Universal Music has just launched a brand new range of ultra-high quality audio releases, titled, High Fidelity Pure Audio, that use Blu-ray technology. Titles, including Nick Drake’s Nick Drake, are all available now.
High Fidelity Pure Audio is the exciting new range of physical HD audio products from Universal Music Group which uses Blu-ray technology to deliver the ultimate listening experience to the user. High Fidelity Pure Audio discs are playable through all Blu-ray devices including Blu-ray Players and games consoles, allowing the consumer to experience the sound as it was intended by the artist. No compression, no compromise. A download voucher is also included in-pack which gives the consumer a digital download of the album in MP3 format at a standard resolution ensuring they can also access their music on the move, on devices which don’t support HD audio.
Because of the increased size and bandwidth available on a Blu-ray Disc, music can be offered in its purest quality without the compression that is required for 16bit CD releases and lower resolution digital formats. Consumers have a choice of several different sound formats including PCM, Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio at 2.0 and 5.1 surround sound (where available).
Universal Music Group is committed to offering high quality audio to the discerning consumer and has selected a wide range of repertoire showcasing some of the most iconic talent the music world has ever seen. Artists with releases already on the format include Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, Nirvana, Queen, The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder. There is also a vast selection of classical and jazz music including Jonas Kaufmann, Rolando Villazón, John Coltrane and Oscar Peterson.
“We are very excited about the potential for High Fidelity Pure Audio, allowing music lovers to experience the work of artists in a way that has never before been possible,” says Olivier Robert-Murphy, Global Head of New Business at Universal Music Group. “Once you hear High Fidelity Pure Audio you can feel the full richness and depth of an artist’s vision.”