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John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020


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Some fact snippets I gathered from people who talked to people (in the orchestra etc.):   - The Philharmoniker were big fans of Williams as a conductor and specifically pointed out his sensi

In this topic, there has already been some speculation about WP seating on JW concerts and we had a good chat of our own with @Marian Schedenig so I decided to ask my friend who plays double bass in t

15 hours ago, BB-8 said:

SACD sets are usually very limited and sell out very quickly; only to reappear on the secondary market with super jacked up prices.

 

Act now! 

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1 hour ago, bollemanneke said:

Why on earth would you buy this multiple times? Seems like a waste of money.

 

It's what you call obsession.

 

I even have the limited ASM-signed Deluxe issue from jpc which sold out like hot Schnitzel.

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I don´t understand why they made the SACD stereo only. They had already excellent multichannel tracks from the Blu-ray, which sound much better then the stereo tracks. Why not slap then on the SACD, too? Technically this is no problem. Stereo only this is not interesting for me; with a Multichannel track I would consider buying it in addition to the BD.

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22 hours ago, BB-8 said:

Was there a similar release in Japan for the original audience-noise free album?

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20 minutes ago, Jay said:

Was there a similar release in Japan for the original audience-noise free album?

 

Not a SACD but a UHQCD in a normal jewel case (without the applause).

 

Jpc have one left in stock - but it should still be available elsewhere worldwide.

 

Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams - In Vienna (Ultimate High Quality CD) (CD) – jpc

 

John Williams in Vienna - Sieveking Sound (sieveking-sound.de)

 

John Williams live in Vienna (hifi-linzbach.de)

 

There is also a XL-jewel case with UHQCD plus Blu-ray.

 

John Williams-John Williams IN Vienna-Japan Uhqcd + Blu-Ray Ltd / Ed Q06 Japan | eBay.

 

 

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So I pre-ordered the 2CD live set a couple days ago and Amazon said arriving Tuesday.  I check this morning and it shows in stock with delivery tomorrow, so I canceled my original order and placed new order to get it earlier.  Then I get an email from Amazon saying my order couldn't be canceled :banghead:  Oh well, I'll just not open the 2nd one I get and return it.  

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5 minutes ago, BB-8 said:

 

Not a SACD but a UHQCD in a normal jewel case (without the applause).

 

Jpc have one left in stock - but it should still be available elsewhere worldwide.

 

Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams - In Vienna (Ultimate High Quality CD) (CD) – jpc

 

John Williams in Vienna - Sieveking Sound (sieveking-sound.de)

 

John Williams live in Vienna (hifi-linzbach.de)

 

There is also a XL-jewel case with UHQCD plus Blu-ray.

 

John Williams-John Williams IN Vienna-Japan Uhqcd + Blu-Ray Ltd / Ed Q06 Japan | eBay.

 

 

 

Interesting - I never even heard of the UHQCD format before!

Why did DG decide to use a different format for each album in Japan?

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1 minute ago, Jay said:

 

Interesting - I never even heard of the UHQCD format before!

Why did DG decide to use a different format for each album in Japan?

 

So that obsessed nerds like me are forced to buy a total of 8 audio versions:

 

golden single Digipack

yellow single Digipack

black vinyl with golden label

black vinyl with yellow label

golden vinyl with golden label (Ltd, numbered)

yellow Digipack 2-CD "Live Edition"

semi-golden single UHQCD (Japan) - jewel case

yellow 2-SACD "Live Edition" (Japan) - jewel case

 

plus:

yellow single Blu-ray (new)

Ltd Deluxe Edition

Ltd Deluxe Edition signed by ASM

glossy golden sleeved UHQCD + Blu-ray (Japan) - maxi jewel case

 

Have I forgotten any version (hope not - this really has to stop!)?

 

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2 hours ago, BB-8 said:

It's arrived - thanks to jpc!

 

It's more or less the same as the yellow-label Digipack: glossy, no gold, same photo inside, but holding 2 CDs!

 

The sticker is on the outside foil.

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When you say "outside foil," is that the same as "shrinkwrap"?

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On 2/5/2021 at 6:49 PM, BB-8 said:

 

So that obsessed nerds like me are forced to buy a total of 8 audio versions:

 

golden single Digipack

yellow single Digipack

black vinyl with golden label

black vinyl with yellow label

golden vinyl with golden label (Ltd, numbered)

yellow Digipack 2-CD "Live Edition"

semi-golden single UHQCD (Japan) - jewel case

yellow 2-SACD "Live Edition" (Japan) - jewel case

 

plus:

yellow single Blu-ray (new)

Ltd Deluxe Edition

Ltd Deluxe Edition signed by ASM

glossy golden sleeved UHQCD + Blu-ray (Japan) - maxi jewel case

 

Have I forgotten any version (hope not - this really has to stop!)?

 


Do you have all the vinyl singles? 😉

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13 minutes ago, rough cut said:


Do you have all the vinyl singles? 😉

 

I actually bought the Chairman's Waltz + Prayer for Peace single in Vienna...long before the gold rush.

On 2/5/2021 at 12:52 PM, bollemanneke said:

Yeah, need to burn that someday.

"big box" - you mean Sony JW The Conductor?

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I'm thoroughly confused by the bonus track situation and have not made it a priority to slog through every page of this thread to figure it out, so someone please reward my indolence: is there anything on this release besides spoken words and applause that we haven't heard before?

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3 hours ago, igger6 said:

I'm thoroughly confused by the bonus track situation and have not made it a priority to slog through every page of this thread to figure it out, so someone please reward my indolence: is there anything on this release besides spoken words and applause that we haven't heard before?

It's pretty what you can hear on the Blu-ray. A full concert programme with Williams talking and applause at the end of each track.

 

Karol

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6 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Are you able to hear a difference between CDs and SACDs? I'm not, except when there's different mixes.

Sometimes you can. I just want one because I'm a snob. ;)

 

Now someone needs to create a version of the complete programme without the talking and applause. :)

 

Karol

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1 minute ago, crocodile said:

Now someone needs to create a version of the complete programme without the talking and applause. :)

 

I'm sure it's in the works.

 

2 minutes ago, crocodile said:

Sometimes you can.

 

It's often not easy to know if it's due to higher resolution or just different mixes.

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27 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I'm sure it's in the works.

Yeah, DG must be preparing the next physical release with no applause in another beautiful 2CD set to be release in september 2021 before a final release in january 2022 for the two years anniversary of this very special concert in a 2CD set, blu-ray combo with special interviews of Anne-Sophie Mutter and the maestro himself! :lol:

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2 hours ago, Raiders of the SoundtrArk said:

And if John Williams do come in Berlin for a new concert we shall have the same releases for the Berlin concert.

And then for 5th anniversary of the Vienna Concert in 2025 they will release a boxset of the two concerts!

 

Followed by the "Authentic Edition" 4 CD set with the complete raw material of both Vienna concerts (18th, 19th January, resp.), with bonus material from the rehearsals and the extra takes.

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