Blue.


#1

For those of us who are fans of Roberta, aka Joni, “Blue” is available from HD Tracks and is one of the few 192/24 titles I would recommend blowing the extra dinero for.

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#2

A “desert-island” fav, to be sure; and I have 3 copies of it. The Reprise, standard-issue 20-bit HDCD, a 24/96 Vinyl rip, of the Reprise 180g re-issue in 2007; and my fav…SHs DCC Gold redbook copy.



WGlenn, what have you propped this 24/192 version up against?


#3

Just 16/44 so I can’t vouch for comparisons to the versions that you have listed. In addition to being wonderfully clear, some of the saturated peaks sound much better than they did on the redbook copy. They are still there but less objectionable. Do any of yours sound like this? I’d like to know how this version holds up to the ones you mentioned, but you would be the one spending the money to find out. It would be a great shoot out!

I have to admit my bias for her music and that heavily influences my recommendation for a hi res version. This has to be one of the most influential pop releases of the 20th century. At least according to Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Leonard Cohen… :wink:


#4

Cant beat the Rhino vinyl rip IMO


#5

I recently downloaded the new albums by Daft Punk and Alt-J in hi-res, but they sound no different to redbook. However, the hi-res offering of Carmina Burana by Chandos is brilliant. Still hit and miss with HDtracks unfortunately.


#6

My son just bought the vinyl version of Daft Punk - I’d never heard of them - great band, wonderful sound. How’s the CD?


#7

On further listening, my previous comment about the saturated peaks doesn’t hold water. They are still just as apparent but I think that I was just enjoying the overall sound of the recording. My assumption always was that they were on the master and this appears to be correct.





rossop said: Cant beat the Rhino vinyl rip IMO


Didn’t know that this was out there. Had a chance to compare it to the HD Tracks version?

#8
wglenn said: My assumption always was that they were on the master and this appears to be correct.

Definitely. They are a great example of analog distortion.



#9

@admin Daft Punk on vinyl would be unparalleled. That fat, funky sound begs for vinyl. CD is still great, but don’t bother with hi-res as I mentioned.


#10
wglenn said: Didn't know that this was out there. Had a chance to compare it to the HD Tracks version?

For me its a toss up between the Rhino vinyl rip, a 1971 vinyl rip and the DCC files. If you look around you may find them.