Tuesday, May 01, 2007

More on the DVD Album

This posting way back in August implies that there's the possibility that the MVI version of Snakes & Arrows may have a true DVD-Audio layer. Still no word yet if this is the case. I'm tempted to order it for insurance purposes, especially since it's going to be limited to 25,000 copies, but it'll just be disappointment if there's no true high resolution audio layer. I guess we'll know more as its June 5 release date approaches.

In the meantime, treat yourself to the CD version. It does appear to be much better mastered than Vapor Trails. The drums aren't muddied, and the intro guitar lines don't instantly lower in volume once the other instruments kick in. It's still loud overall, and there's probably clipping in there somewhere (everyone rip to .wav and inspect those sound waves closely), but it sure is a hell of a lot better than their last effort. Rush: now with bonus dynamic range!

Edit 05/05/07: Sales of the regular CD have been phenomenal, and it looks like Rush will debut at #3 on Billboard. So I decided to order the MVI, figuring I can always cancel. I'd hate to miss out on a copy if it does have true hi-def sound on it.


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