Nellie McKay DualDisc!!! Finally a DualDisc worth getting

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  1. JimBarrese

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    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050225/nyf012_1.html


    Nellie McKay's Critically-Acclaimed Debut Album, Get Away From Me, Available in New DualDisc Edition
    Friday February 25, 5:00 am ET
    DVD Component Includes Exclusive Live Performance & Two Unreleased Songs
    In Stores Tuesday, March 29


    NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Nellie McKay's groundbreaking critically-acclaimed debut album, Get Away From Me, named as one of the Best Albums of 2004 by Rolling Stone, Blender, the LA Times, USA Today, The Onion, Tracks and many other publications, will be available in the recently-launched DualDisc format on Tuesday, March 29.
    DualDisc is a new double-sided music product which combines audio (CD) and video (DVD) content on a single disc, which is compatible with virtually any device -- including home stereo systems, portable disc players, car stereos, game consoles, and PCs -- currently capable of playing either CDs or DVDs.

    The DVD side of the DualDisc Get Away From Me includes the entire album in 5.1 Surround Sound and enhanced LPCM Stereo; "San Francisco Night - Live at the Independent," an eight-song set recorded in High Definition video on November 23, 2004 capturing the unpredictable wit, musical elegance, and charismatic on-stage bravado of Nellie live in concert; and a bonus audio tracks page debuting two previously unreleased songs, "John-John" and "Teresa," written and produced by Nellie McKay.

    The CD side of the DualDisc edition of Get Away From Me will feature all 18 songs from Nellie's debut, originally a double-CD collection, specially configured to fit onto a single disc.

    Released in February 2004, Get Away From Me proved itself to be one of 2004's most press-worthy and auspicious releases. "Nellie McKay is so original," wrote Elle magazine, "she's practically invented her own genre: neo-retro-mellow-fury pop." The Associate Press praised her debut as " ... a compelling effort ripe with witty songwriting and solid musicianship." "A new star is born!," proclaimed the Atlanta Journal & Constitution while Rolling Stone called her " ... that rare performer whose talent is irrefutable."
     
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    Okay, looks like this will be my first Dual, as much as I hate to support the format.
     
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    I have the 2 CD set already. Screw buying it again! No Dual-y Discs for me, never!
     
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    I got a promo of the 2-CD set- looks like as with some DVD titles, they could have easily fit the entire thing on one CD, but went with 2 to make it look like more. I see she wanted it to look like 2 sides of an LP, but that's still a pretty lame package. The only other CD I have arranged like that is The Beatles 1962-1966 which has 2 discs each running a little over 30 minutes, and has a ridiculously high retail price!
    Might get the Dualdisc, as the live performance could be interesting. If they're doing a multichannel of the album then they really should've done it in DVD-Audio or SACD though.
     
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    Well, there is something to be said about the album concept, which has by and large been tossed out the window because of the focus on generating singles. If the release had been priced higher, then I would have complained, but it wasn't and was selling below average release prices in my area. How the hell she persuaded the label to agree to two discs is beyond me, especially since I also heard she ran out of money during production and convinced the producer to finish the project for free. I think she might be a Jedi.
     
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    So did anyone buy the DualDisc? I have yet to hear anything good about the format.
     
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    I'm stille Dual-y Disc free...
     
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    What does she sound like?

    What type of music is it?
     
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    I got it the day it came out, only because I'm a huge Nellie McKay fan. The disc has a DD 5.1 mix and an "enhanced" resolution 48/16 stereo track. Quite disappointing because this could have sounded great it hi rez surround. The new stereo track does sound slightly better than the CD version though (which sounded pretty good to begin with).

    The disc also has video of a live performance (about 50min if I recall) that is worth buying the disc for alone if you're a Nellie fan. It features a new song "Glad" that is now one of my favorite tracks of hers. There's also a couple extra throw away songs on the disc about John Kerry and his wife that Nellie wrote during the champaign last year.
     
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    Thanks Jim. Tempting, very tempting...
     

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