I heard (as most of us) the 2-channel CD version of Under Rug Swept. At first I wasn't pleased with the album. But then, in one bright, spontaneous day, i bought the DVD-Audio (mainly because i wanted to check the album again.. how is it possible that any Alanis material isn't good?). I was overwhelmed. Every song represented a full-tone of emotional palette. The 2-channel Audio CD doen't do justic with Alanis' rich sound.
Every once in a while, an album is released that a CD cannot contain.
Tech details: First of all this is an Enhanced DVD-A, meaning there are extra sound elements (in the 6-ch. track) that you've never heard on the original CD (after you'll hear those extra enhancements, you'll never want to go back to 2-channel track).
Even if you have a DVD-Video only player, you will not be disappointed. The Dolby Digital track delievers six stunning channels. Alanis' voice (with it's better-than-cd high fidelity) is spread across the Center and Front speakers, all the musical instruments are widely spread across Center, Fronts, Rears and Sub and create a 3-D Alanis world.
The disc contains: Advanced resolution Stereo (CD-like mix) and Surround (MLP-6ch. Enhanced, for DVD-Audio players only)
Dolby Digital 2-Channel track (CD-like mix, for DVD-Video players, portable DVD-Video players and the like)
Dolby Digital 6-Channels (5.1 Enhanced, for DVD-Video players)
The extras: on-screen lyrics, beautiful menu, the making of URS-which is very interesting and studio scrapbook
Buy it, Listen, Support and Welcome.