Tuesday, 05 April 2005
As anyone who has listened to at least a handful of SACD discs can tell
you, all SACDs are not created equal. In fact, contrary to popular
belief, the SACD logo does not guarantee a quality recording or
dramatically improved audio experience over their 16-bit CD
counterparts. (Neither does the DVD-Audio logo, for that matter).
However, there are those SACDs that stand above the fray and prove that
this format, however feebly marketed and implemented, does have merit
and should remain a viable entity, hopefully to one day make the
transition into the mainstream whereby a consumer simply buys a CD that
just happens to be an SACD (or DVD-A). The subject of this review is
just such a recording.
Upon receiving the Martin Taylor
SACD Artistry, I was fully prepared to hate it. Oh, I had a feeling it
would sound good, but I just knew it wasn’t really my style of ...