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Super Audio CD and Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" [Oct. 25th, 2003|05:12 pm]
Bob Bain
[Current Mood |awakeawake]
[Current Music |John Coltrane video and sound]

I must admit it's only within the past two weeks that I've heard of two competing "replacement" audio formats to replace the long established CD (good enough for me). These are SACD (Super Audio CD) and DVD-A or DVD-Audio. I recently mentioned in correspondence that one of my favourite jazz albums of all time is Miles Davis "Kind of Blue". Yesterday the Commonwealth Bank sent me a(nother) HMV voucher under their reward points system and while purchasing a DVD about saxophonist John Coltrane I noted one SACD in the store. It was Miles Davis "Kind of Blue". The day before curious as to what this SACD was I found the Sony site...

Super Audio CD Sony Site

The introductory music in the presentation was recognised immediately as from the Miles Davis album.

There are almost no titles around and as far as I can tell the conventional audio CD will be around for some time yet. Naturally the record companies wish to bring us "superior sound" and digitally protect the content against pirates given that audio CD is reputedly very easy to "rip".