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post #1 of 241 Old 06-09-2012, 05:47 PM - Thread Starter
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Like the title of the thread states… if you could only buy ONE reference Blu Ray Concert DVD to show off your set-up, what would it be?

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I think I'd go for Chris Botti's "In Boston", that's one of my favorite BR, I especially like both the "Cinema Paradiso" and "Emmanuel" performances...those give me goosebumps cool.gif
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Porcupine Tree Anesthetize

Incredible surround mix, good audio quality and great music.
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Porcupine Tree Anesthetize
Incredible surround mix, good audio quality and great music.

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Anything Steven Wilson is involved with is going to have very good production. Definitely my go to concert BR when demoing.
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The Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds BR is excellent, as is pretty much everything done by Steven Wilson/PT.

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Roy Orbison A Black And White Night.
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If a movie or concert video or a TV show isn't on blu ray it darn well should be.
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Since PT Anesthetize has already been mentioned, I'll throw out another favorite - Talking Heads Stop Making Sense.
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David Gilmour: Remember that Night Live from the Royal Albert Hall. The video isn't always the best, but the audio sure is smile.gif
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I'd second "Concert for George". But the the "Crossroads" series of concerts are pretty awesome, too. Others which are good are "Lovely to see You" by the Moody Blues, and "Sittin' in Again" by Loggins and Messina.
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I just bought this Blu Ray concert.
Jeff Beck Rock'n'Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul.
The concert also has an appearance by Imelda May. wink.gif
I had the chance to hear this Blu Ray last year at CEDIA and I thought it would make a nice demo disc for concert material. I'm thinking about getting Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall when the price drops a bit more.

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to show-off I often find myself playing the opening track on Blue Man Group: How to Be a Megastar Live!. It is a cheap way to the wows.

as far as good live concerts that I personally enjoyed lately I'd mention the following two:

Radiohead's THE KING OF LIMBS FROM THE BASEMENT
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Lou Reed's Berlin
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The Police/Certifiable is a good one as well. Although probably not reference quality, I've been enjoying the new Joe Satriani release. Apparently one of the few 7.1 concert blus.

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Chris Botti "In Boston" is absolutely reference. It's in Dolby TrueHD 7.1 at 96khz. There is a quartet verson of Sting singing "Fragile" in the behind the scenes take that is pure awesomeness! Botti's other blueray is just as good with Sting's "Message in a Bottle" which stands out.
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to show-off I often find myself playing the opening track on Blue Man Group: How to Be a Megastar Live!. It is a cheap way to the wows.
as far as good live concerts that I personally enjoyed lately I'd mention the following two:
Radiohead's THE KING OF LIMBS FROM THE BASEMENT
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Lou Reed's Berlin

I have the Blue Man Group Blu Ray and yes, it is very good.
I Feel Love with Venus Hum is what I have turned to many times for a unique sound demo. wink.gif

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Chris Botti "In Boston" is absolutely reference. It's in Dolby TrueHD 7.1 at 96khz. There is a quartet verson of Sting singing "Fragile" in the behind the scenes take that is pure awesomeness! Botti's other blueray is just as good with Sting's "Message in a Bottle" which stands out.

I've just seen to many recommendations for this Blu Ray to NOT pick it up. wink.gif
I think I'm going to give it a shot.

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I have the Blue Man Group Blu Ray and yes, it is very good.
I Feel Love with Venus Hum is what I have turned to many times for a unique sound demo. wink.gif

I believe I Feel Love with Venus Hum is on the dvd, not the br. The br has a different singer (I forget her name). I like the venus hum version better (slightly- still love the br version), but I haven't watched that dvd since I got the br!
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I've just seen to many recommendations for this Blu Ray to NOT pick it up. wink.gif
I think I'm going to give it a shot.

While you're at it, get also the Chris Botti "Live with Orchestra and Special Guests", you won't be dissapointed cool.gif
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My favorite Blu-ray to demo my theater is the - unfortunately out-of-print - Legends of Jazz Showcase. This is a "highlights reel" from Ramsey Lewis' PBS Legends of Jazz HDTV series consisting of the dynamite jams by his visiting stars: great music (in a wide variety of types of jazz and blues), with great camera work and excellent audio.

Jeff Beck performing this week . . . live at ronnie scott’s - "This one goes to 11!" When the sound is this clean, it goes right through you and doesn't hurt.

Legends Live at Montreux 1997—“Legends” was a blues band pulled together by slap bass player Marcus Miller, with Eric Clapton, Joe Sample, Dave Sanborn, and Steve Gadd - 'nuff said.

Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis play the music of Ray Charles All the hooks, and bebop too.

Santana's Blues at Montreux which he produced and guested on sets by three blues legends: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Buddy Guy, and Bobby Parker - the one hour version on Classical TV has me panting for that 4 hour + disk.

Diana Krall In Rio has the same band as her fantastic Paris concert DVD

Stevie Wonder Live at Last A Wonder Summer’s Night great performances and excellent sound.

If you really want a 96/24 Blu-ray concert (most are 48/24 at best), check out the most recent Crossroads Guitar Festival disk (the earlier ones are only on DVD).

I'm sure I've left out quite a few.

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PT Anestithize. smile.gif

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I assume this is what is available not what I wish were available..

But believe it or not and I am in my 40s is

1. Lady Gaga "Live at Madison Square Garden". She is brilliant on the piano and as a vocalist. It is truly reference. (not a fan no biggie but you should see it once-the woman has pipes! Leave your prejudice at the door)

This could be replaced with Peter Gabriel "Secret World Live" coming in July!!!!!!!!! One of my favorites period.We will see how this plays out on blu-ray.


2. John Mayer "Where the light is"
3. KD Lang "Live in London" tie for 3rd
3. Adele " Albert Hall"


Still waiting for Coldplay?? When? Don' think they like concert DVDs has they have one.
Van Halen with David Lee Roth (please!)
There are so many concerts not on blu-ray yet...

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I've just seen to many recommendations for this Blu Ray to NOT pick it up. wink.gif
I think I'm going to give it a shot.

You won't be disappointed. Every song is awesome to say the least. Steve Tylers performance is so different it's amazing!

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Would love to see some updates on this thread, with all the new releases we've seen since it died in 2012.

My favorite right now is Crosby Stills Nash: 2012.


What's everybody watching and listening to now?
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Eagles: Farewell I Tour - Live from Melbourne. Perfect PQ and AQ, great set-list and performances.
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I've gotta track one of these down. Showing $40 minimum on Amazon, and unheard of on eBay.
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