The Finest in Jazz Since 1991
Thanks for all your support for the last 21 years! Here's to many more.
Retail Store: # 3, Level 4, 428 George Street (Dymocks Building), Sydney, NSW 2000.
Phone : 02 9231 1188.
Open Wednesday to Saturday. 10am - 5.30pm and 9am to 4.30pm on Saturday.
Closed Monday and Tuesday (except for prior appointments).
Just in - a big batch of Japanese SHM SACDS - be quick as stock is limited.
in stock now: new Albums from the Subterraneans, Gary Burton, Christian McBride, Wayne Shorter, Jim Black's AlasNoAxis, Andrew Robson, Willie Nelson, Luke Winslow-King, Steve Earle, Eric Clapton, Charels Bradley, Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet, Third Reel, Theo Bleckmann and Fumio Yasuda, Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran, James Hunter, Ernst Reijseger, Joe Lovano, Jose James, Chris Potter, Stefano Battaglia Trio, Madeleine Peyroux, Gary Willis, Bill Frisell, Fire Orchestra, Ben Goldberg, Arve Henriksen, Anthony Coleman, Stephan Micus, Giovanni Guidi, Sandy Stewart and Bill Charlap, Aaron Neville, Bobby Hutcherson, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Eleni Karaindrou, Yaron Herman, Jacob Karlzon, Dag Arnesen, Aaron Michael, Alex Acuna, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Richard Thompson , Patricia Barber, The Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett, Harry Connick Jnr, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Petra Haden, Jess Green's Bright Sparks, Ana Moura, Miles Davis Quintet, Kevin Eubanks, the Slide Brothers, John Grant, Boz Scaggs, David Bowie, Son Volt, Marion Meadows, David Bowie, Devon Allman, Johnny Marr, Paul Hardcastle, Otis Taylor, Jim James, Robben Ford, Antonio Sanchez, Benny Green, Ben Goldberg, Wayne Hancock, Marcos Valle and more. and the new Leigh Carriage album.
We have the largest selection of SUPER AUDIO cds in Australia. Bar none. Most titles on our site are in stock right now. New releases arriving all the time - currently we'd have around 600 or 700 SACD titles in stock and the SACD section in the store is expanding all the time.
Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon sold over 800,000 copies by June 2004 in its SACD Surround Sound edition.
So much for SACD being a niche product !
If you are looking for multichannel SACD simply type multichannel in
our search (top right of this page) and it will bring up a list of all
our multichannel SACDs.
In stock on SACD - all 6 Doors albums on hybrid multichannel SACD. + Weavers on SACD and Sonny Boy Williamson on SACD - + new Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Foreigner, Billy Joel and the Allman Brothers Band on SACD.
And if you are looking for a super audio cd player:
"It's not often that I would personally recommend a piece of hi-fi gear. I recently got a new cd/sacd/blu ray etc player from OPPO. The Oppo BDP 105 is the most amazing cd player I have ever owned - bar none. Every single cd and sacd I have played on it sounds better than ever before - more detailed, better soundstage, everything. It's like the Oppo has removed a layer of dirt to reveal the picture underneath. Truly outstanding performance in every respect." KS
you can buy them from Len Wallis Audio:
Coming up in 2013:in stock soon: new albums from Pat Metheny, Uri Caine, Joshua Redman, Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck, George Benson, Jerry Bergonzi, Bill Frisell, Joe Satriani, Steve Swallow, Lage Lund, Bob James, David Sanborn, Gary Peacock and Marilyn Mazur, Craig Handy, David Binney, BWB, Joey Calderazzo, Will Calhoun, Freddy Cole, Harry Connick Jnr, Steve Tyrell, Maysa, Bobby McFerrin, Chielli Minucci, Dhafer Youssef, Charnett Moffett, Marius Neset, Kyle Eastwood, Gregory Tardy, Dave Koz, Wycliffe Gordon, Kenny Wheeler, Joe Locke, Kendrick Scott, New York Voices, Ron Sexsmith, Josh Ritter, James Cotton, John Fogerty, JJ Grey, Booker T, Willie Nelson, Stephen Stills & Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Elvis Costello and the Roots, Poco, Shuggie Otis, Rick Estrin, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Imelda May, Brian Blade, Frank Gambale, Dean Brown, Alex Machacek, Roni Ben-hur, Fitz and the Tantrums, John Zorn, Allen Toussaint, James Cotton, Patty Griffin, Valerie June, Paula Cole, Ruth Moody, Martha Wainwright, Anita Baker, Leon Russell, Patty Griffin, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Beady Belle, Sidsel Endresen, Mavis Staples, Jane Monheit, Laura Marling, Van Dyke Parks, and in May there's a new one from the Keith Jarrett Trio.
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releases in 2013 on SACD (approximately 130 titles that we know about)
include 2 more from Cat Stevens, all the Doors albums ( all in stock now), 34 Prestige Jazz
SACDS and about 35 more SACDS including some Verve jazz SACDs, and 8
Atlantic Jazz classics from O.R.G. SACD.
Mobile Fidelity are going to reissue six Bob Dylan albums on hybrid SACD. Five of them have been issued on SACD before, four of those in multichannel :
side of , Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the tracks, Bringing it all back
home, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and The Basement Tapes and the are also doing 8 Frank Sinatra titles on SACD sometime in 2013.
Mobile have a bunch of other SACDs scheduled including some Miles Davis Columbia titles and more
including Hall and Oates, Lynryd Skynyrd, Billy Joel, the Doobie
We have the largest range of Japanese SHM SACD
in the country , if not the Southern Hemisphere. Generally we have ALL
the Rock / Jazz / Soul / Blues etc SHM SACDs in stock most of the time.
And a lot of the Classical SHM SACDs too.
..... And there are another 9 Blue Note XRCDs in the pipeline due 2013. The first 4 should be in stock hopefully by the end of May.
That's not all folks !
We've got ALL16 Blue Note XRCDs
back in stock now. They have been selling like hot cakes - got to be
heard to be believed and they play on any cd player. Type XRCD to get
list. Order on-line and we'll supply toda. Or be old school and come in
the shop for a listen. If they don't blow your socks off you aren't
wearing socks !
Birdland Records Staff picks for 2012:
Cat Power - Sun
Django Reinhardt - On Vogue 1934-1951
Dave Douglas Quintet - Be Still
Francoise Hardy - L'Amour Fou
Catherine Russell - Strictly Romancin'
Lars Danielsson - Liberetto
Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Tift Merritt - Travelin' Alone
Soundtrack - The Descendants
Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
Bobby Womack - Bravest Man in the Universe'
Frank Ocean - 'Channel Orange'
Lianne La Havas - 'Is Your Love Big Enough?'
Karine Polwart 'Traces'
Sam Lee 'Ground Of It's Own'
Lau 'Race - 'The Loser'
Carolina Chocolate Drops - 'Leaving Eden'
Led Zeppelin - 'Celebration Day'
Alt -J - 'An Awesome Wave'
Paul Motion - 'On Broadway 1-5'
Sandy Evans 'Cosmic Waves'
Vijay Iyer Trio - 'Accelerando'
Ravi Coltrane - 'Spirit Fiction'
Bobby Womack - Bravest Man in the Universe
Paul Motion - On Broadway 1-5Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
Dag Arnesen - Norwegian Song 3
Tift Merritt - Travelin' Alone
Various Artists - Sound System - The Story of Jamaican Music
Various Artists - Rolling with the Punches - The Allen Toussaint Songbook
Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
Bill Withers - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums Collection
Pat Metheny - Unity Band
My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman
The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein
Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe
John Shand's TOP TEN
1 Diego El Cigala - Cigala & Tango - Cigala
2 Phil Treloar - Primal Communication - feeling-to-thought
3 Jordi Savall - Armenian Spirit - Alia Vox
4 Paul Motian - On Broadway 1-5 - W&W
5 Garbarek/Gismonti/Haden - Carta de Amor - ECM
6 David Ades - A Glorious Uncertainty - Vitamin
7 Masabumi Kikuchi - Sunrise - ECM
8 Phronesis - Walking Dark - Edition
9 Samuel Yirga - Guzo - Real World
10 Keith Jarrett - Sleeper - ECM
20 of Gerry Koster's highlights for 2012
Wadada Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers (Cuneiform Records)
Simon Nabatov – Spinning Songs of Herbie Nichols (Leo Records)
Phil Treloar – Of Other Narratives Volume 3: Collective Autonomy (Feeling To Thought)
Mary Halvorson – Bending Bridges (Firehouse 12 Records)
Dave Stapleton – Flight (Edition Records)
Marc Hannaford – Sarcophile (www.marchannaford.com)
Paul Motian – On Broadway Volume 1,2,3,4,5 (Winter & Winter)
Vijay Iyer – Accelerando (ACT Music)
Mike Nock & Laurenz Pike – Kindred (Fourth Way Music)
Mike Osborne – The Birmingham Jazz Concert (Cadillac Jazz)
Elton Dean’s Ninesense – The 100 Club Concert (Reel Recordings)
David Ades – A Glorious Uncertainty (Vitamin Records)
Gil Evans Project/Ryan Truesdell – Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans (Artist Share)
Various – Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers, British Jazz 1960-1975 (Reel Recordings)
Thomas Chapin – Never Let me Go (Playscape Recordings)
Alexander Hawkins & Louis Moholo-Moholo – Keep Your Heart Straight (Ogun Recordings)
Fred Hersch Trio – Alive At The Vanguard (Palmetto Records)
Graham Collier – The Day Of The Dead & Symphony Of Scorpions (BGO Records)
Tim Berne – Snakeoil (ECM)
Charles Mingus – The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 (Mosaic Records)
Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers, British Jazz 1960-1975 by Duncan Heining
All orders sent Express post - $8 anywhere within Australia.
Overseas postal charges for box sets, LPs and bulky items will be added when dispatched - all items sent overseas at cost price i.e whatever Australia Post charge us.
Australia Post charges have increased somewhat this year so please be aware that the post will NOT BE $8 for any overseas orders.
We are now shipping twice or three times a
week from the USA, so the turnaround for new releases, stock and special
orders is generally 4 days. Orders placed on Friday arrive Monday !!! Short of building another Concorde
that's as fast as it gets !!
Some of the NEW SHM SACDS in stock from Japan include:
Oscar Peterson - Girl Talk, The way I really play, My favourite instrument
Anita O'day - Sings the most, At Mister Kelly's, This is Anita
the Rolling Stones - Some Girls, Exile on Main Street, Black and Blue, Undercover, Still Life
Queen - s/t, Queen 2, Sheer Heart Attack, A Day at the Races and heaps more.
Dire Straits - Communique, Making Movies, Alchemy.
John Coltrane - Lush Life
Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness
Modern Jazz Quartet - Django
Cannonball Adderley - things are getting better
Chet Baker - In New York
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music
The Who - Quadrophenia
The Who - Sell Out
and more in store. Check out the shop or browse SACD in the search at the top right of our website
Welcome to Birdland Records*, we offer a huge range of jazz music cds from all around the world. We've probably got the most extensive range of Jazz Music cds in the country, if not the Southern Hemisphere. We also stock other music cds such as blues, soul, world and we have an extensive range of SACDs and we are probably the only shop outside of Japan to actually carry in stock a comprehensive range (ie nearly all) of the fantastic SHM SACDs releases. Audiophile heaven ! And most of the CDs, SACDS, LPs, DVDs listed on this site are actually in stock, not virtual. So, if you order we can usually dispatch within a day or so - not always, but most of the time. Twice weekly shipments (sometimes 3 or 4 times a week) from overseas means it's a 4 day turn around for most orders. Clicks and mortar as they say. And we have lots of nice vinyl LPs on labels like Mobile Fidelity, Venus, Classics, Speakers Corner in stock as well. On Monday and Tuesday we concentrate on the Website and our Mail Order service. However, web orders can be collected in person between 12-2 on Monday or Tuesday. You must email or phone in advance to let us know you're coming in so we can confirm your order is ready to be collected and to ensure that someone is actually here. Orders can be placed on the website and collected at the store rather than posted if you'd prefer.
So next time you are in Sydney come and visit us at 428 George
Street. If our opening hours don't fit with your trip please call or
email in advance and we'll see if we can accomodate you.
* We are a record shop (remember those ?) and sometimes a record label too.
And it's a shop with a decent sound system - Marantz sacd, Meridian amp, Rogers LS4 speakers.
Music not crappy compressed stuff.
If you can't find something on our site it does not necessarily mean that we don't have it, so please call or email if you are looking for something that's not listed here. Chances are we can get it or it might even be in stock. Finding hard-to-get albums has been our speciality for almost 20 years now so if you don't see it here, please ask us
To search our site - just type SHM SACD in the search field and it will bring up a complete list. Most are in stock or on the way.
As all SHM SACDs are limited editions don't delay in ordering.
They'll be twice as expensive on ebay next year !
SHM-SACD (Super High Material Super Audio Compact Disc) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution.
These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD offers even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format that is SHM SACD.
- Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
- Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
- Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
Contact us if you have any queries. Our friendly staff are always happy to assist.
Pricing: Prices are subject to change without notice. Our website prices change constantly, usually, but not always, downwards. In stock items will ship at the advertised price but if an item is out of stock the price may change due to fluctuations in the exchange rates. We will contact you if the price increases.