returns to his beloved Chopin with a program framed by two of the composer's greatest works, the Fourth Ballade and the Barcarolle. And, for the first time, Ashkenazy's Chopin can be enjoyed in four-channel SACD surround sound. This solo recital also demonstrates the advantages that SACD surround sound can bring to a solo piano recording greater clarity and fidelity of piano sound, but also a compelling immediacy that brings the listener 'into the presence' of the actual performance.
This album is the perfect opportunity for you, not only to sample the best music from a selection of Linn Records’ artists but to also sample the delightful sound quality of the new Super Audio CD format.
The album is packed full with some of the very best vocal and instrumental material, featuring classical, folk and instrumental jazz. Martin Taylor’s instrumental jazz version of Johnny and Mary deserves full marks – this is one classy piece of music.
Leonard Bernstein’s recording with the New York Philharmonic of Gustav Holst’s famous The Planets, along with Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from his opera Peter Grimes. There is a difference of opinion as to whether this multi-channel SACD is a good re-mastering of the original discrete 4 channel Quadriphonic master in which the orchestra actually surrounds you or is it taken from a 2 channel master and the rear channels and center channel have been re-produced artifically with just reverberation sounds which means the orchestra only sounds like it’s in front of you, but not behind you.
A sampler released by Sony Music in the Netherlands. One of the best samplers of early Sony releases out there, with a portion – but not all – of the tracks in multichannel.
EU Sony Music 2001 promo 20-track sampler 2CD in foldout digipak. Includes: Perfect Sense Part 1 + 2 by Roger Waters.
More and more music lovers are discovering the unique sound of a vinyl record. Stockfisch thought about whether it is possible just to make the sound creation factors of a vinyl record audible. A pressed record however, has many artifacts arising from the vinyl pressing i.e. distortion, rumble, groove noise, vertical and lateral aberrations, clicks, etc. and other artifacts that are detrimental to a good sound. Stockfisch calls their new production method 'DMM-CD'. With this solution, they can eradicate the aforementioned disadvantages of the pressed record - and yet still maintain the typical vinyl sound.
Master Music Audiophile SACD sampler includes the beautiful and timeless voices!
Red Hot Audiophile 2008 features such artists as Chie Ayado, Eva Taylor, Nicki Parrott and more!