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Monday, 07 June 2004 ,  Written by Jerry Del Colliano
KLOS radio in Los Angeles reported Saturday that the Genesis progressive rock classic, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway has been mixed for 5.1 audio and will be released this September. The concept album features a young Peter Gabriel on vocals and Phil Collins on drums. Many art rock fans consider this to be one of the top ten best progressive rock albums in music history. Atlantic Records being part of Warner will likely release the disc on DVD. The question is will the release be on DVD-Audio or some form of Dual Disc. Sources inside a major record label and a prominent electronics manufacturer tell that the Dual Disc test marketing went very well with very few returns. When asked why there had been so few DVD-Audio releases lately one exec responded “Its pretty obvious isn’t it”? A big announcement regarding Dual Disc is expected in the next few days. For more information, ...
Tuesday, 04 May 2004 ,  Written by
The 2000th Super Audio CD (SACD) title has now been released – a major breakthrough in the acceptance of this music format. Jamie Cullum’s highly acclaimed album “Twentysomething” has just been made available on SACD joining a host of international artists to embrace the new musical format as it comes of age. Additional artists like Diana Krall and Beyoncé are also planning to release their albums on SACD. The catalog of CD discs now encompasses all genres of music including pop, jazz, classical and rap.
Thursday, 22 April 2004 ,  Written by
The DVD-Audio Council has announced over 40 new titles to be released on DVD-Audio between April and June 2004. Here is the current list of titles: April  2004: • Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Island Records • SEAL IV - Warner Bros. Records • The Who - Tommy - MCA Records • Utah Symphony Orchestra /Maurice Abravanel - Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 6, Five Variants on Dives & Lazarus, Dona Nobis Pacem, & Flos Campi - Silverline Classics • Utah Symphony/Maurice Abravanel - Mahler's Symphony No. 1 -Silverline Classics • Utah Symphony/Maurice Abravanel - Brahm's Symphony No. 1 & Variations on a Theme by Haydn - Silverline Classics • Utah Symphony/Maurice Abravanel - Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake -Silverline Classics
Friday, 19 March 2004 ,  Written by
Jazz reissuer, Fantasy Jazz records, is going to be releasing five new stereo hybrid SACD titles on April 26, 2004. The new SACD titles include: • Thelonious Monk, Brilliant Corners (Riverside) • Big Star, #1 Record/Radio City (Stax) • Albert King, I'll Play the Blues for You (Stax) • Amadeus soundtrack (Fantasy, 2-CD set) • Oscar Peterson + Stephane Grappelli + Joe Pass + Mickey Roker + NielsPedersen, Skol (Pablo) Fantasy Jazz records can be found in mainstream record stores as well as with online retailers like Hybrid SACDs play on hundreds of millions of CD players at 16 bit resolution. On the same discs audiophiles will find a higher resolution stereo version of the disc that can only be played on an SACD player.
Thursday, 04 March 2004 ,  Written by Jerry Del Colliano
We have just received a list of DVD-Audio discs from various major and smaller labels that are slated to be released in the coming months of 2004. As we all know nothing is guaranteed in terms of release dates for the list. reviewer Ben Shyman is still drooling, waiting for the day Yes’ Close To The Edge album is finally released on DVD-Audio. No information was available as to any or all of these titles being released as “Dual Discs.” If you are not familiar with dual Discs they are a new type of two sided disc that have a DVD (can be DVD-Audio) on one layer and a CD layer on the other. All of the major labels are in the midst of a test marketing exercise with Dual Discs in Boston and Seattle. Reports from store managers we have spoken to is that the discs are functionally working well but ...
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