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Where's the surround then?
on 17 September 2003
Okay, it's Bat out of Hell. If you are thinking about getting the SACD version, then you've probably already worn out a few vinyl copies and notched up a few speeding tickets driving too fast to this classic album. The music is, well, Bat out of Hell. Superb. The SACD though, has me puzzled. My version, contrary to other Amazon reviews and the Sony Europe website, does NOT have a 5.1 surround mix; it is stereo only. Also bear in mind that this is not a hybrid disc and so will only play on an SACD player, not a normal CD player.
If you want the best stereo mix of this album for your SACD player, buy this. If it's multi channel you want, be careful. Edited: There is a second SACD release of this album with both the stereo (as above) and multichannel mix. (Epic 499944 6 to be precise!). Buy carefully if it's the multichannel version you are after. The multichannel version is superb...