Hollywood, CA (August 23, 2013)—SonicPool Post Production has completed work on The Band's Live at the Academy of Music 1971 DVD, part of a new 4CD+DVD collection to be released September 17 by Capitol/UMe.
The Live at the Academy of Music 1971 DVD is a collaboration between Capitol Records, SonicPool and Bernie Grundman Mastering. Marcus Ionis of SonicPool says working with Capitol Records and Bernie Grundman has been an excellent experience: "Those two forces behind the project made the experience a great joy." SonicPool Post Production provided DVD and Blu-ray authoring, menu design, coding and deliverables for the project.
Ionis says, "Hearing this updated mix will make the DVD experience come to life. Fans will truly appreciate hearing either mixes and will nearly relive the experience over again. It's a definite value for any fan of The Band."
The Band played four concerts at New York City's Academy Of Music during the final week of 1971, which included a surprise guest appearance by Bob Dylan for a New Year's Eve encore. Select highlights from the concerts were compiled for The Band's 1972 double LP, Rock Of Ages, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200. The multitrack recordings from all four of the concerts—originally recorded by Phil Ramone with Mark Harman—have been revisited for this new package, which includes 19 previously unreleased performances and newly discovered footage of two songs filmed by Howard Alk and Murray Lerner.
Live at the Academy of Music 1971 is produced by Robbie Robertson, with co-producers Michael Murphy and Matt D'Amico. Bob Clearmountain did the stereo mixes for the first two discs and the DVD's 5.1 mix. Sebastian Robertson and Jon Castelli, assisted by Ryan Nasci, performed the stereo mixes for discs 3 and 4. Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering mastered the collection.
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