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Opus 3 Releases Surround Sound Super Audio CD by David Wilczewski

Dave Wilczewski, a member of the group Vital Information, is highlighted on the latest Surround Sound Super Audio CD release from Opus 3 Records entitled Room In The Clouds. As with recent Opus 3 SACD releases, Room In The Clouds is a Single Inventory Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD with the SACD disc serving as both the SACD and CD edition of the album. read more…

High Note Brings Out Two More Stereo SACD Jazz Collections for $9.98

High Note Records in New York continues their Hybrid Stereo SACD “midline” jazz collections with two more entries. The fifth and sixth Super Audio CDs in this series each feature 10 tracks from the High Note Records Jazz Catalog at the bargain list price of just $9.98 each. read more…

Kraftwerks Minimum-Maximum 2 Disc Live Set Released in SACD Surround Sound

EMI Capitol in Europe has released Kraftwerk’s Minimum-Maximum album as a Hybrid Surround Sound Super Audio CD. The new edition of this live album of the 4 member electronic music group features a number of the group’s best known material, including the 1970’s hit single “Autobahn”, in a 2 disc set. read more…

Girl Talk and Ian Shaws Songs of Joni Mitchell Available in SACD Surround Sound

Linn Records has released new Surround Sound Super Audio CD albums featuring Ian Shaw and the Girl Talk revue. According to Linn, both discs are doing quite well and at last check, the Ian Shaw Super Audio CD was actually sold out in its first production run! read more…

Count Basie Orchestra Live In Japan Album Released in SACD Surround Sound

Basie Is Back, a newly recorded album by the Count Basie Orchestra is now available as a Hybrid Layer Surround Sound Super Audio CD. The album has been released by Eighty-Eight’s, the Japanese Jazz label that specializes in audiophile recordings. read more…

HE 2006: Telarc Releases Round Up and Brecker Brothers in SACD Surround and Presents LAGQ Live

HE 2006: Telarc used this weekend’s HE 2006 show to launch their two newest SACDs: a newly created Surround Sound edition of the classic Round Up album featuring Frankie Laine and Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and a Surround Sound SACD entitled Some Skunk Funk by the Brecker Brothers with several jazz all stars and the WDR Big Band recorded live at Leverkusener Jazztage. read more…

HE 2006: Sony Prepares for Blu-Ray Disc Format Launch

HE 2006: The launch of the next-generation Blu-Ray disc format was a featured attraction at this weekend’s Home Entertainment 2006 (HE 2006) show in Los Angeles. HE 2006 is sponsored by Primedia, the publishers of Stereophile Magazine and is being held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport. read more…

Universal Musics U.S. Labels Announce 3 Upcoming SACD Releases

Universal Music Group’s operation in the United States has announced the upcoming release of three Super Audio CDs in the American market. The new SACDs include a new Classical Music Surround Sound SACD arriving in the Fall and two SACDs by the Moody Blues. read more…

Bert Ostlunds Pathfinder is Latest Opus 3 Surround Sound SACD Release

Guitarist Bert “East” Ostlund is featured on the newest Surround Sound Super Audio CD release from Opus 3 Records. It is a Single Inventory Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD with the SACD disc serving as both the SACD and CD edition of the album. read more…

Melba Recordings Debuts First SACD in Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Cycle

Die Walkьre is the first SACD release in Melba’s recording of the State Opera of South Australia’s 2004 production of Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Cycle. The cycle of four operas which comprise The Ring is the largest single recording project ever undertaken in Australia. read more…

Shostakovich from WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln and Avie Records

WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln and musical director Semyon Bychkov feature on the latest SACD from Avie Records. Since becoming Music Director of the WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln in 1998, Semyon Bychkov has enjoyed an enormously fruitful relationship with the celebrated ensemble, especially evident in his acclaimed series of recordings for Avie. read more…

BIS Announce Three New SACDs

BIS Records have recently released three new SACDs featuring the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Peter Herresthal with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bach Collegium Japan.

Sofia Gubaidulina – ‘…The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair’ (Concerto for flute and large orchestra, 2005) and Sieben Worte for cello, bayan and strings (1982) features performers Sharon Bezaly (flute) Torleif Thedйen (cello) Mie Miki (accordion) and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mario Venzago. read more…

Beethoven Symphonies in TACET Real Surround Sound

TACET have release an SACD of Beethoven Symphonies No. 7 and No. 8, performed by the Polish Chamber Orchestra.

The following information is from Andreas Spreer of TACET.

“There are plenty of recordings of Beethoven’s symphonies already! read more…

ARTS Release SACD of Peruvian Music

One of the latest SACDs from ARTS Music is the strangely titled ‘Esa Noche Yo Baila – Feast und Devotion in High Peru of the 17th Century’ performed by Musica Ficta.

Not entirely a mainstream title, even for SACD, so we’ll leave the description to ARTS Music’s Andrea Hentschke:

“It’s no longer a secret among lovers and classicists of historic music performances that the repertoire of 17th century Latin-American music holds real treasures. read more…

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