SACD Gains More Support
By David Dritsas
While the question of DVD-Audio (DVD-A) versus Super Audio CD (SACD) lingers, the SACD format of high fidelity digital music gained strengthened its support in the market place with pledges from both the recording industry and the music retail.
At a press conference at last week's 2002 International CES in Las Vegas, representatives from both Sony Music and Universal announced more titles to be released in the SACD format, including albums from artists such as Destiny's Child, Dave Brubeck and Yo Yo Ma, Diana Krall and others. According to Sony this will bring the total available titles to around 600 worldwide. The wound track to E.T. The Extra Terrestrial will also be released on SACD in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the film;s release.