The folks at 5.1 Entertainment were among the first to publicly embrace DVD-Audio (sounds scandalous, doesn’t it?), and now the company is preparing some DVDs that should appeal to a broad range of interests and potentially spur the new format on.
The 6 new discs each present a sampling of classic selections from a different genre of music, remixed into the DVD-Audio 5.1 Surround format for your listening pleasure (assuming you’ve got a DVD-Audio enabled player, that is). Here are the titles, with some information about each:
Inside The Music: Classic Country
Songs: Mama Tried (Merle Haggard and the Strangers), She Thinks I Still Care (George Jones), Slippin“ Away (Jean Shepard), Bright Lights Big City (Sonny James), Crazy (Willie Nelson), Girl on the Billboard (Del Reeves), Blanket on the Ground (Billie Jo Spears), Hello Walls (FaronYoung), I’m Not Lisa (Jessi Colter), Why Have You Left Me For the One You Left Me For? (Crystal Gayle), Movin” On (Merle Haggard).
Inside The Music: Classic Crooners
Songs: Ain’t That a Kick in the Head (Dean Martin), Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (Mel Carter), Red Roses for a Blue Lady (Vic Dana), Spanish Eyes (Al Martino), Ramblin“ Rose (Nat King Cole), (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am (Nancy Wilson), Fever (Peggy Lee), Danke Schoen (Wayne Newton with the Newton Brothers), It Must Be Him (Vikki Carr), Love Is a Hurtin” Thing (Lou Rawls), More (Bobby Darin).
Inside The Music: Classic Jazz
Tracks: Flight Time (Donald Byrd), Matrix (Bobby Hutcherson), Barbara (Horace Silver), Move Your Hand (Lonnie Smith), Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Cannonball Adderley), La Fiesta (Elvin Jones), The Sidewinder (Lee Morgan), Down Here on the Ground (Grant Green), Channel One Suite (Buddy Rich), Django (Gene Harris).
Inside The Music: Classic Rock
Songs: Bad to the Bone (George Thorogood and the Destroyers), Rebel Yell (Billy Idol), Green-Eyed Lady (Sugarloaf), When the Night Comes (Joe Cocker), Heartbreaker (Pat Benatar), Everybody Wants You (Billy Squier), Centerfold (J. Geils Band), Change (John Waite), My Town (Michael Stanley Band), Time Won’t Let Me (The Outsiders), On the Road Again (Canned Heat).
Inside The Music: New Age
Tracks: Here Comes the Night (3rd Force), Bandalero (Neal Schon), Cielo Sin Nubes (Lara and Reyes), Blue Universe (Craig Chaquico), Cristofori’s Dream (David Lanz), The Promise (Vas), Shakin“ Not Stirred (Brian Hughes), Barcelona Nights (Ottmar Liebert), Montezuma (Cusco), Paradiso (Jonathan Cain), Firedance (David Arkenstone), Loose Change (EKO).
Inside The Music: Surf’s Up
Songs: Surf City (Jan and Dean), Pipeline (The Ventures), I Live for the Sun (The Sunrays), Dance, Dance, Dance (The Beach Boys), Ride the Wild Surf (Jan & Dean), No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) (The T-Bones), Summer Means Fun (The Fantastic Baggys), The Little Old Lady from Pasadena (Jan & Dean), Sail On Sailor (The Beach Boys), Theme From ‘Endless Summer’ (The Sandals).
Inside The Music: Women On Top
Songs: Heart of Glass (Blondie), Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves), Belong (Pat Benatar), Bette Davies Eyes (Kim Carnes), Hold On (Wilson Phillips), Cryin” (Vixon), Queen of Hearts (Juice Newton), Only the Lonely (The Motels), Words (Missing Persons), Nutbush City Limits (Ike and Tina Turner).
All of these DVDs will be released on January 9th, with a suggested retail price of $19.98.