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SACD Surround Favorites

Laurence R. Baker "Laurence Baker"
The list author says: "I have eclectic musical tastes and have listed some of my favorite albums that feature what I consider to be extraordinary surround sound"
Bach: The Four Great Toccatas & Fugues
Bach: The Four Great Toccatas & Fugues
"Crank it up and let it blow you away!"
Blue Coast Collection, The E.S.E Sessions
Blue Coast Collection, The E.S.E Sessions
"Demo quality-- a sonic feast."
Brothers in Arms (20th Anniversary Edition)
Brothers in Arms (20th Anniversary Edition)
"Listening to the first few tracks is like listening to this hit album anew.  It's unbelievable.  You can hear instrument and vocal distinctly."
Sweet Home Cookin
Sweet Home Cookin
"This is so crystal clear, you could close your eyes and believe that Karrin was singing live through your sound system."
Symphonies Nos 1 & 4
Symphonies Nos 1 & 4
"Portions of Symphony #4 were actually intended by Ives to be performed from different parts of the concert hall.  This is the best thing next to a live performance."
Machine Head
Machine Head
"Hands down, this is my favorite hard rock SACD multi-channel.  Lose yourself in it!"
Out Of Sight
Out Of Sight
"Concord has a wonderful SACD library.  I love this one because of the percussion mix that comes through the back speakers, driving each Latin number."
Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Ave Maria / Ubi Caritas
Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Ave Maria / Ubi Caritas
"The vocal polyphony is absolutely hypnotic."
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
"This is my favorite SACD Beethoven Symphonies series and #9 is the best of the best.  Stunning!"
Kind Of Blue
Kind Of Blue
"tremendous album...crystal clear recording"
Frampton Comes Alive! (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Frampton Comes Alive! (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
"This album has strong nostalgic appeal, but the sticker shock was significant.  Nevertheless, I have really enjoyed it.  Like Allman Brothers at Fillmore East, it shows that Surround Sound is the right way to hear a live recording."
Piano & Violin Sonatas
Piano & Violin Sonatas
"This is a recent purchase, but I liked it at once.  It made me wish that more of Uchida's music was available on sacd.  Beautiful stuff from tremendously gifted interpreters of Mozart."
Spem in Alium
Spem in Alium
"I like all the Naxos SACDs for their sound quality, but this one is tops-- goergeous sound."
Toys in the Attic
Toys in the Attic
"I confess, I don't really like Aeroesmith, but this CD was the demo at Pausulson's where I bought my CD player and I got hooked on the sound of the first cuts."
Keystone 3
Keystone 3
"I am not a huge Blakey fan, but this album, featuring Wynton & Branford Marsalis, deserves its award winning accolades."
Faure, Debussy & Ravel Piano Trios
Faure, Debussy & Ravel Piano Trios
"I am admittedly biased by the beautiful program, but Hyperion also gets special kudos for their impeccable SACD engineering."
Symphony 9
Symphony 9
"A terrific sonic experience.  The recording brings out the lovely nuances in these two old warhorses."