Roxy Music: Avalon

Roxy Music: Avalon

Virgin  ROXYSACD 9

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid



Roxy Music

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Recorded at Compass Point, Nassau, The Power Station, New York and Gallery Studio, London

Engineered by Rhett Davies and Bob Clearmountain
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Masterdisc
Produced by Rhett Davies and Roxy Music

21st Anniversary Edition
Produced by Rhett Davies and Roxy Music
Assistant Producer: Colin Good
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
Assistant: Kevin Harp
Tape Archivist: Michael Boddy
Remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Studio, Portland, Maine
1. More Than This
2. The Space Between
3. Avalon
4. India
5. While My Heart Is Still Beating
6. The Main Thing
7. Take A Chance With Me
8. To Turn You On
9. True To Life
10. Tara
11. Always Unknowing (multichannel only)
Comments (1)

Comment by Ben Leggett - September 14, 2021 (1 of 1)

In my opinion most "rare and expensive out-of-print" SACDs are not worth the expenditure - this is the rare exception.

Unfortunately, most/all of the US regular CD releases of this album were HDCD encoded - and encoded in a way that doesn't take advantage of that format particularly well.

Even the Qobuz digital release is - again - a rip of a HDCD-encoded disc.

That leaves this SACD as the best digital release of this album you can get, even in 2021, even if you ignore the multichannel layer.

And the multichannel layer is excellent.

It's a gigantic shame that this hasn't been reprinted by any boutique labels, like the Pink Floyd discs have.