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    Exclamation Solti Ring to be released again..........................

    I gotta have it............





    Decca proudly presents the definitive high bit-depth transfer of this legendary recording, carefully remastered in 2012.

    The set features:
    An anti-scratch matt finish 16CD + Bonus CD-Rom capbox box set containing Soltis immortal recording of Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen as remastered in 2012.

    An extensive 108-page booklet featuring written introductions to each opera by producer John Culshaw, synopses in English and German and many original session photographs.

    Including Deryck Cookes An Introduction to Der Ring Des Nibelungen (CD 15-16).

    PDF transcript is also available on the CD-Rom.

    CD-Rom containing complete libretti in original German with English translation and French translation.

    This careful and much-lauded remastering from 2012 has to-date only been issued in a limited edition 17CD + Blu-ray Audio package (which has almost sold out)and more recently in a Deluxe Blu-Ray Audio only edition.

    So this is the first presentation of a CD-only edition of the 2012 remastering.

    Around 50 dollars
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    Good gracious. Not again? Is it some new technology it has been put through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Good gracious. Not again? Is it some new technology it has been put through?
    The latest remastering PLUS.............
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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    They should re-release a new LP version, I'd save up for that. I already have Solti on CD (the older remastering with libretto booklets), but any CD will compress the sound somewhat (and MP3 even more), whereas I think having the LPs and a good speaker system for my record player will convince me into getting another release of this recording. I love Solti's Ring to death, mind you, and it's great it has been released in this format, but it won't win me over. This is great for people who want to hear one of the greatest achievements in classical music at a low price who haven't yet been able to purchase the more expensive releases of this recording, and I commend it for that.

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    Plus what else? I would have thought everything that could be done with it had been done! Ah, the price! Just £35.99 on Amazon. Plus libretto on CD-rom instead of booklet.

    Must confess the horribly wooly tone of Hotter in Walkure is a big detraction from the set. What a shame that the greatest Wotan of the age suffered such a vocal deterioration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Plus what else? I would have thought everything that could be done with it had been done! Ah, the price! Just £35.99 on Amazon. Plus libretto on CD-rom instead of booklet.

    Must confess the horribly wooly tone of Hotter in Walkure is a big detraction from the set. What a shame that the greatest Wotan of the age suffered such a vocal deterioration.
    I don't think he's that bad. And he still has the heft and emotion needed.
    And the set is magnificent.
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    You can already download the 2012 remastering (in audiophile sound 44.1kHz/24bit - libretto in pdf included) from HDTracks in the US, or from Qobuz in Europe

    http://www.hdtracks.com/wiener-solti...des-nibelungen

    http://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/ric.../0002894787859

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Plus what else? I would have thought everything that could be done with it had been done! Ah, the price! Just £35.99 on Amazon. Plus libretto on CD-rom instead of booklet.

    Must confess the horribly wooly tone of Hotter in Walkure is a big detraction from the set. What a shame that the greatest Wotan of the age suffered such a vocal deterioration.
    Latest 2012 remaster, anti scratch finish, nice packaging, Cookes cds, a book.
    I think it's great.
    What do you want? sheeesh

    And heck with LP's. I had enough of that back in the day.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GioCar View Post
    You can already download the 2012 remastering (in audiophile sound 44.1kHz/24bit - libretto in pdf included) from HDTracks in the US, or from Qobuz in Europe

    http://www.hdtracks.com/wiener-solti...des-nibelungen

    http://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/ric.../0002894787859
    I'll take the cd package, thank you
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    And heck with LP's. I had enough of that back in the day.
    My generation wasnt even born until a couple of decades after the era of 'back in the day' I've been discovering LPs in the last five years and I think they are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post

    And heck with LP's. I had enough of that back in the day.
    I agree about the LPs. Awful things! Put them away perfect and when you got them out again they were scratched! Like how my trousers shrink when they are in the wardrobe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    I agree about the LPs. Awful things! Put them away perfect and when you got them out again they were scratched! Like how my trousers shrink when they are in the wardrobe.
    Yeah, scratches, warps, short playing time, storage.
    those things are heavy!!!!
    ugghhhhh
    you can have them
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    My generation wasnt even born until a couple of decades after the era of 'back in the day' I've been discovering LPs in the last five years and I think they are fantastic.
    good luck lad
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Yeah, scratches, warps, short playing time, storage.
    those things are heavy!!!!
    ugghhhhh
    you can have them
    I wouldn't mind having them actually......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    I wouldn't mind having them actually......
    And don't forget.
    Every time you play them the grooves wear down.
    Less fidelity as you go.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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