5-3-10 New SACD’s
So, looks like the SACD format isn’t 100% dead! On the internet, I recently found a Universal Music
UCGU-9001 GETZ / GILBERTO *
UCGU-9002 JOHN COLTRANE & JOHNNY HARTMAN
UCGU-9003 JOHN COLTRANE – A Love Supreme *
UCGU-9004 ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG
UCGU-9005 SARAH VAUGHN – Sarah Vaughn
UIGY-9021 ROLLING STONES – Let It Bleed *
UIGY-9022 THE WHO – Who's Next
UIGY-9023 DEREK & THE DOMINOS – Layla *
UIGY-9024 ERIC CLAPTON –
UIGY-9025 MOODY BLUES – Every Good Boy... *
UIGY-9026 STEELY DAN – Aja
UIGY-9027 THE POLICE – Synchronicity
UIGY-9028 VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
UIGY-9029 ALLMAN BROS. BAND – Fillmore East *
UIGY-9030 MARVIN GAYE – What's Going On
This is a very interesting set of releases – many of these have already been SACD’s in the
These are “single layer” SACD’s – so they are not compatible with regular CD players. They are SHM-SACD’s (SHM = Super High Materials) and cost a whopping 4,500 yen each (not sure if the Allman Bros one is 2CD’s, it’s
Looks to me that a few titles are making their SACD debuts: The Who “Who’s Next”, Steely Dan “Aja” and “The Velvet Underground & Nico”. I would imagine both The Who and Steely Dan are multi-channel SACD’s, but – the V.U. is probably “SACD stereo only”. I have already chomped at the bit and pre-ordered The Who from amazon.co.jp (who confirm this release).
These are the first new rock SACD’s I have seen that aren’t from Mobile Fidelity. Pretty good titles, too. Glad to see Universal Japan keeping the SACD flag waving. I suppose that if these are limited to 5,000 pieces, UMJ won’t burn their fingers on this release schedule. I can dream: Maybe we’ll get some more titles in a few months? How I would love to see a UMJ SHM-SACD of 10cc “The Original Soundtrack”!
Some of these titles have been re-issued a couple of times each in different formats.