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Barb Jungr – ‘Walking in the Sun’  An SACD review by Mark Jordan

Barb Jungr – ‘Walking in the Sun’ An SACD review by Mark Jordan

English chanteuse Barb Jungr knows how to give a song a personality, even when it is a song that already has a strong one. She’s able to grab each song by the horns, and whether it is her own or someone else’s to start with, by the time she’s done, it’s definitely hers. This could be a bad thing in the wrong hands, but fortunately, Jungr has the creativity, skill, and shrewd sense which put her into that select category of artists whom we’re eager to hear cover songs. Her combination of covers and originals on her new Linn Records album ‘Walking in the Sun’ blends seamlessly into one of the most impressive albums I’ve heard this year. read more…

Bob Dylan – ‘Blonde on Blonde’ An SACD review by Mark Jordan

Music fans usually look upon corporations as the business world’s equivalent to a root canal. But Bob Dylan fans worldwide must be flashing bright smiles for the way that Sony Corporation (which now owns Columbia Records) has been doing things right in recent years, mining the archives for memorable live shows and now beginning a massive high-quality remastering and reissuing project, bringing his greatest albums to hybrid CD/SACD. read more…

Columbia Releases 15 Bob Dylan Albums on Hybrid SACD

Columbia/Legacy Records has released the first 15 albums in the long awaited Bob Dylan Revisited Reissue Series – both as individual albums and as a 15 album boxed set. Each of the albums in the reissue series appears on a single inventory, Hybrid Layer SACD disc that is packaged in a digipak album cover. Some of the titles feature not only Stereo SACD and Stereo CD tracks but also a new 5.1 Surround Sound SACD mix on the disc.

According to officials at Columbia/Legacy, the new Dylan Revisited Reissue Series involved pulling the original album master tapes of each album, listening to the prior vinyl LP and CD editions of the album and then remastering the album with the best available technology to maxmize the quality of each release. Each of the digipaks has a yellow sticker on the front of the album that says “Bob Dylan Revisited: The Reissue Series” along with bullet point highlights of the songs on that album.

The sticker also notes that each album has been “spectacularly remastered from original source tapes” and plays on all SACD and CD players. The first 15 Dylan Revisited Reissue SACDs and the boxed set release list is as follows: read more…

Sterling Sound Talks About Upcoming Dylan SACDs

As the September release of the Bob Dylan Remastered Series approaches, the mastering engineers at Sterling Sound have provided additional information about their approach to this project. In talks with Sterling Sound last week, they also confirmed reports that the release date for the first 15 albums in the Dylan Remastered SACD series has been moved back two weeks. read more…

HE: Bob Dylan & Norah Jones Featured in SACD Listening Room

Part of yesterday’s press day was a session in Sony’s SACD listening room. In the listening room, members of the press were provided with an update on the upcoming Bob Dylan Remastered SACDs including the news that a 16th Dylan SACD would be available in October. In addition, tracks from several future SACD releases were played including discs from Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Steely Dan and Sam Cooke. Here are some highlights from that session. read more…

6 Bob Dylan Albums to Appear in Multichannel SACD

Earlier today Sony Music confirmed that they are making a couple of changes to their upcoming Bob Dylan reissue series. The changes include a switch in two of the albums to be released this summer as well as a decision to issue 6 of the albums in 5.1 Multichannel sound rather than issuing all of the titles solely in Stereo.

During the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Sony’s Legacy Recordings label announced that it would release 15 classic Bob Dylan albums as single inventory, Hybrid Layer Stereo SACDs this summer. The releases will mark Sony Music’s entry into the Hybrid SACD market in the U.S. (Prior Sony Music releases in the U.S. and other markets have been Single Layer SACDs with one exception – an SACD issued by the rock group Spitball by Sony Music in the Netherlands.) read more…

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