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This review is from: Aja (Audio CD)
At around 3 times the price of a new SACD, they've could at least tried to remaster in surround.
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Initial post: 6 Dec 2011 21:13:59 GMT
sephardic sam says:
what a w*****!
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2011 18:14:37 GMT
J. Alan says:
Hopefully fans will vote with their wallets and force record companies to drop prices from this ridiculous levels
£66 is absurd. £12 for the King Crimson DVD-As is where they should be aiming.
Posted on 19 Feb 2012 11:20:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Feb 2012 11:34:30 GMT
Mr. L. M. Pomeroy says:
I need to clarify something here...
Your review was in response to Aja ... THE JAPANESE SHM-CD RELEASE. These versions are fantastic in quality and usually annihilate the standard CD versions on general release in the UK/US/Europe in every way. The SHM-CDs use better materials and are made better - they sound even much better than remastered CDs such as the remastered Aja '99 CD. Yes, the pricing in Amazon of these SHM-CDs is usually very steep but they are imports from Japan. If you are into them, they can be ordered usually directly from CDJapan, and usually at a much cheaper price than from Amazon. Their production runs of these quality products are limited and Aja in SHM-CD format is not available from CDJapan until they do another limited production run. Hence the steep price. If you do decide to order an SHM-CD from CD Japan - be sure that you are aware of any customs charges, too. For audiophile freaks - like me, I sometimes am prepared to stump up all that cash for something special - it does make me wince sometimes, though.
It has been Amazon's habit to mix/combine reviews of an album - when the products/versions of the album are quite different. E.g. - Although this is Aja - your review reference to pricing refers to the (admittedly pricey) SHM-CD version of the album and not the standard 1999 remastered which can actually be bought from Amazon for less than a fiver as I write. Even remastered, it won't have the audiophile and sleeve/disk insert qualities of the SHM-CD version.
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