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Motown Mike
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Date Posted:08/26/2015 09:18:41Copy HTML

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/nat-king-cole-the-christmas-song-1960-sacd-from-audio-fidelity.457892/

Looking forward to this. Steve Hoffman will handle the mastering and/or mixing, and he always does sparkling work.
EricSVedowski Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #1
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Re:Hybrd SACD reissue of Nat Cole's 'The Christmas Song' album coming

Date Posted:08/27/2015 02:04:30Copy HTML

I am looking forward to this as well-and I would love the extra tracks mentioned in the thread you linked to.
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Re:Hybrd SACD reissue of Nat Cole's 'The Christmas Song' album coming

Date Posted:09/06/2015 06:14:58Copy HTML

Motown Mike, few questions; can the SACD's be played in the Sony Blu-Ray players or only on the specific Sony SACD players from a few years back? Didn't Sony issue some CD's that had SACD on one side and CD on the flip side?

Where can you purchase these, especially the Nat King Cole LP referenced?

Thanks,

John


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Re:Hybrd SACD reissue of Nat Cole's 'The Christmas Song' album coming

Date Posted:09/10/2015 06:35:32Copy HTML

I'm interested in answers to those question too!

I'm debating whether to buy an SACD player.
Will in Seattle a.k.a. "Clueless"
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Re:Hybrd SACD reissue of Nat Cole's 'The Christmas Song' album coming

Date Posted:10/08/2015 12:09:03Copy HTML

I saw a photo of the CD on Amazon and it says it's playable on regular CD players. These usually are dual layers, so they will play on both types of players.

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Re:Hybrd SACD reissue of Nat Cole's 'The Christmas Song' album coming

Date Posted:11/15/2015 02:21:19Copy HTML

Amazon has sent me an email saying this won't be released until December 18 ... just one week before Christmas.
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Date Posted:11/16/2015 12:45:35Copy HTML

Rich, MotownMike, will this CD have 5.1 sound if you play it in a Sony Blu-Ray player that is equipped with surround sound?

I think I saw it in the Collector's Choice Music catalog too, but didn't have the release date.

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Re:Hybrd SACD reissue of Nat Cole's 'The Christmas Song' album coming

Date Posted:11/20/2015 02:41:18Copy HTML

johnny - No, it's stereo only. 
The title track is the the same remix from the original three-track studio tapes that Steve Hoffman did for the hybrid SACD of The Nat King Cole Story on the Analogue Productions label a few years back. It sounds wonderfully warm and clear, albeit much "drier" (less reverb) than on the original LP. The remainder of the tracks are the original mixes done in 1960, with everything that implies both good and bad (i.e. occasional dropouts). But for my money it definitely sounds better than any previous CD issue of this album. (Incidentally, Kevin Gray and not Steve Hoffman actually did the mastering on this. My bad!)

It does seem like something of a missed opportunity that they didn't reissue this under its original title (The Magic of Christmas) with its original artwork and tracklist ("Deck the Halls" as Track 1 and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" as Track 3) restored. They could have added "The Christmas Song" on the end as a bonus track, along with the alternate, English-language version of "All Come All Ye Faithful" that's turned up elsewhere. I'm guessing Universal probably forbade Audio Fidelity from doing anything other than a straight reissue of the album in its best-known configuration.
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Detroit Mike: did you get a copy already? Did CCM release them?

J

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Date Posted:11/20/2015 03:14:43Copy HTML

Yes, I ordered my copy direct from the Audio Fidelity site and got it earlier this week.


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Re:Hybrd SACD reissue of Nat Cole's 'The Christmas Song' album coming

Date Posted:11/22/2015 01:47:51Copy HTML

Got my copy today from Amazon !!!
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