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Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense: Still the greatest achievement of the genre. Having Jonathon Demme direct doesn't hurt but the sound and performance is top notch. My reference concert DVD.
Led Zeppelin - DVD: Bonzo's drum solo on Moby Dick is worth the price alone. Absolutely electrifying performances from the greatest rock band ever.
Bjork - Live at the Royal Opera House: Performance Art at its very best. Laurie Anderson for the 21st century. A rightful successor to Kate Bush. Call her what you want, this woman is incredibly theatrical, a unique talent who is not everybody's cup of tea but I am personally really enjoying this DVD. Top notch A/V production, including good use of the surround speakers.
Peter Gabriel - Secret World Live: Widescreen, DTS, great performance, great sound. Video is not up to snuff (bit grainy) but the direction/editing is good. A young Paula Cole on backing and duet vocals was a nice surprise.
Rush - Live in Rio: This performance really rocks BUT, the editing is too choppy (way to many camera angle changes, coming at you rapid fire). Plus, the crowd noise is to my taste hugely distracting. I understand that this was truly how loud the crowd was, but I don't care for it. I will try lowering the sound level on the surround speakers to see if that helps.
Roger Waters - In the Flesh: A must have for Pink Floyd fans. Very true to the original sound although it is weird seeing some young buck singing David Gilmour's lines! Superior production and sound quality. Highly recommended.
David Gilmour - Live in Concert: The acoustics on this one are amazing. A lot of acoustic arrangements, unlike Roger Waters, who sticks to the electric versions of tunes. This guy is a true virtuoso guitarist.
David Byrne - Live at Union Chapel: After Stop Making Sense, it is impossible to live up to expectations. Byrne's voice is in fine form, although he's a bit older and a bit greyer. Less electronic (no beats) and the arrangements don't pack the same punch, but the production qualities and sound are very good.
Neil Young - Silver and Gold: All Neil, all acoustic. Again, great sound, image a little grainy but a must if you are a fan.