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    Default Dire Straits' "Brothers In Arms" to be released on SACD!!

    For the 20th anniversary of its release, this seminal rock album will be released on 5.1 surround sound SACD in May. From Mark Knopfler's official website....

    http://www.mark-knopfler.co.uk/ragpi...s/new_news.php

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    hell yeah, consider me as one buyer!
    Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.

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    It, as all of my Dire Straits CD's do, already sounds great. Their production has always been outstanding. I'm trying to imagine BIA sounding better then it already does and it's difficult.
    Last edited by Loud & Clear; 04-12-2005 at 04:25 AM.

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    Gee, I just got it on vinyl a couple weeks ago! :D

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    Money for Nothing, Chicks for Free!

    I am in!
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    Link to Amazon UK for pre-order of "Brothers In Arms" SACD....

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...Fencoding=UTF8

    Comes to US$25.00 w/ shipping. It's still cheaper than the XRCD and you get full surround sound.

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    It's about time! I'll take two.
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    Brian Moura's article on highfidelityreview.com regarding the upcoming "BIA" SACD, including a second version....

    http://www.highfidelityreview.com/ne...umber=15140897

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    Like I said, I'm getting two. One of each.
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    I'd prefer that they released "Making Movies," in SACD format, but I'll pick this one up also.

    I can't believe that I called them "Dire Straights" in my earlier post (edited). Booze is a powerful thing.

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    I'll buy one for sure. Now all I need is a SACD player :p

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    FYI, if you pre-order the cost is only 10.20 pounds each.
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    Dire Straits' "Brothers In Arms" SACD delayed until May 23rd. DVD-A coming later in the year for the US, with possible DualDisc version....

    http://www.highfidelityreview.com/ne...umber=17927789

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    Damn delays!
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    Just picked up "On Every Street." My early impressions are that this is a better album than BIA. If you really like Dire Straits and don't have this one, I'd certainly recommend it.

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    But, it didn't sell over 20 million copies and reach #1 in 22 countries! ;)
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    Wow, its like they read my mind. I was looking for high res versions of Dire Straits a couple weeks ago going "geez, the albums sound amazing already, why wouldn't they put it into high res format?"

    My prayers have been answered... especially since I can't seem to find my Brothers in Arms CD.

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    Originally posted by F1nut
    But, it didn't sell over 20 million copies and reach #1 in 22 countries! ;)
    "I want my MTV," ya know?

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    Originally posted by Toxis
    hell yeah, consider me as one buyer!
    :o :p

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    IMPORTANT

    If you pre-ordered this SACD, cancel your order and re-order it again. The price just dropped!!! It's now 8.50 pounds for the limited edition and 7.65 pounds for the regular.
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    Originally posted by F1nut
    IMPORTANT

    If you pre-ordered this SACD, cancel your order and re-order it again. The price just dropped!!! It's now 8.50 pounds for the limited edition and 7.65 pounds for the regular.
    F1,

    Are you looking at Amazon UK? I am seeing 9.99 pounds for the limited edition and 8.99 pounds for the regular version. And it looks like I can't change or cancel the order as Amazon UK is prepping for shipment.

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    Danny, here is my shipment detail, I wonder, even a month ago the price was 8.50 When did you order yours?

    Order Placed: 24 April 2005 Order Total: 11.58
    When will your items arrive?

    Delivery #1:
    1 item - delivery estimate: 18 May 2005 - 20 May 2005

    Delivery #1: Dispatched on 21 May 2005

    Delivery estimate: 18 May 2005 - 20 May 2005 (More about estimates)

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    Items Ordered Price
    1 of: Brothers in Arms [SACD] [LIMITED EDITION] [Audio CD]
    By: Dire Straits
    8.50

    - 1 item(s) Gift options: None
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    Item(s) Subtotal: 8.50
    Postage & Packing: 3.08
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    Total Before VAT: 11.58
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    Total for This Delivery 11.58
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    Just spun the original release vinyl. Truly a remarkable recording! I hope the remastering to digital does it justice.
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    polkatese,

    Here's the ordering details of mine

    Your order (received 12 April 2005, 07:49 BST)
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    Ordered Title Price Dispatched Subtotal
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    1 Brothers in Arms [SACD] [LIMIT 10.20 GBP 1 10.20 GBP
    Sold by Amazon.com Int'l Sales, Inc.

    1 Brothers in Arms [SACD] 10.20 GBP 1 10.20 GBP
    Sold by Amazon.com Int'l Sales, Inc.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal: 20.40 GBP
    Delivery Charge: 4.07 GBP
    Total: 24.47 GBP

    Too late to change since the order has been shipped (received e-mail from Amazon UK)

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    Danny,

    Yes, Amazon UK. My original pricing was the same as what you've posted, but I noticed that the price posted on their site dropped to 9.99 GBP and 8.99 GBP, so I canceled my order on the 20th and re-ordered. When I did that the price dropped even more. Oh well, at least your order has shipped, mine hasn't yet.
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    Here it is (not my SACD)....




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    I just received my shipping notice today! :)
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    F1,

    Let us know how it sounds once you get a chance to listen to it.

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    Ok, will do.

    I already have the original redbook DDD copy, the JVC XRCD copy, the LP (no TT anymore because I hate the sound of vinyl) and the cassette (no more tape player either because they really suck), so I will compare the 2 CD versions with the SACD.
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    woo hoo, I received mine today! UK to California in less than 6 days, and yet Deep Discount DVD/CD orders shipped from Itasca, IL, took more than 4 weeks? WTF? (sorry, I am still PO'ed with that damn company).

    I'll do a quick mini-review once I get a chance to compare mine with RBCD version.

    Danny, yours should be in your mailbox anytime now...
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