RUSH's new album, "Snakes and Arrows," set to be released on May 1st, might (might
) be our first taste of RUSH in advanced resolution. It seems that it will definitely be in 5.1 (had that in R30 - but not with virgin studio material).
I'm not sure about the hi resolution though. They're offering both a CD
version and a "DVD-Album"
The presale site, linked above, says the following about the "DVD-Album" version:
New, never before released DVD-Album format.
The Rush Snakes & Arrows DVD-album comes in a deluxe box, and includes these 13 new songs in hi-resolution audio, the entire album in 5.1 surround sound, a video documentary on the making of the album, and more.
About DVD Albums: With a higher storage capacity than the standard CD, this DVD-album is loaded with exciting new features including superior sound quality plus a wide range of video features and interactive digital content combine to bring you closer to the artists and their music. It plays in all standard DVD players, computers, and game consoles with DVD drives. Digital music files are compatible with all MP3 devices.
Perhaps there is something I don't know... If in fact this album was DVD-Audio - with advanced resolution - it would, of course play on any dvd player, as they describe, and do so in 5.1 - but in order to take advantage of the hi-res it would need to be played on a DVD-A compatible player. Is there some other "hi-resolution audio" that they could be referring to that would not require the use of anything more than a run-of-the-mill dvd player?
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
I am just thrilled that RUSH is releasing another album. The extra stuff on the dvd-album sound great on their own, namely the making-of documentary, but I'd be extra thrilled if it was true hi-res.