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Someone said The Eagles should be arrested for loitering on stage...
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Someone said The Eagles should be arrested for loitering on stage...

Then what are they saying about the Rolling Stones?

I think I read where they making a DVD Concert from their current tour....assuming they survive it OK.
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Ordered it, this better not be no Jazz-lite Spyro Gyra/George Benson crapola Greg or I am gonna be mad

Thank GOD Kenny G isn't on this disc or I wouldn't have bought it either.
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Originally Posted by JohnR_IN_LA
Someone said The Eagles should be arrested for loitering on stage...

At least they aren't selling out to every commercial on TV such as the Stones and Led Zep are. Why would someone take a perfectly good song and destroy it on a commericial is beyond me!

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Someone said The Eagles should be arrested for loitering on stage...

At least they aren't selling out to every commercial on TV such as the Stones and Led Zep are. Why would someone take a perfectly good song and destroy it on a commericial is beyond me!


Yep, but in the end, I kind of like hearing little bits of good tunes in the back of some commercials ... beats the heck out of bad jingles.


I like the Eagles DVDs, I was just razzing them a bit hah
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Morrissey - Who put the M in Manchester. It is in DTS and Morrissey gives a stellar performance!
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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.
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I too am a fan of music dvds. Just wanted to add my 2 cents.....



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.

Yeah those videos are painful to watch.
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I have purchased many winning concerts from the recommendations on this thread. I wanted to give some back. I just recently bought two concerts that have amazing performance and sound quality.

1) Keb Mo "Sessions at W. 54th" - For those you not familiar with the 54th sessions, they are very intimate performances with a small audience. Keb Mo (Kevin Moore) is a blues/rock artist who grew up in Los Angeles. The sound quality is nothing short of incredible. This may be my new favorite concert DVD.

2) Bruce Hornsby "3 Nights on the Town" - Make sure you get this one which just came out this summer, and not "A Night on the Town" which is several years old. Excellent sound quality, and also a very intimate performance. These guys are having fun. If you have seen Bruce in concert, you know how interactive he is with the audience. People actually throw pieces of paper up on the stage with requests that he picks up throughout the show. This definitely has a jazz feel to it, as Bruce describes was his education. There is a lot of improv here which feels very fresh. It is my understanding that every show of his is different, and you get the feeling that Bruce keeps the rest of the band on their toes.

I think that most people here will enjoy both of these discs even if you are not familiar with Keb Mo, or only know Bruce Hornsby from his 80's days. Give them a try.

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I have purchased many winning concerts from the recommendations on this thread. I wanted to give some back. I just recently bought two concerts that have amazing performance and sound quality.

1) Keb Mo "Sessions at W. 54th" - For those you not familiar with the 54th sessions, they are very intimate performances with a small audience. Keb Mo (Kevin Moore) is a blues/rock artist who grew up in Los Angeles. The sound quality is nothing short of incredible. This may be my new favorite concert DVD.

2) Bruce Hornsby "3 Nights on the Town" - Make sure you get this one which just came out this summer, and not "A Night on the Town" which is several years old. Excellent sound quality, and also a very intimate performance. These guys are having fun. If you have seen Bruce in concert, you know how interactive he is with the audience. People actually throw pieces of paper up on the stage with requests that he picks up throughout the show. This definitely has a jazz feel to it, as Bruce describes was his education. There is a lot of improv here which feels very fresh. It is my understanding that every show of his is different, and you get the feeling that Bruce keeps the rest of the band on their toes.

I think that most people here will enjoy both of these discs even if you are not familiar with Keb Mo, or only know Bruce Hornsby from his 80's days. Give them a try.

Greg

Your reviews are so enticing, but I've been burned so many times before. I don't know what to do !

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How bad could a show featuring a Blues-rock guitarist be? I am not sure I have ever heard a lousy Blues guitar show, especially the intimate shows where your basically right in front of this guy bending notes on a fender.

Or Bruce Hornsby singing "Fortunate Son" and his classy hits live ...
Pretty safe bets, i mean, how bad could they suck?
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I've been a diehard Hornsby fan from his first album up to the present; his first two DVDs were great to get a taste of Hornsby in concert but both releases have some years on them. I definitely need to pick up Three Nights On The Town.
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How bad could a show featuring a Blues-rock guitarist be? I am not sure I have ever heard a lousy Blues guitar show, especially the intimate shows where your basically right in front of this guy bending notes on a fender.

Or Bruce Hornsby singing "Fortunate Son" and his classy hits live ...
Pretty safe bets, i mean, how bad could they suck?

John - I've been reading your posts for a long time and so I think I know that your interests in this hobby are quite different than mine. For you - it's about the music - for me - it's about the reproduction of the music. I'll buy concerts of stuff I'm not crazy about if it's recorded well. And I won't ever listen to a disk of my favorite music if the recording sucks!

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I thought Keb Mo was more of a acoustic/country blues specialist, ala Robert Johnson. How much electric does he play on this DVD?

Has anyone picked up the Duke Robillard DVD that released this week?
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I recently got Huey Lewis and the News: Live at 25 and have really enjoyed it. It was filmed in high definition at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico last year. I've found the audio and video on it to be excellent. I went to a couple of his concerts back in the mid-80's and the DVD captures the feel of those very well. For only about 15 bucks it's a great buy if you like their music.
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company? That is about the best brew pub on Earth...
If you like delicious, over-hopped california ales

I once took the long route to Oregon just to stop there for a beer
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I thought Keb Mo was more of a acoustic/country blues specialist, ala Robert Johnson. How much electric does he play on this DVD?

Has anyone picked up the Duke Robillard DVD that released this week?

For the most part he is. From what he describes in the documentry, he does many shows by himself with his guitar. In this show, he has a full band around him. There are certainly many songs that are accoustic, but he does rock out on most of the numbers.

What I really like about this disc is how detailed it is. It is close miked, and you hear every pluck of the guitar strings. You hear his fingers slide up and down the neck, and if you havn't heard Keb Mo, his voice is terrific.

It has a very casual feel to it. Almost as if you are hanging out with the band while they play.
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I recently got Huey Lewis and the News: Live at 25 and have really enjoyed it. It was filmed in high definition at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico last year. I've found the audio and video on it to be excellent. I went to a couple of his concerts back in the mid-80's and the DVD captures the feel of those very well. For only about 15 bucks it's a great buy if you like their music.

I actually had this one in my hands yesterday and put it back. I saw one of their shows about 5 years ago. I may have to pick it up.

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I really enjoy all the recommendations from you all, so here are a few of my favs,

Seal-Live in Paris-dts and widescreen
Crossroads Guitar Festival-Clapton invites only excellent guitarists-dts-widescreen
Diana Krall-Live in Paris-dts-widescreen
Boz Scaggs-Greatest Hits Live-dts-widescreen
John Mayall-70th Birthday Concert-dts-widescreen
Eric Clapton-One More Car, One More Rider-dts-widescreen
Roger Waters-In the Flesh-Live-5.1-widescreen
Peter Gabriel-Growing Up-Live-dts-widescreen

Can't go wrong with any of these,

Look forward to more heads up from you guys
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John - I've been reading your posts for a long time and so I think I know that your interests in this hobby are quite different than mine. For you - it's about the music - for me - it's about the reproduction of the music. I'll buy concerts of stuff I'm not crazy about if it's recorded well. And I won't ever listen to a disk of my favorite music if the recording sucks!

Ed

Thats easy to fix, just go to about 80 more metal shows, and all the sudden the pristine recordings won't be so important to you either
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Great thread. Concert DVD's are a huge part of why I enjoy HT so much. Some of my favorites:

Kansas - Device, Voice, Drum
Yes - Symphonic Live
AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
John Fogerty - Premonition
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Joe Satriani - Live in San Francisco (amazing)
Styx - Return to Paradise
Eagles - Hell Freezes Over

The next two I'm getting are the Heart DVD and Metallica, Cunning Stunts.
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Anykey,
Could you tell if the Joe S. DVD was shot in high-def ? I might be picking this one up. How's the drummer in his band?
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New double dvd moody blues concert set for november release.Lots of praise about use of 11 high def cameras etc.Its a shame they had to wait to do something that sounds promising when only three original members are left in band.

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The next two I'm getting are the Heart DVD and Metallica, Cunning Stunts.

Anykey, there are two Heart DVDs floating around out there. The well known one is of course the Live In Seattle DVD but there's also Heart- The Road Home, which is something of an unplugged show that was originally a VHS release. Both good shows for a Heart fan!
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I don't know if the Satch DVD was shot in HD, but the PQ is excellent. The drummer was very, very good. If you are a Satch fan at all, you will not be disappointed.

Nightmaster, thanks for the info on Heart. I'll be looking for the Live in Seattle version.

Anybody have any feedback on the Triumph, Live at the US Festival DVD?
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Anybody have any feedback on the Triumph, Live at the US Festival DVD?

I watched this DVD a while ago. I won it from a radio station. The sound quality was alright, with large outdoor venues like that you usually don't get recording studio quality sound.
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I'll second Redskin's recommendation of the Keb Mo disc. I grew to really like his music from the Sony SACD's, which both have amazing sound (The Door and Just Like You). But it's his music that really struck me. So I picked up his DVD from deepdiscount a while back, and it's a great disc. Nice intimate venue, great songs, great sound.
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I was bored the other day, so I went through this entire thread from beginning to end and compiled a list of concert DVD's that were recommended, and counted how many times they were recommended. This was by no means exact, but I did my best to not recount DVD's that were recommended multiple times by the same person. The top ones were some of the obvious ones; Eagles WHFO, Diana Krall Live in Paris and others.

Here are some of the ones that I found interesting
Roger Waters in the Flesh was voted 20 times (The most votes by far) and David Gilmour Live had 9 votes. A very impressive Pink Floyd showing.

Allison Kraus received 12 votes.

Eric Clapton Crossroads got 7 votes, and his other DVD's all got votes (I am partial to One More Car, One More Rider)

Springteen in NY 7 votes.

Led Zep 7 votes.

Heart Live in Seattle 8 votes.

But of all of them, the one I found the most interesting was...

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Live at the Quick. It got 7 different votes, and lots of kudos. I went to Amazon, and there were 44 reviews and almost all of the were 5 star. I am intrigued. I think I will pick this one up today.

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Thanks for compiling the list Greg.

Very Helpful (I also am intrieged by Bela Fleck's review)

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