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Miles Davis Tribute Album Issued As 2-Disc Stereo SACD Set

Cuneiform Records in Silver Spring, Maryland has released a 2-disc Hybrid Stereo Super Audio CD album entitled Sky Garden which is a tribute to the music of jazz great Miles Davis. The new release features guitarist Henry Kaiser and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith leading an all star group of musicians playing in a tribute band named Yo Miles! read more…

Concord Jazz Releases Gene Harris and Scott Hamilton At Last on SACD

Continuing their program of releasing classic jazz albums from their catalog in SACD Surround Sound, Concord Jazz has issued a new Super Audio CD of At Last by The Gene Harris/Scott Hamilton Quintet. As with their previous SACD reissues, At Last features the original CD mix of the album as well as SACD Stereo and a new 5.1 Channel, SACD Surround Sound mix. read more…

Sheryl Crow, Marvin Gaye and Vince Gill Headline Upcoming SACDs

Continuing their plans for more Super Audio CDs, Universal Music Group announced plans for 5 more Surround Sound SACD releases in 2004. The newly announced SACDs include titles by Sheryl Crow, Marvin Gaye and Vince Gill as well as classical SACDs by Valery Gergiev & the Kirov Opera and a Classical Music Sampler. Also announced are a series of release date changes to Universal Music’s upcoming SACD release list. Here are the highlights from Universal Music’s SACD release announcements. read more…

Sony Music Changes Beyonce SACD to Europe Only Release

Sony Music has announced that the upcoming Surround Sound Super Audio CD of Dangerously in Love by Beyonce Knowles will not be available in the U.S. market. It will, however, be released in Surround Sound SACD in Europe on May 10th as previously scheduled. read more…

Fantasy Plans 10 More Super Audio CD Reissues in August

Fantasy Records has announced the next 10 titles in their Super Audio CD Reissue series. The next group will focus on some of the classic jazz performances in the labels catalog from jazz greats including Cannonball Adderley, Chet Baker, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Merl Saunders, Vince Guaraldi, The Modern Jazz Quartet and Sonny Rollins. read more…

Universal Releases Ryan Adams SACD and Announces 5 Steely Dan SACDs

Universal Music continued its release of new Surround Sound Super Audio CD titles this week with the availability of the latest albums by rock artist Ryan Adams and classical music artist Andreas Scholl.

Universal Music also added several new albums to their upcoming SACD Release Schedule. Of most interest here is the news that Universal is working on 5 classic Steely Dan albums for release on Surround Sound Super Audio CD this summer. Here’s a rundown of this week’s SACD releases and news from Universal Music. read more…

“The History and Future of Surround Sound” – Tom Holman, TMH Corporation

“The History and Future of Surround Sound” – Tom Holman, TMH Corporation

In his Surround 2003 seminar, Tom Holman of TMH Corporation gave an interesting, anecdote-laden account of the history of surround sound recording, a “drama in five acts, we hope with a happy ending.” Holman went back to the roots of stereo recording to find the events that led to the first recordings in surround sound. As Holman pointed out, it all goes back to Bell Labs’ initial experiments with stereo recording in the early 1930’s. read more…

Emerging Technology, Surround Professional 2003

HighFidelityReview reports from the ‘Future of Surround’ panel & New Technologies Forum held at the Surround Professional 2003 Conference and Technology Showcase where subjects such as hybrid DVD-Audio discs and Super Audio CD version two (SACD 2) were discussed & new products from Minnetonka Software, SRS Labs, Dolby Laboratories and iBiquity Digital were demonstrated, where John Eargle of JBL Professional demonstrates his company’s Linear Spatial Reference active studio monitors.

Regardless of their ultimate fate in the fickle consumer marketplace, at this point both SACD and DVD-Audio are mature, established formats for production and delivery of multichannel music recordings. In contrast to Surround Conferences past, presenters no longer have to lug around unwieldy custom or home-built gear for demos – now, they can simply drop their sample discs into commercial players.

Nevertheless, in this highly competitive environment neither format completely addresses all perceived needs. As a result, evolutionary changes are afoot in both DVD-Audio and SACD. Each format is currently being enhanced to address the respective limitations for which it is most commonly criticized: DVD-Audio’s lack of backward compatibility with CD players, and SACD’s lack of video content options. These developments were among the topics tackled in the ‘Future of Surround’ panel, moderated by Bobby Owsinski, Surround 2003 Conference Chairman and Managing Director/Executive Producer at Surround Associates. read more…

Telarc Issues 3 SACDs and Announces 24 Releases for 2004

Telarc International has released three more Super Audio CD discs. The latest titles include a «day and date» release on both SACD and Stereo CD of the Dante Symphony and Tasso by Liszt as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra as well as two Super Audio CD Samplers of music from the PentaTone Classics and PentaTone RQR Series. read more…

Jerry Goldsmith Timeline Film Score Coming to SACD

In a surprise move, Varese Sarabande has announced that they will be releasing the Jerry Goldsmith version of the Timeline Soundtrack in early 2004 on a single inventory, Hybrid Layer Surround Sound SACD. read more…

Phil Ramone – Surround Professional 2003 Keynote Speech

Phil Ramone – Surround Professional 2003 Keynote Speech

Al Schmitt introduced Surround Professional 2003’s keynote speaker, Phil Ramone, saying that usually he was irreverent when he spoke of Phil but this time he wanted to be serious. Al said that he and Phil are great friends and that it was a great pleasure and an honour to introduce Phil – in fact they are such good friends that they even went on a cruise together. After some laughter from the audience, Al added that Phil wore the high heels – so much for keeping it serious! read more…

SACD Catalog Tops 1,600 With Over 320 Christmas Releases

Officials at the Super Audio Forum, a marketing association based in Europe that promotes adoption of the Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) format announced that the total number of titles in the format has passed 1,600. read more…

Surround Music Awards 2003

Honoring the year’s most significant releases in the fledgling multichannel music catalog, the Surround Music Awards were held on December 11, the first night of the Fifth Annual Surround Professional Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. In only its second year, the SMA Program has already emerged as the social centerpiece of the Conference. This year’s Awards ceremony, a thoroughly polished and classy affair produced by the effusive and tireless Lisa Roy, sported celebrity presenters and sophisticated multimedia segments (in multichannel sound, naturally), while still retaining the intimacy and enthusiasm befitting a gathering of lifelong music-lovers. The evening also included a moving tribute to the memory of Surround Pioneer Award winner Frank Zappa. read more…

Death Cab for Cuties Transatlanticism Arrives on Stereo SACD

The Seattle based rock group Death Cab for Cutie is the latest independent group to issue an album on Super Audio CD. Their new Hybrid Stereo SACD edition of Transatlanticism follows an earlier Stereo CD version of the album. read more…

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