Side" nominated for SACD award
Pink Floyd 1973 classic short-listed
by High Fidelity Review
Fidelity Review has nominated Pink Floyd's "Dark
Side of the Moon" SACD for the Web site's 2003 Surround
Music People's Choice Award.
the site can vote
for their favorite high-resolution release. The winner will
be honored at the Surround Music Awards dinner in December.
Side" hybrid SACD was released in March to coincide with the
album's 30th anniversary. Industry pundits predicted it had the
legs to become one of the best-selling high-resolution titles, considering
the popularity and longevity of the original release, which spent
more than 700 weeks on the Billboard chart.
to High Fidelity Review created the list of six nominees by selecting
their favorite DVD-A and SACD titles released after Dec. 14, 2002.
The results were collated to produce the final list of nominees:
important to recognise the work of all those pushing the boundaries
of high-resolution playback and multi-channel music, whether they
release on DVD-Audio, SACD or both," said High Fidelity Review
publisher/editor Stuart M. Robinson.
were nearly nominated include: "Chicago II"/Chicago, "Bach:
St. Matthaus Passion"/Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Concertus Musicus
Wien (Harnoncourt), "Grace"/Broadway Inspirational Voices,
and "Love and Lament"/Netherlands Bach Society (van Veldhoven).
Sony and Phillips
Electronics developed the SACD format in September 1999. Like DVD-A,
SACD offers increased audio fidelity, and can provide six-track
multichannel audio, as well as text and images. Hyrbid SACDs are
playable in standard CD players as well as SACD-enabled devices.
of the people's choice award will be honored at the 5th
Annual International Surround Conference & Showcase, Dec.
11-12, 2003, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Review is a publication of U.K.-based SMR Group. The site, founded
by Robinson, went online Dec. 28, 2001, and provides news and reviews
of high-resolution digital audio releases.
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