Friday, February 25, 2005

You Got Your DVD in My Peanut Butter!

Maybe this was all over the news and I just missed it, but... In Tower Records, I noticed a new product called DualDisc. What is it? Its a CD on one side, and a DVD on the other.

This isn't particularly revolutionary for DVDs, they always play CDs. It is, however, pretty interesting on the CD and Artist side of things.

First off, it comes off a little bit as a last ditch effort for CDs to get onto the lucrative DVD market, which is sad. But, at the same time, perhaps a better idea that Enhanced CDs, which always seem kind of lame anyway? You just flip over the disc and stick it in your DVD player, and get the same enhanced CD content, on a better screen, with better audio...

On the artist side of things, this sounds like an even better deal, a much more effective way to promote your album. I assume it's prohibitively expensive for smaller bands, but if not, this is something they should jump on right away.

Here's the official dual disc website (not the unofficial fan site, unfortunately). And here's a partial list of the exciting titles you can pick up on DualDisc:

* Avril Lavigne, "Under My Skin"
* Dishwalla, "Opaline"
* Donovan, "Fairy Tale"
* Five for Fighting, "The Battle for Everything"
* Incubus, "A Crow Left of the Murder"
* Jennifer Lopez, "Rebirth"
* John Mayer, "Heavier Things" - ***Sexiness Alert!
* Los Lonely Boys, "Los Lonely Boys"
* Omarion, "O"
* Sammy Hagar, "Hallelujah"
* Switchfoot, "The Beautiful Letdown"
* Toby Keith, "Shock'n Y'all"


Stefan said...

Well, that just tips the balance for me buying that new Dishwalla CD.