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The Who - The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley:
UK / Germany - 2022 Polydor/UMC CD
UK / Germany - 2022 Polydor/UMC CD (Photo Book)
CD includes nice photo book
UK / Germany - 2022 Polydor/UMC Blu-Ray (Disc Face)
Album: The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley
LPs (vinyl) Sampled: n/a
CDs Sampled: Germany (Polydor/UMC)
LP Comments: n/a
CD Comments: This is a pretty good CD set! The mix on this is fabulous and the sound might have a little more compression than I prefer, but there are (14) sound samples below that you can listen to and draw your own conclusions.
Summary and Other Comments: This is a 2 CD Set with Blu-Ray Disc (see below). With almost no advertising or promotion, the set was scheduled to be released on November 4, 2022 (but mysteriously disappeared). Perhaps with world-wide production delays, the set itself was postponed for a later release date. No information on the rescheduled date is currently available. Additionally... Like a box of Cracker Jacks, the CD set comes with a nice photo book.
Track Listing: Who Are You, Eminence Front, Imagine A Man, Pinball Wizard, Hero Ground Zero, Join Together, Substitute, The Seeker, Won't Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes, Ball And Chain, The Real Me, I'm One, The Punk And The Godfather *, 5:15, Drowned, The Rock, Love Reign O'er Me, Baba O'Riley, Tea And Theatre *
* Recorded on the 2019 "Moving On" tour
Blu-Ray Disc Comments: The blu-ray disc is not a video, but rather a multi-format (PCM Stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos) audio disc comprised of the same track list as the CDs (see pix below). The blu-ray (in PCM HD mode) sounds a smidgeon smoother than the CD counterparts - just enough to make it the preferred listening choice between them. The Dolby Atmos mode seems to strip away the heavy compression (associated with the CD and PCM version) and is more dynamic (listen to sound samples below).
Listen for yourself!
Below are 30 second WAV samples from the album titles as described above.
Who Are You Eminence Front Imagine A Man Hero Ground Zero Join Together Substitute The Seeker Won't Get Fooled Again Ball And Chain The Real Me The Rock Love Reign O'er Me Baba O'Riley Tea And Theatre
From Blu-Ray (PCM - HD):
Who Are You Eminence Front Imagine A Man Hero Ground Zero Join Together Substitute The Real Me Bonus: Pinball Wizard
From Blu-Ray (Dolby Atmos @ 2.0 - HD):
Who Are You Eminence Front Imagine A Man Hero Ground Zero Join Together Substitute The Real Me Baba O'Riley Bonus: The Punk And The Godfather
Note: Sound comparisons are only as good as your ears and the equipment you are listening to the music with.
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