Reedition en SACD hybrides de tout le catalogue des Stones et
au meme prix qu'un CD nouveaute ( 19 $ aux US ) et cela a partir des
bandes masters originales.
Sur les qqs SACD hybrides que je possede , je peux vous assurer que la couche CD faite a partir de la couche SACD est excellente ...
HE 2002: Rolling Stones on SACD
HE 2002: The entire Rolling Stones catalog, from the beginning of their career through to their departure from Decca/London records, will be released along with all the remaining ABKCO Records titles as hybrid SACD discs (not standard CDs), that was the big announcement by Sony on the first day of this year Home Entertainment show in New York.
Jody Klein of ABKCO stated that " ...over the years, we have had many requests to re-issue these titles using the latest digital re-mastering techniques. Improvements in technology had only been incremental since then so we didn't feel there was a compelling reason to go back to the market with these classic albums until now." Klein stated that he felt that SACD sounded more like the original analog versions than any CD.
The most interesting thing about Klein's presentation was that he actually addressed what is for me the fundamental question regarding high-resolution audio formats;
one that the music industry hasn really confronted: the question of whether it isn't spitting into the wind to be pushing a format that is both higher resolution and more expensive than CD when the public seems to be voting with their feet (ok, their mice) for formats that are lower resolution and cheaper (i.e., MP3). Klein essentially stated that CDs don't have sufficient perceived value to make people want to own them (hence they download ripped MP3s) while the SACD Stones re-masters would be of such high quality as to be worth owning (and also be encrypted so that if you wanted them you'd have to buy them).
I think that he's right, the only answer for the music business to combat the mentality of those who subsist on free pirated music is the carrot and stick approach of producing very attractive protected content at a reasonable price. The Stones SACDs will have a list price of $18.99 which, while not cheap, is roughly the same as that of a new CD by a front-line pop act. (For example the current number one album in the US, "The Eminem Show" has a $19.99 list price.)
At a demonstration session after the press conference, Sony and ABKCO played three cuts from the Stones re-masters,"Its All Over Now" (from 12' × 5') which sounded pretty good but seemed to have had a lot of noise reduction applied, "Factory Girl" (from "Beggars Banquet"), which sounded a bit ratty (though this is a pretty ratty record, so maybe it was right after all) and the single "Honky Tonk Women" which sounded fabulous with great air and imaging.
One big question went unanswered at this conference; which masters were these SACDs produced from. When the Stones catalog was released on CD in 1986, those releases were highly controversial because many of the older tracks had been remixed and were significantly different than the original vinyl versions (some even using entirely different takes). Moreover, many of the new mixes were mono even where there had been true stereo versions released on vinyl (and I don't mean ersatz stereo versions like the early stereo Beatles records with the vocals in one speaker and the drums in another, but true stereo). The UK releases of Hot Rocks and More Hot Rocks were once hot commodities because they were the only source of true stereo mixes of many of the Stones songs on CD. I asked Klein whether the SACDs would use the original masters or the 1986 masters, and he implied that they would be the original masters. Of course, back in 1986, ABKCO denied that they even done remixes, so we'll see.
la liste ( d'une autre source) :
22 Classic Rolling Stones Titles Set for Release
NEW YORK, May 30, 2002 -- The entirety of the Rolling Stones' album catalog,
originally released in the 60's and early '70's on ABKCO/London Records
(ABKCO/Decca in the rest of the world) has been meticulously restored and
will be re-released on a series of dual layer hybrid Super Audio discs under
the banner ABKCO's The Rolling Stones Remastered. Twenty-two albums
including Let It Bleed, Out of Our Heads, December's Children, Beggars
Banquet, 12x5 and The Rolling Stones, Now! are part of the most
comprehensive single artist re-issue series ever undertaken. Each disc has
been encoded with two layers -- one containing a normal CD program, the
other Super Audio CD program of the same repertoire. The idea is to provide
complete backward and forward compatibility for the consumer, as the albums
are playable on both SACD-compatible machines as well as standard CD
players. Each dual layer disc was remastered using Sony's Direct Stream
Digital process resulting in brilliant fidelity in both standard or SACD
"Over the years, we have had many requests to re-issue these titles using
the latest digital remastering techniques," remarked ABKCO's Jody Klein who
noted that the albums were first released in the CD format in 1986. Klein,
who supervised the development of ABKCO's The Rolling Stones Remastered
Series stated, "Improvements in technology had only been incremental since
then so we didn't feel there was a compelling reason to go back to the
market with these
classic albums -- until now." Klein cites DSD mastering which samples the
original audio signal 2,822,400 times per second, 64 times faster than
standard CD encoding, as one of the main catalysts for the series. "DSD more
accurately reflects the sonic quality of analog than any other medium so the
depth one hears on these discs in standard or SACD playback is quite
The restoration process for ABKCO's The Rolling Stones Remastered Series
started with hundreds of hours of painstaking research on both sides of the
Atlantic to determine the analog sources most true to the original Rolling
Stones studio recordings.
Final mastering for all albums was completed under the direction of the
legendary Bob Ludwig who commented, "While three generations of music fans,
myself included, are all quite familiar with the Stones' material, DSD has
afforded us the opportunity to showcase both their brilliance and rough
edges all over again in a meaningful way."
All 22 of the albums in ABKCO's The Rolling Stones Remastered Series,
highlighting such classic tracks as "Sympathy For The Devil," "Under My
Thumb," "Street Fighting Man," "Mother's Little Helper," "The Last Time"
and, of course, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," will be released August
20th with Universal handling distribution worldwide. Suggested retail list
price is $18.98 for single disc packages.
A complete listing of the album titles in ABKCO's The Rolling Stones
Remastered Series follows:
England's Newest Hitmakers
The Rolling Stones Now
Out Of Our Heads
Out of Our Heads - UK Version
Big Hits (High Tide & Green Grass)
Aftermath - UK Version
Got Live If You Want It!
Between The Buttons
Between The Buttons - UK Version
Their Satanic Majesties Request
Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol.2)
Let It Bleed
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out
More Hot Rocks
The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years
Metamorphosis - UK Version
SOURCE ABKCO RECORDS <<
Jody Klein of ABKCO a écrit:I think that he's right, the only answer for the music business to combat the mentality of those who subsist on free pirated music is the carrot and stick approach of producing very attractive protected content at a reasonable price.
Enfin , une position intelligente !!! et a laquelle j'adhere totalement