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The Who - Who's Next

 (Japanese Import)





Product No.:
CPLJ 9596 SA
EAN: 4988005857484

SHM Single Layer SACDs

Note: OBI Strip may or may not be included and packaging may change as stock from manufacturer varies.

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.

Originally released in August 1971, Who's Next became The Who's most acclaimed work and one of the most important albums in the history of rock. Springing out of Pete Townshend's never-fully realized Lifehouse Project, it revolutionized popular music by introducing the use of pre-programmed synthesizers and sequencing. Who's Next also featured some of the Who's all-time biggest tracks, including "Baba O'Riley", "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Won't Get Fooled Again."

1. Baba O'Riley
2. Bargain
3. Love Ain't for Keeping
4. My Wife
5. Song Is Over
6. Getting in Tune
7. Going Mobile
8. Behind Blue Eyes
9. Won't Get Fooled Again

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Great album, not a great SACD

posted on 04/20/2018
4 Stars
The Who is my favorite rock band, and this is perhaps their greatest studio album (excepting Live at Leeds which is stunning).

The music here is great. If you don't have this album in a format you love already, then this SACD is worth considering.

The problem with this SHM-SACD is similar to about 70% of the other SHM-SACD releases I've purchased. It just sounds flat. This is not what this album sounds like. It is The Who at their most explosive. Even the video of the recording of Baba O'Reily on "The Kids are Alright" Blu Ray sounds better than this. It is almost as if there is a level of compression here that holds the sound back from it's normal impact. The Dynamic Range Database puts this SACD at between 9 (not great) and 11 (also not great.) There are recordings of The Who from earlier years such as Tommy and Quadrophonia, which both sound better. Anyway, this is a great album, but the sound of this SACD is less than optimal.

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