Good news for Elvis fans who are DVD audio enthusiasts. On December 10, ELV1S 30 #1 HITS will be issued on DVD audio. The disc will come in a regular CD size case with alterations to the cover art to distinguish it clearly from the regular CD release. DVD audio discs provide an even greater sound quality experience. They work in all DVD players - both in audio DVD players and video DVD players. (They do not work in regular CD players.) EPE applaud RCA/BMG for taking this extra step of reaching the new and growing DVD audio market in promoting the worldwide smash ELV1S 30 #1 HITS.
The regular E1 CD presents the songs in chronological order. The DVD audio disc will present them in reverse chronological order. The songs on E1 that take the greatest advantage of DVD audio are those that were originally recorded in multi-track - the later recordings. It's good to put those first on the DVD for maximum initial impact for the listener. The DVD audio disc will have all of the content of the regular E1 CD plus several very special bonus tracks.
You'll hear "A:B" comparison samples of three songs: A - a sample of the original mix of the song, B- a sample of the song with its newly remastered sound as commissioned for the ELV1S 30 #1 HITS CD release. You'll also hear out-takes of three songs: Elvis' own self-harmony track with his "Sing the song, man, sing the song!" shout of encouragement to himself on Suspicious Minds; studio banter, laughter and a false start on Crying in the Chapel; and the exquisite, spine-tingling isolated Elvis vocal track from In the Ghetto, which emerged as the remastering engineers' favorite example of Elvis' perfect pitch and overall magnificence as an artist.