airguitar1 | South Colby, WA United States | 04/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own the DVD-A version of this recording. If the SACD is anything like the DVD-A, then you're in for a treat. You must get an SACD player to be able to get the multi-channel goodness on this SACD. I have an Oppo player which will allow you to play either DVD-A or SACD (and DVDs and CDs). Anyway, this is probably their best album. Many hits, and even those that were not "hits" are great tunes. And, the engineers did a wonderful job in making this a great multi-channel album."
MFSL CD Layer is Disappointing
D. Allen | McKinney Texas | 03/29/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Captain and Me is a giant in the land of classic '70s rock, and I've owned every version of it since its release in '73 (except for 8 track and cassette). When I bought this MFSL version, I was hoping for a significant improvement over the lackluster regular CD issue that I bought back in the '80s and still have.
Unfortunately, the CD layer on this hybrid is very similar to that old standard issue that's still in print today except for a couple of subtle differences: The MFSL is somewhat fuller sounding, or fleshier, but sacrifices some of the imaging found in the standard issue. The fuller sound also adds an unwelcome veil. Obviously, when I bought this, I was hoping for it to lift some of the veils present on my old version, especially on Tom Johnston's vocals.
There's really not much else to say. I'll hang on to it, though, for that day when I get an SACD player. Hopefully, if and when that happens, the SACD layer will make my purchase worthwhile. But even if I never get around to doing that, it'll still be a highly sought after collectible when it goes out of print."