Various Artists – Telarc SACD Sampler I (2002) MCH SACD ISO

Various Artists – Telarc SACD Sampler I (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:07:00 minutes | Covers | 4,18 GB
Label: Telarc | Release Year: 2002 | Genre: Jazz, Classical

This is Telarc’s first Stereo / Multichannel SACD sampler. It offers a wide variety of Jazz and Classical selections recorded in Analog, PCM and DSD so it made for an interesting comparison of the three main types of recording.

From the liner notes on level differences on this Telarc Sampler SACD: “Our goal in compiling this sampler was to present the listener with a variety of differing approaches to creating a surround sound experience, using various musical examples.

The Selections included in this SACD are presented with no alternation in overall level or dynamic range from the original masters. The apparent levels, therefore differ greatly from track to track. Telarc’s masters are optimized for maximum peak levels during the recording sessions and subsequent mastering. When we attempted to match the relative volume between these tracks, we found it significantly degraded the sonic integrity of the original masters, resulting in out decision to leave them alone.

To make it easier to play these unleveled tracks, we chose to group them from loudest to softest. There is roughly a 45 percent difference in apparent level from the first track to the last so you will undoubtedly want to increase the volume as you play through the disc.”

All tracks are Telarc recordings with the exception of Tracks 3 and 4 which are from their sister label Heads Up.


01. Moanin’ – Monty Alexander from “Monty Meets Sly and Robbie” (Source: Analog)
02. Badia – Jason Miles, etc. from “Celebrating the Music of Weather Report” (Source: PCM 24/44.1)
03. Nature Boy – Philip Bailey from “Soul On Jazz” (Source: Analog / PCM 24/44.1)
04. Feelin’ Fine – Spyro Gyra from “In Modern Times” (Source: Analog / PCM 24/44.1)
05. Give Me One Reason – Junior Wells from “Come On In This House” (Source: Analog / PCM 24/44.1)
06. Anthony’s Blues – Michel Camilo from “Triangulo” (Source: Analog with DSD)
07. Harcourt Nights – Oscar Peterson Quartet and the Michel Legrand Strings from “Trail of Dreams: A Canadian Suite” (Source: DSD)
08. Pride And Joy – Kevin Mahogany from “”Pride and Joy” (Source: DSD)
09. Simple Gifts – Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra from “A Celtic Spectacular” (Source: DSD)
10. September In The Rain – Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra from “Nice ‘N’ Easy, Celebrating Sinatra” (Source: DSD)
11. Across the Universe – King’singers, Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra from “Music of the Beatles” (Source: DSD)
12. Cuban Landscape With Rain – Los Angeles Guitar Quartet from “Latin Album” (Source: DSD)
13. Dupre: Magnificat VI – Michael Murray from “Dupre, Franck, Widor: Organ Works” (Source: DSD)
14. Song For All Seas All Ships – Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus from “Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1 “A Sea Symphony” (Source: DSD)
15. O Fortuna – Donald Runnicles, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus from “Orff: Carmina Burana” (Source: DSD)


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