Thursday, April 5, 2018

Love - Forever Changes 50th Anniversary Box

The critically renowned 1967 release, Forever Changes by Love is being released on April 6 in a super-deluxe 50th anniversary set.  The selection includes 4 CDs, including plenty of outtakes, a DVD of the album, remastered by Bruce Botnick at 96kHz, 24-bit (including a restored bonus video by Mark Abramson), and an LP of the original master, recut by Bernie Grundman.

It includes a CD full of alternate mixes of every track on the album, and a 12" x 12" hardbound book with a current essay and commentary by music historian, Ted Olsen.

If you haven't heard what the original ear candy sounds like, this is it!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Fellowship Of The Ring - Complete Score on Blu-ray

Tomorrow, March 30, Rhino is releasing The Fellowship Of The Ring - The Complete Score on Blu-ray and 3-CD set.  This is the first time the complete score will be available on either format.  The Blu-ray features DTS-HD Master 5.1 Surround and DTS-HD Master Stereo as well, offering over two hours of Howard Shore's original score.

The enhanced audio experience does not require a monitor for listening, resulting in very CD-like playback.  The disc auto-plays upon insertion, and the user simply selects the remote's red button for Surround and the yellow button for Stereo.  Numeric keys on the remote correspond to track numbers, so playback navigation is clear.

This is an incredible score, and it never gets old to my ears.  I hope you have the chance to experience this lossless and flawless reproduction.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won Blu-ray

Coming this Friday, March 23, Rhino Atlantic is set to release the 5.1 Surround remix of Led Zeppelin's How The West Was Won on Blu-ray.  It features recordings from two consecutive 1972 shows at the Los Angeles Forum and the Long Beach Arena.

We're fortunate to have worked on this project with our friends at the Warner family of labels (partly because they keep the Zeppelin coming).  They are also releasing the stereo version in a 4LP vinyl box.  Look for more soon!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Whitesnake - The Purple Tour Live

Headbangers!  In case you missed it, Whitesnake has released CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray combination sets of The Purple Tour Live.  They've also released it as a double LP.  This was a fun one to work on, as we were unexpectedly brought on to the team at the last minute to help push it over the finish line.  Producer/Engineer Mike "Mac" McIntyre is an absolute gem to work with, and the record itself just rocks (as it should). 

It is available at Amazon Music.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hotel California Emerges Again on 5.1 Blu-ray

2017 concluded with yet another spectacular reissue in the form of Hotel California in 5.1 Blu-ray.  While previously released as a DVD-Audio in 2001 (and for sale on eBay for $139 today - WTH?), this new 40th anniversary edition is available as a 2-CD + Blu-ray set, and includes previously unreleased live recordings (CD-side only).

After 40 years, this record - and especially Elliot Scheiner's exceptional surround remix - is worth another listen.