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JLS and Beyoncé 2010 Live Tours land on Blu-ray for Christmas

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The UK’s most popular boy band versus the world’s greatest R’n’B diva. We wouldn’t want to call the winner of this sing off, but luckily fans of JLS and Beyoncé won’t have to, as both acts release their live 2010 tour’s on Blu-ray Disc from December 6th.

As one of the year’s biggest UK music acts, JLS have successfully made the journey from talent show hopefuls to bonafide pop stars in just two short years. ‘Only Tonight’ showcases the boy’s first headline tour, playing to over 60,000 fans across 24 venues. Aston, Marvin, JB and Oritsé send the crowd into a spin with a staggering array of dance routines and perfectly polished performances. Extra features exclusive to the BD include ‘Backstage with JLS’, videos of the band’s top hits and a ‘JLS Cam’ allowing fans to follow their favourite member through the show’s stand-out performances.

Alternatively, for all those partial to a bit of booty-shaking, Beyoncé offers up a feast for the eyes and ears as  her ‘I Am Sasha Fierce: World Tour’ comes to BD. With 108 shows across six continents and a combined audience of 1.1 million, this incredible film captures fantastic footage from numerous performances edited into one extraordinary concert. Giving viewers a rare glimpse into the personal world of the multi-faceted icon, Beyoncé fans around the world can now relive her unforgettable performances once more in HD.

So if you’re looking to escape from the cold for a few hours or get in the mood for a party, why not try ‘Only Tonight’ or ‘I Am Sasha Fierce’ and celebrate the best of 2010’s live music.

Visit Hmv.com for more details on JLS, and High Def Digest for news on Beyoncé.

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Rolling Stones to make Blu-ray debut later this year

Rock ‘n’ Roll legends the Rolling Stones have announced plans to release their first Blu-ray Disc later this year.

‘Ladies and Gentlemen…The Rolling Stones’, the legendary concert film from 1972, has been fully restored to make the most of Blu-ray’s picture and sound quality.  The European release date is not yet confirmed but is expected to hit shelves this Autumn. For more information click here.

Streaming music comes to BD-Live

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In an interesting development for music on the BD format, Imagion has revealed an interactive audio player for BD Live. In short, BD Live can now, for the first time, stream audio tracks directly into your living room, turning your ordinary BD player into an interactive music box. The screen shot above shows the world premiere of the Blu-ray Disc dynamicHD BD-Live audio control, which will debut on the next BD release from German singer Helene Fischer.

The Helene Fischer Blu-ray release includes five songs and an exclusive 18 minute video clip that can be streamed by owners of the Blu-ray Disc. Track and composer information as well as a lyrics engine to supply full information on the tracks are included, in addition to a Karaoke mode which will no doubt prove popular with closet superstars across the world.


Blu-ray Disc Reporter


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