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Polyhmnia Expands Facilities and Passes 100 SACD Projects

Polyhmnia International is one of the best known of the recording and mastering companies involved with Super Audio CD recordngs and more specifically Classical Music SACDs. Recently they held a press briefing at their studios in the Netherlands to announce that the firm has been involved in over 100 Super Audio CD projects in the last 12 month period and that it is expanding its SACD Mastering operation. read more…

French SACDs Feature Indochine, Chanson, Era and the Terminator

Recent news from France has told of a top local artist, Michel Sardou, selling over 160,000 copies of his latest album on SACD and reaching Gold status as well as three other SACDs in the country reaching Silver status. The news tells us that the days of Super Audio CD releases in Europe being limited to imports from the U.S. are changing. In a recent look at the SACDs available in France, we found quite a number of local releases as well as European titles from artists such as Indochine and Era and even a Surround Sound SACD of the soundtrack to Terminator 2. read more…

Philips Ships Standalone DSD Studio Playback Product

The Philips ProTech group has announced the availability of a new Standalone DSD Playback product for use by recording professionals. The new product is a follow-up to the group’s recent introduction of a ProTools DSD Plug-In, the SA-CD Creator product and related Super Audio CD creation tools for the recording industry (see linked story below). read more…

Eleanor McEvoy Releases Surround Sound SACD Single

Market Square Records has released a new 5.1 Surround Sound SACD Single by singer Eleanor McEvoy. The new SACD single, available today in music stores in the U.K. features two songs from McEvoy’s recent album entitled Early Hours which was released earlier this year as a Single Inventory Surround Sound SACD (Market Square Records MSM5.1SACD128). read more…

Price Change and Delay for Live at Fillmore East SACD

The Universal Music Group announced a price change and new availability date for the upcoming Live at Fillmore East Hybrid Surround Sound SACD by the Allman Brothers Band. The Super Audio CD edition had been previously shown as selling for $18.98 and being available in stores on July 13th. read more…

Larry Chernicoffs October Is Latest Independent Surround Sound SACD

Windy Planet Music, an independent record label owned by composer and jazz musician Larry Chernicoff, has released his latest album entitled October as a new Single Inventory Surround Sound Super Audio CD. read more…

Universals Living Presence Albums Headline 9 Planned SACDs

The Philips Classical and Deutsche Grammophon labels have adding 9 Classical Music Super Audio CD titles to Universal Music’s Release List for October 12th. Included in the upcoming titles are the first 5 of the long awaited Living Presence SACDs which were originally slated for release late last year. read more…

New Buster Williams Album Is 3rd SACD from High Note Records

High Note Records has released the new album by veteran jazz bass player Buster Williams as their latest Super Audio CD disc. Entitled Griot Liberte, the new disc is a Single Inventory Surround Sound SACD which arrived in stores yesterday. read more…

John Mayer and Five for Fighting Coming to SACD Surround

John Mayer and Five for Fighting Coming to SACD Surround

In recent days we have received new information on the upcoming Surround Sound SACDs by John Mayer and Five for Fighting. Both have been mentioned by Sony Music as SACD releases later this year.

John Mayer’s Heavier Things album was initially planned for Surround Sound SACD release on a Hybrid SACD disc last August. read more…

Roseanna Vitros Tropical Postcards In SACD Surround Sound

A-Records has released Roseanna Vitro’s Tropical Postcards album as a new Surround Sound Super Audio CD. The new disc is her eighth album and it features the singer performing 11 Brazilian standards. read more…

Snow Patrols Final Straw Coming in SACD Surround Sound

Universal Music has added two more Super Audio CDs to their release list. This week’s additions include the latest album from Irish alt rock group Snow Patrol entitled Final Straw. Final Straw was released in the U.S. read more…

Kinks SACD Remastered Series Release Dates Set

Earlier today, Koch International announced release dates for 15 albums in their upcoming Kinks Remastered and Restored SACD Series on their Velvel Records label. High Fidelity Review readers will recall that plans for the Kinks SACDs were announced last month at the HE 2004 show in New York City. read more…

Universal Music Artists Hit SACD Gold and Silver in Europe

Universal Music Artists Hit SACD Gold and Silver in Europe

According to officials at Universal Music International, several of their Super Audio CD releases in Europe have now reached Silver and Gold record sales status. Leading the list of these Silver and Gold record sales for SACD is Sting’s album Sacred Love which has reached Gold status in 4 countries and is 6,000 units shy of that status in Germany. read more…

New Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and McCoy Tyner Surround SACDs

Telarc continued their practice of releasing new albums at the same time on both Surround Sound SACD and Stereo CD this week. The two new “day and date” releases from the label are from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. read more…

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