mr.bitey, on Sep 19 2007, 10:10 AM, said:
pity there wasnt anything there I liked!..
I know the feeling all too well. If you are into pop/rock the pickings are slim indeed. I found that in my local J&B it was the DVD-Audios only that were shoved in the bargain bin. The irony is that there were 2 or 3 titles there that were selling for aound $22 and at the time I was not interested. Now I want these titles, partly because I had never had the titles on CD/vinyl and I was worried that they will be very hard to find given that DVD-A is all but dead. So I have bought some of the stuff I was after from eBay or on-line retailers, sadly not as cheap as the J&B bargain bin.
Some of the stuff I have recently got (and almost all of it overseas) is:
The Church-Forget Yourself DVD-A (Dual Disc)
Doors-LA Woman (DVD Audio)
Yes-Fragile (DVD Audio)
Chicago-Chicago 2 (DVD Audio)
Fleetwood Mac-Rumours (DVD Audio)
Moody Blues SACDs-I already had 5 of the "classic 7", and had to resort to getting the final two after several months' procrastrination from eBay as the on-line retailers like CDWow-don't seem to have them anymore
Rolling Stones-Beggars Banquet and Let In Bleed (SACD)
Casio Royale (1967) HDCD (DVD-A)
David Bowie-Heathen (SACD), this one was difficult to find and I was luck to find a new one
David Bowie-Ziggy Startdust (SACD)
David Bowie-Scary Monsters (SACD)
Simple Minds-(SACD) apparently the DVD-A consisted of alternative mixes and I defintely did not want that
Pete Gabriel-So (SACD)
Pete Gabriel-Us (SACD)
Pete Gabriel-1 (Car) (SACD)
T-Rex-Electric Warrior (SACD) I could have got the DVD-A version, but I prefer a Red Book layer so I can rip and create AAC/MP4's for the old iPod. If there was no alternative to DVD-A, well I have to depend on a line in to the sound card........
Carole King-Tapestry (SACD), unfortunately not a hybrid.
Beck-Seachange (SACD), again unfortunately not a hybrid, but someone lent me the Redbook version for iPod puposes....
I'm currently in process of getting Peter Gabriel 3 (Melting Face) on SACD, but have never seen it in J&B. I have to make sure I get a UK version as the US version is apparently not a hyrbid, The first album (Car) was relatively easy to find on SACD. Also getting Human League-Dare (SACD). I never knew there was a SACD of this album until recently. I hope the on-line retailer hasn't made a mistake and listed the Red Book versions as SACD and charged more. I'll wait and see what they deliver...
I might look at getting the Elton John stuff too, Just as well it is his best albums from the ealy 1970's that are on SACD and not other unmentionables.
I am seeing plently of stock of Bob Dylan and Genesis in SACD but I not really into these two. I would consider get a Bob Dylan Best Of SACD if there was such an animal though.
I also wanted to get the Alan Parsons DVD-A's (on HDCD) but they are now out of print and quite expensve to buy from eBay etc.