Sony BMG to Bow Live Discs From Chris Botti, Bruce Springsteen on Blu-ray

Posted Fri Apr 6, 2007 at 09:58 AM PDT by
Bruce Springsteen

Sony BMG today announced it will debut two new music titles on Blu-ray this summer, including live sets by Bruce Springsteen and Chris Botti.

Due first on May 29 is 'Chris Botti Live with Orchestra and Guests,' a recent PBS special that features the jazz trumpeter dueting with many famous friends, including Burt Bacharach, Billy Childs and Paula Cole.

Sony BMG will follow that release up a week later with 'Bruce Springsteen with the Seeger Band: Live in Dublin' on June 5. Recorded across three stops on the Boss' recent tour of Ireland, the show sees the rock icon performing fan favorites from his latest album 'The Seeger Sessions, ' plus radical interpretations from his own songbook.

No specs are yet available for either title, though both shows were captured with HD cameras and feature multi-channel audio, so we can expect Sony BMG's usually-excellent 1080 transfer and uncompressed PCM tracks.

Retail has been set at $19.95 for the Chris Botti disc, and $24.95 for Bruce Springsteen.

We'll be adding full specs for both titles as soon as they are officially announced, and new listings for each have also been added to our complete Blu-ray Release Schedule.

We've also set up dedicated threads for these latest Sony BMG announcements in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Bruce Springsteen Live in Dublin' Blu-ray release and the 'Chris Botti and his Orchestra' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band: Live in Dublin (Blu-ray)
Chris Botti Live with Orchestra and Special Guests (Blu-ray)
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