Blue Note, Universal & Sony Headline New SACD Catalog

Three times a year, Sony & Philips issue a catalog that lists all of the current and upcoming SACDs for the U.S. market. The newest of these SACD disc catalogs dated September 2002 (09.02) was released to the press this week. Copies will be made available to Tower Records and other SACD outlets shortly.

In the new catalog, Sony and Philips highlight approximately 500 SACD titles that are either currently available or are scheduled for release in the near future. Of interest in this edition are new titles from Blue Note (Bob Belden, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, John Coltrane, Bill Charlup and Norah Jones) and Sony Music (James Taylor, Five for Fighting, Oasis, Mary Mary, Tony Bennett & Friends, Ozzy Osbourne and David Bowie) as well as more details on the initial release of SACDs from the Universal Music Group.

Universal Music Group SACDs – Both Single Layer and Hybrid Layer?
While the Universal Music Group SACD titles were announced earlier, the SACD catalog listing is of interest because it reveals that these SACD disc releases will be on both Single Layer and Hybrid Layer format. This is an unusual choice – generally the SACD record labels issue their titles in Hybrid Layer format (most labels) or Single Layer format (Sony Music and Red Rose Music) – but not both.

Hybrid Layer SACDs are playable on both CD and SACD players while Single Layer SACDs are playable only on SACD players. It will be interesting to see if these plans hold true with the finished product starts arriving in late October – and whether future Universal Music SACDs continue to be issued in both SACD formats.

Highlights in the 09.02 SACD Catalog
Here’s a rundown of the newly announced SACD releases shown in the new 09.02 SACD disc catalog. I’ve also included the Universal Music SACD titles so you can see the rundown on the Single Layer vs. Hybrid Layer discs.

Newly Announced Multichannel SACD Releases on Single Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

Sony Music – Single Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

  • James Taylor – October Road (Columbia CS 63584)
  • Five For Fighting – America Town (Columbia CS 63759)
  • Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory (Epic ES 67351)
  • Mary Mary – Incredible (Columbia CS 85690)
  • Tony Bennett – Playin’ With My Friends: Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Diana Krall, k.d. Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Kay Starr and Stevie Wonder (Columbia CS 85833)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Live At Budokan (Epic ES 86525)
  • Oasis – Heathen Chemistry (Epic ES 86586)
  • David Bowie – Heathen (Columbia CS 86630)Universal Music – Single Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs
  • James Horner – A Beautiful Mind Soundtrack (Decca 440 018 139 2)
  • Al Jarreau – All I Got (Verve 440 065 082 2)

Newly Announced Multichannel SACD Releases on Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

Artegra – Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

  • Gary Bordner – Trumpet Works (Artegra ART 1001)
  • Rosalyra Quartet – Shostakovich 2 & 8 (Artegra ART 1002)

Blue Note – Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

  • Bob Belden – Black Dahlia (Blue Note 7243-541745-2)
  • Cassandra Wilson – New Moon Daughter (Blue Note 7243-541749-2)
  • Dianne Reeves – The Calling (Blue Note 7243-541978-2)

Delos – Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

  • Olga Guryakova – My Soul Enraptured (Delos DS 3282)
  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky – I Met You, My Love (Delos DS 3293)
  • Nina Kotova – Bloch: Schelomo, Prayer from Jewish Life (Delos DS 3305)

DMP – Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

  • Broadway Inspirational Voices – Grace (DMP SACD-17)
  • Bob Mintzer Big Band – Gently (DMP SACD-18)
  • Warren Bernhardt, Jay Anderson, Peter Erskine – Amelia’s Song (DMP SACD-19)

Harmonia Mundi – Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

  • Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – Mozart: Horn Concertos (Harmonia Mundi SACD-907012)
  • Anonymous 4 – La Belle Marie: 13th Century French Conductus & Chansons (Harmonia Mundi SACD-907312)

Sugar Hill – Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

  • Nickel Creek – Nickel Creek (Sugar Hill SUG-CD-3909)
  • Dolly Parton – Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill SUG-CD-3927)
  • Nickel Creek – This Side (Sugar Hill SUG-CD-3941)

Telarc – Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

  • Tapestry – Come Into My Garden: Song of Songs (Telarc SACD-60486)
  • Ensemble Galilei – From the Isles to the Courts (Telarc SACD-60536)
  • Empire Brass Quintet – The Glory of Gabrieli (Telarc SACD-60553)
  • Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops – Scary Music (Telarc SACD-60580)
  • Paavo Jarvi, Cincinnati Symphony – Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (Telarc SACD-60585)
  • Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – LAGQ: Latin (Telarc SACD-60593)
  • Gerry Mulligan and Jane Duboc – Paraiso (Telarc SACD-63361)
  • Tierney Sutton – Something Cool (Telarc SACD-63548)
  • Monty Alexander – My America (Telarc SACD-63552)

Universal Music – Hybrid Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACDs

  • Ivan Fisher, Budapest Festival Orchestra – Dvorak: Slavonic Dances (Decca 0289-470601-2)
  • Seji Ozawa, Vienna Philharmonic – New Year’s Day Concerto 2002 (Decca 0289-470615-2)
  • Bryn Terfel & Claudio Abbado – Bryn Terfel Sings Wagner Arias (DGG 0289-471638-2)
  • Herbert Van Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic – Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (DGG 0289-471640-2)
  • John Williams – E.T.: The 20th Anniversary Soundtrack (MCA 0088-112818-2)
  • Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana (Philips 7314-589813-2)
  • Diana Krall – The Look of Love (Verve 7314-589597-2)
  • Natalie Cole – Ask A Woman Who Knows (Verve 7314-589915-2)

Newly Announced Stereo SACD Releases on Single Layer Stereo SACDs

Universal Music – Single Layer Stereo SACDs

  • Muddy Waters – Folk Singer (Chess 088 112 940 2)
  • John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (Impulse 314 589 596 2)
  • Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (Verve 314 589 595 2)
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis (Verve 314 589 598 2)

Newly Announced Stereo SACD Releases on Hybrid Layer Stereo SACDs

Analogue Productions – Hybrid Stereo SACDs

  • Thelonious Monk – 5 by Monk by 5 (Analogue Productions APJ 1150)
  • John Coltrane – Standard Coltrane (Analogue Productions APJ 7243)
  • Art Pepper – Meets the Rhythm Section (Analogue Productions APJ 7532)
  • Vince Guaraldi – Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus (Analogue Productions APJ 8089)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Willy & the Poorboys (Analogue Productions APJ 8397)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory (Analogue Productions APJ 8402)
  • Bill Evans – Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Analogue Productions APJ 9376)
  • Bill Evans Trio – Moon Beams (Analogue Productions APJ 9428)
  • Cannonball Adderly with Bill Evans – Know What I Mean? (Analogue Productions APJ 9433)

Blue Note Records – Hybrid Layer Stereo SACDs

  • Bill Charlup – Stardust (Blue Note 7243-535985-2)
  • Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (Blue Note 7243-541747-2)
  • John Coltrane – Blue Train (Blue Note 7243-541757-2)Sugar Hill – Hybrid Stereo SACDs
  • Chris Thile – Not All Wander Are Lost (Sugar Hill SUG-CD-3931)
  • Jerry Douglas – Look Out for Hope (Sugar Hill SUG-CD-3938)
  • Dolly Parton – Halos and Horns (Sugar Hill SUG-CD-3946)

Universal Music – Hybrid Stereo SACD

  • Quincy Jones – Ultimate Collection (Hip-O Records 314 583 565 2)

Vanguard Music – Hybrid Stereo SACD

Julia Fordham – Concrete Love (Vanguard 79719)