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SonyBMGs RCA Red Seal Label Releases First Surround Sound SACD In New Mahler Series

SonyBMGs RCA Red Seal Label Releases First Surround Sound SACD In New Mahler Series

SonyBMG’s RCA Red Seal classical music label has released a Surround Sound SACD featuring the first in a new cycle of recordings of the Mahler Symphonies by David Zinman conducting the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. The new SACD includes performances of Mahler’s First Symphony as well as the Blumine movement of the composition which is placed at the end of the disc so that it can be played – or not – at the listener’s option.

As with earlier RCA Red Seal Surround Sound SACD releases, this is a Single Inventory Hybrid Super Audio CD. It serves as both the CD Audio and SACD edition of the album as noted by a sticker on the album cover that says

“New Recording – Special Priced Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD. Plays on all standard CD and Super Audio CD Players.”

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Telarc Releases Russian Nights by Cincinnati Pops in SACD Surround Sound

Telarc Releases Russian Nights by Cincinnati Pops in SACD Surround Sound

For February, Telarc brings us another Surround Sound Super Audio CD by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Russian Nights is a “day and date” release with both the Hybrid Surround Sound SACD and the CD Audio edition of this album arriving on February 27th. According to Telarc, the album is the 83rd Telarc recording by Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the 19th of their albums that have appeared as Telarc Super Audio CD releases. In addition to the new Russian Nights SACD, Telarc’s Heads Up label also added a new title to the company’s catalog of upcoming Super Audio CDs. read more…

On The Wings Of An Eagle Is Latest Chesky SACD Surround Sound Release

On The Wings Of An Eagle Is Latest Chesky SACD Surround Sound Release

On The Wings Of An Eagle by the jazz trio of pianist John Hicks, bass player Buster Williams and drummer Louis Hayes is the latest edition of the New York Sessions Super Audio CD series from Chesky Records. Chesky’s February Surround Sound SACD release continues this applauded group of audiophile grade Jazz performances recorded last year at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in New York City. Also new this month is the announcement of yet another in Chesky’s Super Audio CD releases. read more…

Proprius Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Jazz at the Pawnshop with SACD Special Edition

Proprius Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Jazz at the Pawnshop with SACD Special Edition

Proprius Music is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Jazz at the Pawnshop with a Special Super Audio CD edition. Jazz at the Pawnshop is one of the most famous audiophile jazz recordings made. Over the years, it has appeared in a variety of formats including Vinyl LP, Cassette, CD, HRCD, XRCD, Gold CD and SACD.

This is the fourth time it has appeared on Super Audio CD. Prior SACD editions including a two Surround Sound SACD set from First Impression Music (First Impression Music FIMSACD M034) and then as two separate Surround Sound SACDs from Proprius Music: Jazz at the Pawnshop – Volume 1 (Proprius Music PRSACD 7778) and Jazz at the Pawnshop – Volume 2 (Proprius Music PRSACD 7079). read more…

New Rickie Lee Jones Album Released in 5.1 Super Audio CD Surround Sound

New Rickie Lee Jones Album Released in 5.1 Super Audio CD Surround Sound

The Sermon On Exposition Boulevard, the new album from Rickie Lee Jones, is now available from New West Records in 5.1 Super Audio CD Surround Sound. The SACD version of the album is available on a special “Limited Edition Release” edition that features the Super Audio CD, a DVD Video Disc and a 24 page booklet about the new release. read more…

The Tierney Sutton Band and The Big Picture Highlight January SACDs from Telarc

Telarc followed up its special Super Audio CD sales and contest in January with the release of 4 Super Audio CDs. The release came during one of the busier weeks in sometime for SACD release activity in the U.S. read more…

SonyBMG Masterworks Issues Sixth Set of RCA Living Stereo SACDs

Today SonyBMG Masterworks is continuing the popular series of RCA Living Stereo catalog releases in Super Audio CD with the release of five more SACDs in the series. This brings the total number of SACDs in the series to 49. read more…

30th Anniversary Celebration Album from Opus 3 in SACD Surround Sound

Opus 3 Records, the audiophile record label based in Sweden is celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a new Super Audio CD. Titled the 30th Anniversary Celebration Album, the Surround Sound SACD covers the label’s 30 years of recordings with 19 selections from their catalog. read more…

Petula Clarks Kiss Me Goodbye Is Latest Stereo SACD from Top Music International

Petula Clarks Kiss Me Goodbye Is Latest Stereo SACD from Top Music International

Petula Clark, the 1960’s pop singer who is best known for her song “Downtown” is the latest artist to be featured by Top Music International in a new Hybrid Stereo Super Audio CD. Top Music International is based in Hong Kong and frequently reissues popular albums from U.S. and European artists in the SACD format. read more…

Super Audio CD Editions of Two Classic Moody Blues Albums Headed for Spring Release

Moody Blues fans were excited to learn that the Super Audio CD editions of Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and Seventh Sojourn are now scheduled for release in the U.K. and Europe on April 2nd. The news follows last year’s release of five of the band’s classic albums – 4 in Surround Sound Super Audio CD (A Question Of Balance, Days of Future Passed, On The Threshold Of A Dream and To Our Children’s, Children’s Children) and 1 in Stereo Super Audio CD (In Search Of The Lost Chord). read more…

CES 2007: Chesky, Mobile Fidelity and First Impression Music Announce Upcoming Super Audio CDs for 2007

CES 2007: Chesky Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, First Impression Music and Opus 3 Records used the recent Consumer Electronics Show 2007 (CES 2007) in Las Vegas as the venue to announce and introduce some of their new titles on Super Audio CD. read more…

Sony Announces Three Super Audio CD Car Stereo Players

Sony is bringing out three Car Stereo players with Super Audio CD. That’s the big news this week from Sony Electronics headquarters in Japan.

According to a news story from the company’s HD World newsletter which focuses on Sony’s High Definition or “HD” products and technologies (such as Super Audio CD, Direct Stream Digital, High Definition TV Sets and the Blu-Ray Disc), Sony’s “Xplod” Car Stereo line will introduce the industry’s first “in-car AV entertainment system” with Super Audio CD playback this Spring. read more…

Brian Dobbs ‘The History of Recorded Music’ on DVD-Audio

Independent musician Brian Dobbs has announced the release of his upcoming debut album, The History of Recorded Music, on December 18, 2006. The disc will be released as set comprising CD, DVD-Video disc and DVD-Audio disc. read more…

20th Anniversary Edition of Cowboy Junkies Debut Album To Be Issued in SACD Surround Sound

Mobile Fidelity will be issuing the Cowboy Junkies debut album – Whites Off Earth Now!! – in a special 20th Anniversary, 5.1 Surround Sound Super Audio CD edition on December 5th. While Mobile Fidelity has issued several Classical Music Surround Sound Super Audio CD discs in addition to a number of excellent Pop, Rock, Soul and Jazz Stereo and Mono SACDs (such as the excellent Little Richard SACD), the Cowboy Junkies SACD will be their first non-Classical Surround Sound SACD release. read more…

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