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    This page consists of 5.1 surround albums. There is no rating for these because I would not have spent the extra money for them if I did not believe the album itself was an excellent one. I have included both front and back scans so details can be seen if they are printed on the back. On the net I see many requests for lists of albums that are available in 5.1. Although this is by no means a complete list, these are the ones I have chosen to own based on my musical tastes and affordability. There are some 5.1 albums I would still like to own, but either they are already difficult to find, or the asking prices are outrageous.

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Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink

 

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

On loan...

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Steve Hackett - Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith

 

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Gavin Harrison / 05RIC - The Man Who Sold Himself

 

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Renaissance - Turn Of The Cards

 

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The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution

 

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Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed

This was purchased because:
1. it was available in 5.1
2. I did not own this album
3. It was less than $13.
I am glad it was less than $13 because the 5.1 DVD is essentially unlistenable. The sound quality is terrible, quickly noted when spoken vocal makes its appearance along with the music. The spoken vocal is barely audible, which is an obvious indication that the remainder of the album will have inaudible parts, including instrumentation. Not being familiar with this album, you would think that I would accept it as heard, but it was bad enough that I was aware of the inferior quality immediately. I haven't listened to the 2 CDs yet, but I do expect them to be much better. The 5.1 was transferred from a quadrophonic mix - don't know if that is the problem, but regardless, if the result is going to sound like this, just don't do it!

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Black Sabbath - Paranoid

I had always thought the original album mix was very muddy, and being the fantastic album that it is deserved a good remix. As with Days of Future Passed, the 5.1 DVD is unlistenable. The mix is terrible and the hiss is more audable than my original CD. The stereo mix is very good, and that is where the value of this disc lies. I was excited to get my hands on a 5.1 copy, only to realize that the DVD is worthless. I must scrutinize the process and reviews a little closer in the future!

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Kansas - The Absence of Presence

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer


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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy


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Gentle Giant - Free Hand


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Gentle Giant - Octopus


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Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory


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Gentle Giant - Three Piece Suite


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Gavin Harrison - Cheating The Polygraph


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Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time


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Jethro Tull - A Passion Play


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Jethro Tull - Benefit


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Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses


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Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery


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Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood


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Jethro Tull - Stand Up


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Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick


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Jethro Tull - this Was


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Jethro Tull - War Child


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King Crimson - beat


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King Crimson - Disipline


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King Crimson - Islands


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King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King


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King Crimson - Lizard


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King Crimson - Live At The Orpheum


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King Crimson - Larks Tongues In Aspic


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King Crimson - Red


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King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black


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King Crimson - Thrak


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King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair


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King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon


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Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream


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Porcupine Tree - Absentia

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Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet


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Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun


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Rush - 2112


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Rush - A Farewell To Kings


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Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning


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Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.


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Steven Wilson - Insurgentes


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Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing


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Steven Wilson - 4 1/2


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Yes - close To the Edge


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Yes - Fragile


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Yes - Relayer


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Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans


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Yes - The Yes Album


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