David Bowie Dual Disc News

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  1. AricB

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    08.18.2004 NEWS: REALITY DUALDISC GETS NATION-WIDE RELEASE IN USA
    Double dealin', rockin', rollin' and a reelin'...

    The Reality DualDisc we first told you about last year (10.26.2003 NEWS: REALITY TOUR EDITION BONUS DISC AND US 5:1 HYBRID DISC) will now receive a nation-wide release in the US on October 26th.

    You may remember the release was originally limited to Seattle and Boston only, leaving collectors outside of those two states to search for over-priced copies on eBay. This move should see those prices plummet and make the disc more affordable to those outside of North America.

    Those of you that already have this DualDisc will know that it contains the full Reality album in normal stereo on the CD side and a 5.1 multichannel surround mix by Tony Visconti (which he talks about in aforementioned news item) on the DVD side. The DVD side also contains the full-length version of Steven Lippman's excellent Reality film, not to mention lots of other goodies as outlined in the label above.
     
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    So my question is, is the mix in hires? reality was out on sacd, but not dvd-a...
     
  3. Michael St. Clair

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    The Bowie DualDisc is a Sony. [​IMG] No high-res. Dolby Digital.

    It has a really good long-form 30-minute video and four music videos (kind of like the laserdisc music titles of old). Some Bowie collectors would flip over this disc, as it is a really great value. But for audio, I'd recommend the SACD.

    For a DualDisc done right, check out the Fagen disc. CD audio, high-res stereo, high-res surround, DTS surround, music video.

    Both of these discs are fantastic deals (CD priced but with lots of value added), but targeted to different consumers.

    It's really too bad that Sony Music seems to want to do high-res DualDisc but Sony Corporate won't let them.
     

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