Major and independent record labels today announced the first-ever retail availability of the much anticipated DualDisc – a two-sided disc made up of a CD player side and a DVD player side.
A broad range of titles have begun to hit retail shelves in the first wave of products that will continue throughout the holiday season and into next year with releases from EMI Music, Silverline Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group.
DualDisc is a new music product that combines audio and video content on a single disc.
In addition to a full album on the CD player side, the DVD player side provides the full album in enhanced sound (such as Surround Sound and/or DVD-Audio or LPCM stereo), and also includes a wide range of special features and exclusive content such as music videos, interviews, photo galleries, web links, concert footage and lyrics.
“DualDisc allows us to take our most recent studio album [The Curse of Blondie] to a whole new level.
Now our fans get to experience surround sound, our video, additional photos and lyrics all on one disc,” said Deborah Harry, lead singer of Blondie.
Momentum has been building for DualDisc since the major and independent labels previewed the product for retailers at the National Association of Retail Merchandisers conference in San Diego in August.
“We are encouraged about the prospect of delivering a new type of music product that will offer fans an even richer music experience, and we believe that DualDisc will help to further drive traffic to retail,” said Sue Peterson, Senior Buyer for the Music Department at Target. “I am hopeful that the record labels and artists will support new releases in DualDisc.”
Music fans have also been anticipating the arrival of DualDisc.
In test markets conducted earlier this year, consumers were overwhelmingly positive about the product.
Some 90 percent said they would recommend DualDisc to a friend and 82 percent said they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with DualDisc.
Some of the more than 50 titles being released on DualDisc during the next several weeks, and a sampling of the types of extra content fans will find in addition to the full album, include:
- Simple Plan’s newest album “Still Not Getting Any… ” featuring 20 minutes of exclusive behind the scenes “making of the album” footage
- Nine Inch Nails’ “The Downward Spiral” featuring exclusive photos and videos in surround sound and a complete discography, and
- Blondie’s “The Curse of Blondie” featuring stunning 5.1 surround sound and music video of club hit “Good Boys.”
Following are some of the DualDisc titles being released this Fall and early next year:
- 38 Special, Live At Sturgis – Silverline Records
- AC/DC, Back in Black – Epic Records
- Audioslave, Audioslave – Epic Records
- Blondie, The Curse of Blondie – Silverline Records
- Blues Traveler, Truth Be Told – Silverline Records
- Brides of Destruction, Here Come The Brides – Silverline Records
- Bruce Dickinson, Balls To Picasso – Silverline Records
- Cool Yule Allstars, Big Band Christmas – Silverline Records
- Corrosion Of Conformity, America’s Volume Dealer – Silverline Records
- Curtis Mayfield, Live At Ronnie Scott’s – Silverline Records
- Dar Williams, Green World – Silverline Records
- Dar Williams, The Beauty Of The Rain – Silverline Records
- David Bowie, Reality – ISO/Columbia Records
- Diana Krall, The Girl in the Other Room – The Verve Music Group
- Dokken, Erase The Slate – Silverline Records
- Eddie Money, Shakin’ With The Money Man – Silverline Records
- Five for Fighting, The Battle for Everything – Aware/Columbia Records
- Gary Moore, Back To The Blues – Silverline Records
- Gary Numan, Anthology – Silverline Records
- Gene Simmons, ***hole – Silverline Records
- Geoff Tate, Geoff Tate – Silverline Records
- Good Charlotte, The Young and The Hopeless – Epic Records
- Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Swingin’ for the Fences – Silverline Records
- Grateful Dead, American Beauty – Rhino Records
- Incubus, A Crow Left of the Murder… – Epic/Immortal
- Jack Bruce, Shadows In The Air – Silverline Records
- Jamie Cullum, twentysomething – The Verve Music Group
- Jane Monheit, Come Dream With Me – Silverline Records
- Jane Monheit, Never Never Land – Silverline Records
- Joey Ramone, Don’t Worry About Me – Silverline Records
- Josh One, Narrow Path – Myutopia Records
- Keane, Hopes and Fears – Interscope Records
- Living Colour, Collideoscope – Silverline Records
- London Symphony, Classic Christmas – Silverline Records
- London Symphony, Handel’s Messiah – Silverline Records
- Lynyrd Skynyrd, Then & Now – Silverline Records
- Miles Davis, Kind of Blue – Columbia/Legacy
- Ministry, Animositisomina – Silverline Records
- Ministry, Sphinctour – Silverline Records
- Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral – Interscope Records
- Poncho Sanchez, Poncho At Montreaux – Silverline Records
- Robert Cray, Time Will Tell – Silverline Records
- Roy Ayers, Live At Ronnie Scott’s – Silverline Records
- Simple Plan, Still Not Getting Any… – Lava Records
- Snow Patrol, Final Straw – A&M Records
- Somary, Handel -Water Music, Fireworks Music – Silverline Records
- Taj Mahal, Live At Ronnie Scott’s – Silverline Records
- The Fixx, 1011 Woodland – Silverline Records
- The Hiss, Panic Movement – Silverline Records
- The Mavericks, The Mavericks – Silverline Records
- The Pogues, Streams Of Whiskey – Silverline Records
- Tipper, Surrounded – Myutopia Records
- Train, My Private Nation – Columbia Records
- Trapt, Trapt – Warner Bros. Records
- Utah Symphony Orchestra, Abravanel, Cantalube – Songs of the Auvergne – Silverline Classics
- Utah Symphony Orchestra, Abravanel, Mahler – Symphonies No. 5 – Silverline Classics
- Utah Symphony Orchestra, Brahms Symphony #1 – Silverline Classics
- Utah Symphony Orchestra, Rachmonimov Symphony #3 – Silverline Classics
- Utah Symphony Orchestra, The Nutcracker – Silverline Classics
- Yo-Yo Ma, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone – Sony Classical