Please note: These SHM-SACD reissues are packaged in plastic jewel cases, not cardboard mini-LP jackets.
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
- Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
- Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
- Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
One of the best-selling British recording artists of all time (six consecutive No. 1 albums and 24 Top 10 singles), Rod Stewart, along with playing in the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, was also releasing solo work as well. Released in 1970, Gasoline Alley is in a style that Stewart developed and honed and which dipped into Stewart's working class Scottish origins. Featuring a mix of original work and well selected and executed covers, Stewart's unique and true voice, shines on this classic record.