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.
Almost certainly Elton John's biggest seller, save his first greatest hits collection. The hits on this sprawling double disc set include "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," the title track, and "Bennie and the Jets," and the album tracks include: "Love Lies Bleeding" and "Candle in the Wind."