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For Dylan fans, and apart from rate-a-record opinions on choice of backup singers and the like, the hybrid SACD reissue of 'Street Legal' resurrected a reputedly DOA technical disaster (Dylan effectively "produced") -- and rationalized track list inclusions, too, if I recall correctly. I have only the SACD, and it's very acceptable by inscrutable Bob standards, as well as having tracks that add up to this being yet another critically underrated Dylan record in its time.
Eleanor McEvoy may not qualify as rock by some standards, despite electric guitar, but she has a focused personal concern for audio production quality and has [had?] multiple recordings out on SACD (and vinyl) -- intelligent stuff, notably musical, and recommended.
Classic Kinks stuff was reissued as a no-nonsense 5 (?) disc SACD box set -- that might turn up as a bargain somewhere.
music from big pink (the band) - the recently released MFSL sacd is a must-have if you're into late sixties. (their stage fright is also excellent, but musically not quite the masterpiece 'big pink' is). I second the Dylan recommendations: Nashville Skyline + Blood On the Tracks are essential Dylan (and nice-sounding SACDs). I also second the Stones recommendation - the early stuff (hot rocks) is nicely engineered; Let it Bleed could be their best ever...