With the announcement of Abbey Road Superdeluxe there is much excitement about the issue of this on 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos (no idea what the difference is, presumably it’s better done in dobly). I don’t have a surround sound setup and apart from XTC, the HJHs and King Crimson it’s unlikely any music I like will be issued in this format. However, I’m interested to know from people that indulge – (if Superdeluxeedition.com is anything to by there is a huge demand for it – whether it’s Beatles band or Thompson Twins) So how often do you listen to music in 5.1 – describe the scenario – do you invite people over or do you have a space where you just immerse yourself? – can you enjoy the 2d album once you’ve heard it in 5 dimensions?
I’m curious to know who among the Massive listens to surround sound reissues. What’s your set-up? DVD-A? Blu-Ray? Type of surround sound speaker set-up? Is music just a by-product of setting up a surround sound system for movies? Worth it? Waste of time?
I would like to hear the upcoming surround releases of Oranges & Lemons and Tusk, but the whole thing seems a bit of a total faff to be honest. Interested to hear from y’all. Thanks.