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Old 09-01-04, 09:36 AM   #1
Lara Means
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Bjork Medúlla 5.1 DVD-A reviews?

I picked up Bjork's new album two days ago and I think its a great album. I noticed on her website that a DVD-AUDIO version was released on the same day. Does anyone know if there any reviews of it anywhere? I'm curious to know if its worth picking up. Thanks!
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Old 09-01-04, 04:14 PM   #2
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The dvd-audio version has not been released in the states (and may not be at all). The 4um on Bjorks website may have some reviews, but as these are diehard fans, they probably aren't too objective.
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Old 09-01-04, 04:45 PM   #3
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I'm curious about the SACD version. I'm importing it for $20 courtesy of Amazon UK. I'm so enamored with SACD that upon hearing a preview of the album I HAD to get the SACD version. Unfortunately there are no reviews yet. Also wondering how the SACD version of Vespertine holds up against the DVD-A. I have the DVD-A already but find it less appealling than some of my SACDs... namely Sea Change, Dark Side, and Transatlanticism (stereo). It's probably just that the crossover settings on my hardware don't align well with the DVD-A bass crossover for my player, so I get a gap in the low mids when I listen to DVD-As that isn't present on my SACDs.

In any case, can't wait for Medulla SACD to arrive... and I'd be tempted to triple-dip for Vespertine on SACD if I could find a comparison to the DVD-A.

Also of note, Bjork's entire back-catalog is being rereleased on SACD this fall by Universal International. Irritating as hell... I hate paying import prices for SACDs which should be all rights be manufactured here as well. Anyone know the logic behind Europe-only SACD releases?
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Old 09-02-04, 01:36 PM   #4
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Has there been a US DVD-Audio version released? I know that the UK simultaneously released the standard stereo CD version and the 5.1 DVD-Audio/SACD versions (my SACD copy is in the mail! can't wait!)

Here's a breakdown on what's on the DVD-A edition:

http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=297000

BJORK Medulla (2004 UK 14-track DVD-Audio + PAL/NTSC DVD disc [only playable on DVD players] including 'Oceania' as performed at the Olympic Games opening ceremony including collaborations with Rahzel [The Roots], Mike Patton [Faith No More] and Robert Wyatt plus 'Making Of The Album' documentary featuring behind- the-scenes footage filmed during the course of a year in New York, London, Reyjavik, Canary Islands & Brazil whilst recording the album, card picture slipcase).
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