Universal Plans SACDs by The Who and Marvin Gaye

October 31, in SACD News

Just days after the release of their first 10 SACDs in the US market, Universal Music has announced 3 additional SACD titles for release in early 2003. The new SACDs are «The Who Sings My Generation» by The Who (MCA), «Let’s Get It On» by Marvin Gaye (Motown) and Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story with Kiri Te Kanawa, Josй Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollman and Marilyn Horne (DGG Classics).

As with their prior SACD releases, the 3 newly announced Universal Music SACDs are a mixture of Hybrid Layer and Single Layer SACDs. The West Side Story SACD will be a Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD (including a CD Audio track for compatibility with CD Audio players) while the Marvin Gaye will be a Single Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD and The Who SACD will be a Single Layer Stereo SACD (playable only on SACD players).

Delayed to Early 2003
One of the titles shown in the early 2003 release group, «Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas» by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis from DGG Classics, was originally scheduled to appear as part of Universal’s next group of SACD releases on November 26th. This reduces the number of November SACD releases from 8 to 7.

List of the Early 2003 Universal SACD Releases
According to Universal Music Group, the SACDs slated for release in Early 2003 will include:

  • The Who — Sings My Generation (MCA Single Layer Stereo SACD)
  • Marvin Gaye — Let’s Get It On (Motown Single Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD)
  • Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story with Kiri Te Kanawa, Josй Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollman and Marilyn Horne(DGG Classics Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471631-2)
  • Beck — Sea Change (Geffen Single Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0694-93537-2)
  • Peter Gabriel — Up (Geffen Single Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0694-93536-2)
  • Cecilia Bartoli — Gluck: Dreams & Fables: Italian Arias (Decca Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-470611-2)
  • Ozawa, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra — New Year’s Concert 2002 (Decca Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-470615-2)
  • Bryn Terfel — Sings Wagner Arias (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471638-2)
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter — Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD)

 

More SACDs Coming from DGG Classics
In addition to the Universal Music Group SACDs with projected release dates, the DGG Classics label is listing some additional SACDs on their web site. These upcoming classical SACDs are:

  • Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic — Mozart Requiem (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471639-2)
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin & Lambert Orkis, Piano — Beethoven: «Spring» & «Kreutzer» Violin Sonatas (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471641-2)
  • Pierre Boulez, Wiener Philharmonic — Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471635-2)
  • Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmonic — Beethovern: Symphonies No. 5 and 7 (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471630-2)
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin & Kurt Masur, New York Philharmonic — Beethoven: Violin Concertos No. 1 and 2 (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471633-2)
  • Musica Antiqua Kцln, Gabrieli Consort and Players — Biber: Missa Salisburgensis (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471632-2)
  • Maurizio Pollini, Piano — Chopin: Polonaises (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471648-2)
  • Women’s Voices of The Monteverdi Choir, John Gardiner, Philharmonia Orchestra — Holst: The Planets & Grainger: The Warriors (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471634-2)
  • Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmonic — Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie Rosenkavalier Suite (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471636-2)
  • Lakatos — As Time Goes By: Film Music (DGG Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD 0289-471637-2)
    The Who Sings My Generation — Coming to SACD in Early 2003

 

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