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I too am a fan of music dvds. Just wanted to add my 2 cents.....
I have listened to the Eagles Hell Freezes Over many, many, many times. I really love the DTS sound of this performance. I think the video is quite acceptable, not Hi-def, but comparable to most concert shows. Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend it. I have a lot of shows and it is one of my favorites. For me, the quality of the music is the most important thing. I have invested quite a bit of $$$ into my system and it must sound good. But video is important, too.
I went to a home theater show last week and saw the latest Eagles DVD - the Farewell Tour. I was disappointed to see that my heroes looked much older and FATTER. And worse, their clothing looked like something out of the Salvation Army. Pokadot pants? You guys are millionaires, couldnt you just settle for traditional tee shirts and jeans? Anyway, I felt sorry for the rockers after just watching them on stage and didnt buy the DVD despite its great reviews and DTS sound. In Hell Freezes Over, they just look a whole lot better and, frankly speaking, video is almost as important as the sound.
For the same reason, I am going to try selling Bruce Springsteens NYC concert tour. I remember the Boss as a younger rebel. He suddenly looked old to me and I was not inspired by his concert. I have watched it once or twice in 2 years. If I can find one of his earlier shows with good audio, I will buy it.
Another DVD show that I would replace is the Bee Gees One Night Only. I was disappointed as many of the famous songs were changed to softer acoustic versions.
The audio was fine, but I hoped to hear the songs as I remembered from the radio and not a creative reconstruction.
Here are some of my other unscientific but honest ratings-
Queen - Greatest Video Hits 1
Sound 10, Video 4 (old crappy videos, but the DTS is great. I blast the music and just dont watch the video.
The Coors - Live in London
Sound 8+. Video 8. A great dvd. The music is really good. The Irish singers are very attractive and talented. A great party dvd.
Acustico MTV Cidade Negra
Sound 9. Video 8. This is a recent Brazilian DVD. The band plays souful rock, reggae. The sound is dynamite - DTS - and very original.
Bryan Adams - Live at Slane Castle
Sound 7. Video 7+. A little DISAPPOINTING. Unfortunately, I read that the band performed with one less one guitar member (what a difference!) and the songs did not sound like the ones I remember from the radio.
I would pass on this.
Santana - Supernatural Live (Special Edition)
Sound 9. Video 8. Another gem. I bought it for peanuts and prefer to listen to this rather than the $50 Bee Gees/Boss NYC show. Highlights are Da Le Yaleo, which rocks, and performances with Dave Matthews.
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Sound 10, Video 4. I love to listen to this (DTS) and read the paper, clean the house, etc. The video is horrible - especially earlier videos - but the sound is wonderful.