Sunday, April 13, 2014
Amused to Death Gets the 5.1 Treatment
Yet another reissue to get the 5.1 Surround Sound treatment is Roger Waters' Amused to Death. Originally released in 1992, this album is considered the best of his solo efforts.
The reissue will be released as a SACD, which unfortunately is not as common as bluRay, on September 23. There will also be an vinyl version. The SACD will be available as an import in North America. You can already pre-order it on Amazon. I really do hope they do a DVD or bluRay audio version, as SACD has not really caught on in the Americas.
Engineer/producer James Guthrie has created a new stereo mix as well as the new 5.1 surround mix. The SACD will contain both, but the vinyl is being cut from the original tape masters so the new stereo mix cannot be used for the vinyl pressing.