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post #1 of 9 Old 10-05-2001, 07:50 PM - Thread Starter
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Anyone have some recommendations on some concert DVDs? I have a few already, and my favorite DVD, concert or otherwise, is the Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" concert. I can't get enough of this one, but I'd like to add to my collection.

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Hell Freezes Over has to be about the best quality concert. Although calling it a concert is somewhat of a misnomer. It is actually more of a studio recording in front of a live audience. Some of my favorites in no particular order are:

Fleetwood Mac-The Dance: Very good sound and video
James Taylor-Live at the Beacon: Great sound and very good video
John Fogerty-Premonition: Very good sound and video
Peter Framtion-Live in Detroit: Very good sound and excellent 1.78 framed video
Dave Matthews- Listener Supported: Average sound and video, very good performance
Eric Clapton-Unplugged: Very good sound average video, great performance
Shania Twain-Live: Average "large hall" sound and video, super easy on the eyes
The Rolling Stones-Bridges to Babylon: good "large hall" sound, great performance
Sheryl Crow:Rocking the Globe: Very good sound and performance
Natalie Merchant-Live: Good performance and better than average sound


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William,

Thanks for the list and the reviews. I've got the James Taylor DVD, but none of the others. I'll check them out.

I've got some others that you have not listed such as:

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy: Not very good audio or video, quite a disappointment
The Moody Blues - Live at the Royal Albert Hall: Good Video, Excellent Audio (although only 5.0)
Pink Floyd - The Wall: A movie, good video (anamorphic widescreen) and audio, didn't like the theme, too depressing
Sade - Live: Very good audio and OK video
Santana - Supernatural: Good audio and video
Sting - The Brand New Day Tour: Very good audio and good video

That's about it for now. Maybe others will also have some suggestions.

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I can advice : Paul Simon, you're the one, live in Paris

Dts, DD widescreen 16/9 and a nice concert
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The Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" is very good to excellent, but is a touch bright sounding.
Peter Frampton "Live in Detroit" is also excellent and was originally recorded in HD.
Paul Simon "live In Pairs" is also very good.
Paul Simon "The Graceland Concert" has some of the worst video i have ever seen. Worse than VHS.
The Styx/Reo Speedwagon "Arch Allies" is decent. I was not familiar with many of the songs Styx played though.
Probably my all time favorite for Sound quality and performance is:
Keb' Mo' "Sessions at West 54th Street". Absolutley a fantastic performance. Highly recommended.
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Oh yeah, Like the first reply, I would have to say Fleetwood Mac "The Dance" too. Excellent sound.
Listen to Lindsey Buckingham's solo performance of "Go Insane" in PCM audio. Shows the nuances that DD can't do.
The disc also has serious bass. So does the CD.
Highly recommended.
I didn't like the Rolling Stones "Bridges to Babylon". Just my opinion.
Sting's "Brand new day" sounded good but was a fairly low key performance.
He has never done anything to match the "Synchronicity" concert or "Bring on the NIght."
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I'll add the following to the list.

Sarah Brightman La Luna
Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball
Sting: Brand New Day Tour
The Corrs: Live at the Royal Albert Hall


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A couple that haven't been mentioned that are among my favorites:

Bee Gees - One Night Only
Roy Orbison - Black & White Night

Both of these have fantastic DTS sound & great performances.

The Roy Orbison show includes Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, KD Lang, & some others. It's not the typical "all-star" thing -- they are just all playing together, very low-key and cool.

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