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post #1 of 82 Old 03-31-2009, 11:34 PM - Thread Starter
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I've got about 12 concert discs and finally getting around to watch them. Thought the Eagles and Chicago/EW&F and Santana discs were amazing but was just floored by The Moody Blues: Lovely To See You Live.

I really didn't expect much, most bands with 40+ years under their belts are looking a little bored and tired but The Moody Blues still rock out like it's 1980!

There are 20 songs with not a lame one in the bunch. The video quality is better than any other concert disc I've seen so far and the audio is right up there as well. Most important, the band was cookin' that night and the live audience was in to the show.

So many great songs but I have to say "Isn't Life Strange" was the standout with many others not too far behind. Thanks to everyone involved for such a great disc!

So what is your favorite concert?


EDIT: Updated list of Concerts mentioned so far and number of votes:


Eagles Farewell 1 Tour (11 votes)
NIN: Besides You in Time (5 votes)
The Moody Blues: Lovely To See You Live (4 votes)
Heart: Alive in Seattle (4 votes)
Motorhead: Stage Fright (3 votes)
Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid (2 votes)
Roy Orbison: Black&White Night (2 votes)
Alice Cooper - Live at Montreux 2005 (1 vote)
Chicago/Earth Wind & Fire: Live at the Greek Theatre (1 vote) (mentioned many times)
Cream, Royal Albert Hall (1 vote)
Deep Purple: Live At Montreux 2006 (1 vote)
Santana: Hymns for Peace - Live at Montreux 2004 (1 vote)
R. Kelly: Live - The Light It Up Tour (1 vote)
Toto: 25th Anniversary (1 vote)
On Stage at World Cafe - Live (1 vote)
Led Zeppelin: Song Remains The Same (mentioned)
Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up (mentioned)
Tribute To James Taylor (mentioned)
Robbie Williams (mentioned)


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post #2 of 82 Old 04-01-2009, 01:36 AM
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We have played "The Moody Blues: Lovely To See You Live" over and over again. If it were a record, it would be worn out. Since the concert starts up right away, it took me a while to realize we could choose the TrueHD option. That one disc would be enough reason to keep our HD DVD player.
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That one disc would be enough reason to keep our HD DVD player.

Those are precisely my sentiments regarding "Eagles Farewell I". I have two copies of it and am wearing it out on my 3 active players.

Never been a huge Moody Blues fan ... but I guess I should check this out.

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Heart is my favorite, closely followed by EW&F/Chicago.
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I saw Queen the same tour as the "Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid" was recorded and watched "Live Aid" live, so it brings back great memories! I still get goosebumps when I watch Freddie having the crowd all going in unison at the Live Aid show. Nobody can work a stage any better than him. RIP Freddie!!
Eagles: Farewell Tour is also awesome!!
Toto: 25th Anniversary is also a favorite of mine.
I too, have never been a big fan of the Moody Blues, but will check it out.
On the other hand, I was very disappointed in "Deep Purple: Live in Montreux". I thought it was a horrible concert.(lead singer was not good) Just my opinion though.
I have the "Heart" concert on SDDVD and would definitely like to get it on HD if I can find it at a good price.

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Heart Alive in Seattle is very good in spite of having no LFE channel (it's 5.0).
The Wilson sisters were on top of their game for this one.
Also, Cream at the Royal Albert Hall was a pleasant suprise. Not being a huge Cream fan, my expectations were low. This is an excellent show IMHO!

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Let's not forget about NIN: Besides You in Time.

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Heart is my favorite, closely followed by EW&F/Chicago.

I totally agree, although I like the Earth, Wind, and Fire part of the concert more than the Chicago part

Third favorite for me is Song Remains The Same. It would be #1 if they had gotten rid of those silly dream sequences.

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Motorhead's Stage Fright is my current favorite.
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Is Eagles Farewell Tour HD DVD the only concert HD DVD not available in BD also?
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Let's not forget about NIN: Besides You in Time.

+1 has awesome concert look and sound stage. When I watch it, I FEEL like I'm there.

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Has anyone seen the Pat Metheny Group Concert HD DVD- THE WAY UP?
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I own Queen, Nine Inch Nails, Robbie Williams, Heart plus many Opus Arte titles. I hate to say it, but the best one in terms of PQ is R. Kelly. (The AQ ain't bad. I like his music, so that also adds to it being my favorite.)

The worst disc without a doubt is the Method Man disc. (Great music--lousy AQ, lousy PQ)
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there is no doubt that Roy Orbison's" Black and White night", is it for me.
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I formerly had EWF/ Chicago but I ended up getting it on BD for the lossless track. It was a good HD DVD and probably the only one that let me hit RESUME. The video is equivalent from what I can tell, however the lossy DD+ wasn't enough for me as I needed lossless so I upgraded to the BD. Had they stuck a TRUEHD track on the HD DVD i'd have kept it.
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+1 has awesome concert look and sound stage. When I watch it, I FEEL like I'm there.


Ditto

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Let's not forget about NIN: Besides You in Time.

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+1 has awesome concert look and sound stage. When I watch it, I FEEL like I'm there.

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Ditto

I don't own this title and never really thought about getting it ... until now. Just ordered it

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I have the NIN HD DVD sampler, which is great. I'll have to get the full disc.
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Has anyone seen the Pat Metheny Group Concert HD DVD- THE WAY UP?

Yes, note it's 1080i, so my de-interlaced screenshots may not be the best:
http://hdmovies.co.nz/hddvd.php?id=P...ay%20Up%20Live

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Without question, Eagles Farewell 1 Tour for me! As soon as it comes out on Blu (providing the quality is the same) I will be selling my HD-A30.

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Without question, Eagles Farewell 1 Tour for me! As soon as it comes out on Blu (providing the quality is the same) I will be selling my HD-A30.

Same here. Of course, the concert is so good I would have bought it even if there were no such thing as High Def.

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Is Eagles Farewell Tour HD DVD the only concert HD DVD not available in BD also?

I think Cream is also not available in BD. And ofcourse my vote goes for Cream.


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Without question, Eagles Farewell 1 Tour for me!

I agree...
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motorhead's stage fright is my current favorite.

+1

The Cream show is a close 2nd and the Eagles 3rd for me..
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Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire Live At The Greek.
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I have most of those listed so far, but my favorite is Heart, Alive in Seattle followed by Chicago/EWF and then the Eagles and NIN very closely.

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Just got and watched the Eagles disc. Cranked the Onkyo 805 to push the big DefTechs and it was the best thing yet to happen to me in HD! Was once front row at an Edgar Winter concert and this was ten times better.

Can only say this is the best so far... I thought concerts via the dish were great. Maybe so, but we need adjectives for what lies beyond great because this is so much better.

Can't wait to get more concert disks!
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I see the OP skipped the classic music stuff like Mahler and the Opus Arte titles.

For me, it's

#1) R. Kelly
#2) Heart
#3) Nine Inch nails
#5) Robbie Williams (UK import)
#5) Queen
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I see the OP skipped the classic music stuff like Mahler and the Opus Arte titles.

For me, it's

#1) R. Kelly
#2) Heart
#3) Nine Inch nails
#5) Robbie Williams (UK import)
#5) Queen


I've been trying to update the first post with favorites of posters here. I did get your vote on R. Kelly. Have I missed something, if so I'll add it. I could add Robbie Williams as mentioned.


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Santana, Hymns for Peace. Amazing band assembled for that concert and superb sound.
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