Eric Clapton – There’s One In Every Crowd

21 Jan

Eric Clapton - There's One In Every Crowd DS340 front

Release: DS340

Source: Blu-Ray

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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15 Responses to “Eric Clapton – There’s One In Every Crowd”

  1. rayshackleford June 16, 2014 at 02:22 #

    Of the two releases this one and 461 I prefer the songs on this one. The recording is amazing and a cool way to get turned onto some more of Mr Clapton.

  2. joeerand January 22, 2014 at 19:59 #

    Another generous freebie. Thanks!

  3. Owen Smith January 22, 2014 at 14:53 #

    This sounds superb, revealing the sound quality available from a modern discrete transfer from a good quad master. My own view is that a 16/48 discrete transfer could have sounded just as good (since it exceeds the limits of human hearing) but there seems to be a belief that 24/96 is necessary for multi channel audio. If it gets us releases like this I’ll accept that, though the modern trend of only including the discrete quad in highly expensive blu ray boxsets is very annoying.

    Muscially there’s plenty on offer here. Predictably I prefer the tracks with more electric guitar. Quad is well used with guitar and other instruments frequently in the rears but not in a jarring way. I prefer this to the previous Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard release, and I’m talking about the music here not the transfer quality.

    • oxforddickie January 23, 2014 at 19:11 #

      I have to admit, i’m disgusted the way the record companies are fleecing people for these seriously overpriced Blu-Ray releases. Even if i had the wherewithal to buy these releases (and i don’t, nor do i have a Blu-Ray player) i wouldn’t.

      • fathomie February 16, 2014 at 17:36 #

        We did a thread on another forum Dickie, questioning whether the majority of these re-issues are just the record fleecing the middle aged rock fan. The consensus was ‘yes’. I think you have to be really devoted (or really sad) to be buying 10 disc ‘road to red’ or 6 disc re-hashes of Claptons ‘mid 70’s period. The blu rays are questionable in terms of playback as well. A dealer on another forum pointed out that an industry insider admitted that only one DAC can truly playback Blu Ray Audio. Sorry Owen. 😉

      • Owen Smith February 16, 2014 at 19:06 #

        Blu Ray audio whether LPCM on the disc or various lossless or lossy codecs all ends up as decoded LPCMin RAM on the player. It then goes through DACs which have no idea it has come from a Blu Ray. I dispute that only one DAC can truly play back Blu Ray audio, to my mind that statement is the equivalent of saying only one DAC is any good at playing anything.

      • Owen Smith February 16, 2014 at 19:09 #

        I will add that maybe the industry insider is saying that most Blu Ray players are cheaply built and pay lip service to the inbuilt analogue audio, expecting most people to use HDMI to a home cinema amp, But that wouldn’t be the DAC’s fault, that would be poor circuitry and layout surrounding it. Not the same thing.

        • oxforddickie February 16, 2014 at 21:49 #

          I agree with you Owen, the audio output stages of most of the Blu-Ray players out there are, to put it mildly, cheap and nasty with little or no real thought to ‘quality’. The same goes for the majority of DVD players that people buy/bought in the past. You have to go ‘Hi-End’ before any money is spent on quality designs using quality ‘audio-spec’ components.

          And again it’s down to the same old thing: The majority of people buying this equipment have no interest in high quality sound, most nowadays are perfectly happy with highly compressed mp3. Just look how the Hi-Fi business has shrunk over the last 20 years, very sad.

          Right, best get off my soap box………

          • fathomie February 17, 2014 at 00:08 #

            They are, I’m not arguing with Owen either. The reference to the DAC in question was mentioned with regards the release of the new Blu Ray Audio’s. I would agree that as Blu Ray isn’t currently offering anything different to DVD-A or SACD why should it need a different DAC? I just knew Owen would point it out. 😉

            As for the output stages, agree totally. I have a high end PIoneer Blu Ray player and a bog standard Panny. the Picture quality is great with both, but the Audio…. the Panny, using it for Stereo, sounds like a cheap (and nasty) CD player.

            Dickie, HiFi in this country, speaking as a former HiFi salesman, has never been a priority. When I was working in the trade, from the start of the ‘Golden Age’ of HiFi sparked by CD’s really taking off, even then the consumer desirability of HiFi in the UK was down at 25. In France it was 4th, Germany 5th. Since then it has dropped even lower. We just aren’t bothered as a nation in high quality sound…

            No soap box, it’s a fact.

        • Owen Smith February 16, 2014 at 23:56 #

          My previous player was an Arcam DV137, now all boxed up in the loft because it doesn’t play blu rays. My current player is an Oppo 95, connected using the analogue multi channel outputs. Most of my friends think I’m nuts for buying equipment like this. “A thousand pounds on a blu ray player that doesn’t even have BBC iPlayer?! But you can get one that does everything for 130 quid.” Etc. etc,

          My concern was that I might not have gone high enough up scale (of quality, not necessarily price, they don’t always go together).

    • fathomie February 16, 2014 at 17:32 #

      That’s very interesting. There’s one in every crowd was (and still is) pretty much slain by the music press, and not many Clapton fans (inc me) have much time for it. 461 is streets ahead musically, and I find this album very samey and almost a throw away in terms of effort. Maybe you need to step back an look in to find news ways to listen to it?

      • Owen Smith February 16, 2014 at 19:13 #

        I’m not a Clapton fan, indeed I’ve never heard these albums before. I’m commenting on the music as I hear it, ignoring Clapton’s body of work before or after it since I’ve heard little of it. And I much prefer this to 461, regardless of what the music press think.

        I’m a Queen fan, and the music press almost universally hated them for no rational reason other than continuing to be successful during the punk era without playing punk. So I usually don’t give a damn what the music press think.

        • fathomie February 16, 2014 at 23:58 #

          Hence why I valued your comments. As a non Clapton fan it’s interesting to hear your take on the album.

          Agree totally. I only mentioned the music press as they can make or break an album with a review. I once made the mistake of ordering a load of Dylan CD’s on the back of his previous albums success. The reviewers slated it and it took ages to shift the discs!

          On Queen, with you all the way. The press are utter hypocrites with regards them as the slated them at the time, and now Freddies gone, they give the early albums they rubbished ‘four or five stars’. Out of interest, they hated Queen for a variety of excuses. They were accused of being zeppelin clones, then pseudo glam rockers etc. They couldn’t win.

        • Owen Smith February 17, 2014 at 09:33 #

          Roger Taylor (Queen’s drummer) was always the most outspoken member of Queen and had some very choice words to say about the music press. “Everything they print is lies, so screw them.” Queen lied through their teeth about Freddie’s health towards the end to protect his privacy.

  4. ricll January 22, 2014 at 01:21 #

    a big THANK YOU! Have a nice week, month and year.

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