On the heels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's announcement that it will issue 18 DualDisc titles, all the majors and 5.1 Entertainment Group are stepping up with another 20 or so releases in the form

On the heels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's announcement that it will issue 18 DualDisc titles, all the majors and 5.1 Entertainment Group are stepping up with another 20 or so releases in the format.

Among the DualDisc titles scheduled to hit shelves this month are Jessica Simpson's "In This Skin," Good Charlotte's "The Chronicles of Life and Death," Gretchen Wilson's "Here for the Party," Indigo Girls' "All That We Let In," Duran Duran's "Astronaut," Stray Cats' "Rockabilly Blues," Dishwalla's "Opaline" and Utopia's "Live at KSAN."

All titles contain exclusive content such as music videos, interviews, photo galleries, Web links, concert footage or lyrics.

The DVD side of "In This Skin," for example, features the entire album in 5.1 surround sound and enhanced LPCM stereo, footage from Simpson's wedding and from her MTV series "Newlyweds," an exclusive video from the album's recording sessions and videos for the songs "Take My Breath Away" and "Angels."

"Here for the Party" contains an exclusive interview with Wilson, three music videos, an acoustic performance of "Holding You" and a duet with Hank Williams Jr. on "Outlaw Woman."

"Astronaut" features an exclusive documentary on the making of the "(Reach Up for the) Sunrise" music video, as well as an inside look at the album launch and promotional tour, "On the Road With Duran Duran in the U.S. and U.K."

The Sony BMG releases in the new batch will hit the streets March 29.

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