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Title: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 5 Jun 2016, 07:35 pm
How many of you collect concert videos (DVD or BR)?    I do, and I am starting to setup a concert library on my Synology NAS.    I am currently using an nVidia Shield with a variation of Kodi (SPMC) as the player.    I thought a big thread on specifically concert videos would be really interesting as audiophiles I am sure are into this kind of thing.

First might I suggest starting out your initial posts like:

1) top 3 favorite videos you own
2) method used to playback with subpoints for software(if any), player(if any), server(if any), format
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 5 Jun 2016, 11:07 pm
I have a significant collection mostly dvd. Currently using a new source, my intel 7 custom computer using VLC through usb to dac, bypassing soundcard on computer. Haven't tried soundcard on computer but read the intel 7 chip is pretty good.

Can't limit my favorites to just 3 so I'll list the ones I listen to on regular basis.

AC/DC live in Donington
Scorpians - Amazonia
Scorpians- Unplugged
U2 - Elevation
Rush- Exit Stage Left
Kitaro- Yakushiji
Led Zeppelin- DVD
Led Zepplelin- Song Remains the Same
Tangerine Dream - Live in Lisbon
Jarre - Live in Monaco
Uriah Heep - Live in Armenia
Dream Theatre - Luna Park
Judas Priest - Epitath
Ultravox- Return to Eden
Iron Maiden - Rio
Santana - Sacred Fire
Joe Satriani - Live in San Francisco
Blue Man Group - The Complex
ELO - Zoom
ZZ Top - Live in Germany 1980
Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
Peter Gabriel - Growing Up
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Larkston Zinaspic on 6 Jun 2016, 12:34 am
I used to collect concert videos years ago, but sadly have zero in Blu Ray.

The only one I am lusting after is the one that does not exist: Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii on Blu Ray. Adrian Maben's 35mm copy was transferred to HDCAM SR and restored a few years ago now. The B&W footage of the band slurping oysters and beer in Paris was scanned and restored in full 2K resolution, and there have already been screenings of the whole thing in Paris. Apparently Roger Waters is in possession of the original multi-tracks, so a proper stereo and surround mix is absolutely possible. This should have happened already.

The so-called Director's Cut was a travesty. This film deserves a proper treatment once and for all.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 6 Jun 2016, 01:07 am
I have Pink Floyd - Live in Pompeii, cd if that is of interest to you? 8)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 6 Jun 2016, 01:30 am
Ohhh... I love these threads!
Admittedly, I don't have very many, but the ones I'm passionate about are:

Chris Botti - Live in Boston [Blu-Ray]
Roger Waters - The Wall, Live in Berlin (this is a bucket list item for Floyd fans) [DVD]
David Gilmour - Live at Royal Albert [Blu-Ray] (video quality is amazing)
Diana Krall - Live in Paris [DVD] (great quality)
"Crossroads Guitar Festival" - frankly, all  of them are awesome.  [DVD]
JJ Grey - Brighter Days [DVD] I would trade all of my concert videos for this one. I love his music
Adele - Live at Royal Albert [DVD] (I'm not an Adele fan, but this concert is good quality and just FUN to watch!
Harry Connick Jr. - Live on Broadway [DVD] Again, lots of fun.

The DVDs I use a PS3, and the Blu-Ray I use a PS4
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Odal3 on 6 Jun 2016, 04:18 am
Excellent thread idea! I'm a big fan of concert videos or audio only albums. I just haven't had a chance to add so many yet.

 I store my files as mkv on my server. The server is a Lenovo thinkserver TS140 which I have in a different room. This server has a small formfactor and is pretty silent for being a server - it takes 4-5 hardrives depending in config. Highly recommended and it (or similar ones) can often be found on sale for cheap.

 I run openmediavault as the nas software which is free and can be highly customized since its linux based and let's you run a lot of stuff in the background including plex, emby, etc.
Don't let the Linux portion scare you - it's as easy to install and set up as installing windows since everything is ran from a graphical user interface.

I use a raspberry pi2 as the streamer running OSMC (kodi). The hdmi out goes to the screen and I use an USB dac to connect the audio to the system. I have a a chromecast and a firestick in the house too which I can stream videos to via plex or emby but I prefer the rpi with kodi as the player since it gives me more options since I don't have to use HDMI and can use any DAC/amp (at least for stereo recordings) instead of using a HT receiver. The one small thing with splitting the audio and video like this is that it requires some simple tweaking to get the lip sync correct.

As a side note, one can also send youtube videos etc straight to kodi from the phone plus I added shairport sync so I can stream audio services (spotify, tidal) as well from my phone, not to mention I also have it set up in one system to do active cross over.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 6 Jun 2016, 03:00 pm
I started the thread because, while I've seen some talk of concert videos, I hadn't really seen much of a thread dedicated to such a topic.   Once I got my home theater system dialed in to sound and look really good, I started picking up concert videos and realized that I really love that format as it puts you at the venue if done well.   I go to a LOT of concerts, but being able to see whomever/whenever/where-ever you want is really awesome.

My top pics at this moment are:
1) Dark Tranquility - where death is most alive [dvd] 
2) Gojira - The Flesh Alive [blu ray] 
3) Cream - Live in the Royal Albert Hall [blu ray]
4) Opeth - Live in the Royal Albert Hall [blu ray] 
5) Steven Wilson - Get All You Deserve [blu ray]
6) Steven Wilson - Drive Home [blu ray]
7) Porcupine Tree - Aenestitize [blu ray]
8) Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere [dvd]
9) Nine Inch Nails - Beside You in Time [blu ray]    Actually this is particularly a great one as it is recorded in various venues and you can actually here the difference in the venue's acoustics on the disc. 

I probably have 60-70 concerts at least.  It takes a long time to rip to NAS, but it is fun to be able to sit back and choose a concert from your remote and then skip to another concert.   I haven't even watched but 40% of my collection so far. 

I have a bunch of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Metallica, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Testament, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck and slew of heavier metal as well. 
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 6 Jun 2016, 03:09 pm
P.S.  I recently got the nVidia Shield.  It is really a killer piece of kit!  Its a lot more powerful than most Apple TV, Android TV, piTV or Linux type boxes.  It was spec'ed for gamers and thus has really good graphics.  Its super flexible and with SPMC (kodi branch) will do 4K video and full HD audio passthrough, so its moderately future proof.   It runs about $199 in the US, sometimes on sale for $170.   I am using it to stream my videos from my NAS and even use it to play my 6000+ CDs and Hi-rez to my home theater. 
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 6 Jun 2016, 04:16 pm
I started the thread because, while I've seen some talk of concert videos, I hadn't really seen much of a thread dedicated to such a topic. 
I started >> THIS one << (https://www.hawthorneaudio.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3816) a few years back. It didn't take off very well, but there's a few good recommendations.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 14 Jun 2016, 01:35 am
Ok, this isn't going to well.   I would have thought more audiophiles would get into concert dvds/brs.    Oh well, for those of us that do, I will add a couple of good ones (to me atleast).

At the Gates - The Flames of the End DVD 
(great concert, the documentary was a bit too long, was a reunion concert of sorts, around the time of At War with Reality absolutely dig the performance though!)
Jeff Buckley - Live in Chicago
(one of the first DVDs I ever got and still love this raw emotion he was able to convey with his voice)
The White Stripes - Under the Blackpool Lights   (amazing!  best way to see what Jack is all about before things became pretentious)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2016, 02:33 am
Purchased Rush- R40 Live Blu-ray today.

Listening to it now using the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 48 khz 5.0 to 5.7 Mbps track. As far as audio goes I think this is the best I've ever heard, however I'm still analyzing whether its better than Clockwork Angels.  :smoke:
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Odal3 on 14 Jun 2016, 03:00 am
The White Stripes - Under the Blackpool Lights   (amazing!  best way to see what Jack is all about before things became pretentious)

Saw them live a few times around that time frame so this one got me curious. Did a quick search and there is actually one version that showed up in youtube. Quality not the best (360p) but good enough to get a preview.
https://youtu.be/UDEJoFptxIs

Will probably buy this one to add to the collection. How's the audio quality on the disc?
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2016, 04:25 am
Purchased Rush- R40 Live Blu-ray today.

Listening to it now using the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 48 khz 5.0 to 5.7 Mbps track. As far as audio goes I think this is the best I've ever heard, however I'm still analyzing whether its better than Clockwork Angels.  :smoke:

This concert has very good bass heavy resolution and IMO you need a system that can resolve the bass. I'm listening with my multi-channel pre in Neo:6 music mode. At the spl level I have it set at 12 o'clock on the dial my amp shut down 3 times from over-heating. Plus I have speakers that can handle the heavy bass. 8)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob2 on 14 Jun 2016, 09:46 am
I'm surprised more folks haven't posted here..
I have been collecting concert videos for some time. Best way to see a concert. No crowds, better access, less wasted time between sets.
Not saying one should avoid concerts. Live is great.
Sometimes it is the only way to see some great artists.

I have some favs:
All of the crossroad guitar festivals
Several BB King
Muddy Waters
Eagles Farewell Tour
AC/DC at Donington
Joe Bonamassa at Red Rocks
Rolling Stones
Dianna Krall Rio
Just to name a few.
Watching on a 120 inch screen with decent sound and a trio of subs works quite nicely.
I'm using an Oppo 103D for playback.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 14 Jun 2016, 12:28 pm
Ok, this isn't going to well.   I would have thought more audiophiles would get into concert dvds/brs.
They don't like that nasty screen in the middle of the listening stage, that's why.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 14 Jun 2016, 03:18 pm
Don't have a lot of concert videos, but of the few I have favorites are:

Jeff Beck Live @ Ronnie Scott's - br
Santana Presents - Blues @ Montreux - the disc with Clarence Gatemouth Brown. Great performance roughly a year before he passed. -dvd
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - Live @ the Quick- a must for jazz fans - dvd

& an extra - Cream Live @ Royal Albert Hall - dvd

Old Panasonic BR player ...
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 14 Jun 2016, 04:19 pm
They don't like that nasty screen in the middle of the listening stage, that's why.  :wink:

That is why I use an acoustically transparent screen and my speakers are behind, eq'd for the screen loss (only the highest freqs really). 
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 14 Jun 2016, 04:21 pm
Now you're sounding like a videophile. That's beyond the scope of the average audiophile.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 14 Jun 2016, 04:24 pm
It was the easiest way to put a big screen in my modest sized room.  I like how even without a picture it keeps you from getting visually distracted from the speakers.  You can't see them. 
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 14 Jun 2016, 05:03 pm
Saw them live a few times around that time frame so this one got me curious. Did a quick search and there is actually one version that showed up in youtube. Quality not the best (360p) but good enough to get a preview.
https://youtu.be/UDEJoFptxIs

Will probably buy this one to add to the collection. How's the audio quality on the disc?

I think the audio is pretty decent.  It shows off the raw bluesiness well. 
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Jun 2016, 12:56 am
Watching Riverside - Reality Dream DVD.   Really good.  PQ pretty good, angles are awesome, looks like a smokey venue from wider angles.  SQ and performance are pretty awesome.    I got to see them live last fall and super glad I did!   I was so in awe over Piotr's guitar that I looked it up and ordered it from Poland!   Before the guitar arrived (custom made ~6mos) it was announced that Piotr died of a cardiac arrest after attending a show with Mike Portnoy.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 19 Jun 2016, 02:41 am
Not giving up on this thread yet.  Watching Amon Amarth - Wrath of the Norsemen.    It apparently has over 7 hours of footage.   I am not watching all of that, but the first disc is a 2 hour concert with 23 songs or something like that.   PQ is a bit dated, not terrible, just not what you expect on a more modern release.  SQ is pretty good, a bit too compressed as it always, but the performance is top notch.

P.S. I saw them like in February, it was a show that I had modest expectations and they really blew me away.   

(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/7/9/117920.JPG)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: drummermitchell on 19 Jun 2016, 03:00 am
Good someone mentioned Jeff Beck(Live at Ronnie Scott's) excellent
                                       Eagles Live in Melbourne Tour I superb video and audio
                                       Fleetwoodmac The Dance is good also
First two are excellent I use a 128" studiotek 100 so that helps on the visual with vc rs-600 projector
audio side bryston power...28s 7's ect with an 1812 sub so it's show Time.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 19 Jun 2016, 03:05 am
Back in 1990, Roger Waters put on a show in Berlin. Not just a "concert", but the single most epic piece of musical showmanship I've ever seen.
I can't fathom the logistics to pull something like this off. Especially a quarter century ago.
The stage was what.. a mile wide? Complete with a convoy of military vehicles going across stage, audience participation, an all star cast... it has it all.
Except the video quality we've come to expect now days.  :(

Here's part one of the video: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjy3n7_roger-waters-the-wall-live-in-berlin-1990-part-1-of-2_music

Here's the DVD album cover. This is my single most prized of all DVDs I own.

(https://artwork-cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/011/865/0001186579_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 19 Jun 2016, 03:11 am
Now I have to buy that one.   I have Roger Waters - the Wall on blu-ray.   The David Gilmour one Blu-ray is a  DVD on blu-ray.  The PQ isn't even DVD quality imo.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 19 Jun 2016, 03:17 am
Yes... dude... I can't even explain. You have to be in the mindset to get past the video quality. The sheer scope of this video is mind blowing. It will make EVERY concert you've seen from your very first one, to the last one you'll ever see, seem bland and boring in comparison.
I would love to know the logistics behind it. How many people were involved in the making of it, what did tickets cost, how many audience members, etc..etc...
So epic....
And I mean "Epic" in the true sense of the word, not the meaning all the kids use now-a-days.

If they did a true Bluray remaster, I'd consider giving a large sum of money to own it. Maybe even a body part.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 19 Jun 2016, 03:24 am
Ok, so now I'm all excited about this DVD again. I did a little digging. Seems the "staging" of the event costs $10,000,000 to build.  :o

Read: http://www.rogerwaters.org/about_berlin.html
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 19 Jun 2016, 03:37 am
10MN?!
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 19 Jun 2016, 03:46 am
Ten Million to build. yes.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: monte on 19 Jun 2016, 11:29 am
Journey live in Manila . Dean castronovo the ex drummer now sings three songs on this DVDs and he sounds awesome.                                                                                                                               
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: jonbee on 19 Jun 2016, 02:33 pm
I love concert vids, have many of the ones mentioned, would add these:
James Taylor at Beacon Theater- SOTA video and audio
Lee Ritenour Overtime Blu-ray best technical quality I've seen/heard, good smooth jazz
Springsteen at hammersmith odeon 1975- the best Boss dvd (Born to Run album live, plus more!), but only available as part of the born to run boxed set
Peter Gabriel Secret World Live great music and sound, mediocre video
Concert for George
Stop Making Sense
I have them as MKVs (as well as my music) on a Synology NAS wired through the router with cat 6 to my main 2 systems. I play the vid files using Oppo 93 and 103D, audio to DACS. Main video screen is a 55" last generation Panny plasma.
I have a 1 TB 2.5" external usb HD on which I have converted about 100 mkv movie files to mp4 for travelling. I travel with it and a Roku 2 (usb input) to play them over hotel room tvs.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: DaveC113 on 6 Jul 2016, 11:19 pm
I'm getting more into concert vids as I think some may work really well for a speaker demo, my speaker does a great job with simple 2-mic concert recordings... I've had Phish fans get up and start dancing, saying it's just like they were there...  :green:

If anyone has any vids they think are demo quality material I'd love to hear about them!

So far I'm about to order Bela Fleck "Live at the Quick" as I have the CD and Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense" as I love the TH... would like recs on Phish, Widespread and the Dead as well... I'm not super into jam bands but have seen Widespread and Phish a bunch... Dead was slightly before my time but they were great.

Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 6 Jul 2016, 11:30 pm
You won't be disappointed with the "Live At The Quick" DVD, it's a killer.  :thumb:  Nothing like jazz banjo & bassoon to soothe the savage music fan.  :D
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 13 Jul 2016, 05:42 pm
Back in 1990, Roger Waters put on a show in Berlin. Not just a "concert", but the single most epic piece of musical showmanship I've ever seen.
I can't fathom the logistics to pull something like this off. Especially a quarter century ago.
The stage was what.. a mile wide? Complete with a convoy of military vehicles going across stage, audience participation, an all star cast... it has it all.
Except the video quality we've come to expect now days.  :(

Here's part one of the video: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjy3n7_roger-waters-the-wall-live-in-berlin-1990-part-1-of-2_music

Here's the DVD album cover. This is my single most prized of all DVDs I own.

(https://artwork-cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/011/865/0001186579_500.jpg)

So on your suggestion I picked it up.  I am watching it now, almost finished.  I am working from home and have it on, so I am not watching it closely, but it is an amazing concert!  Old school 4:3 video format, but that is about all I'd knock.  There is a lot of cameos aren't there?    I even think Bryan Adams plays at one point.   

I like the guy who leads the backup vocals on Comfortably Numb, that is an interesting harmony.  Just looked it up, that was Van Morrison.  I thought I recognized the voice, but didn't recognize the person.   And yeah they had a massive guest list of tons of actors and singers/musicians of the day.   I wasn't paying close enough attention but I did think I saw Sinead O'Connor. 
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: tvyankee on 13 Jul 2016, 07:07 pm
Guy's

I think James Taylor Live from Beacon Theater NYC is a great Video. It is The first 100% full digital DVD. Recorded in SD-SDI and AES 5.1 surround sound. It was recorded on one of the trucks i used to work on and i believe it is in the Guinness  book of work records for the 1st 100% full live digital transmission done. It was produced for WNET ch 13 PBS.

Also Dave & Tim in NYC at Radio City Music Hall in Full Hi-Rez Audio and Video.

Check them out they are very well done.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 13 Jul 2016, 07:33 pm
So on your suggestion I picked it up.  I am watching it now, almost finished.  I am working from home and have it on, so I am not watching it closely, but it is an amazing concert!  Old school 4:3 video format, but that is about all I'd knock.  There is a lot of cameos aren't there?    I even think Bryan Adams plays at one point.   

I like the guy who leads the backup vocals on Comfortably Numb, that is an interesting harmony.  Just looked it up, that was Van Morrison.  I thought I recognized the voice, but didn't recognize the person.   And yeah they had a massive guest list of tons of actors and singers/musicians of the day.   I wasn't paying close enough attention but I did think I saw Sinead O'Connor.
Awesome, I'm glad you like it!
Yes, that is Bryan Adams.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Donald on 15 Jul 2016, 12:27 am
A couple more of my favorites:

Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Eric Clapton: 1 more car, 1 more rider
Loreena Mckennitt: Nights from the Alhambra
Peter Gabriel: Secret World
Hall and Oates: Live at the Troubadour
John Mayer: Where the Light Is
Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested
ZZ Top: Live from Texas
Yanni: Tribute
Steve Winwood: Soundstage
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: drphoto on 16 Jul 2016, 01:46 am
I love concert vids. Maybe only reason I want a high rez TV. Second PG "Secret World", but the "Growing UP" tour maybe even better. PG's daughter is a little weak on her vocals, but the rest is first rate. The opening track will make you weep. (here comes the flood) it's incredible. Totally solo. PG at piano and voice.

Blue Sky with the Blind Boys is also fantastic. I could live without the song about the Bonovos though. A little corny.

the Floyds, "Pulse" from 04 is pretty awesome. It's a bit visually over the top. Do you really need lasers and pyro? but musically as good or better than every.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 16 Jul 2016, 03:24 am
Another of my favorites not mentioned so far - Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour '74

The man could play with the best.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: GRACE RUBY on 16 Jul 2016, 07:30 pm
Ok, so now I'm all excited about this DVD again. I did a little digging. Seems the "staging" of the event costs $10,000,000 to build.  :o

Read: http://www.rogerwaters.org/about_berlin.html

I lived next to the Kennedy Center, when Pink Floyd came for the dark side premier , I watched their roadys come trucks in and out from eleven pm at night till the concert at 8:00 pm the next day
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 17 Jul 2016, 01:40 am
I lived next to the Kennedy Center, when Pink Floyd came for the dark side premier , I watched their roadys come trucks in and out from eleven pm at night till the concert at 8:00 pm the next day, the trucks i believe were parked under the center indoors, when the concert started they still were not done wiring the
Main hall, I had floor seats mid way back and center, every body was tripping......... on wires, the bundles where up and down the isles and down through the seats too. a few seats were removed from both back corners to make room for the Quad speaker arrangement. and the sound man was all the way rear and center.
he had at least 3 assistants, the Kennedy center main hall is one of the best in the world.
I am pretty sure I remember buying champagne at the concession, many hippy's came in tuxedos and tennis shoes, very peaceful crowd, the ushers always looked away at the right times, the seats were divine, chandeliers everywhere, wonderful people.


That sounds fantastic!  :thumb:
Title: David Gilmour - Live At Pompeii
Post by: max190 on 7 Aug 2017, 04:13 pm
Pre-order now at Amazon. Release date is September 29, 2017

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=166553)

  :guitar:


Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 11 Jun 2018, 12:21 am
Having just bashed Blonde in another thread this is a good concert dvd I watch occasionally.

Blonde Live in New York 1999 - DVD

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181127)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 11 Jun 2018, 02:31 am
Okay video & sound, not their best work
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181140)

Excellent sound and Video
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181141)

Sound is okay at highest Dolby bitrate, may prefer cd version.
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181142)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 11 Jun 2018, 02:35 am
Best soundtrack is bass heavy, need a system that can resolve heavy bass. Audio quality good, heavy bass vibe. Video 4:3 fair quality.
Pros: Best version of Xanadu Cons: Jacobs Ladder is not in the Set List
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181144)

Excellent uncompressed sound, bass heavy. Video quality good
Pros: Headlong Fight Cons: Geddy Lee can't sing like he use to
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181145)

ZZ Tops best performance IMO, They rock hard from beginning to end.
Sound: good Video: okay
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181146)

Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 11 Jun 2018, 11:49 pm
Mike Oldfield- Millennium Bell Concert- Live in Berlin
Audio: Excellent, LPCM
Video: Excellent 4:3 format
Performance: Excellent
Genre: new age

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181199)

Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 01:32 am
JJ Cale- Live in Session 1979, restored, remastered
Audio: good
Video: fair 4:3
Performance: very good
genre: blues rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181204)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 01:43 am
Nikki Yanofsky- Live in Montreal: Jazz singer prodigy not limited to jazz
Audio: Excellent
Video: Excellent
Performance: Very Good
Genre: jazz
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181205)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 02:45 am
Great Big Sea- 2003 Live concert dvd
Audio: excellent
Video: excellent 4:3 format
Performance: excellent
Genre: folk

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181206)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 03:23 am
Roger Waters- In the Flesh dvd, June 2000
Audio: excellent
Video: very good
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181207)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 05:52 am
Metallica- S & M concert dvd 1999
Audio: excellent, can be played with or without symphony
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock/heavy metal

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181219)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 08:00 am
U2- Live from Boston 2001
Audio: excellent, Lpcm
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: alternative rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181220)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 09:36 am
Deep Purple- Come Hell or High Water dvd 1994
Audio: okay
Video: okay
Performance: poor
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181223)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 10:01 am
Shania Twain- Live, Dallas, Texas, 1998
Audio: okay
Video: okay
Performance: good
Genre: country pop/rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181234)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 04:57 pm
Kitaro- Enchanted Evening dvd 1995
Audio: okay=mp3 quality
Video: okay
Performance: excellent
Genre: electronic/new age

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181269)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 05:31 pm
Vangelis- Mythodea dvd, 2001
Audio: excellent- pcm
Video: very good
Performance: excellent
Genre: classical/opera/new age

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181270)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 05:47 pm
Yanni- Live at the Acropolis, dvd, 1994
Audio: good
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: new age/orchestra

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181271)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 06:02 pm
Santana- Sacred Fire, dvd, Mexico, 1993
Audio: excellent, Lpcm
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: Latin rock/Chicano rock/jazz fusion

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181272)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jun 2018, 10:55 pm
Judas Priest- Demolition, London, 2001
Audio: very good
Video: excellent
Performance: very good
Genre: hard rock/heavy metal

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181289)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Jun 2018, 01:01 am
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Live in Steel Town, Pittsburgh, 1997
Audio: good
Video: good
Performance: good
Genre: Southern rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181295)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Jun 2018, 02:23 am
Rush- Live in Rio, Brazil, 2002
Audio: outstanding, heavy bass, Sound was not dialed in for first few songs as they did not have time for a sound check after a heavy rain.
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive rock/hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181296)

Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Jun 2018, 05:43 am
Kinks- One for the Road, 1979
Audio: good
Video: okay- dark stage
Performance: good
Genre: pop rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181302)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Jun 2018, 06:15 am
Who- The Vegas Job Reunion concert, 1999
Audio: excellent
Video: good 4:3
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181303)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Jun 2018, 08:31 am
Sinead O'Conner (singer-songwriter)- Goodnight Thank You, 2003
Audio: very good
Video: okay
Performance: excellent
Genre: pop/folk

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181304)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Jun 2018, 09:52 am
Fairport Convention- 35th Anniversary, 2006
Audio: excellent
Video: fair
Performance: excellent
Genre: folk rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181305)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: FireGuy on 13 Jun 2018, 02:39 pm
Pink Floyd - Pulse
AC/DC - Live on Donnington
Alison Krause - Live at the Louisville Palace
Within Temptation - Black Symphony
Delain - A decade of Delain live at Paradiso
Therion - Live Gothic
Eagles - Farewell Tour Melbourne
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 13 Jun 2018, 05:16 pm
Fairport Convention- 35th Anniversary, 2006
Audio: excellent
Video: fair
Performance: excellent
Genre: folk rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181305)

Thanks Mag, hadn't thought to look for anything from them.  :thumb:  Saw them open for Traffic in '74, almost no one knew who they were. As might be expected for the time, prior to and at the start of their first song the cries were for "rock & roll, we want Traffic". After the first song, mostly stunned silence. After the 2nd, 'cheers' and all was good with the world. Can't remember for sure what the first song was, but want to say Matty Groves. Their 'Live' album, also titled "A Moveable Feast", is recorded from that tour. Sandy Denny was stunning.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 13 Jun 2018, 05:25 pm
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borrowing your format -

Carlos Santana Presents Blues at Montreux 2004: Buddy Guy, Clarence Gatemouth Brown,  3 DVDs
Audio: excellent
Video: excellent
Performance: varies per taste & artist; Buddy Guy - good to excellent, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - excellent, the highlight of the set for me, Bobby Parker - good
Genre:  Blues, Rock
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Jun 2018, 08:14 pm
Thanks Mag, hadn't thought to look for anything from them.  :thumb:  Saw them open for Traffic in '74, almost no one knew who they were. As might be expected for the time, prior to and at the start of their first song the cries were for "rock & roll, we want Traffic". After the first song, mostly stunned silence. After the 2nd, 'cheers' and all was good with the world. Can't remember for sure what the first song was, but want to say Matty Groves. Their 'Live' album, also titled "A Moveable Feast", is recorded from that tour. Sandy Denny was stunning.

Thanks, I grew up with folk music but I don't normally listen to it. I consider it my dad's music, what I can expect to hear when I go to visit.
I have to say some folk rock songs have a creative element I don't find with other genres. I've had 'Light of Day' on repeat for the last hour or so, this song just does it for me.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 12:59 am
Icehouse (Australian band)- Gorgeous Festival, 2011
Audio: excellent
Video: very good
Performance: excellent
Genre: pub rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181349)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 02:54 am
Al Stewart- dvd 1979
Audio: good
Video: okay
Performance: very good
Genre: soft rock/pop

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181350)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 03:44 am
Rush- Show of Hands, dvd, 1988 tour
Audio: excellent Lpcm
Video: good
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive/hard rock
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181351)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 05:06 am
Rush- Grace Under Pressure, dvd, Toronto 1984
Audio: excellent, Lpcm
Video: good
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive/ hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181355)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 06:12 am
Mike Oldfield- Live at Montreeux 1981
Audio: very good Lpcm
Video: okay
Performance: okay
Genre: new age, chill out

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181356)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 06:24 am
Scorpions- Amazonia-Live in the Jungle, 2009
Audio: excellent
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181357)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 07:12 am
Scorpions- One Night in Vienna, 2004
Audio: very good
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181359)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 08:08 am
Kansas: Device-Voice-Drum, Atlanta 2002
Audio: very good
Video: good
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181360)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 09:59 am
Blue Oyster Cult- A Long Day's Night, Chicago 2002
Audio: very good
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181361)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Jun 2018, 11:35 pm
Cheap Trick- Silver, Rockford, IL 1999
Audio: horribly compressed
Video: Okay
Performance: very good
Genre: power pop

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181408)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 15 Jun 2018, 12:14 am
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        Brian Auger's Oblivion Express,  Studio City, CA  '08 
        Audio: very good to excellent
        Video: excellent
        Performance: taste dependent, very good to excellent
        Genre: Jazz/Fusion

         (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/515vVIaFNHL.jpg)

         Jeff Beck, Performing This Week.....Live At Ronnie Scott's   London,  '07
         Audio: excellent
         Video: excellent
         Performance: outstanding
         Genre: Rock/Blues/Jazz
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 12:25 am
The Cars- Unlocked
Audio: poor, compressed
Video: lousy
Performance: poor to fair
Genre: power pop

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181409)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 12:55 am
Kansas- Works in Progress 1992, 2002 concert clips
Audio: very good
Video: fair
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181410)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 01:46 am
Lindsey Buckingham- Soundstage, 2005
Audio: outstanding if not for compression
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: singer/songwriter pop

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181411)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 03:02 am
Oysterband- 25th Anniversary Concert, London 2005
Audio: okay (compression-recorded really loud)
Video: okay
Performance: excellent
Genre: British folk rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181426)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 05:29 am
Porcupine Tree- Anesthetize, dvd, 2010
Audio: excellent
Video: picture quality is very good, the editing can trigger an epileptic seizure or make you dizzy. The majority of the cutting clips are less than 1 second, I did see one 2 and a 3 second clip. Iron Maiden-Rock in Rio was the same, unwatchable, IMO.
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181433)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 07:35 am
Gael Force- Ireland's Musicians in Concert 1998, dvd 2000
Audio: excellent
Video: excellent
Performance: Excellent
Genre: Irish folk/celtic

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181436)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 08:46 am
Jean Michel Jarre- Live in Monaco, 2011
Audio: excellent
Video: good
Performance: excellent
Genre: ambient/new age/trance electronic

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181437)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: SoCalWJS on 15 Jun 2018, 03:56 pm
Most of my favorites have already been mentioned, including

Eagles Farewell I
Peter Gabriel Secret World
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense
Chris Botti in Boston
David Gilmour Remember that Night
Roger Waters The Wall (Berlin & The Tour)

But I enjoy a bunch of others, such as

Dire Straits Alchemy Live (Blu ray, 2 channel audio track)
Heart Alive in Seattle (Blu, 2 channel)
Peter Gabriel New Blood (Blu, 2 channel), Back to Front, and Live in Athens 1987
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Live at Radio City (Blu ray)
Joe Bonamassa - An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House

Just got David Gilmour Live at Pompei - haven't seen all of it, but loved what I've seen so far.

I have a bunch. They (Concerts) are just about the only physical media videos I buy anymore.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 15 Jun 2018, 04:32 pm
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           Deep Purple Live in Concert 72/73
           Audio: Copenhagen, Denmark - fair/passable  New York - good   case info & Azon listing show 5.1, DVD menu shows Dolby 2.0/5.0, & DTS
           Video: Copenhagen- average- not bad for the date & production funds available (B&W), New York - good to excellent, but only 3 edited cuts from show taped by ABC (color)
           Performance - Ok, fair to good, matter of taste
           Genre: Rock

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           Downhill From Here,  Alpine Valley, CA '89
           Audio: excellent
           Video: excellent
           Performance: great
           Genre: Rock/Blues/Folk









Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 07:20 pm
Saxon- Live in Nottingham 1983
Audio: okay
Video: fair 4:3
Performance: good
Genre: heavy metal

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181467)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 09:27 pm
Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult- Black n Blue, New York 1980
Audio: good
Video: fair 4:3
Performance: Okay
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181473)


Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Jun 2018, 10:52 pm
OMD- Architecture & Morality 1981
Audio: very good
Video: good
Performance: very good
Genre: new wave/synth-pop/post-punk electronic

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181474)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Jun 2018, 12:12 am
OMD with London Philharmonic Orchestra- Electricity 2009
Audio: very good (compression)
Video: very good
Performance: very good
Genre: electronic/orchestra

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181475)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Jun 2018, 01:05 am
Heart- Private Audition Tour 1982, Germany
Audio: okay
Video: fair 4:3
Performance: okay
Genre: pop rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181476)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Jun 2018, 01:31 am
Oingo Boingo- Farewell 1995, California
Audio: very good
Video: okay 4:3
Performance: excellent
Genre: ska

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181477)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Jun 2018, 02:46 am
Judas Priest- British Steel 30th Anniversary, 2010
Audio: okay (compressed)
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: heavy metal

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181478)

Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Jun 2018, 03:37 am
Depeche Mode- Tour of the Universe, Barcelona 2009
Audio: outstanding- pcm, plays very loud with volume at low position
Video: very good
Performance: excellent
Genre: alternative rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181481)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Jun 2018, 04:47 am
Renaissance- Kings & Queens 1970, dvd 2010 release
Audio: good
Video: good 4:3
Performance: very good
Genre: progressive rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181483)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Jun 2018, 07:17 am
Klaus Shulze- Feat, Live in Warsaw 2008
Audio: excellent
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: ambient/space electronic

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181484)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Jun 2018, 09:46 am
Supertramp- Queen Mary College, London 1977
Audio: very good
Video: fair
Performance: excellent
Genre: art rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181485)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Jun 2018, 11:20 am
Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies Tour, Houston, TX. 1973, dvd release 2005
Audio: very good
Video: okay
Performance: Set list-excellent, show-sick
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181486)
 
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 17 Jun 2018, 11:04 am
Gary Numan- Hammersmith Odeon '79 London
Audio: excellent
Video: okay
Performance: very good
Genre: new age electronic

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181529)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 17 Jun 2018, 07:46 pm
Gary Numan- Farewell Concert, Wembley Arena
Audio: good
Video: okay
Performance: good
Genre: new wave

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181557)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Jun 2018, 12:33 am
Alan Parsons- Live in Madrid 2004, dvd release 2010
Audio: good
Video good 4:3
Performance: good
Genre: progressive rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181571)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Jun 2018, 01:35 am
Big Country- Final Fling, East Berlin 1988, dvd release 2002
Audio: good (compressed)
Video: okay 4:3
Performance: excellent
Genre: Celtic rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181573)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Jun 2018, 03:55 am
Meatloaf- Bad Attitude 1985 BBC, fan dvd
Audio: okay
Video: fair 4:3
Performance: very good
Genre: rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181574)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Jun 2018, 04:47 am
Rainbow- Live in Munich 1977, dvd release 2006
Audio: very good (arena venue sound)
Video: okay 4:3
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181575)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Jun 2018, 06:41 am
Nektar- Pure- Rockpalast 2005, Bonn Germany
Audio: very good ( bass lacks articulation sounding boomy)
Video: very good
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive/psychedelic rock


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Jun 2018, 07:48 am
Uriah Heep- Live in Armenia 2011
Audio: excellent
Video: good
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181578)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Jun 2018, 09:38 am
Annie Haslam- Live Studio Concert 1997 Philadelphia, dvd release 2006
Audio: excellent
Video: excellent 4:3
Performance: excellent
Genre: pop

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181579)

Harry Chapin- Rockpalast 1977, dvd release 2002
Audio: excellent
Video: good 4:3
Performance: excellent
Genre: pop

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181580)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Jun 2018, 12:17 pm
Saxon- Eagles Over Wacken- Live 2012
Audio: excellent
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: heavy metal

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181584)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2018, 12:36 am
OMD- Architecture & Morality 1981, Blu ray release 2013
Audio: outstanding, Lpcm 48/16 bit rate 1.9 Mbps, dts-HD 5.1 48/16 3.0+ Mbps
Video: excellent
Performance: very good
Genre: new wave/synth-pop/post punk electronic

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181617)

Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2018, 01:47 am
Ultravox- Return to Eden, Live at the Roundhouse, dvd 2010
Audio: excellent
Video: very good
Performance: excellent
Genre: Synth-pop/art rock electronic

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181619)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2018, 04:14 am
Alice Cooper- The Nightmare Returns, Detroit 1987, dvd release 2006
Audio: excellent in dolby, Lpcm good because of arena venue sound
Video: okay
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181624)

Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2018, 05:20 am
Alice Cooper- Trashes the World 1989, Birmingham, England, dvd release 2004
Audio: good
Video: good
Performance: good
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181625)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2018, 05:48 am
Roger Waters- The Wall- Berlin 2008 dvd
Audio: excellent (compressed)
Video: very good
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive/art/psychedelic rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181626)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2018, 09:54 am
Alice Cooper- Live in Montreux 2005
Audio: excellent, Lpcm
Video: excellent
Performance: okay
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181628)

Midge Ure- Rewind, 2002
Audio: good
Video: fair
Performance: good
Genre: pop synth electronic

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181629)

Monkees- Live Summer Tour 2001, dvd release 2002
Audio: excellent, Lpcm
Video: very good
Performance: good
Genre: pop rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181630)


Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2018, 10:31 am
The Doors- 21st Century- L.A. Woman Live 2003
Audio: outstanding
Video: very good
Performance: excellent- singer is not Jim Morrison but does a good job.
Genre: blues/classic rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181631)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2018, 10:36 pm
Black Sabbath- Paris 1970, Rock of the '70s
Audio: very good
Video: okay
Performance: excellent- raw Black Sabbath.
1. Paranoid 2. Hand of Doom 3. Rat Salad 4. Iron Man 5. Black Sabbath
6. N.I.B. 7. Wasp 8. Behind the Wall of Sleep 9. War Pigs 10, Fairies Wear Boots
Genre: hard rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181648)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 20 Jun 2018, 03:46 am
America- Live in Central Park 1979, dvd release 2008
Audio: good
Video: okay
Performance: excellent
Genre: pop/soft rock

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181657)
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 20 Jun 2018, 04:07 pm
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               Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday, Bob Weir's TRI Studios, San Rafael, CA 2013
               Audio: excellent, DTS HD Master Audio, LPCM Stereo
               Video: excellent, 16:9, 1080i HD widescreen
               Performance: outstanding
               Genre: Rock
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 20 Jun 2018, 04:14 pm
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            Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Live at the Quick, Fairfield, CT  2000
            Audio: excellent, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, PCM Stereo
            Video: excellent, Digital Master
            Performance: stellar
            Genre: Jazz, Fusion, World
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 24 Jun 2018, 08:22 am
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                Supertramp - Live In Paris 1979
                Audio: excellent, LPCM stereo, Dolby HD Master
                Video: very good, remastered
                Performance: stellar, if a fan I'd say this is definitely worth having
                Genre: Progressive Rock
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 22 Jul 2018, 07:25 am
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               Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous and Trilok Gurtu - Live in Concert - Stuttgart 1994
               Audio: very good to excellent- PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
               Video: vg to excellent - 4:3
               Performance: excellent (imo)
               Genre: Jazz

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             Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at Montreaux 1997
             Audio: excellent - LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS HD Master Audio
             Video: excellent - Bluray 1080i HD 16:9
             Performance: vg-excellent
             Genre: Progressive Rock

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              Steeleye Span: A Twentieth Anniversary Celebration
              Audio: excellent - PCm Stereo ? no info or audio selection option
              Video: very good - 4:3
              Performance: excellent
              Genre: English Folk Rock

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               Fairport Convention: Maidstone 1970
               Audio: fair to poor - live rough recording at outdoor concert
               Video: fair - see above
               Performance: fair
               Genre: English Folk/Folk Rock
             
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 25 Sep 2018, 02:10 pm
Hans Zimmer- Live in Prague, 2016
Audio: Excellent - Lpcm stereo, Dolby Atmos
Video: 1080p High Definition, excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: movie soundtracks, orchestra
Comments:
   Listened in Lpcm stereo piggybacked through external dac thru digital dac in pre-amp. Also tried Dolby Atmos, found Lpcm to have more organic quality, bass more solid. My system not set up for Dolby Atmos so may out perform Lpcm on said system.
 Audio in digital stereo mode did not clip the display, thus meeting the THX standard. IMO music was complex, perhaps tedious at times, but musicianship was top notch and some tracks stellar. Lady on the 5 string bass hit some really low notes which if you have the speakers for add a wow factor.

Rate 5 out of 5 stars

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 25 Sep 2018, 02:26 pm
Ted Nugent- Motor City Mayhem blu ray
Audio: excellent, Lpcm, dts HD, Dolby Digital 5.1
Video: excellent, 1080i High Definition widesrceen
Performance: Very Good not his best IMO, would have preferred a different set list with my favorite song of his, Hibernation.
Genre: Hard Rock
Comments:
   Audio constantly clipped display thus not meeting THX standard. Would have preferred Ted's guitar to be a bit louder so that I could follow his playing. However the sound was balanced and the best recording I have heard coming from Ted Nugent.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 8 Oct 2018, 05:11 pm
Sade- Bring Me Home, Live 2011- Blu ray
Audio: outstanding - Lpcm, dts Master audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1
Video: excellent, region 0 worldwide
Performance: excellent
Genre: smooth jazz
Comments: IMO Sade's blu ray Shows Off my stereo's capabilities to the highest level. Listened in Lpcm, dts-master audio also high fidelity, Digital Dolby not as good.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Also have Sade-Live dvd 1994 which IMO is a slightly better performance but audio not as good as blu ray. And Sade- Lovers Live, very good with different set list.

Rating: 5 out of 5
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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 8 Oct 2018, 05:53 pm

Rating: 5 out of 5
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 :thumb:  Agree completely. One smokin' performance.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 11 Oct 2018, 05:15 am
George Thorogood & the Destroyers- Live at Montreux 2013- Blu ray
Audio: Lpcm, dts-HD Master audio 5.1
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent, missing Gear Jammer and You Talk too Much in set list
Genre: Blues Rock
Comments: Listened in Lpcm on new Yamaha bd-a1060
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: JoshK on 11 Oct 2018, 05:20 am
I love that you kept this going.  I haven't collected that many that I can add in the last few years since my HT (AT screen) came down.  But I did pick up some, not all of which I've watched (such as Behemoth's live one).
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 11 Oct 2018, 05:27 am
I love that you kept this going.  I haven't collected that many that I can add in the last few years since my HT (AT screen) came down.  But I did pick up some, not all of which I've watched (such as Behemoth's live one).

Thanks, I have a lot more to come. I got tired of listening to some dvd's because of compression.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Oct 2018, 06:31 pm
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                Supertramp - Live In Paris 1979
                Audio: excellent, LPCM stereo, Dolby HD Master
                Video: very good, remastered
                Performance: stellar, if a fan I'd say this is definitely worth having
                Genre: Progressive Rock

I received my copy in the mail and I have to comment on this concert.
IME this is one of the best concerts I have heard. For those who have the Cd- Crime of the Century, re-mastered you know how good a recording this is. Well the blu ray blows that away, sounds like you are at the concert. The concert starts out with 'School' and I gotta say when the guy jumps on the piano it sounds like a real piano.

Even has the song 'Fool's Overture' which was missing from my collection.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Oct 2018, 03:19 pm
Emerson Lake & Palmer- Pictures at and Exhibition 2010, special edition dvd
Audio: excellent, pcm mono recording
Video: excellent 4:3
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive rock
Comments: This is a excellent video of the December 1970 performance. However during the performance the video frequently goes into psychedelic graphics which can be annoying when you really want to see this historic event.
Sound quality is excellent with this mono recording. There are a few flaws in the performance, I also have the cd version which I am quite familiar, which is played perfect, but I believe that was a later date performance. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: vintagebob on 15 Oct 2018, 03:53 pm
Maybe I missed it.  My Blu-Ray 5.1 demo disc.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Oct 2018, 10:56 pm
Tangerine Dream- Live in America 1992 cd/dvd
Audio: good, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo
Video: good 4:3
Performance: good, set list okay
Genre: art rock/electronic
Rating: 3 out of 5


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Oct 2018, 03:56 am
Peter Gabriel- New Blood live in London 2011
Audio: Good, dts Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo
Video: very good
Performance: good
Genre: art/progressive/pop/rock
Comments: also have Peter Gabriel- Growing Up which is a much better performance and audio with many of the same songs. I found this concert to be boring.
Rating: 3 out of 5

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Oct 2018, 04:59 am
Garbage- One Mile High...Live, 2012, dvd
Audio: excellent, dts digital surround, Dolby 5.1, Dolby Stereo
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: alternative rock
Comments: lyric subject matter may be too vulgar and offensive for some listeners.
Rating: 5 out of 5

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Oct 2018, 09:35 am
Motorhead- Steal Your Face, dvd
Audio: MP3 quality, Dolby Digital
Video: good, 4:3
Performance: very good, as it says on the dvd, Motorhead at their best.
Genre: hard rock
Comments: "We are Motorhead and we play RockNRoll." Yes, they know the meaning of the word 'Rock'.
Rating: 2 1/2 out of 5

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Black Sabbath- Live- Gathered in Their Masses, Blu ray 2013
Audio: Outstanding, Lpcm stereo, dts Master audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock
Comments: Geezer Butler/bass, Tony Iommi/guitar, Ozzy Osbourne/vocals, Tommy Clufetos/drums  'nough said
Rating: 5 out of 5

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 16 Oct 2018, 11:35 pm
Billy Joel- A Matter of Trust, The Bridge to Russia 1987, blu ray
Audio: excellent, uncompressed pcm, re-mastered
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: pop rock
Comments: Billy Joel a truly gifted performer. The coarse language warning on jewel case, never noticed any coarse language during concert.
Rating: 5 out of 5

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 21 Nov 2018, 02:59 am
Tea Party- The Reformation Tour, Live in Australia - blu ray 2012
Audio: dts HD 5.1 master audio
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: Moroccan-roll rock
Comments: Concert opens with my Tea Party favorite 'The River' and a few other rockers. Then IMO wanes into boring songs. That's just me, I suspect with more listens the set list will grow on me. Hardcore Tea Party fans may find nothin' wrong with set list.
   Would have preferred lead guitar to be more forward sounding, as it is the band sounds balanced. The lack of forwardness in guitar may be due to having the dts-5.1 down-mixed to pcm stereo.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Dec 2018, 09:35 pm
Cream- Royal Albert Hall, 2005 Blu ray
Audio: excellent- Lpcm, dts HD master audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: Blues Rock
Comments: This historic concert video happened May 2,3,5,6 2005. The video pieces together songs from one of the four concerts into a set list.
The 3 geezers could still play, in top form.
One has to remember this is the band that must be credited with pioneering the concert format for blues rock, hard rock, heavy metal, back in '67, for many bands that followed in their footsteps.
IMO the reason this band broke up is they received heavy criticism at the time because their music, style, broke the mold. They were scoffed at by the media. There may have been internal personal conflicts within the band. But this shaming from the media probably was their undoing.


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 17 Jan 2019, 06:58 pm
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         Dire Straits - aLCHEMY - Live
         Audio - good to very good, maybe excellent in spots, remastered, PCM & DTS HD 5.1 Master
         Video - good to very good, remastered, 16:9
         Performance - very good to excellent
         Genre - rock
         Notes: a very interesting disc in many respects. Included with one of the two days the concert was performed, the day shown selected by Mark Knopfler, are two live cuts from a local British show of the day, Tunnel of Love ('80), and Sultans of Swing ('78) from the Old Grey Whistle Test. Also a BBC documentary done in 1980 on the band with interviews & live show clips that shows the impact their success had on the band between the '78 release of their first album and their 3rd, Making Movies (58 min). If you are a fan of their music it's a worthwhile addition to the library imo. There is also a 320 bit MP3 download available with the Blu-ray, which still works as I'm listening to it now.
         
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 26 Jan 2019, 02:58 pm
John Fogerty- The Long Road Home, in Concert 2005, dvd 2006
Audio: Dolby Stereo, Dolby 5.1, DTS
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: Roots Rock
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Comment: Dolby stereo sounded the best, dts track lacked transparency. Toe tapping music through whole concert.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 6 Feb 2019, 06:49 pm
Blue Man Group- Audio, dvd 1999
Audio: Excellent- Dolby 5.1 DTS 5.1
Video: Okay, not a concert, just still shot videos
Performance: Excellent
Genre: Instrumental pop ( sounds like Krautrock to me)
Rating: 4 out of 5

Comments: Very heavy on the drums and percussion, and real joy if you're into that kinda thing. A few songs border on boring, slow tempo, which is why I gave it 4 out of 5. A couple of songs IMO are a drum/percussion paradise, faster tempo, like Klein Mandelbrot. Caution when raising volume control is advised.

Not a concert video! Just 15 audio tracks with picture attached.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 7 Feb 2019, 02:40 pm
April Wine- Live in London 1981, dvd release 2008
Audio: okay, Dolby stereo
Video: okay, 4:3
Performance: Very Good
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3 out of 5
Comments: I've heard April Wine songs on the radio over the years and only have OOwatanite in my collection.
The band played well in this 'Nature of the Beast tour' concert and had a good hard rock sound that didn't sound commercial to me. The sound quality is lacking in transparency and articulation but didn't sound compressed. Video was okay with frequent interview interruptions during show.

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Kitaro- daylight, moonlight, Live in Yakushiji 2001, dvd 2002
Audio: excellent, dts 5.1, Dolby 5.1, Dolby stereo
Video: excellent
Genre: electronic/new age
Rating: 5 out of 5
Comments: Listened in dts, audio was excellent. Recorded in HD audio and digitally re-mastered. Kitaro is a talented musicians who can play several instruments. I suppose for westerners it takes a few listens to appreciate his style. I began listening to Kitaro sometime in the late '90.


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Feb 2019, 12:47 pm
Joe Satriani- Satchurated, Live in Montreal, Blu ray 2012
Audio: excellent, pcm stereo 48k/24 bit, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: instrumental hard rock, blues rock
Rating: 5 out of 5

Comments: Well done production, small intimate venue with good acoustics. Camera angles constantly changing angles but not a hack job like some other concert videos.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Feb 2019, 01:06 pm
Gary Moore: Live at Montreux 2010, blu ray release 2011
Audio: excellent, Lpcm stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, dts HD master audio
Video: excellent
performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock, blues rock
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5

Comments: This blu ray is a historic record of a great guitar player and here he shows he can play hard rock, with a mixture of blues rock. Camera angles change constantly but not a hack job. Show is hard rocking but loses tempo with some blues rock songs.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 13 Feb 2019, 01:28 pm
Motorhead: Clean Your Clock, blu ray & cd 2016
Audio: excellent, pcm stereo, dts HD master stereo/5.1, dolby stereo/5.1
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5

Comments: Motorhead recordings are usually crap, not this one, which is now Motorhead's reference recording. Still can't make out the song lyrics though, and don't like the short song format.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Feb 2019, 02:54 pm
Judas Priest: Epitaph 2012, Blu ray 2013
Audio: excellent, pcm stereo uncompressed 48kHz/24 bit, dts HD 5.1
Video: excellent
Performance; excellent
Genre: heavy metal
Rating: 5 out of 5

Comments: Richie Faulkner makes his debut replacing KK Downing. Glenn Tipton scrambled to find a replacement for KK Downing, knowing his abilities on the guitar. KK Downing vs Glenn Tipton who is better? Tipton obviously knew he had big shoes to fill.

The concert Rocks from beginning to end, with you are there sound. Have several JP albums none match the sound quality of this blu ray concert. Battle Cry concert lacks energy compared to Epitaph.


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 14 Feb 2019, 05:40 pm
Aerosmith: You Gotta Move, dvd 2004
Audio: very good, pcm stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Video: good 4:3
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock
Rating: 4 out of 5

Comments: Frequent band interviews during concert footage is very annoying. Bonus Feature song 'Rats in the Cellar' is one smoking guitar solo. Set list has good songs from start to finish. Band plays at slower tempo than they did in the '70's but it works.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Feb 2019, 12:04 am
Dream Theater: Live in BudoKan 2004, blu ray release 2011
Audio: excellent, Lpcm stereo, dts HD master audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: progressive metal, power rock
Rating: 5 out of 5

Comments: 2 hours and 47 minutes of power rock, you'll need a break after this ones over.
Bass player uses a 6 string bass to give you and idea on what to expect. I don't quite understand this style of rock or the song structure but was able to listen to it.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: stlrman on 15 Feb 2019, 02:37 am
How many do you own? My lord !!
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 15 Feb 2019, 07:56 am
How many do you own? My lord !!

I counted 160 dvd, blu ray, I'm sure I missed a few. Plan on getting a few more concert blu rays before they become scarce like sacd did.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: WC on 9 Mar 2019, 02:26 am
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Watching this one now. It is an intimate club setting. Picture and sound on the Blu-ray are very good. Just Norah on Piano and Vocals accompanied by drums and Bass.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 27 Mar 2019, 07:19 am
Metallica- Quebec Magnetic, blu ray 2009
Audio: Outstanding, uncompressed pcm 2.0, dts-Hd Master Audio 2.0/5.1
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 5 out of 5

Comments: Listened in uncompressed pcm, audio has exceptional transparency, cranked the volume fairly loud, clear as a bell. Metallica put on one hell of a  show playing for 2 hours and 15 minutes to a packed audience.


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: max190 on 27 Mar 2019, 12:27 pm
Mag, you missed one.

Steven Wilson   Home Invasion
In concert at the Royal Albert Hall

Outstanding audio / video on Blu-ray
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Apr 2019, 06:45 pm
Europe- Live at Sweden Rock, blu ray 2013
Audio: outstanding, Lpcm, digital dolby 5.1
Video: excellent
Performance: excellent
Genre: hard rock
Rating: 5 out of 5

Comments: One of the best recordings I have heard in Lpcm. First time I've listened to Europe other than the song Final Countdown and I like their style of rock. Rocker songs that piqued my interest Riches to Rags, Scream of Anger, No Stone Unturned, In the Future to Come, Final Countdown.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 7 Nov 2019, 08:37 am
Black Sabbath- The End, Birmingham, Blu ray +cd
Audio: Excellent, Lpcm, dts-HD Master Audio
Video: Excellent, IMO however did not like the short edits of jumping from one shot to the next. Like you would like to watch Geezer Butler play the bass, but camera will change angles instead of focusing on his playing.
Performance: Very Good
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4 out of 5

Comments: Audio is very good. The bass is very heavy when cranked and Tony Iommi's guitar seems less in the forefront than I would have liked. When compared to Gathered in Their Masses IMO that concert is a better performance and better recording.


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 7 Nov 2019, 08:53 am
Bon Jovi- Live at Madison Square Garden, Blu ray 2009
Audio: Excellent, Dolby True HD 5.1/2.0
Video: Excellent
Performance: Excellent
Genre: hard rock, pop rock
Rating: 5 out of 5

Comments: Not really a Bon Jovi fan but like their song Blaze of Glory and now Keep the Faith. I cranked the song Keep the Faith and the sound is just incredible, very live like.


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: ArthurDent on 3 Apr 2020, 06:07 pm
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             Oscar Peterson Trio:  The Berlin Concert
              Audio: Excellent, PCM, Dolby 5.1, DTS
              Video: Excellent, supposed to be 16:9, but could only manage 4:3 on my copy. Mislabled ? Mis-mfg'd ?
              Performance: Excellent, live show from 1985
              Genre: Jazz
               
                Notes: Not only does this concert showcase Oscar's skill, but also shows what a consummate bassist Niels-Henning Oersted Pedersen was. If your a fan of Oscar's music I don't think you'll be disappointed. Maybe it was just the song selection for this show, but I don't recall realizing how much honkey-tonk/boogie woogie Oscar put in his presentations.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 8 Apr 2020, 06:17 pm
Listening to Chili Peppers Live at Slane Castle. My Ex-girlfriend usually listened to this concert dvd and I got to like it, even went to their Concert when they were here.  Also have Chili Peppers- Off the Map dvd, which is also very good, perhaps a more refined performance and slightly faster tempo. Both are very good recordings but Slane Castle makes me think of my time with her.


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: joeapes_syf on 26 May 2020, 01:24 pm
Love collecting concert films! Got started off with the Grateful Dead boxset...All the Years Combine. My favorite in the series is Downhill From Here, nothing like Brent Mydland vocals or keys.

My other Top 3 are as follows in no particular order:

1) Dave Chappelle's Block Party
2) The Band's Last Waltz
3) Led Zeppelin

Also shout out to the Boiler Room youtube series particularly Mala London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkgik4edDpY&t=3357s
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 18 Jun 2020, 08:25 am
Gov't Mule- Bring on the Music, blu ray, April 2018
Audio: Excellent, pcm stereo, Dolby True Digital, dts HD 5.1
Video: Excellent, camera editing good doesn't change angles in 2 seconds or less.
Performance: excellent
Genre: Blues Rock
Rating: 4 out 5

Comments: A well made blu ray concert. I however was disappointed with the setlist. Like I have Gov't Mule CD, so I was hoping for similar instead the concert started slow and didn't pick up steam until halfway through. Band has a good sound to them and I would compare their sound to ZZ Top.


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Eric Clapton- Live in San Diego with special guest JJ Cale, blu ray, recorded March 15 , 2007
Audio: Excellent, pcm stero, dts HD master audio 5.1
Video: Excellent
Performance: Excellent
Genre: Blues Rock
Rating: 5 out of 5

Comments: a well produced concert video. Not my taste in music but relaxing to listen to with a mix of JJ Cale songs and I'm guessing Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton.

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Kansas- There's No Place Like Home, blu ray 35th Anniversary 2009, with orchestra
Audio: Outstanding, Dolby Digital stereo/5.1, pcm stereo 24/48, pcm 5.1
Video: Excellent
Performance: Excellent
Genre: progressive rock
Rating: 5 out of 5

Comments: I have Kansas dvd where they play some really good Hard Rock. This setlist did nothing for me, too much lyric or poetry content, not my style.

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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2020, 07:49 am
Michael Schenker- Temple of Rock, Blu ray, May 13 2012
Audio: Excellent, Lpcm stereo, dts HD Master 5.1
Video: Excellent
Performance: Excellent
Genre: hard rock
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5

Comments: Concert opens in an intimate venue on a smallish stage with a NO Non-sense Rock setlist from beginning to end. However songs IMO lack a little in creative riffs, thus I felt the concert a little tedious to listen to the end. I would describe Michael Schenker's guitar style as a shredder.


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: FullRangeMan on 19 Jun 2020, 08:08 am
Video: Excellent, camera editing good doesn't change angles in 2 seconds or less.
Well said, this is one of the reasons there is no more TV set in my home.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2020, 08:59 am
Video: Excellent, camera editing good doesn't change angles in 2 seconds or less.
Well said, this is one of the reasons there is no more TV set in my home.

I will certainly mention if editing is a hack job and I have a few. I am more likely not going to post 'em and/or other bad blu ray recordings that I would give a bad rating.
Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 19 Jun 2020, 10:19 am
DGM- Passing Stages, blu ray, Live in Milan 2016, Live in Atlanta 2013, 2017 release
Audio: Excellent, Dolby Digital 2.0 mpeg
Video: Excellent
Performance: Excellent
Genre: progressive metal/power rock
Rating: 5 out of 5

Comment: Music is hard and fast rock from beginning to end but not rank. For those who have never heard the band I would say their sound is similar to Dream Theater or Statovarius. Of the two concerts I preferred Atlanta.


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Title: Re: The Concert DVD/BR thread
Post by: Mag on 8 Jul 2020, 07:05 pm
Blue Oyster Cult- iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012, blu ray
Audio: Excellent, Lpcm stereo, Dolby 5.1
Video: picture quality is excellent, camera editing a hack job
Performance: Good, not their best
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

Comment: Listened in Lpcm, band had 'you are there sound' of a Night Club. Camera editing changes constantly usually under 2 seconds, however on a guitar solo camera actually stayed on the guitar player for awhile. Anyway I switched my TV to Cable TV and just listened to the concert.
Setlist was okay, some songs I hadn't heard, would have like 'Then Came the Last Days in May' included. Band seemed to lack enthusiasm that I seen in another concert video.

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