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Watching the video now - I was hooked the moment the hammered dulcimer started. DCD might be my new favorite group - wonderful synergistic relationship they have. Her Eastern influence and his Western with a Celtic meeting in the middle.

 

Thank you Eee Pee and Redcarmoose!

 

EDIT: Just ordered "Toward the Within" and "Within the Realm of the Dying Sun" on CD. Debating the LP "In Concert" but $60 is a tough nut to swallow.

I chuckled when checking the prices for DCD (used) vinyl on ebay. Got my DCD LPs about when they were current/new in store - and had normal prices. Triple LP + download at $ 60 is reasonable - if you do not want to pay substantially more after it sells out, better get it now.

 

I used DCD music in another thread before, where it too found a few new followers.

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post #2087 of 3412
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Dead Can Dance 's 1987 release "Within The Realm Of A Dying Son" is by far one of my favorite recordings. I own it as an original 1st pressing import on Cd also the remastered Cd from 2009 plus an original import record from the day.

Listening to the vinyl on AKG 701s makes the vocals come alive and makes me feel guilty for ever saying anything bad about the k701s.biggrin.gif


For what ever reason though it sounds better on vinyl than Cd. I guess I gotta try harder with my CD set-up.


This album is one of the few things that still gives me spine tingles anymore.

 

Watching the video now - I was hooked the moment the hammered dulcimer started. DCD might be my new favorite group - wonderful synergistic relationship they have. Her Eastern influence and his Western with a Celtic meeting in the middle.

 

Thank you Eee Pee and Redcarmoose!

 

EDIT: Just ordered "Toward the Within" and "Within the Realm of the Dying Sun" on CD. Debating the LP "In Concert" but $60 is a tough nut to swallow.

No way.  $35 in Austin at a not so cheap record store.  I'll bet Seattle will do that.

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No way.  $35 in Austin at a not so cheap record store.  I'll bet Seattle will do that.

 

Lots of brick and mortar record stores here. Good idea - I'll go shopping... smile.gif

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Free MP3 download from In Concert : http://www.deadcandance.com/main/further-european-shows-announced/ .

 

I was mighty dissapointed eek.gif the announced concert in my town on 8th of June this year got cancelled.  DCD music is tailor made for the Krizanke, summer auditorium by architect Joze Plecnik - or vice versa. 

 

 

 

File source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VajaKrizankeSORS.JPG


Edited by analogsurviver - 7/25/13 at 12:09pm
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Thank you Eee Pee and Redcarmoose!

 

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Free MP3 download from In Concert : http://www.deadcandance.com/main/further-european-shows-announced/ .

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post #2091 of 3412
You can still get all the Mofi DCD LPs, too. Excellent stuff. I still need Spiritchaser Mofi.
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You can still get all the Mofi DCD LPs, too. Excellent stuff. I still need Spiritchaser Mofi.

Any chance you have compared original label 4AD and Mofi pressings of the same album?

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Here the first hand report by the member of the original DCD: http://www.unitedhomeaudio.com/dead_can_dance_sacdcd_mfsl.htm

 

Quite an interesting story, typical of the musical world and recording labels.

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I just remembered I have Towards The Within on SACD from MoFi!  Thanks for reminding me. biggrin.gif

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Any chance you have compared original label 4AD and Mofi pressings of the same album?

Did not quote myself yet, but here is what I found online regarding 4AD and MFSL pressings and their SQ - may online translators not detract too much:

http://www.analog-forum.de/wbboard/board15-musik/board4-musik-allgemein/76553-dead-can-dance-into-the-labyrinth-2lp-original-4ad-vs-mfsl-silver-label/

post #2096 of 3412
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I purchased 2008's Aion and WTROADS both on SACD. Still never heard the SACD tracks as I don't have a player. The original release actually sounded better than SACD red-book tracks? Just sounded like they actually increased the bass?
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I purchased 2008's Aion and WTROADS both on SACD. Still never heard the SACD tracks as I don't have a player. The original release actually sounded better than SACD red-book tracks? Just sounded like they actually increased the bass?

Since my last post I discovered also some discussion regarding SQ of original 4AD and MFSL reissues, both SACD and later LP, on Steve Hoffmann forum. And in that German link they basically say that MFSL did not have acess to the master tapes (in most cases digital) and that LP is actually very similar if not the same mastering as for SACD. I guess I will stick with my original 4AD pressings.

 

The most analogue-ish sounding of digital to date is DSD. Data can be ripped off SACD ( basically DSD64 or DSD at 2.8 MHz ) and in general it will sound better from your computer feeding a DSD capable DAC than using SACD player. Of the current DSD DACs, TEAC UD 501 appears to be the best bang for the buck. Chek the thread here on head-fi. It is also one of the few DACs currently capable of DXD audio, 384 kHz sampling at 24 (32) bit resolution.

 

There are ever more DSD downloads, but the bulk of DSD at the present is available through ripping SACDs. Up to the advent of availability of DSD128

capable recorders ( DSD at 5,6 MHz ),there was in my opinion no digital capable of quality high enough to consider digitalization of analog recorded LPs. Trouble is, once you want to make a really good transfer, ills and quirks of analog start to glare at you far more than merely listening to it.

 

The peskiest of them all is off center pressing of the vinyl records ...

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This is the PINNACLE of this album for me.  No idea what she is saying, but it crushes me every time.

 

 

 

 

 

I just found my record copy of it, and then this song came on, and once again, it got me, so I shared.

 

For the picture thread's sake, here it is in action.

 

 

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This is the PINNACLE of this album for me.  No idea what she is saying, but it crushes me every time.

 

 

 

 

 

I just found my record copy of it, and then this song came on, and once again, it got me, so I shared.

 

For the picture thread's sake, here it is in action.

 

 

I know of no other singer, female or male, capable of so precisely controlling vibrato. It is one of THE "signals" to use to demonstrate the superiority of analog - despite the fact that vast majority of DCD masters are digital. Yet, almost always, I feel at least somewhat guilty for abusing such great music for audio purposes.

 

There are emotions that can not be expressed in words - she might be singing this in Noexistiland language, and still have zero trouble bringing the message across. Another higlight of her singing for me works on another, much more down to earth level : The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2-2lJnFM1c

 

(Another excuse not to post a photo - I hardly ever listen to DCD with enough light to allow taking a photo without a flash ...)

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This is the PINNACLE of this album for me.  No idea what she is saying, but it crushes me every time.

 

 

 

 

 

I just found my record copy of it, and then this song came on, and once again, it got me, so I shared.

 

For the picture thread's sake, here it is in action.

 

 

I know of no other singer, female or male, capable of so precisely controlling vibrato. It is one of THE "signals" to use to demonstrate the superiority of analog - despite the fact that vast majority of DCD masters are digital. Yet, almost always, I feel at least somewhat guilty for abusing such great music for audio purposes.

 

There are emotions that can not be expressed in words - she might be singing this in Noexistiland language, and still have zero trouble bringing the message across. Another higlight of her singing for me works on another, much more down to earth level : The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2-2lJnFM1c

 

(Another excuse not to post a photo - I hardly ever listen to DCD with enough light to allow taking a photo without a flash ...)

I think she calls it a "metalanguage".  Just ordered a couple of vinyls from amazon.  Their album covers aren't too shabby, either.

 

 

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