BMG RCA Issues 4 SACDs in Hong Kong Market

BMG’s RCA Records label has issued 4 Stereo SACDs in the Hong Kong market. This marks the first time that BMG and RCA Records have issued albums in the SACD format. Here’s a look at these releases:

Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
by Harry Belafonte
(BMG RCA HK SACD 74321894852)

One of the most popular live albums of all time, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall features Harry Belafonte and a full orchestra performing many of his best known hits.

Album Selections:
1. Introduction/Darlin’ Cora
2. Sylvie
3. Cotton Fields
4. John Henry
5. The Marching Saints
6. Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
7. Jamaica Farewell
8. Mama Look a Boo Boo
9. Come Back Liza
10. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
11. Hava Nagila
12. Danny Boy
13. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
14. Shenandoah
15. Matilda

Always In My Heart
by Los Indios Tabajaras
(BMG RCA HK SACD 7438899902)

Los Indios Tabajaras is a well known pair of guitarists from the Tabajara tribe of northern Brazil. They have a unique guitar style and this album is well known in audiophile circles.

Album Selections:
1. Always In My Heart
2. Por Que Eres Asi?
3. Over The Rainbow
4. More Brandy Please
5. Amapola
6. Wide Horizon
7. Moonlight And Shadows
8. You Belong To My Heart
9. Central Park
10. Magic Is The Moonlight
11. New Orleans
12. Maria My Own (Maria La O)

The Butterfly Lovers & The Yellow River Concerto
The Most Famous Chinese Concertos
(BMG RCA HK SACD 7432189273)

A host of classical artists including Takako Nishizaki, violin; Daniel Epstein, piano; Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lim Kek-tjiang & The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy perform the most famous Chinese Concertos on SACD.

Album Selections:
1. The Yellow River (Piano Concerto): Prelude
2. The Song of the Yellow River Boatman, Ode to the Yellow River, The Yellow River Wrath, Defend the Yellow River
3. The Butterfly Lovers (Violin Concerto).

A City of Sadness
Soundtrack Music
(BMG RCA HK SACD 7432187650)

A City of Sadness (Beiqing Chengshi), the winner the Golden Lion Award at the 1989 Venice Film Festival, was made by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. It is the first Taiwanese film to broach the subject of the most traumatic experience in the nation’s history, the February 28 Incident.

Album Selections:
1. A City Of Sadness
2. Flute Solo (Hiromi)
3. Variation 1
4. Variation 2

SACD Availability
In addition to the Hong Kong market, several web stores now have these Hybrid Stereo SACDs available for purchase.

Belafonte at Carnegie Hall is available from the Acoustic Sounds, Elusive Disc, Music Direct and World of Super Audio CD web stores.

The other 3 BMG RCA HK Stereo SACDs are also available from Elusive Disc.