Linn Records has released their third Super Audio CD Sampler entitled The Super Audio Surround Collection, Volume 2. The new Surround Sound SACD features 17 selections from the Linn Records Super Audio CD catalog which now consists of 59 SACD releases and three SACD samplers.
As with previous SACD Samplers from the label, this one has a mix of Jazz, Classical and Celtic Music. Artists performing on the disc include Ian Shaw, Martin Taylor, Barb Jungr, Claire Martin, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Girl Talk.
Audiophile web site Elusive Disc describes the new SACD by noting that “Following numerous requests from the audiophile community, Linn Records has produced a stunning new collection of demonstration quality tracks that showcase their artists at their very best. The Linn Surround Collection Vol. 2 exemplifies Linn Records’ commitment to quality, originality and diversity. Many of the artists featured on The Linn Surround Collection Vol. 2 have never before appeared on a Linn Records sampler CD.”
Apparently the new Linn Records SACD Sampler has proven popular. The SACD is now occupying the # 1 seller position at Elusive Disc.
1. Barangrill – Ian Shaw
2. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home – Richard Rodney Bennett
3. Minor Swing – Martin Taylor
4. That Old Black Magic – Sarah Moule
5. I Enjoy Being A Girl – Girl Talk
6. Who Do You Love – Barb Jungr
7. The Meaning Of The Blues – Claire Martin
8. Little Auk – Haftor Medboe Group
9. Britten: Aria Italiana – The Scottish Ensemble
10. Dvorak: Czech Suite – Polka – The Scottish Chamber Orchestra
11. Mozart: Flute Concerto – Rondo: Allegro – The Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Alison Mitchell, Flute
12. Chopin: Fantaisie Impromptu in C# Minor Op.66 – Artur Pizarro
13. Handel: Orrida a gl’occhi miei (To My Eyes) – Emma Bell
14. Erskine: Overture in C Op.5 No.4 – Allegro – Concerto Caledonia
15. Geminiani: Sonata Op.5 No.4 – Allegro – Alison McGillivray
16. Corbetta: Gigue a la Maniere Anglois – William Carter
17. Burns: Lassie wi’ the Lintwhite Locks – Ian Bruce
The Hybrid Surround Sound SACD of Linn Presents The Super Audio Surround Collection is now available in music stores and web sites in Europe as well as from the Linn Records web site. It is also available from several web sites that carry Super Audio CDs in the U.S. including Acoustic Sounds, Elusive Disc and some of the sellers on eBay.