Top positive review
on March 19, 2015
10 years ago, when I purchased my first SACD, it was a SHAGGY album (I have pretty wide musical tastes). When I listened to that SACD, the were harsh, the bass was weak, and it left me with a bitter impression that I had been sold a lie about this format replacing vinyl. It was also the last SACD I had purchased... until now.
After reading many great reviews on this disc (and some others), I decided to take the plunge and see what the hype was all about. I was overjoyed to hear this album in a way I don't think I'll ever expect to experience again (unless Blu-Ray Audio takes off, that is). It gushes with detail, vivid detail. Warm rich bass, smooth mids, sparkling though never harsh highs. I just want to keep turning it up, up, up. You'll feel completely immersed.
So far, I've purchased 2 SACDs that have now been stellar, and two BD Audios which have been between OK and Great. Ironic, given the age of SACD and what people seem to say about PCM besting DSD. It's not just the format, but the love that goes into mastering for the format, I think.