Just have to say that I have been a SACD fan for years. Love how in 5.1 (or multichannel) makes the mix alive. This is the first (and NOT the last) Genesis SACD I will be purchasing. These are not available here in the states. What they offer is DVD/CD reissues. DVD meaning Dolby Digital and DTS sound and NOT the higher 96/24 lossless audio that DVD-Audio can handle. These DVD (audio only) states they are 96/24, but are so flat and disappointing to listen to in surround sound since I am aware how awesome multichannel audio discs can sound. Have been wishing that somewhere these mixes from Genesis would appear on a higher resolution format than plain DVD (how embarrassing)can offer. After looking and reading reviews, I took the risk and bought Abacab on SACD/DVD.
My God, how open and terrific this music sounds!! Genesis' music comes alive on this SACD in multichannel surround sound! I have never heard this recording sound so amazing. There is an air and atmosphere one must experience on the SACD layer. I am so excited that I just ordered the SACD/DVD box set (of their last recordings) and I cannot wait to hear how amazing these recordings are. Why are these SACDs not available to fans in the states? Why do we get crap and other countries get the best?
This SACD of Abacab has become my favorite (out of the forty rock SACDs I own). Every track is rich in bass (finally) and fills every speaker with great music! I miss the SACD format and was sad to see it fade away so fast here in the states. I know I will cherish my library and make sure I keep a SACD player handy (my Oppo BDP-103 does an amazing job, along with region free blu ray playing).
Once you experience Genesis on SACD, you will be quick to chunk your old CDs. You will never be able to listen once you heard them on SACD. My ears are smiling!!