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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…

Jacinthas Girl From Bossa Nova in SACD Surround Sound

Groove Note Records latest release in Super Audio CD Surround Sound is Jacintha’s new album entitled The Girl From Bossa Nova. For her fifth SACD release for the label, Jacintha performs ten bossa nova favorites. read more…

DualDisc Hybrids Officially Approved by the DVD Forum

Exclusive: the DVD Forum has officially approved DualDisc, the dual-sided DVD/Compact Disc hybrid disc tested recently in Boston and Seattle. In a statement issued to High Fidelity Review, Bike H. Suzuki of JVC and Chairman of WG-4 said: “DualDisc is officially approved by [the] DVD Forum. read more…

Meridian Audio Unveil G98 DVD-Audio Transport

Meridian have unveiled details about their G98 DVD-Audio Transport, the latest addition to the company’s G Series range of components. The following is information supplied by Meridian:

Virtually every piece of audio equipment has its own, characteristic sound. 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…

Philips Announces ProTools DSD Plug-In & SACD Creation Tools

Philips has announced the availability of a new Plug-In for the popular ProTools Digital Audio Workstation that will enable ProTools users to create multichannel DSD audio files on ProTools workstations and systems. In addition to the new DSD ProTools plug-in, Philips is also offering a standalone software program called SA-CD Creator and an SA-CD Creator Pack which includes both products. read more…

5.1 Production Services Creates Their 100th DualDisc

Independent company 5.1 Production Services, long a leader in the music industry’s evolution toward multimedia content, made history today with the completion of its 100th DualDisc title, Lauren Ellis’s ‘Feels Like Family’. read more…

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…

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