Camarillo, CA (PressExposure) March 19, 2013 -- Marshall Blonstein and his reissue label Audio Fidelity have reignited interest in the Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) format.
Two classic progressive rock recordings have reintroduced the format via the specialty label. Rush and Yes head up the collector's series with the Rush masterpiece Counterparts (1993) and the legendary Yes classic Close To The Edge (1972). The two renowned progressive rock releases remain cornerstones of the genre and are revered to present day as benchmarks for the genre during their respective decades.
The essence of progressive rock is exploratory and complex and each release highlights those factors poignantly with their own particular approaches and styles. Yes was classically influenced with Rick Wakeman's keyboard flourishes and Rush made their own unique inroads to progressive rock with science fiction themes and in this case, with introspective lyrics in regards to relationships. Yes provided dreamy soundscapes and spiritual lyrics with complex suites that seamlessly flowed like a river into an ocean of sounds and wonderment, while Rush offered an endless array of rock sounds in different shapes and forms. Both albums have their own unique trademark sounds that continue to bring endless hours of joy to their fans.
The SACD format is one that focuses on more distinct and clear sounding recordings, much like the Audio Fidelity gold discs. Each CD comes in a windowed slipcase with a duplicate of the original cover and CD booklet. The format lends itself well to all the high points of each recording while also allowing the listener to detect subtle nuances that become crystal clear because of the remastering within the SACD format.
Audiophiles, collectors and music lovers alike will appreciate this incredible music that has been given a new lease on life through the Audio Fidelity SACD releases. The recordings can be purchased directly through the label website or through major Etailers such as Amazon.com
Yes Close To The Edge Buy Link: [http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/yes-close-edge]
Rush Counterparts Buy Link: [http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/rush-counterparts]
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