My CD player bit the big one, so I went and got a replacement. All I could find was a Sony "SACD" machine (SCD-CE595, approx. $150).
Then a light went on in my head: I have some SACD's already! All the Can re-masters, the 'good' Rolling Stones CD's, some of the Bob Dylan re-masters...and a Peter Gabriel "Security" that is not a hybrid disc (i.e. it won't play in a CD player, it wants a SACD player). SACD's are all multi-channel (?), which of course – I am not set up for. Surely not all SACD’s are multi-channel!? (Guess I haven’t seen any mono ones yet – they exist!).
So, I did a little research and I see that there are actually a few SACD titles I would like to find. Some were done a few years ago, some are newer.
I've already learned: I will buy the SACD version in addition to whatever other versions I deem necessary. As in, I won't be getting rid of any LP's or Japanese little album covers, in favor of SACD's!
So, in no particular order, I want to try and find SACD's for:
ANIMALS / ERIC BURDON – Retrospective (Abkco) in digipak
ART OF NOISE – Daft; Reconstructed (ZTT
BAND, THE – Music From Big Pink (
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. – Cheap Thrills (Sony)
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS – II (Mobile Fidelity) "Spinning Wheel" album; 3 (Mobile Fidelity)
BOWIE, DAVID – Let’s Dance (Virgin)
BYRDS – Greatest Hits (Sony)
DAVIS, MILES – Kind Of Blue (Sony)
DEEP PURPLE – Machine Head (EMI
DEREK & THE DOMINOS – Layla (Universal /
DONOVAN – Storyteller
DURAN DURAN – Astronaut
DYLAN, BOB – Desire; Self-Portrait; Bob Dylan [debut]; The Times They Are A-Changin’; Planet Waves (Sony) in digipaks
GABRIEL, PETER – I, II, III, Us; Up; So; Shaking The Tree (Geffen)
GENESIS – SACD boxed set #1 (Virgin
GOLDEN EARRING – Naked III
ISAAC HAYES – Hot Buttered Soul (Mobile Fidelity)
HARRISON, GEORGE – Live in
HERMAN'S HERMITS – Retrospective (Abkco) in digipak
HUMAN LEAGUE – Dare
INDOCHINE – Birthday Album (2CD)
JOHN, ELTON – Tumbleweed Connection; Captain Fantastic; Elton John (“Your Song” album)
KING, CAROLE – Tapestry
MOODY BLUES – A Question of Balance (Universal UK); Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (Universal UK); On The Threshold Of A Dream (Universal UK); Children’s Children… (2CD)
OLDFIELD, MIKE – Tubular Bells (Virgin
PROPAGANDA – A Secret Wish (ZTT
ROLLING STONES – #1; No. 2; Flowers; Aftermath (UK); Their Satanic Majesties Request (Abkco); More Hot Rocks (Big Hits and Fazed Cookies) 2CD in digipaks
ROXY MUSIC – Avalon; Best of (Virgin
SANTANA – Abraxis; Caravanserai (Sony)
SIMPLE MINDS – Best Of; New Gold Dream; Once Upon A Time (Virgin
T. REX – Electric Warrior (A&M UK)
TANGERINE DREAM – Rubycon (Virgin
WHO, THE – My Generation (MCA)
ZOMBIES, THE – Greatest Hits
I didn't see a lot of jazz titles that I wanted, when researching SACD titles (Just “Kind of Blue”). Obviously, some of the above are from
I had some SACD titles already in my collection – and didn't even realize it! For instance, the 2CD + DVD Elton John "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" set is an SACD disc, as is the UK Moody Blues "In Search Of The Lost Chord" 2CD deluxe edition - which isn't even designated as an SACD, but...the little light comes on! It's an SACD!
Yes, I checked, and I have a ton of "DSD Mastering" CD's from
So - yet another disc format! Yow!