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Universal Music Releases Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in SACD Surround Sound

Universal Music’s Deutsche Grammophon label has released a new Surround Sound Super Audio CD by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. In performances conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the orchestra performs several classic compositions: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Mussorgsky’s Night On A Bare Mountain and Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin. read more…

Universal Music Adds Moody Blues and Al Di Meola to SACD Release List for September

Super Audio CDs from the Moody Blues and Al Di Meola headline a series of Surround Sound SACDs scheduled for release by Universal Music Group and the record labels they distribute in September. The new entries bring to 12 the number of new Super Audio CDs that Universal Music and the labels it distributes will be bringing to the market in the months of August through October. read more…

Universal Musics U.S. Labels Announce 3 Upcoming SACD Releases

Universal Music Group’s operation in the United States has announced the upcoming release of three Super Audio CDs in the American market. The new SACDs include a new Classical Music Surround Sound SACD arriving in the Fall and two SACDs by the Moody Blues. read more…

Universal Music Adds 6 Classical SACDs to July Release Schedule

Universal Music has added 6 new Classical Music Super Audio CDs to their upcoming release list. The new SACDs are all shown with an in store availability date of July 12th. The SACDs follow a number of Classical Music releases during April and May from the Archiv, Decca Classics, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips Classics labels of the Universal Music Group. read more…

Universal Music Releases 2 Classical SACDs and Announces 3 More

This week Universal Music group released 2 more Surround Sound Super Audio CDs in the U.S. market. The new SACDs from pianists Lang Lang and Yundi Li follow earlier Super Audio CD releases by these artists. read more…

Universal Music Adds 5 Classical Super Audio CDs to Release List

Universal Music has added 5 Surround Sound Super Audio CDs to its U.S. release list for the month of May. The Super Audio CDs due out on May 10th include two new recordings: pianist Alfred Brendel’s performance of Mozart’s Piano Sonatas K281, K282 and K576 and Transformations – an album by guitarists Kaori Muraji and Dominic Miller performing the songs of well known popular music composers such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Harold Arlen, among others. read more…

Universal Changes Gears On Guero Album by Beck

Universal Music’s Geffen label in the U.S. has announced that they are changing gears when it comes to next month’s release of the next Beck album on March 29th. Entitled Guero, the new album is said to be more upbeat in its tone than the singer’s earlier album Sea Change which was released in both SACD and DVD-A Surround Sound editions. read more…

Universal Music Adds 4 Classical Music SACDs to Release List

The Universal Music Group updated their Super Audio CD Release List earlier today with the addition of 4 new Classical Music albums that are due out in the U.S. market in April. Also new this week was an update on the release plans of the yet untitled next album by singer Beck. read more…

Universal Music Plans 100 to 150 Super Audio CD Releases in 2005

Universal Music continues to be a major player in the Super Audio CD market, announcing today that it plans to issue 100 to 150 new SACD titles in 2005. It also announced that has added Super Audio CD releases to its DVD team’s formal assignments and scope.

According to Sony Super Audio CD Project Director David Kawakami, Universal Music is already a key player in the format. Kawakami indicates that of the 80 to 90 Super Audio CD releases that are issued worldwide each month, Universal Music is responsible for 10 of them. According to Paul Bishow of Universal Music’s eLabs group, this pace will bring the total number of SACD titles from Universal Music to 350 by the end of 2004. read more…

Universal Releases Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack Albums in SACD Surround Sound

Universal Music finished up their series of four consecutive weeks of SACD releases on Tuesday with the release of two new County Music discs. The new Surround Sound SACDs are Shock’n Y’All by Toby Keith and Greatest Hits by Lee Ann Womack. read more…

Universal Releases Surround Sound SACDs by Lionel Richie and Diana Krall

Universal Music continued its August Surround Sound Super Audio CD releases today with new SACDs by Lionel Richie and Diana Krall. The Lionel Richie album was released earlier this year on Stereo CD and represents its debut in Surround Sound while the Diana Krall album has appeared in Surround Sound twice before. read more…

Universal Adds Ray Charles & Ultimate Mancini SACDs to Release List

This week Universal Music continues to increase its list of upcoming Super Audio CD titles with two new additions. The new SACDs are the next two Surround Sound SACDs from Concord Records by Ray Charles and Monica Mancini. Also new on the Universal Music Group Super Audio CD release list this week are two date changes involving upcoming Surround Sound SACDs by Lionel Ritchie and the Carpenters. read more…

Allman Brothers & Vince Gill SACDs Arrive With Elton John Announcement

Eat A Peach by the Allman Brothers Band arrived in stores on Tuesday as the first installment of two planned Surround Sound Super Audio CDs from the famed rock group on the Mercury Records label. Also arriving on Tuesday from the Universal Music Group was the new Surround Sound SACD by Vince Gill (High Lonesome Sound). Of equal interest to many Super Audio CD fans was the news that five Elton John albums along with several other albums by other artists have been added to the SACD Coming Soon list by Universal Music. 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…

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