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Remixing Britney Spears For 5.1 Surround on DVD-Audio

Remixing Britney Spears For 5.1 Surround on DVD-Audio

High Fidelity Review recently got a sneak peek behind the remixing of ‘In The Zone’, the new album by Britney Spears, as it was being prepared for a 5.1-channel release on DVD-Audio. The project came to 5.1 Entertainment through the BMG label, marking their fifth collaboration: the first three being 5.1-channel remixes of albums by The Foo Fighters, Outkast and Usher; followed by Britney and R. Kelly titles. “Our contact at BMG requested I handle the Britney remix” said Chris Haynes, chief engineer at 5.1 Entertainment. read more…

Russian State Symphony (Yablonsky) – ‘Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake’  A DVD-Audio review by Chris Salocks

Russian State Symphony (Yablonsky) – ‘Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake’ A DVD-Audio review by Chris Salocks

This recent Yablonsky/Russian State Symphony Naxos release of ‘Swan Lake’ is welcome, providing a real (and generally superior) alternative to the Abravanel/Utah Symphony performance. And although this Naxos DVD-Audio recording was released at about the same time as the Silverline Classics DVD-Audio reissue of the Abravanel/Utah Symphony performance, I’m devoting most of this review to the Yablonsky recording, but with frequent cross-references to the Abravanel. read more…

Utah Symphony Orchestra (Abravanel) – ‘Mahler: Symphony No.2, Resurrection’ A DVD-Audio review by Chris Salocks

The first thing you notice about the MLP multi-channel version of this 1967 recording, especially in comparison to just about any other recording of the ‘Resurrection, is the vast space around the musicians, both front-to-back and side-to-side. read more…

Utah Symphony Orchestra (Abravanel) – ‘Brahms: Symphony No.1, Academic Festival Overture’ A DVD-Audio review by Mark Jordan

Brahms fans, rejoice! This new Silverline DVD-Audio release not only marks the debut of Maurice Abravanel’s glorious Utah Symphony cycle on DVD-Audio, it also stands as the first time these recordings have truly had a format that allows them to bloom like the beautiful flowers they are. read more…

5.1 Entertainment DVD-Audio Release Schedule for June 2004

The June DVD-Audio release schedule from 5.1 Entertainment and their imprints Silverline and Silverline Classics was sent to us late last week by Jacqui Chazen, the company’s Vice President, Public Relations.

The titles break down as follows, and are a diverse mixture of classical, jazz, pop and rock. read more…

Silverline Classics: DVD-Audio Releases of Legendary Recordings

With DVD-Audio sound adding luster to one of the most admired legacies in American classical recording of the 20th century, newly formed label Silverline Classics has embarked on an innovative restoration of landmark classical titles from the catalogues of the Vanguard Classics and Omega labels. read more…

Academy of St. James (Pini) – ‘Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos’ A DVD-Audio review by Chris Salocks

To some listeners, this release of the Brandenburg concertos will seem like a throwback to those innocent days before the ascendancy of the Historically Informed Performance (HIP) movement, which now dominates so much of recorded music – especially of the baroque and classic eras. read more…

DVD-Audio Penetration Explodes – Over 700 Albums Available

The DVD-Audio Format is seeing exponential growth. To date, over one hundred and sixty DVD-Audio player models are available from more than thirty-five manufacturers. Over fourteen million players are already in the market, far outstripping the sales of competing audio formats, with player sales up 500% on the previous year. read more…

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