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"With its many benefits for consumers and recording artists, Super Audio CD has the potential to become a standard for the industry."
——Larry Kenswil, President, eLabs
UMG TO ISSUE FIRST
SUPER AUDIO CDS
Krall, Bocelli, Waters, Cole, Soundtracks and Classical Titles Among Initial Releases
Beginning tomorrow (10/29), Universal Music Group will release its first Super Audio CDs in the United States.

UMG plans an ongoing program to make a combination of best-selling artists and core catalog titles available on SACD in major regions worldwide. A substantial number of these releases will incorporate SACD's multi-channel surround sound.

The initial UMG titles slated for release on Super Audio CD include: Diana Krall - Look of Love; Andrea Bocelli - Ciele Di Toscana; Fischer / Budapest Festival Orchestra Dvorak; Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic - Beethoven 9th; Natalie Cole - Ask a Woman; E.T. The 20th Anniversary Soundtrack; A Beautiful Mind Soundtrack; Muddy WatersFolksinger; Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Getz & Gilberto; and Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis.

In November, UMG plans to release the additional SACDs: Ryan AdamsGold; Bon JoviBounce; Diana Krall - When I Look in Your Eyes; Al Jarreau - All I Got; Quincy Jones - Ultimate Collection; John Coltrane - A Love Supreme; Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas; and Steve Earle - Guitar Town.

"By making our music available on SACD, UMG continues to bring consumers more choice in how they enjoy music, now in a high-quality, multi-channel format," Larry Kenswil, President, eLabs, Universal Music Group. "With its many benefits for consumers and recording artists, Super Audio CD has the potential to become a standard for the industry."

Other artists to release SACDs in the future include: Peter Gabriel, The Wallflowers, Steely Dan, Three Doors Down, The Police, Marvin Gaye, Shaggy, The Roots and The Who.

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