DualDisc | dualdisc releases
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Below is a list of the 15 DualDisc titles released as part of a test marketing campaign that was run before DualDiscs were released nationwide. These releases were only available in two test markets: Boston and Seattle, and only at a handful of stores in each market (15 stores in the Boston area, 12 in the Seattle area). The test marketing campaign started on February 3, 2004. It is believed that fewer than 1000 copies of any title were sold during the test marketing, making them all scarce and now collectible. One title, Dave Brubeck's Time Out, was recalled shortly after the start of the test market campaign due to a rights lawsuit. As a result, very few copies of this title were ever sold. It is estimated that fewer than 50 copies of this title are known to exist, making it one of the rarest commercially released CDs of all time.
All of these DualDisc titles are now
The following is a complete list of titles made available during the test market campaign in Boston and Seattle. These are the only titles that were part of the test market campaign. Many other DualDisc releases were issued in subsequent years, following the completion of the test market, but these were not part of the original set of releases. The test market version of any title on this list should be considered scarce or rare. Two of these 15 titles were issued after the test market had begun; these late addition titles are those by Fischerspooner and Jane's Addiction. The remaining 13 titles were available from the start of the test marketing campaign.
|Artist||Title||UPC||Reissued as DualDisc after test market?||Comments|
|82796-90828-2-9||Yes||Reissue DualDisc differs in packaging/inlay card|
|82796-90830-2-4||No||Entire album in 20bit 48 kHz sound on DVD side. Has been termed a demonstration quality audiophile release.|
|Draugen - Rarities""||DAVD AUDIO BOB 037 MPO 9-8-05/01||No|
|82796-90743-2-9||Yes||Reissue DualDisc differs in packaging/inlay card|
|82796-90829-2-8||No||Very rare. Fewer than 50 copies known; Recalled due to licensing issues a few days after issue|
|82796-90831-2-3||Yes||Reissue DualDisc differs in packaging/inlay card|
|7-2435-99393-2-2||No||Entire album in Advanced Resolution 24/96 5.1 on DVD side|
|6-02498-61414-3||Yes||Reissue DualDisc differs in packaging/inlay card|
|8-2876-57915-2-6||Yes||Reissue DualDisc differs in packaging/inlay card|
The titles by Fischerspooner and Jane's Addiction were released during the test marketing phase, but were not in the initial shipments. They shipped to the select test market retailers after the test began. Three additional titles were announced as being part of the test, but were never issued: Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album (82796-90789-2-1), Missy Elliott: This is Not a Test (0-7559-62934-2-6) and Sheryl Crow: The Globe Sessions (02498-61433-4).