Death Cab For Cutie ‎– Transatlanticism

Barsuk Records ‎– bark32sa
SACD, Hybrid, Stereo, Album

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1 The New Year 4:06
2 Lightness 3:30
3 Title And Registration 3:39
4 Expo '86
Mixed By – John Goodmanson
5 The Sound Of Settling
Mixed By – John GoodmansonPercussion [Stomps, Claps] – Ben*, Jason*, Nick*, Rob Herbst
6 Tiny Vessels 4:21
7 Transatlanticism
Backing Vocals – The Barsuk Men's ChoirBacking Vocals [Credited To] – Ben*, Chris*, John Roderick, Nick*, Phil Wandscher, Sean Nelson
8 Passenger Seat 3:41
9 Death Of An Interior Decorator 2:56
10 We Looked Like Giants 5:32
11 A Lack Of Color 3:36

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Hybrid stereo SACD containing both standard and high resolution digitally remastered recordings.

Mastered at RFI. For Super Audio, the original analog recordings were mastered at RFI using Direct Stream Digital technology.

Studios used for this recording: The Hall of Justice (Seattle), Tiny Telephone (San Francisco), Avast! Recording (Seattle), Ironwood (Seattle), and Studio X (Seattle).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 655173103265

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
bark32 Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism(CD, Album) Barsuk Records bark32 US 2003 Sell This Version
GvHC 008, GHvC 008 Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism(2xLP, Album) Grand Hotel Van Cleef, Grand Hotel Van Cleef GvHC 008, GHvC 008 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
MRCD 246 Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism(CD, Album) Munich Records MRCD 246 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
LMM-163 Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism(CD, Album, Gol) LMM LMM-163 US 2004 Sell This Version
arc017 Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism(CD, Album) Architecture Label arc017 Australia 2003 Sell This Version



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December 13, 2018
edited 6 months ago

The Super Audio CD is much easier on the ears when comparing to the CD, nothing to do witih the format although definitely great they used the original analog stereo master to create the DSD master from, but everything to do wtih the mastering for this release.

Around 4dB headroom on average on each track and 3~5dB more dynamic range vs. the CD, Transatlanticism suffers "loudness wars" mastering on the CD version (not as bad as Kintsugi or Thank You For Today) that is almost completely alleviated on the SACD. It scores a DR10, better than any other DCFC release as far as dynamics go.

Shame they didn't get KG to master the SACD as I expect it would be even better, but this is definitely the go to version of Transatlanticism. Kevin Gray cut the lacquers for one of the 2LP versions but he used the DSD files, so here you're getting the source files the vinyl lacquers were cut from.

How about that? =D

(Confirmed by Chris Walla, who is a bit of an audiophile himself)