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1.0 out of 5 stars A Blatant Rip Off!, 6 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Brain Salad Surgery (Audio CD)
NO 5.1 AUDIO! As with many others, I ordered this package ONLY for the new 5.1 surround mix, which I was shocked to discover upon delivery it did not contain. We were misled, if not outright lied to by the record company on this one. I already own many versions of BSS, so disc one (remastered album) is of little interest. It has been "remastered" many times before it seems. Disc two (alternate album) is a curiosity, and will be of some amusement to long time fans, but this IS NOT the version which made this album a classic. On to disc three...Stereo only. The new surround mix, it turns out, is now only available in the expensive Super Deluxe Box set. Why oh why are we expected to shell out a ridiculous sum of money for a Super Deluxe Box Set full of crap we don't want, just to get the one item we DO want. This would have been unacceptable even if it had been made clear in the first place, but it was not. We were ripped off on this one, people.
I ordered from Amazon UK from Canada because the release date here in Canada is three weeks later. I was anxious to get my hands on this release. Don't I look the fool. If you are from Canada and have preordered this three disc set expecting the 5.1 mix, CANCEL YOUR ORDER NOW! If you still want it, you can have mine. I will likely never play it.

Update June 10...Amazon USA is currently listing this 3 disc set for a July 1 release. Their product description states this...
"Disc: 3
1. The new 5.1 mixes of the original album"... "and the third disc contains a DVD with surround sound audio produced by Jakko Jakszyk"
Really Amazon? Obviously Amazon reps don't bother reading these reviews. Nor do they confirm the information given to them by the record labels.
Bruce

Update June 17... Amazon UK now have "updated" the product description to this ...
"(3-Disc set) Newly remastered + 2nd disc of bonus tracks + DVD-Audio of entire album in SACD stereo & 5.1 surround-sound."
After all of the negative feedback, Amazon still has it wrong. Wow! That's incompetence! DVD - Audio AND SACD? On the same disc! Wow!
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Initial post: 6 Jun 2014 11:16:55 BDT
jimbo says:
Well put. Your review expresses the anger that a lot of us are feeling here in UK plus the international element. So all of us, home and abroad, misread what was on offer! - I don't think so. A great series of 5.1 remasters ruined. (Regards to Celine!)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2014 20:08:07 BDT
I agree I also was led to believe that it included the 5.1. When it arrived I presumed I'd just been over eager and mis-read the blurb, but judging by all the comments here no I didn't mis-read it. To be fair the new re-mix does sound very good but I can only find it in MLP Lossless can't find the LPCM (Not that I'm that bothered), but despite that I still feel I've been conned into buying this. I probably wouldn't have ordered it if it had been clear it did not include 5.1.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2014 13:56:59 BDT
Bruce Low says:
Update June 10...Amazon USA is currently listing this 3 disc set for a July 1 release. Their product description states this...
"Disc: 3
1. The new 5.1 mixes of the original album"... "and the third disc contains a DVD with surround sound audio produced by Jakko Jakszyk"

Really Amazon? Obviously Amazon reps don't bother reading these reviews. Nor do they confirm the information given to them by the record labels.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2014 19:07:26 BDT
Bonesun! says:
Return these items gents. Not as described = full refund. Worked for me.
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