April 23, 2002 marks a groundbreaking event for both Dishwalla and the DVD-Audio format with the simultaneous release of their forthcoming album ‘Opaline’ on both DVD-Audio and Compact Disc. The day and date release of both configurations marks a maturing of the US DVD-Audio format, news exclusively revealed by High Fidelity Review on February 4th [see here]
The ‘Opaline’ DVD-Audio disc has been mixed in 5.1 surround sound and contains “extras” such as artist commentary, on-screen lyrics, two photo galleries and behind-the-scenes video. For-the-first time ever, hidden features, commonly referred to by industry insiders as “Easter Eggs,” are included on the ‘Opaline’ DVD-Audio disc. Dishwalla fans will relish the “Easter Eggs” which include fantastic video surprises and demo versions of a few of the songs.
“We are proud to be the first US record label to have a simultaneous release on the CD and DVD-Audio formats, and to do so with artists the stature of Dishwalla is that much more gratifying. The band made an exceptional record,” said Jeff Dean, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for immergent Records.
The DVD-Audio version not only accurately replicates the recording studio experience but the bonus features provide more of an overall fan experience than has ever been possible before.
Dishwalla’s first single ‘Somewhere In The Middle’ from their forthcoming album ‘Opaline’, continues to gain momentum while being met with praise and excitement from both retail and radio. The single has already been number one most added on both the AAA, Adult Alternative, and Hot Adult Contemporary radio formats and is currently being played on over one hundred and fifty stations. The eleven-song album marks Dishwalla’s first recording for label immergent Records. Produced by Gregg Wattenberg (‘Five For Fighting’, ‘The Sopranos’), Opaline is a powerful, soul stirring follow-up to earlier albums ‘Pet Your Friends’ (which includes their breakout single ‘Counting Blue Cars’) and ‘And You Think You Know What Life’s About’. Dishwalla has already left for their United States Tour.
One of the most significant audio developments since the arrival of the compact disc, DVD-Audio promises to revolutionise the music world. Designed by music companies and consumer electronics manufacturers, DVD-Audio is following in the successful footsteps of DVD-Video. It is creating a new global standard that brings the listening experience to an unprecedented level with dramatically superior sound quality and unique visual content made possible by advanced digital technology.