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Universal Music Releases 5 SACDs & Plans 12 More

Universal Music has released 5 new Super Audio CDs headlined by its second SACD by Sting. The SACD releases also included 4 classical titles, two of which are specially priced 2 disc Super Audio CD sets. Universal also announced 12 new Super Audio CD releases from their Deutsche Grammophon label – 5 of which are slated for release in August. And they hinted at some additional SACDs for summer release. read more…

Sting’s Sacred Love Surround Sound SACD Hits No. 1 in Europe

Universal Music International, the European arm of the Universal Music Group, has announced that the limited edition Surround Sound SACD of Sting’s new album “Sacred Love” has hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s European Top 100 Album Chart which will be published on Monday. Sacred Love features Kipper, the album’s co-producer and keyboard player as well as guest musical appearances by singer Mary J. Blige and Anoushka Shankar.

The European version of Sacred Love was released on September 22nd as a Hybrid Layer Surround Sound SACD disc. The SACD features Surround Sound SACD, Stereo SACD and Stereo CD versions of the music on the album and is playable “on any home, car, or portable CD player”. read more…

New Sting, Aaron Neville and David Sanborn Surround SACDs

This week’s new SACD releases from Universal Music feature Surround Sound SACD editions of albums by Sting, Aaron Neville and David Sanborn. Also new this week are further additions to the Universal Music SACD release schedule and the start of a mailing list for consumers interested in Universal’s SACD and DVD-A release plans in the U.S. read more…

Universal Music Releases First DVD-Audio Titles

Universal Music entered the DVD-Audio market today with the release of six titles. Headline artists such as Sting, Sheryl Crow, Marvin Gaye, Vince Gill, Dave Grusin and Diana Krall are included in the first batch of titles from Universal’s A&M Records, Motown, MCA, GRP and Impulse labels. Anne-Sophie Mutter’s ‘The Four Seasons’, on some lists as being released today, will actually become available on October 7th. read more…

Universal Releases 5 SACDs and Plans Sting Hybrid SACD

Universal Music continues their prolific release schedule of SACD discs this week with 5 new SACD releases. The new SACDs issued on Tuesday include releases from Shania Twain and Dredg as well as 3 classical music SACDs. Universal has also provided more information about the SACD release of the new album by Sting entitled «Sacred Love». read more…

Elton John, Sting & Rush Coming in Surround Sound SACD

Universal Music has announced that Surround Sound SACDs by Elton John, Sting and Rush will headline their Fall 2003 Pop, Rock and Jazz SACD releases. The new listing of Universal Music SACDs was provided to key music dealers earlier this week as they prepare their orders for the Fall and Christmas selling season. While the August and some of the early September SACD releases were previously announced, this new list provides release dates for the SACDs slated after early September. read more…

Sting Web Site Choice: Hybrid or Single Layer Police SACDs

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about the U.S. release of SACDs by the rock group The Police in honor of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As part of that story, we noted that while the album “Every Breath You Take: The Hits” would be released in the U.S. and Europe as a single inventory, Hybrid Layer Multichannel SACD (playable on both CD and SACD equipment) with no separate Stereo CD version. read more…

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