Originally Posted by JerryDelColliano
Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won DVD-Audio disc reviewed
Want a good reason why DVD-Audio didn't take off? When Atlantic Records puts out a Zeppelin record - they make it a live recording with nothing going on with the surround channels. Why not release the entire catalog or at least the early stuff first to see how it sells. Just from the VAST fan base of Zeppelin fans - they would have flocked to buy the records over again ESPECIALLY if there were added value goodies like songs that may or may not be found on upcoming releases such as this How The West Was Won.
Can you imagine if Atantic stuck a rare track as an added value in with a NICELY redone Zep record on a limited edition basis - just how much more popular the format could have been? Mainstream consumers might have bought a DVD-Audio disc JUST to find out what the hype was about. Instead they released B-list and C-list titles and you know the rest of the story.
You know Jerry you mentioned this stuff before, and we have both discussed it. But just reading your thread, it just hit me, record companies and executives are dealing in fear. Or, the executives running them, have absolutely no idea or business sense, to take things to the next level. It seems outside of trying to get the next new hot talent to tour like crazy and sell billions, they have absolutely no idea what to do with their current classic inventory.
And I disagree with blownrx7, at least for the jazz that I listened to, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Jean Luc Ponty, all CTI JAZZ, I see the same rock, folk, blues and old standard jazz recordings. And do not get me wrong here, I love John Coltrane, Monk, Bill Evans, but that is all I see. There is so much more out there. In fact, this goes back to you Jerry, who at the executive level, makes the decision as to what artists go to high rez. Unfortunately now, what is done, is now done.