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Bowie Back Catalogue Due On Shm-cd In Japan

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on September 14, 2009

The sound of tomorrow...

I'm sure many of you have already heard about the new format that is making inroads into the Japanese market called SHM-CD (Super High Material CD). For those of you that aren't familiar, here's an explanation of the format...

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The high quality SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic.

Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing, SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc, allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head.

SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.

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The following Bowie albums will be released on this format on the below dates.

28th October:
Space Oddity
The Man Who Sold The World
Hunky Dory
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Aladdin Sane
Pin-Ups

25th November:
Diamond Dogs
Young Americans
Station To Station
Low
"Heroes"
Lodger

23rd December:
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Let's Dance
Tonight
Never Let Me Down
Tin Machine

All of these titles will be released in the Japanese paper sleeve style packaging and stickered to inform people that they are now on SHM-CD.

As explained above, this new format plays in a CD player and doesn't require any changes to the master as it is purely the pressing of the disc that differs.

Cor...sounds good, eh? Takes me back to the time I got my first diamond stylus!

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    14 September 2009
    Bowie Back Catalogue Due On Shm-cd In Japan

    The sound of tomorrow...

    I'm sure many of you have already heard about the new format that is making inroads into the Japanese market called SHM-CD (Super High Material CD). For those of you that aren't familiar, here's an explanation of the format...

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The high quality SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic.

    Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing, SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc, allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head.

    SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The following Bowie albums will be released on this format on the below dates.

    28th October:
    Space Oddity
    The Man Who Sold The World
    Hunky Dory
    The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
    Aladdin Sane
    Pin-Ups

    25th November:
    Diamond Dogs
    Young Americans
    Station To Station
    Low
    "Heroes"
    Lodger

    23rd December:
    Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
    Let's Dance
    Tonight
    Never Let Me Down
    Tin Machine

    All of these titles will be released in the Japanese paper sleeve style packaging and stickered to inform people that they are now on SHM-CD.

    As explained above, this new format plays in a CD player and doesn't require any changes to the master as it is purely the pressing of the disc that differs.

    Cor...sounds good, eh? Takes me back to the time I got my first diamond stylus!