DTS and EMI Music have announced release dates for the first DVD-Audio (DVD-A) music titles in the "DTS Signature Series" collection from EMI.
Representing some of the top artists from EMI's catalog as well as current releases, the new "DTS Signature Series" DVD-As include titles from N.E.R.D, Cassandra Wilson, David Bowie, Simple Minds and The Thrills.
Bearing a new "DTS Signature Series" logo, each DVD-Audio disc is created by the DTS Entertainment production team, and offers exclusive 5.1 surround sound re-mixes plus a variety of bonus features, including videos, artist biographies, photo galleries, lyrics and more. The series will be distributed globally by EMI.
The new titles and street dates are:
N.E.R.D. "In Search Of..." January 11, 2005
Cassandra Wilson "Traveling Miles" February 15, 2005
David Bowie "David Live" April 2005
David Bowie "Stage" April 2005
Simple Minds "New Gold Dream' April 2005
Simple Minds "Once Upon A Time" April 2005
The Thrills "So Much For The City" April 2005
In addition, three DVD-Audio discs previously issued in the US by DTS were released internationally in January under the EMI "DTS Signature Series" name. They were:
Everclear "So Much For The Afterglow"
Medeski, Martin and Wood "Uninvisible"
Megadeth "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?"
"EMI Music and DTS together have been championing surround music, and the 'DTS Signature Series' represents our commitment to the continuing growth of the next generation of music," said Jeff Skillen, vice president, Pro Audio and Technology Evangelism. "These releases are great examples of how surround sound can enhance the listening experience, and we look forward to working on more titles from EMI."
"EMI is very excited about working with DTS on the Signature Series. DVD-Audio offers fans the opportunity to listen to their favourite albums in uncompressed surround sound for the first time," said Mark Dunn, vice president, Global Marketing, EMI Music. "With DVD-Audio we can also offer fans additional content such as video footage, lyrics, photographs, etc on the same disc as the surround sound album. EMI continues to explore all new technologies and soundcarrier formats in order to enhance the musical experience."