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Bradford Auerbach Named Executive Director of the DVD-Audio Council

The DVD-Audio Council Co-Chairman and President John Trickett has announced that Bradford Auerbach has been named Executive Director.

Auerbach will be responsible for day-to-day management of the council and coordinating the efforts among member software and hardware companies, in an effort to broaden the acceptance of DVD-Audio among retail, manufacturers, record companies and consumers. read more…

DualDisc – The Hybrid CD/DVD Disc. How it was promising…

DualDisc – The Hybrid CD/DVD Disc. How it was promising…

At the Tower Records in Cambridge, Massachusetts, there is a small kiosk near the main counter. Spinning above it is a 5″ disc.

It’s not a CD.
It’s not a DVD.
It’s both.
It’s a DualDisc.

According to the explanation enclosed in each disc, “One side is a standard CD. The other side offers DVD content. This may include enhanced album audio, 5.1 surround sound, music videos, artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, documentary films, photo galleries, lyrics, computer-ready digital song files, and Web links. It all depends on the artist”. read more…

DualDisc – Major Record Labels Launch Hybrid CD/DVD Format

DualDisc – Major Record Labels Launch Hybrid CD/DVD Format

DualDisc, the hybrid CD/DVD format, officially became a reality today with the release of thirteen titles into the small test markets of Boston and Seattle. DualDiscs are double-sided, on one, Compact Disc compatible digital audio at 44.1kHz 16-bit and on the other, DVD-Video, with the possibility of including high-resolution DVD-Audio content. read more…

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Greendale’ A DVD-Audio review by Cai Campbell

Neil Young is probably second only to David Bowie in his chameleon-like ability to adopt a new persona for whatever project he might be indulging himself at the moment. Over the past decade or so, Neil’s focus seems to have settled on doing what he does best: playing emotionally charged blues-based electric folk-rock. read more…

Mike Oldfield – ‘Tubular Bells 2003’  A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Mike Oldfield – ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Tubular Bells 2003’, the updated version of Mike Oldfield’s seminal instrumental album will be released by Warner Music Group as a DVD-Audio disc, complete with a newly-created multi-channel mix, and as a DVD-Audio/Video anniversary box set, sometime in early 2004. read more…

‘Tubular Bells 2003’ DVD-Audio, to be Released in October 2003

The DVD-Audio version of ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ will be released in October. Back in early June, High Fidelity Review exclusively revealed that a DVD-Audio disc of the classic album was in production and we can now confirm that news with the official press release from Warner Music Spain and Warner Vision International:

To coincide with the 30th Anniversary celebrations of Mike Oldfield’s best-selling instrumental album of all time, ‘Tubular Bells’, Warner Vision International will release a newly recorded version of the album, ‘Tubular Bells 2003’, on the DVD-Audio format on 25th August 2003 [see footnote]. read more…

Steely Dan – ‘Everything Must Go’ A DVD-Audio review by Patrick Cleasby

Steely Dan – ‘Everything Must Go’ A DVD-Audio review by Patrick Cleasby

When announcements earlier this year confirmed that a brand new Steely Dan studio album, ‘Everything Must Go’, was due this spring, seasoned Dan watchers were amazed. Having managed to produce seven masterpiece albums during the seventies, the following twenty years saw but a handful of albums from Becker and Fagen, and only one of those was a bona fide Steely Dan studio album. The news that the guys disappeared into the studio in late 2001 could therefore have resulted in a confident prediction of no new album until 2006. Nevertheless, here is the result of that year in the studio, have the venerable duo managed to surprise us as much with their music as with their schedule? read more…

DVD-Audio 2002: Warner Music Group Overview

DVD-Audio 2002: Craig Anderson of the Warner Music Group, representing Warner Bros, Atlantic and Elektra labels didn’t have far to travel in order to attend the DVD-Audio 2002 presentation as the Warner Bros. lot is literally on the other side of the street from Dolby Labs. Burbank offices. He gave High Fidelity Review an overview of their activities during the remainder of the year. read more…

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