First DVD-Audio Disc from Reprise Records Slated for December 5th
On December 5, Warner Reprise Video will be releasing Young's Red Rocks Live, a concert performance video from two shows performed in September, 2000, at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Additionally, the home video and DVD releases coincide with the DVD-Audio release of Road Rock Vol.1 from Reprise Records, also on December 5.
Road Rock Vol.1 marks the first venture into the DVD-Audio realm for Reprise Records. The company says the disc will play on all players with a DVD logo, and on machines sporting the new DVD-Audio logo, it can be played in what Reprise is calling "Advanced Resolution" six-channel surround sound or stereo. For folks who have DVD-V players without DVD-A, the disc contains a Dolby Digital (AC-3) surround mix. However, the company says that the additional visual content requires a DVD-A-capable player.
Road Rock Vol.1 features eight tracks, including a duet with the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde on Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower." However, in a somewhat maddening marketing ploy (hopefully not a trend), you'll have to buy both the DVD-V and DVD-A discs to get all of the music from the show. The Red Rocks Live DVD-V includes 12 selections not included on the Road Rock Vol.1 DVD-A disc, such as Young's electric performance of "Cowgirl In The Sand" during a thunderous rainstorm.