RCA’s Elvis 30 #1 Hits DVD-Audio Debuts at No. 1

BMG says that the DVD-Audio version of the RCA Records remix package of Elvis Presley hits, Elvis 30 #1 Hits, made its debut on sales charts in the number 1 spot when it was released on December 10.

The CD version of the new compilation of the 30 definitive #1 singles of Elvis Presley came out on September 24, and it made history by becoming the first album ever released by Elvis Presley to debut at the top of the charts in the U.S. To date Elvis 30 #1 Hits has sold over 8 million albums worldwide.

The DVD-Audio, which was recorded in 5.1 audio for optimal sound quality, features 30 of Presley’s No. 1 singles as well as the No. 1 JXL remix of “A Little Less Conversation.” As added value for the consumer, the release also includes never before heard outtakes of Presley recordings and a special a:b test of three songs which demonstrates the before and after versions of the Presley recordings used to create the 30 #1 Hits package.

DVD-Audio takes advantage of the digital technology originally developed for DVD-Video. It uses the format’s vast data storage potential to deliver astounding multi-channel sound enriched with the nuance, warmth and subtle overtones of a live musical performance. This extensive storage space not only allows for extended-range audio, but a lineup of interactive features such as MPEG-2 video, still images, and text, which together serve to make “listening” a more active experience.

BMG is the global music division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s leading media companies. BMG owns more than 200 record labels in 42 countries including Ariola, Arista Records, J Records, Jive Records, RCA Records and RCA Label Group – Nashville. In addition, BMG’s music publishing operations are the third largest in the world.

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