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Montreux’2006 on HD DVD

So, you finally got rid of all those bulky VHS tapes and replaced them with DVDs and thought the new format is here to stay for the next 20 years, right? Wrong. HD (High Definition) DVD is knocking at your back door.

On June 26 Rhino/Eagle Vision is releasing Deep Purple, Yes and Santana performances at the Montreux festival in HD DVD (Claude Nobs’ investment in all the fancy equipment must be paying off). Title of the Purple release is “They All Came Down to Montreux – Live at Montreux” and apparently it will contain the same content as the regular DVD scheduled for release on June 4:

  • complete performance at the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival on July 15 2006
  • performance at the Rapture Of The Deep release party at Hard Rock Cafe in London from October 2005
  • band interviews

However, on HD DVD all this content will be presented in high definition (1080i) resolution.

Thanks to High-Def Digest for the info.

10 Comments to “Montreux’2006 on HD DVD”:

  1. 1
    ormandy says:

    I don’t I want to see these old guys too clearly.

  2. 2
    vetko says:

    I believe that this DVD will be one of topsellers of the year, because ROTD is the best selling Purple album since PS.

  3. 3
    Fab says:

    What do you mean “I don’t want to see these old guys too clearly” ????

  4. 4
    Vesinokkaelaein says:

    The high definition resolution or what ever has nothing to do with the thing that is the most essential here: the music. I have heard that some people listen to the music with their eyes closed. Can you believe?

  5. 5
    janbl says:

    Too bad it isn’t blu-ray.

  6. 6
    Cleber says:

    i was at montreux and i saw the show that was really great! i can’t wait to get the dvd!

  7. 7
    Harrie Hendriksen says:

    Well, I don’t believe the DVD industry can afford to make players yet that are not DVD compatible, and as I allready decided to go for the Blu-Ray format (wich in the end will be the VHS of this era I believe) I’m skipping on the HD-DVD version and go for the regular one.

    But it’s nice to see that DP still have the status for these, kinda financially risky, outputs.


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  9. 9
    mike says:

    itl be great to see a well presented purple show from recent times,ive got most of the dvds be great to add another one to my growing collection!!!i recently saw purple in my home town brighton and was blown away by the performance they gave.hope that this gig will be as good!!!!

  10. 10
    birdflu says:

    I’ll be getting the HD DVD for sure!
    Couldn’t care less about Blu-ray. We’ll be using them as coasters next year.

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