What's up with the lack of new DVD Audio titles?

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  1. David Flora

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    I'm relatively new to the dvd audio scene, and this may be an obvious question to most, but why aren't there a lot of relatively new titles out there for this format? Is it due to the fight concerning dvd audio vs SACD? Just curious. Thanks!
     
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    OK - Where's Lee? [​IMG]
     
  3. Justin Lane

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    David,

    This summer there was a major dry spell from Warner as far as DVD-A goes. However between this month and next we are getting Miles Davis, REM, Alanis Morisette, Neil Young, Yes, and Jackson Browne to name a few. There has also been rumors that BMG music group will join the DVD-A scene though nothing definite. Silverline has also been releasing DVD-A all the while, but really nothing they have offered interests me.

    J
     
  4. Micahel C

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    Upcoming releases as of yesterday. Note that all of the Sept 17th titles are now available. Release dates are subject to change of course.

    Sep 17
    Donovan: Fairy Tale (Silverline)
    Fairport Convention: Close To The Wind (Silverline)
    Gary Numan: Anthology (Silverline)
    Lee Perry And Friends: Anthology 1968-1978 (Silverline)
    New York Dolls: Seven Day Weekend (Silverline)
    Pentangle: Basket Of Light (Silverline)
    Tesla: Standing Room Only (Silverline)
    Wishbone Ash: Bare Bones (Silverline)


    Sep 24
    Atomic Rooster: The Best of Atomic Rooster (Silverline)
    Colosseum: The Best of Colosseum (Silverline)
    Corrosion Of Conformity: America's Volume Dealer (Silverline)
    Count Basie: Basie Swings (Denon)
    Deep Purple: Deep Purple With the R.P.O./Concerto for Group & Orchestra (EMI Europe)
    Fall, The: Fiend With A Violin (Silverline)
    Foundations: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Mamalade: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Miles Davis: Tutu (Warner)
    Mungo Jerry: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Pogues, The: Streams Of Whiskey (Silverline)
    Ruder Than You: The Best Of British Ska (Silverline)
    Searchers: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Tremeloes: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Various Artists: Film Busters (Denon)
    Various Artists: Sonic Boom (Denon)
    X-Ray Spex: Germ Free America (Silverline)


    Oct 1
    Trey Anastasio: Trey Anastasio (Warner)
    Wagner: Die Walküre: Zubin Mehta w/Bavarian State Opera (Farao Classics)
    Yes: Fragile (Rhino)


    Oct 8
    Anita Chang: Chopin-The Four Ballades (AIX)
    Money Mark: Change Is Coming (Silverline)
    Richard Friedman: Sounds of the Season-Out West (Silverline)
    Richard Friedman: Sounds of the Season-Island Rhythms (Silverline)
    Richard Friedman: Sounds of the Season-Smooth Jazz (Silverline)
    Richard Friedman: Sounds of the Season-Solo Piano (Silverline)
    Richard Friedman: Sounds of the Season-Urban Grooves (Silverline)


    Oct 15
    Alanis Morissette: Under Rug Swept (Warner)
    Brazilian Jazz: Various Artists (DTS Entertainment)
    Disturbed: Believe (Warner)
    Faith Hill: Cry (Warner)
    Jackson Browne: Running On Empty (Warner)
    Linkin Park: Reanimation (Warner)
    Neil Young: Harvest (Warner)
    R.E.M.: Automatic For The People (Warner)


    Oct 22
    38 Special: A Wild-Eyed Christmas Night (Silverline)
    Andre Gagnon: Noel: Prague Philharmonic (Silverline)
    Jim DeJulio: Jazz Quintet (AIX)
    Lynyrd Skynyrd: Christmas Time Again (Silverline)
    Various Artists: Reggae Christmas #1 (Silverline)
    Various Artists: Reggae Christmas #2 (Silverline)


    Oct 29
    Donald Fagan: The Nightfly (Warner)


    Nov 5
    Bob Marley: The Best of the Early Years (Silverline)
    Curtis Mayfield: Live at Ronnie Scott’s (Silverline)
    Heptones: Cool Rasta (Silverline)
    Roy Ayers: Live at Ronnie Scott’s (Silverline)
    Taj Mahal: Live at Ronnie Scott’s (Silverline)


    Nov 19
    Dorian Michael and Friends: Acoustic Guitars (AIX)
    Fixx, The: 1011 Woodland (Silverline)
    Humble Pie: Live at the Whisky A-Go-Go ‘69’ (Silverline)
    Joey Ramone: Don’t Worry About Me (Silverline)
    Strauss: "Vier Letzte Lieder" & "Ein Heldenleben"/ Jan Wagner:Odense Symphony Orchestra (Silverline)


    Nov 26
    Hadyn: Piano Trios Nos. 1,2,& 4/ Pro Arte Trio (AIX)
    Mozart: 26 and 41 "Jupiter"/ Mandeal: George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (AIX)
    Scarlatti/Beethoven: Woodwind Quintets/ Mandeal: George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (AIX)
     
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    Donald Fagan: The Nightfly? Where do I sign!!!
     
  6. Micahel C

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    Philip, Try here for starters. I'm sure it will show up elsewhere as well.
    Nightfly Pre-Order
     
  7. David Flora

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    Thanks for the information. I still don't see many current pop albums though. I am guessing that the major labels have been uncommitted as far as moving to either dvd-audio or SACD?
     
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    David, Just curious but exactly what are you looking for in the way of artists?
     
  9. Camp

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    Damn...I should have gone SACD instead. [​IMG]
    Not much of a selection. In that whole list there's maybe one I would get just to have something new.
     
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    Count me in for Yes, REM, Disturbed, Neil Young, Alanis, and Linkin Park! Now we're getting somewhere.
     
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    Camp,
    It's never too late to get an SACD player. Someone will sell you one. [​IMG]
    Micahel,
    Thanks for providing the list of recent and upcoming DVD-Audio releases. I am disappointed to see so much coming from Silverline because the titles don't interest me and I don't like their handling of the format (no stereo tracks). If only Warner were putting out so many titles.
     
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    Keith, I know you hate the fact that Silverline doesn't provide a stereo track on many of their releases, but you should know it's because they can't. In their deal with Santuary Records, they were only able to license the rights for multichannel mixes only. Santuary has released all of these titles as stereo cds and did not want Silverline's releases to contain a hi-rez stereo version which would compete directly with their own cds. It's the exact same thing that happened to DTS Entertainment when they began releasing dts cds from many different labels. They were licensed only for the multichannel mixes and only for the dts format which is why you don't see them releasing many of their dts cds in the dvd-a format. On the other hand, if you check the Silverline titles that are their own releases like the Dishwalla: Opaline lp, you'll find that they do include a hi-rez stereo track in addition to the surround track.[​IMG]
     
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    Micahel, that is very interesting. I had never read that before. Actually, while this excuses Silverline, it makes the news more grim. I thought Silverline was merely ignoring stereo and was hoping that they would "wake up" one day. Now I see there is no hope of Silverline releasing any DVD-Audio discs in stereo. [​IMG]
     
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    It's not just the lack of hi-rez two channel on a Silverline release from Sanctuary.
    It's that their multi-channel mixes are poorly done as well.
    See, Sound & Vision Oct. issue for reviews of some of the current Silverline releases.
     
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    From that list, I wish I'd get the following for Christmas:

    Count Basie: Basie Swings (Denon)
    Miles Davis: Tutu (Warner)
    Alanis Morissette: Under Rug Swept (Warner)
    Brazilian Jazz: Various Artists (DTS Entertainment)
    Linkin Park: Reanimation (Warner)
    R.E.M.: Automatic For The People (Warner)
    Donald Fagan: The Nightfly (Warner)
    Bob Marley: The Best of the Early Years (Silverline)

    Hmmmmmm.... i thought Madonna will be coming out with DVD-A's this year. :)
     
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    The Best of Atomic Rooster
    Hmm... Atomic Rooster fans who listen to DVD-A. What is that, like, two people?
    Yes, Miles, Basie, Fagan, Purple, and the classical stuff looks good to me.
    Sadly, I have no money, and the Analogue Production SACDs that come out today take a higher priority, so it will be a while until I get any of these.[​IMG]
    NP: Thelonious Monk w/ Sonny Rollins
     
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    What actually released today: 12 titles.

    Corrosion Of Conformity: America's Volume Dealer (Silverline)
    Count Basie: Basie Swings (Denon)
    Deep Purple: Deep Purple With the R.P.O./Concerto for Group & Orchestra (EMI Europe)
    Foundations: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Mamalade: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Miles Davis: Tutu (Warner)
    Mungo Jerry: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Ruder Than You: The Best Of British Ska (Silverline)
    Searchers: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Tremeloes: The Very Best Of (Silverline)
    Various Artists: Film Busters (Denon)
    Various Artists: Sonic Boom (Denon)


    Moved to next week:

    Atomic Rooster: The Best of Atomic Rooster (Silverline)
    Colosseum: The Best of Colosseum (Silverline)
    Fall, The: Fiend With A Violin (Silverline)
    Pogues, The: Streams Of Whiskey (Silverline)
    X-Ray Spex: Germ Free America (Silverline)


    Also a couple of new titles announced from DTS Entertainemnt.

    Sheila Nicholls: Wake-Nov 5th
    David Crosby & Graham Nash: Another Stoney Evening-Nov 26th
     
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    Sadly, Warner appears to have taken a step backward. The batch of titles releases a few months ago (including "The Last Waltz") included DVD-V-compatible PCM stereo tracks. I just saw REM's "Reveal" the other day, and the stereo track is DVD-A-only.

    Bah. I'd actually buy some of these things if I could play them. But I'm not gonna replace my SACD player with one without SACD capability, I'm not going to futz with two decks, eight billion cables, and a switch box, and the Pioneer combo-players are reportedly bad for SACD.

    Feh. Maybe this new Onkyo combo-player will be the answer.

    Ryan
     

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