Octave Release: Zuill Bailey Bach Cello Suites

I have a few questions on this new Octave release:

  1. Does the SACD contain both the 2-ch and multi-channel mixes?
  2. Does the physical SACD order come with the data disk of files? (appears to from image but doesn’t say in the text)
  3. Do the data files include both the 2-ch and multi-channel mixes?
  4. What formats are the multi-channel files?

Thank you!

Replying to myself! grrrr… I missed the “Album Features” tab on the page.

This answers some of my questions :slight_smile:
" * DVD data disc containing DSD64 stereo, DSD64 multi-channel layer, DSDDirect Mastered 192kHz 24 bit, 96kHz 24 bit, 44.1kHz 16 bit PCM"

So… maybe multi-channel PCM? Please confirm. At least it has the multi-DSD64 which works for me.

The 5-channel surround is available only on the SACD.

I honestly was going to take a pass on this. I’ve heard Zuill Bailey doing them on the telarc label and thought they were great but after watching the video I knew I had to own the Octave release! Ordered.

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That’s awesome, thanks Paul!!

Thank you! Looks like it’s going to be a instant classic and must own! The YouTube video is fantastic! Must watch!

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Already downloaded and listened to the DSD64. Great recording great performance.

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Good to hear! Can’t wait for my copy!

A handsome publication/presentation:

Will post listening impressions later…

I hope others will chime in.

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Just got my LRS speakers dialed n. My Zuill Bailey discs get here tomorrow—can’t wait!!!

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Listening to disc one now and this definitely puts you right in front center of the stage listening on my system! The background is dead silent and I can hear every sonic detail of the cello. Very impressed so far!

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My Disc1 copy arrived on 8/2. Once I started listening to Mr. Bailey’s wonderful interpretations of these beautiful Bach Cello Suites 1007/1009/1011…I had to complete the journey! Zuill’s passion and soul for these wonderful movements of music artistry shines throughout as he guides the stunning (and Rare) 1693 Mateo Goffriller “Rosette” Cello into musical magic of the Bach Suites!!

As per the DSD recording, the Mesa Arts Center acoustics are superb, as Gus Skinas, Octave Records and crew faithfully capture his sublime instrumental performance and venue ambiance in its entirety (including the physiological breathing and emotional attachment/feeling of man and instrument)…BRAVO!

Ted

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Thank you, Ted! Wonderful review.

Are you familiar with the Mesa Arts Center by having been there?

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Elk,

No personal experience…just familiarity with it’s history through research and of course, the wonderful Mr. Bailey’s recorded acoustical Bach performances gives the venue secrets away (my 2.1 system Is Very Revealing)! :wink:

Ted

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