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I have purchased many SACD’s over the years and none can compare to incredible soundstage of this this iconic album. I have a few of the "Pure Audio" Blu-rays and they vary in comparison depending on the title. Yes, I know that there are just some titles available on Blu-ray audio that remastering will not make them sound like they were recorded yesterday. This album is so far, and by far, the best sounding 5. 1 audio recording I have ever purchased. I was kind of expecting a lot less to be honest, but boy was I wrong. It’s like being in the middle of the actual recording session. I was amazed at the sounds coming from all the different speakers. It was if Tom Petty was inside my center speaker and the band was surrounding me. I will not go into the greatness of each song as the whole disc is incredible. Most fans of this album know that it is one of Tom Petty’s best albums. I own about 45 SACD’s and none can compare to the sound that is reproduced by this disc. The mastering is incredible and every song sounds like being in the studio while this was being recorded. It’s almost like you can just step over and shake Tom Petty’s hand. It’s that great. I usually do not get this excited about a recording, but this is a must here. It also comes with a FLAC download and three other formats depending on what your personal player is capable of playing back. As an audiophile, I mostly listen to Vinyl on a designated system. I also own several High Resolution DSD files or FLAC files in 24Kb/163mHz that I play mostly on my laptop using either my Teac Dual Monaural D/A Converter with USB Streaming or my Astell&Kern AK120 Mastering Quality Sound Portable Dual DAC Hi-Fi Audio System. I hope that the format of Blu-ray audio takes off and more titles are released. I have three of the "Pure Audio" disc and I like them for the most part. The best thing is that unlike most other forms of HD audio, you do not need a special player or a DAC converter to enjoy them, just a Blu-ray player. I have spent close to $2,000 on equipment to play HD files from my MacBook Pro. With the Blu-ray format , all this equipment is not necessary. I own an Oppo 105 Player, but I played this on a very inexpensive Sony player and it sounded just as great as the very pricey Oppo player. If you are a fan of Tom Petty, and own a Blu-ray player, you really need this version even if you are like myself and own this recording on several other formats. You will be totally mesmerized by the sound an magical separation of the 5. 1 audio this delivers. What really makes this great for me is that I can play this on our main living room system and not hide out in my "man cave" to enjoy how great it sounds. Check it out!
Though easily as consistent as their first two releases, it was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ third release, Damn the Torpedoes, that catapulted Petty and company into the first rank of American rock acts. It’s not hard to understand why. With a slate of driving songs destined to become FM staples (“Refugee,” “Here Comes My Girl,” “Even the Losers,” “Don’t Do Me Like That”), it’s an album that plays much like half a greatest-hits collection. Fusing a rootsy sensibility heavy with Dylan and Byrds affectations with his own pop instincts (honed by early stints with Mudcrutch and Dwight Twilley) and coupling them with one of rock’s most consistently underrated powerhouses, the Heartbreakers, Petty’s throwback traditionalism oddly found him riding the crest of the new wave in the late ’70s. All tracks on this new edition have been sonically upgraded via state-of-the-art digital remastering. –Jerry McCulley
Damn the Torpedoes Review
If you’re a CD nut like me and want the best quality remasters out there but struggle to find reviews of them on here, I’ll be the one to review which remastered release to get (the 2001 or the 2010 version). I, for one, think there are too many reviews of the album itself rather than how the remastering is done, and whether it’s good or bad. We all know how great this album is. It’s a classic, one of Tom Petty’s best for sure. Now onto the remastering. The remasters available are the 2001 edition done by Joe Gastwirt, and the more recent 2010 edition done by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios in Hollywood, CA. Personally, I prefer the former because Joe Gastwirt also did the 2001 remasters for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ self-titled debut album, You’re Gonna Get It, Hard Promises, and Long After Dark, and Gastwirt is just as all-around great mastering engineer in my opinion, having also remastered most of the Grateful Dead’s catalog, and Crosby, Stills & Nash’s releases in the early ’90s. The new remaster is fine, but seems like more of a cash grab than anything. I respect Bernie Grundman and all, but if you already have the 2001 remaster of this album, keep it. And if you don’t, buy either, but I’d go for the 2001 version personally. -Read Reviews-
I’ll be short, since this is a 31 year old album many people know. This review will comment the BD release, and its importance for future music releases on BD. This is the complete album with nine bonus tracks, 18 tracks in total. All songs have been remastered and have recieved the same treatment. This is a very unique product among all the products following today’s trend of over compressed and bad sounding CD’s and downloads. This BD have incredible dynamics, and is a joy to listen to. (If only more artists cared about how their art sounded. ..)BD can be the new SACD, and lets hope so. There have been sold more BD players in the last three years than all the SACD players sold since its start about ten years ago. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers with their producer/engineer Ryan Ulyate are pioneers in paving the way for music on BD, they have already created music history, and I hope this turns out to be a musical revolution!To sum up, if you like Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers just a little bit, buy this! You will love it and play it often! And it will certainly get you excited for more high resolution music in both stereo and surround!Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers & Ryan Ulyate, if you or someone in your staff should read this, I tell you: Please keep this up! Your work is on this BD and the Mojo BD is so important for the whole damaged music industry! If I could thank you in person, I wouldn’t have a vocabulary strong enough to express my joy. But know that there are many of us out here that will gladly pay to enjoy your music the way you intended in the studio!Audio options on all 18 tracks and two music videos:5. 1 96kHz/24bit DTS-HD Master Audio5. 1 96kHz/24bit PCM2. 0 96kHz/24bit PCMRegion: AllNote: The DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 48/24 logo on the back shouldn’t have been there, the audio is in fact as listed above.