Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by audiomixer, Apr 27, 2005.
I heard a rumor from a reliable source. Anyone else heard of this atrocity?
cacca...poopoo and doodoo........rubbish. No truth.
And who may that be?
Hope it's not the same guy that came on a year ago and said The Beatles were coming out on Dvd-A with liner notes by Lewishon.
If this is true my Beatles buying days may be over.
Double disc would be nice, but not at the crazy list price we have for the REMs in Canada - $37.99.
DualDisc, Double Disc, whatever disc, I'd buy them in a second if they were well mastered and decent resolution (not like Sony/BMG's crap...make them like a good Warner or Universal disc and I'm there).
What Michael says!!
NAH!! You know you'd still be buying stuff!!
Only if it becomes available in a non-DualDisc version! I went to The Fest For Beatles fans and didn't buy a single record or CD. The more I think about the cost of college for my kids the more worried I get about purchasing music. I debated with myself for more than an hour before I pulled the trigger and ordered the Springsteen LP from www.sonymusicstore.com.
Bootlegs of Paul's upcoming tour will have to satisfy my "Beatles jones."
So where are the EMI Dualdiscs?
There is no truth to this..Better just to buy the original UK vinyl and be done with it.
I'll buy the CD+DVD version from Canada...
I hope this doesn't delay my Capitol Albums Vol. 2 box.
Actually, no, I wouldn't. I will never buy a DualDisc. Ever.
If the Beatles' catalog were reissued in this format, I, too, would join the bidding war for yellow and black Parlophones on eBay.
Surf's Up would be a nice start!
Reason I asked is, has anyone heard whether EMI will go hi-rez on the DVD side? If so, that will be three companies (Warner, EMI, Universal) to one (Sony/BMG). Well, four if you count Silverline.
Whatever happened to that CD? Wasn't that remixed and supposed to come out ages ago?
First of all this a non-rumor. Secondly, can anyone explain to me why dual-disc is thought of so disdainfully? What would be wrong with a newly re-mastered release from the official 1st generation masters...then a 5.1 stereo re-master for those who enjoy such mixes, then add a few of those awesome and unreleased promo videos? Please explain why this would be so heinous as to be unwanted?? If this was ever done properly (YES, I know that's a HUGE problem with EMI) why are so many up-in-arms? Ron
I would LOVE it this way - but I could live without promo videos. I just need the music.
I don't like DualDisc for 2 reasons.
(1) It is an incompatible format. When I buy a CD I want to purchase a Redbook compliant disc. I want it to play in all of my players, including the slot loader in my car.
(2) To me DualDisc is just a way for the music companies to avoid lowering the price of music. When I buy a CD I am purchasing it for music. Instead of lowering the price so people will buy more CDs, the music companies are trying to get people to buy music at too high a price by adding video content to the back of the disc. To me a DualDisc has no value added since I'm not interested in the video. I buy DVDs when I want a video.
A DualDisc looks ugly. Apple Records has the most beautiful label design ever - I would prefer to pay a lot more for a DoubleDisc just for this (it would be even cheaper to manufacture).
Ah! I got the definition of Dualdisc wrong, I think. I don't have one. I thought it meant like the Elton John SACDs - an SACD layer and a redbook layer on one side. What's a dualdisc? Two separate CDs? Or utilizing both sides of a single disc?
A DualDisc is a non-Redbook compliant CD on one side and a DVD on the other side. The disc is slightly thicker than a standard CD and isn't guaranteed to play in all CD players.
That's cool, a few quick responses. I only mentioned the videos because the technology exists to add them...thinking of adding value to the buck here. Springsteen's new release has the standard mix, a 5.1 mix and 5 video performances...I got all this for $9.99...I think that's a hell of a deal.
To PMC- Music companies will NEVER lower the cost of music significantly. Why anyone expects this is beyond me. What they have done, or they are attempting to do, is offer more for your hard-earned cash. Incompatible??? Dualdisc will play on most systems.
To Martin- Please don't tell me you buy CD's based on the CD label design? Once it's in the player you never see the label. Not a very convincing reason to dismiss dualdisc.
To Jeff- You don't like the videos...well sir, don't watch them. But I bet millions of fans would love to throw this in there comp and watch some hi-rez videos on occasion. Ron
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