- Mar 2, 2002
For Immediate Release
Audiophile Record Label Audio Fidelity To Produce a Series of Multichannel Releases with ETrain Records!
Camarillo, CA - Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity, the audiophile record label known worldwide for their exceptional sound quality, has taken another step forward in that endeavor. Marshall Blonstein, the president of the company and his business partner and chairman, John Paul DeJoria, have reached an agreement to produce a series of multichannel releases with ETrain Records helmed by multi-Grammy winner Elliot Scheiner.
Scheiner is considered to be among the most accomplished sound engineers and producers in his field having worked with a long list of superstar artists including the Eagles, Sting, Steely Dan, R.E.M., Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne and many more. The first release, just in time for the holiday season, will be New York Voices' Let It Snow, a brilliant collection of beloved Christmas classics. This debut release will be available on Hybrid 5.1 Discreet Surround and High Def Stereo Multichannel SACD as will all of the product developed under this new association along with many classic titles that will be released on Quad and 5.1.
Audio Fidelity and ETrain Records will explore the multichannel arena through traditional channels as well as opportunities for multichannel in the auto industry.
Blonstein stated, “We were looking for a strategic partner to move back to the future for multichannel audio and Elliot is by far the perfect match for this challenge.” In the past Elliot paved the way for multichannel sound in cars when he developed the highly acclaimed ELS Sound System for Acura, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company.
The three principals released a joint statement announcing “how excited they are about this new relationship and the first release. And, to audiophiles, collectors and music lovers alike, you've never heard your favorite music sound this good!” Blonstein added, “Our multichannel SACDs will be Limited Numbered Editions packaged in a deluxe variation of our patented see-through slip cases.”
In addition to his Grammy Awards, Scheiner has received two Emmy Awards for his work with the Eagles on the Eagles Farewell 1 Tour – Live From Melbourne show and the documentary film History of the Eagles. He is also a proud member of the TEC Hall of Fame with three TEC Awards to his name. Scheiner is also a recipient of the very first Surround Pioneer Award. Elliot holds an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music and is one of the only Americans to be awarded the Master of Sound honor from the Japan Audio Society.
As a businessman, environmentalist and philanthropist, John Paul has donated his time, money and expertise to help others. Among John Paul's many accomplishments he is the co-founder of John Paul Mitchell line of hair care products as well as being the co-founder of Patron Tequila, the #1 Premium Tequila in the world. He was also an early investor in the House Of Blues. He has interest in Solar Utility, Sun King Solar, Touchstone Natural Gas and John Paul Pet Co. John Paul was also honored with the Sustainability Award for his dedication to environmental preservation and was inducted as a lifetime member into the Horacio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.
Before forming Audio Fidelity, Marshall Blonstein was the President and founder of DCC Compact Classics, the pioneering audiophile label that introduced such artists as the Eagles, The Doors, Metallica, Van Halen, Paul McCartney, etc. to the audiophile world. Prior to that he was co-founder and general manager of Ode Records. While at Ode he was involved with music film and stage production through his work with Carole King, Cheech & Chong, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Cheech & Chong film “Up In Smoke” as well as The Rocky Horror Picture Show play and movie. Blonstein was also the president of Island Records during the years of Bob Marley, Robert Palmer and Stevie Winwood.
For more information: www.audiofidelity.net