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Snakes & Arrows DVD album update

Fri, Mar 30, 2007@7:58AM | comments

UPDATE - 3/30@10:55PM: Power Windows is reporting that the DVD album release has been delayed one week to May 22nd.

It looks as if the Snakes & Arrows DVD album is no longer available at Amazon. Not only that, it doesn't show up at all - it just completely disappeared from the website. At this point I'm not sure what this means. I guess it's possible they ran out of their allotted inventory, but I really don't know. It is still available at Best Buy though (for a better price too).

The release of this new DVD album has sparked a lot of discussion on the various Rush messageboards and elsewhere. Since it's a new format, people obviously have a lot of questions and are naturally a bit skeptical. Many fans think it's a blatant money grab by the record company - mainly because it's not being released until 2 weeks after the regular CD... and they certainly have a point.

One of the big questions is will it play in my CD player?. And from what I understand the answer to that question is no. It's a DVD and therefore will only play in a DVD player. So if you want the full benefit of the 5.1 surround sound, you'll need the right equipment. However it will come with "pre-ripped" versions of the tracks - although the exact quality level is still an open question. A lot of people just don't like the idea of yet another format but, like this guy, will buy it anyways because of the inclusion of the video documentary on the making of the album. Money grab or not... I'm buying one. :)

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