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DTS Releases DVD-Audio Disc From The Polyphonic Spree

Surround sound mix of "Together We're Heavy" is an adventure in listening (August 24, 2004)

DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE,) announces a September 14th street date for the 5.1-channel surround sound DVD-A of The Polyphonic Spree's second release, Together We're Heavy. With the stereo version just released in July, Together We're Heavy is a masterpiece of pure creativity that melds many different styles of music - from David Bowie to The Beatles, from Pink Floyd to The Beach Boys.

Hailing from Dallas, TX, The Polyphonic Spree is a 24-member band that is paving new ground in music today. The brainchild of former Tripping Daisy singer Tim DeLaughter, the group is an ongoing experiment with one man's vision and the talent of two dozen accomplished musicians / voices propelling the venture. The sound of The Polyphonic Spree is evolving, though it is currently harnessed under the term "choral symphonic pop band" until its own truly unique catch phrase is coined. Known for their powerful live performances in which they perform in flowing long robes, singing and dancing their hearts out, the group features trumpet, trombone, harp, French horn, theremin, flute, pedal steel guitar, keyboards, piano and ten-piece choir, along with Tim's voice and the usual guitar, bass and drums.

Mixed by renowned producer Frank Filipetti, Together We're Heavy DVD-A features many extras, including:

- Exclusive surround remixes of all 10 tracks
- DVD-Audio surround & stereo, plus DTS for DVD-Video players
- Two versions of the "Light & Day" video in 16 x 9 widescreen
- Video interview session with Tim DeLaughter
- Special "Mix Breakdown" track - "Hold Me Now"
- Onscreen biography and photo gallery

"The Polyphonic Spree has such a big, dynamic sound, with so many elements, that the group's music is an ideal medium for creating a powerful surround experience," said Jeff Skillen, Vice President of DTS Entertainment. "Fans familiar with their work as well as those hearing them for the first time will be blown away by the 5.1-channel remix of Together We're Heavy - there are so many nuances that truly come to life in surround."

"Working on the surround mix for Together We're Heavy was an amazing experience," said Tim DeLaughter. "For the first time, we were able to truly realize what we had envisioned musically as a group. I definitely intend to create more multi-channel mixes in the future."

About DTS Entertainment
DTS Entertainment is an entertainment label that licenses, produces, and markets an expansive series of DVD-Audio and 5.1 Music Discs to millions of DTS Digital Surround enthusiasts. Currently, there are more than 100 DTS Entertainment music titles available covering a wide variety of genres, including pop/rock mega-hits such as the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over and Sting's Brand New Day.

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About DTS
DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processors, and there are 280 million DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as 5.1 Music Discs, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM software. Additionally, DTS is featured on more than 22,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California and has offices in the United Kingdom, Japan and China.

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