Managed to loan a copy of the immersion box set last night. Initial impressions are the same really as those in my earlier post.
disk 1 - 2011 remaster is a marked improvement on the last release. There is certainly a better clarity to the cd. One of my favourite albums, so a must have, regardless!
disk 2 - 1974 concert. This is my favourite disk of the package and is the one disk I think I'll play again, especially in the car over the next few weeks.
disk 3 - demos, etc. Would probably listen to this one more time, but doubt it would be played after that.
The 5.1 DVD mixes sound great through my PS3/YAM surround sound setup. "Speak to me", the opening track spooked the kids, who wouldn't even stay in the room whilst it played. From memory, they don't sound as good as the 30 year aniversary SACD disk mix though, which I have, but haven't been able to play since my SACD compatable DVD player packed in. I'd put that down to the resolution though.
I do not have high res audio on my surround amp, so couldn't take advantage of the Bluray sound. I have aquired a FLAC rip of the stereo version in high res, but need to find a way to play it through my Dacmagic!
The 1972 concert footage didn't do much for me. Not keen on the songs, and from an earlier Pink Floyd age.
The projection films, I'm sure some have appeared on the pulse DVD and certainly on youtube, so I can't see these getting much more of a listen. I only played them once last time.
This is really for the completist as has been said in the reviews.
Over the years, I have bought 2 vinyl editions, the original CD release, the US gold master recording, the 30th Aniversary edition, the 2011 experience edition of this album, so it's obviously one of my favourites (and having listed out my purchases, I'm begining to think that Dave/Roger/Nick should have dropped the latest one off by hand) . I've also had bootleg versions, dodgy downloaded psuedo DVD 5.1 audio versions, Japanese rips, etc
The latest do sound the best yet, but I can't really justify a further £88!
So, experience CD set it is.
I expect it will be the same for the other immersion box sets due to be released. So will end up getting the experience editions of WYWH and The Wall. This is the reason why I haven't gone out and bought the Discovery boxset. I have all Floyd's albums on CD already and in addition to the Experience editions, there are only Animals and Meddle that I'll be investing in in Discovery format.
I've listened to a FLAC version of the discovery boxset and must admit I'm very impressed with the quality through my Sonos. When I purchase the actual disks though, I'll report back again!
Has anybody else got anything to report?