Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here-35th Anniversary Edition SACD - £26.64 @ amazon.
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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here-35th Anniversary Edition SACD - £26.64 @ amazon.

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Found 3rd Jan 2012
Just noticed amazon have dropped their preorder price for Wish You Were Here on SACD, this is now a superb price for this fantastic release and well well worth it!

Less than I paid when I imported from Elusivedisc in the US using discount codes, difference is no risk of import tax buying from the UK.

Oh, and for those that don't think this is worth the money, you clearly haven't heard the SACD release of this album, it's simply stunning!

"This title will be released on January 10, 2012."

Will be very surprised if the price remains the same between now and then, remember this is a limited non-mainstream release.
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Still too pricey for what it is. When it comes down to under £10 I'll bite.
nice, but still a bit pricey for me.
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Halloway

Still too pricey for what it is. When it comes down to under £10 I'll … Still too pricey for what it is. When it comes down to under £10 I'll bite.



I highly doubt it'll ever come down below £10, or anywhere near it TBH, mainly for the fact it's a limited release from accoustic sounds so I don't think price slashing will be likely.

It's beautifully presented in a real thick card, matt finished box packaging(larger than usual), complete with artwork postcards etc. the whole thing really is classy but you need to see it to appreciate it.

store.acousticsounds.com/d/7…ACD
I Wish You Were Here too
Banned
SACD is dead. Long live DXD
Tetlee

I highly doubt it'll ever come down below £10, or anywhere near it TBH, … I highly doubt it'll ever come down below £10, or anywhere near it TBH, mainly for the fact it's a limited release from accoustic sounds so I don't think price slashing will be likely.It's beautifully presented in a real thick card, matt finished box packaging(larger than usual), complete with artwork postcards etc. the whole thing really is classy but you need to see it to appreciate it.http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/77001/Pink_Floyd-Wish_You_Were_Here-Hybrid_Multichannel_SACD



A tenner or GTFO
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lol, you lot are a tough bunch to please
Most folk will have if already on at least one other format .....
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airdsuk

Most folk will have if already on at least one other format .....



It's only really of interest to owners of SACD players, better still if they handle multi-channel giving you the Guthrie 5.1 mix which I think really adds to this already fantastic album.

I had it on redbook cd, but once I received this the cd was promtly shoved in the car glovebox, this sounds vastly superior both multi-channel and stereo(the SACD layer anyway, haven't played the CD layer).

A few review quotes taken from the accoustic sounds website......

"...I was simply struck with the new-found ability to listen to what is essentially the master tape, without any flaws or compromises in the tranlation from storage medium to sonic image. In other words, I was hearing the choices that the musicians and engineers had made during the recording process, fully un-obscured. Wow!" - Ken Langford, Brain Damage, December 2011

"...There really aren't words for how spectacular, and how musically right, Guthrie's remix was and the quality imbued in every bit of this production...I have been hearing this music since the day it arrived in my local record store 35 years ago and never imagined anything like this. Guthrie's expert, musically impeccable multichannel remix added depth and clarity to the superb original, and how he got Richard Wright's ARP string to orbit the room several feet above my heard has to be the result of some sort of voodoo...Mind-boggling." - Paul Bolin, The Audio Beat, November 3, 2011

"...If ever an album was made for surround replay, Wish You Were Here was it. Originally conceived with a Quad mix in mind, the massive scale and bandwidth demands of the album reinforce the benefits of the multichannel format. If ever a record should have been labeled 'PLAY LOUD,' this was it, and five channels of amplification, five speakers and the underpinning of a serious subwoofer might not be essential, but they certainly add to the effect. Regular Floyd producer Guthrie has created a tasteful and effective 5.1 mix that actually succeeds in adding to the music, the special embellishments and immersive quality simply extending the sense and impact of the event...I can assure you that you'll not be disappointed...For once we have a reissue that stands up to the hype." Music = 5/5, Sound = 4.5/5 - Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat, November 2011

"...The music may be almost 40 years old, but it sounded fresh because of the mix, which used the center and rear channels very effectively, creating a true soundscape that was startling at points - especially immediately before the lyrics began to 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' - and mindblowing at others. This demo was a potent reminder of how innovative and expertly constructed this music was - and that David Gilmour's greatness cannot be overestimated. Only such a promising demo could pack a room with press during the opening minutes of the show." - Mark Mickelson, The Audio Beat, October 2011



"...We listened to the entire album, straight through, and without interruptions. At the end of the demonstration, it was one wrung-out audience…it was like we had been at a concert! Couldn't be better. Clearly Chad Kassem's top-notch production values were in play… Chad's work sets a global standard for excellence in fine audio that everyone in the music business should emulate. Many talk about doing great work; Chad just goes out there and gets it done… and has for years. If this project is an indicator of things to come, I hope that we see the complete Pink Floyd catalog issued by Analogue Productions." - David W. Robinson, Postive Feedback, Issue 58, November/December 2011
Yea still a lot to pay but since I've just paid £18 for Quadrophenia on Vinyl (was an excellent Amazon deal I might add) and was thinking of purchasing the Experience edition of WYWH I might just bite. It wont be the first time I've slashed out this sort of dosh on music, altho' I do have 2 versions now of WYWH on vinyl!
I too can't see this coming down anywhere near a tenner. The production run will run out before it has time to do that.

So does this have the same content as the Experience edition CD.... I.E The live recording?
Edited by: "Kulaak" 3rd Jan 2012
Well to answer my own question. Contains just the actual album recordings

Here's a youtube link to the packaging. Looks nice but nothing mind bending.....

WYWH video

Another edit What was the price at Amazon before?

And another: Why is this pre-order only when the item is not a UK release? It is already available in the States and Europe.
Edited by: "Kulaak" 3rd Jan 2012
Tetlee

I highly doubt it'll ever come down below £10, or anywhere near it TBH, … I highly doubt it'll ever come down below £10, or anywhere near it TBH, mainly for the fact it's a limited release from accoustic sounds so I don't think price slashing will be likely.It's beautifully presented in a real thick card, matt finished box packaging(larger than usual), complete with artwork postcards etc. the whole thing really is classy but you need to see it to appreciate it.http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/77001/Pink_Floyd-Wish_You_Were_Here-Hybrid_Multichannel_SACD



Get rid of the expensive packaging and bring it down in price and I would bite. I don't want to pay for expensive art postcards or glossy boxes. This is still too pricey for me no matter how good the SACD sounds I will not bite until it is about £15 I am afraid.
Ewell

Get rid of the expensive packaging and bring it down in price and I would … Get rid of the expensive packaging and bring it down in price and I would bite. I don't want to pay for expensive art postcards or glossy boxes. This is still too pricey for me no matter how good the SACD sounds I will not bite until it is about £15 I am afraid.



I can see where you are coming from but quality never ever goes cheap unless you get lucky. It's a hard price to swallow but it is a good price considering what you'd have to pay to purchase elswhere and it may be a big mistake to miss this opportunity. It all depends I guess how much you like yer quality music and whether you can live without it. Not sure I can!
Kulaak

I can see where you are coming from but quality never ever goes cheap … I can see where you are coming from but quality never ever goes cheap unless you get lucky. It's a hard price to swallow but it is a good price considering what you'd have to pay to purchase elswhere and it may be a big mistake to miss this opportunity. It all depends I guess how much you like yer quality music and whether you can live without it. Not sure I can!



Don't get me wrong I still love my SACD's and DVDA's but I wont pay silly sums for them. My limit is £15 and I have never broken it. I have managed to pick up plenty of titles for under this price.
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Kulaak

Another edit What was the price at Amazon before?And another: Why is … Another edit What was the price at Amazon before?And another: Why is this pre-order only when the item is not a UK release? It is already available in the States and Europe.



Price before today was £32.78. http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Wish-You-Were-Here-35th-Anniversary/product/B0065MJ7RO

It is a US only release and was released last September(I think, I bought on day of release), the initial batch sold out within a couple of days and I think this is the second press. I guess they're just importing some in as they often do, although they usually add a much higher premium(see Eagles: Hotel California and Fleetwood Mac: Rumours SACD's).

Obviously I would have preferred a cheaper price for an in print SACD release such as this(as with DSOTM which received a mainstream release and could be found in pretty much any record shop), but I must admit since the moment I received it and popped it in the player I'd never look back. once this goes OOP the prices will skyrocket on ebay!

This together with Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles are the most expensive SACD's I've purchased, thankfully they've all been worth it, this more than the other two.


Edited by: "Tetlee" 3rd Jan 2012
Can someone please summarize exactly what SACD is please? And what equipment is required to play it in all it's glory.

I'm sorry for not knowing whether this plays on my DVD player or not but I got tired of format wars when my DAT player was superseeded by DVD.

But my favourite album released on my birthday sounds like someone's telling me I should buy this!!!!


mod

.The music may be almost 40 years old,


Oh god I'm feeling old
Tetlee

Price before today was £32.78. … Price before today was £32.78. http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Wish-You-Were-Here-35th-Anniversary/product/B0065MJ7ROIt is a US only release and was released last September(I think, I bought on day of release), the initial batch sold out within a couple of days and I think this is the second press. I guess they're just importing some in as they often do, although they usually add a much higher premium(see Eagles: Hotel California and Fleetwood Mac: Rumours SACD's).



Gosh, I did a search on that site earlier couldn't find it..... how odd!

looks like it could be a momentary blip, rather like the Kate bush CD the other day. I might have to take the plunge. Shame they did not think to add some live tracks on there too.
michaeljjj

Can someone please summarize exactly what SACD is please? And what … Can someone please summarize exactly what SACD is please? And what equipment is required to play it in all it's glory.I'm sorry for not knowing whether this plays on my DVD player or not but I got tired of format wars when my DAT player was superseeded by DVD.But my favourite album released on my birthday sounds like someone's telling me I should buy this!!!!



It is yet another Sony invention. Invented to Archive Sony's back catalogue in the best resolution possible (so I heard). To some extent DVD-A 24/192 superseeds it. Most SACD is 24/96. It uses DSD technology (direct stream digital) which is a different format to standard red book CD which is 16/44.1 and as such cannot be played in a CD player as it wont recognise the formatted data. Therefore you need a SACD player (it uses a different laser wavelength, this is why you can get Hybrid SACD/CD discs) and some DVD players actually cater for this technology but unfortunately any of the cheap DVD/Blu-Ray players do not do the format any justice whatsoever, you might as well stick to a decent CD player IMV.

When the format came out Sony did one real cracker of a SACD player and still rates as one of the best today. As a result they have made quite a few really decent cheaper models over the years but the bottom end does suffer.

This

http://www.superfi.co.uk/images/PRODUCT/large/10984_3_.jpg

Or this Sony flagship of old

http://www.avland.co.uk/sony/scd1/scd1sideonbig.jpg

would do them justice. To name just two.

So there you have it, any wiser?



Edited by: "Kulaak" 4th Jan 2012
They should release this album as a normal SACD release. I'm sure it would sell by the bucket load. I reckon DSOTM must be one of the best-selling SACDs and I'd argue that this is a better album. I've got a 4.0 DVD-A (whisper it) bootleg and it sounds fantastic.
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Halloway

They should release this album as a normal SACD release. I'm sure it … They should release this album as a normal SACD release. I'm sure it would sell by the bucket load. I reckon DSOTM must be one of the best-selling SACDs and I'd argue that this is a better album. I've got a 4.0 DVD-A (whisper it) bootleg and it sounds fantastic.



I agree, the ideal would have been a standard(as DSOTM) and Dexluxe(as is) release, best of both worlds.

The sound quality of this release I think is better than the DSOTM SACD, it could have sold equally as well given a mainstream release, if not surpassed it.
Is this SACD not done from the master tapes and the DSOTM not? Correct me if I'm wrong.
I think this makes the difference between a normal and limited production run.
Resist no more I could. It better be good and available when they say, if not sooner
Ordered, this is likely to be an investment. In a world of stereo music it's great to see the occasional SACD pop up !
Sadly Amazon have given me a dispatch date of the 17th
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Kulaak

Sadly Amazon have given me a dispatch date of the 17th



I wouldn't worry too much, they often give me an estimated depatch much later than they actually end up despatching.
It's no longer avalible for purchase direct from the amazon now... I'm glad I ordered it when I did !
Edited by: "Scorpion" 10th Jan 2012
Scorpion

It's no longer avalible for purchase direct from the amazon now... I'm … It's no longer avalible for purchase direct from the amazon now... I'm glad I ordered it when I did !



Noticed this too. I do hope it arrives. I'm wondering if they have failed to get stock?

I've also noticed the price has risen subtantially from third party vendors.
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