This DVD 5.1 DTS audio disc sounds incredible. I own several Japanese SACD's and this title sounds better than most of them. It really has that surround sound effect that is sometimes not as apparent in SACDs. In my opinion, this is one of the really last great R.E.M. Albums. They where actually one of the first few groups to really start releasing and promoting the DVD 5.1 format. They have about six titles starting somewhere around The Green album. But it is a nice alternative to typical CDs and expensive SACDs nd the player.
I'm not to sure why DVD 5.1 Audio didn't take off as it is cheaper than the SACD format, it will work in most DVD players and most of all as most living rooms have Surround Sound systems, it just makes since to use this format. SACD requires a seperate player that is usually around $1,000.
Anyway, this is a really great sounding DVD-A that should be looked into if you are a fan of R.E.M. My partner had never heard any of their work, but he really liked this disc. That's saying a lot as he generally like country music. He was quite impressed with the way the sound literally bounced around the room.
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- Label: Warner Bros.
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- Total Length: 48:22
- ASIN: B0017IXOLG
- Customer Reviews: 639 customer ratings