Trio of 'Live from Montreux' Titles Bound For Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jan 18, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Deep Purple (Live at Montreux)

Playing catch-up with three titles previously released on HD DVD-only, Eagle Rock has announced a February Blu-ray arrival for three concert films featuring rock legends Deep Purple, Carlos Santana and Yes.

The three titles are set hit Blu-ray on February 19: 'Deep Purple: They All Came Down to Montreux 2006,' 'Santana: Hymns for Peace - Live at Montreux 2004' and 'Yes: Live at Montreux 2003.'

Supplements remain consistent with the HD DVD versions, with the 'Deep Purple' and 'Hymns for Peace' discs both containing bonus performances and artist interviews ('Yes' is the lone bare-bones title of the bunch).

Tech specs for the Blu-rays were not yet available at press time, it's expected that they will mirror the HD DVD editions as well, with 1080p video and DTS-HD 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo audio options.

Retail for the Blu-ray versions are also comparable to the HD DVD, with a suggested list price of $24.95 each.

You'll find disc details for all three titles linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under February 19.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for the Montreux trio in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the Deep Purple/Santana/Yes Blu-ray releases.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 2006 (Blu-ray)
Santana: Hymns for Peace - Live at Montreux 2004 (Blu-ray)
Yes: Live at Montreux 2003 (Blu-ray)
Tags: Eagle Rock, Music on High-Def, Disc Announcements (all tags)