Wishbone Ash Argus Single-Layer Stereo Japanese Import SHM-SACD
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This Single-Layer SHM-SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player!
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.
This album boasted Wishbone Ash's extended compositions, some of them ("Time
Was," "Sometime World") actually medleys of different tunes, played with
assurance and developing into imaginative explorations of new musical territory
and group interaction. The lyrics touched on medieval themes ("The King Will
Come," "Warrior") always popular with British rock bands, adding a majestic tone
to the music, but it was the arrangements, with their twin lead guitar parts and
open spaces for jamming, that made the songs work so well. Argus was a bigger
hit in the U.K., where it reached the Top Five, than in the U.S., where it set
up the commercial breakthrough enjoyed by the band's next album, Wishbone Four,
but over the years it came to be seen as the quintessential Wishbone Ash
recording, the one that best realized the group's complex vision.
• Super High Material Super Audio CD
• SHM-SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• Single-Layer Stereo SHM-SACD, 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.
• This Single-Layer SHM-SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
1. Time Was
2. Sometime World
3. Blowin' Free
4. The King Will Come
5. Leaf and Stream
7. Throw Down the Sword