To be truthful, I held off on purchasing this self-titled debut and “Heaven and Hell” because of decidedly mixed reviews on other forums. But, in the end, I had collected all the others in the series, and was over the moon about those, so I decided to pull the trigger and fill in the last two gaps ... more
I have to disagree with some posters' assertions that this is one of the worst pop/rock SACDs ever produced. I just got done listening to it in both SACD *and* redbook, and I have a hard time understanding all the vitriol. I have a very good source (modified Marantz SA-7S1), and the rest of my rig ... more
For my money, “Black Rose” is the best album Thin Lizzy ever cut, surpassing notables like “Jailbreak,” “Bad Reputation,” and “Chinatown” in one of the deepest and richest catalogs in all of hard rock and heavy metal.
When Universal Japan announced they were releasing “Black Rose” as one of their ... more
I listened to this SACD a few days ago and wanted to post some brief thoughts.
I used to have the DVD-A, and in some ways regretted selling it, but I got a fabulous offer and decided to let it go. After hearing this SACD, I no longer regret my decision. Though it’s more forward than I remember the ... more
I can’t add to the discussion on the multichannel, but I can comment on the two-channel sound. First off, I think it’s very well done. Sting’s voice sounds warm and textured, Andy Summers’ guitar work bites, and Stewart Copeland’s drums hit HARD. It can get a tad bright when the volume is goosed ... more