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Rhino Announces The Doors’ Perception DVD-Audio Box Set

Rhino and Elektra Records have officially announced The Doors Perception box set, released to salute the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Available on November 21st, the 6-CD/6-DVD boxed set presents all of The Doors’ classic studio albums with legendary vocalist Jim Morrison, each supplemented with rare and unreleased audio and video tracks. read more…

Jackson Browne ‘Running on Empty’ Released on DVD-Audio

The DVD-Audio world was rocked on Monday with news that Jackson Browne’s ‘Running on Empty’ had finally been released! On the pending list for what seems like forever, the title has now made it into stores in the form of what Warner calls a “double disc” pack, essentially a DVD-Audio/Video disc with an accompanying CD. read more…

Rhino Release Three Classic Neil Young Albums on DVD-Audio

Today is the day for Neil Young fans, with Rhino Records releasing three long-awaited titles as DVD-Audio discs, ‘On the Beach’, ‘Hawks and Doves’ and ‘American Stars ‘n Bars’.

All three discs are stereo-only, but the albums are presented at 176.4kHz 24-bit resolution and represent the highest fidelity versions of these classic albums ever to be made available. read more…

Neil Young – ‘On the Beach’  A DVD-Audio review by Patrick Cleasby

Neil Young – ‘On the Beach’ A DVD-Audio review by Patrick Cleasby

Neil Young’s quest for a digital medium that is adequate as an archive for his ageing tape store seems to have finally found its end. His enthusiasm for the DVD-Audio format has thus far produced the idiosyncratic 5.1 mix for ‘Harvest’, and the more naturalistic use of rears for ambience on ‘Road Rock Vol.1’ and ‘Greendale’ (see review), but here we have the first fruits of his digital stereo archive project. On the 13th April, Rhino are releasing 24-bit 176.4kHz stereo only DVD-Audio discs of three of the missing four Young albums which appeared on CD for the first time last year – ‘On the Beach’, ‘American Stars ‘n Bars’, and ‘Hawks and Doves’. The fourth, ‘Re*Act*or’, has been delayed as according to Robin Hurley, “…some changes were needed for the screen content.” It is currently scheduled for US release on the 5th of May according to the Rhino website. In the UK and Europe Warner Music have decided on a different tack, preferring to defer the release of the titles until all four are ready, with release dates set as 17th May for Europe and 31st May for the UK, as long as ‘Re*Act*or’ suffers no further delays.

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Pioneer DV-563a DVD-Audio Compatibility Issues

Pioneer DV-563a DVD-Audio disc compatibility issues have become a hotly debated topic during the week across many Internet forums. The furore stems from the machine’s inability to replay the high-resolution content of numerous recent pop/rock releases, primarily from the Universal Music group of labels. read more…

Mike Oldfield ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ DVD-Audio Release Dates

Tubular Bells 2003 Update: After endless delays, Mike Oldfield’s re-recording of ‘Tubular Bells’ was finally released on DVD-Audio last week, but only in some territories and then only to a limited number of retailers. read more…

Chicago – ‘Chicago’ A DVD-Audio review by Nicholas D. Satullo

Thinking back to the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, there was not a lot of popular music that was strongly defined by horns and woodwinds. Set among a musical culture that expressed a strong “electric” definition, it was not unusual to point out, if applicable, that some bands were called “horn bands,” simply because they integrated horns and woodwinds into their performances. read more…

Donald Fagen – ‘Kamakiriad’ A DVD-Audio review by Patrick Cleasby

Hot on the heels of the exemplary DVD-Audio version of the latest Steely Dan album ‘ Everything Must Go’, Warner Strategic Marketing are today releasing the DVD-Audio of Donald Fagen’s second solo album to the US market. read more…

Carly Simon – ‘No Secrets’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Continuing their theme of vintage album re-issues, amongst the latest crop of discs from Rhino is ‘No Secrets’, Carly Simon’s timeless album from 1972. As was the case with America’s ‘Homecoming’, the original work has undergone considerable restoration, both in terms of presentation and fidelity. read more…

Emerson, Lake and Palmer – ‘Brain Salad Surgery’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Those of you old enough to recall the 1970’s golden era of progressive rock will also fondly remember the classic, groundbreaking albums of the time. High on anyone’s prog-rock list will be Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s provocatively named ‘Brain Salad Surgery’, one of those statement concept albums that so lent themselves to the whole 1970’s psychedelic, substance-assisted ‘experience’. read more…

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