LaserDiscs [or LazerDisc if you’re in the USA] were a home video format but never managed to gainwidespread use in the USA, largely due to high costs for the players and video titles themselves and the inability to record TV programs. It was not a popular format in Europe and Australia when first released but was popular in the 1990s . By contrast, the format was much more popular in Japan and South East Asia. Its superior video and audio quality made it a popular choice among videophiles. The technologies and concepts behind LaserDisc were the foundation for later optical disc formats including CD, DVD and Blu-Ray.
Many laserdisc releases had sleeve variant that were interesting for collectors of artists or bands and given their fairly short life, some now have a cult group of collectors who have little interest in playing them but collect them for their artistic value.
‘If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ will be released worldwide on October 30th. As an exciting revisit of Elvis’ work, ‘If I Can Dream’ was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with acclaimed producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick. The 14-track album features Elvis’ […]
Edsel have created what they are calling the ‘definitive pop collection’ of American singer/producer/actress Debbie Gibson, who enjoyed chart success in the late 1980s with a string of self-penned and often self-produced hits, including Only In My Dreams, Shake Your Love and Foolish Beat. We Could Be Together is a 10CD+3DVD collection that includes expanded albums, two discs of […]
From the Telegraph To fans of heavy metal legends Iron Maiden it is the centrepiece of every concert. But the band says it has been forced to drop its anthemic number Hallowed Be Thy Name from its tour after it became embroiled in a legal battle over who wrote it. […]