Elton John - Honky Chateau





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DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

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Also available on:
Preowned Gold CD
180 Gram Vinyl Record
2017 Remaster

Total download size: 1.92GB

Cover art included, liner notes not included

DSD file created by Gus Skinas from the original DSD audio used to create the existing SACD.

Maybe the most focused collection of songs Elton John ever wrote. "Honky Cat" and "Rocket Man" helped send this record to the top of the charts. One of the finest collections of pop music of the early ‘70s.

1. Honky Cat
2. Mellow
3. I Think I'm Going To Kill Myself
4. Susie (Dramas)
5. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time)
6. Salvation
7. Slave
8. Amy
9. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
10. Hercules
11. Slave - Alternate Version

Customer Reviews (3.75 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Great Album, But Oh the Compression

posted on 01/12/2019
4 Stars
This album is a classic and sounds great on DSD, however, because some artist (usually Pop), like compression in the mastering process, the sound stage suffers, So this is a great example where the album is great and on DSD you get some added detail, however, the sound stage is the same of that as a Tidal Master or anything in a lower bit rate. If you absolutely love the album, buy the DSD version, if this is something you will listen to on occasion, skip it and just listen to it on Tidal or other streaming service or buy the CD/LP. In conclusion, enjoyable, but the sound stage is small. Good detail. Listened to it on my Audeze LCD-3 with Sony PHA-3 (non- balanced). Sound might improve depending on headphones, amp, DAC or speakers.


posted on 09/11/2018
1 Stars
I was disappointed with this download in terms of sound quality. Maybe its just not a good sounding album, but why pay extra for DSD then? Playback was through Chord Mojo/Poly portable player.

A great album with EXCELLENT sound!

posted on 02/22/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: RockStar2005
I bought this DSD album a few days and listened to it the other night on my AKG K553 headphones using the Oppo HA-2 amp/DAC (and my phone as the source).

The sound quality was SPECTACULAR all the way through. A lot of great songs here, with 2 big hits (Rocketman and Mad Hatters), and a bunch of cool obscure tracks (pretty much every other song lol) too. I had an mp3 version of Mad Hatters and compared it to the DSD one found here. You could tell within seconds that the DSD version sounded MUCH better. It just sounded cleaner, smooth, better vocal and I think drums were better too, etc.

I'm very happy with this purchase, and HIGHLY recommend buying this album in DSD!

My first DSD, this one's good.

posted on 01/26/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Guy
I've been buying 24x192 files as much as I can, and this is my first DSD. I'm playing my files through a Sony NW-ZX2 and PMA-3 amp with Sony MDR-27 head phones. This record is great in this format. The sound stage and definition are exceptional.

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