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Old 15th June 2004
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Originally posted by genericperson
i believe Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" was the first "completely digital" commercial album.
I remember picking up "In Transit", a live album from a Canadian band called Saga in 1982 mainly because it was completely digital, though I bought it on vinyl. Recorded to a 3M machine and mastered digitally if I recall the liner notes correctly. It was the first digital recording I had heard, and the thing I remember was how punchy and tight it was for a live album. Now, being a Canadian band, maybe that doesn't quite qualify as a commercial album...