Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire: Live at the Greek Theater (DTS-MA) Reference
This is my kind of concert mix/recording. Music is the only (within reason) focus and there is no attempt at trying to create a sense of being at the show which I usually cant stand since it comes off as gimmicky most the time and detracts from the music.
First and foremost is the low end foundation which this disc does VERY well and is crucial IMO for a convincing live music experience of this brand. The bass drum pressurizes the room and those low notes on the bass guitar can be felt like they should. This show will give your sub (or subs) a great workout. Having said all that, it is balanced VERY well in the mix and does not overpower the other instruments to my ears (assuming your sub is eq'd and you are not running it hot to any sig degree).
Everything else about this recording/mix was top notch to my ears and honestly I could not find anything to complain about. I thought the balance was fantastic between all the instruments. Nice wide 3-d sound stage and I could pick out any instrument at any given moment within reason. Vocals were just right and surround activity was not overdone (or underdone) for me.
I listened to this show at +3 above reference level which was very loud, but because it was mixed/recorded so well, you could turn it up louder than a lesser recording/mix without it grinding on your ears/nerves.
Funny thing is I just read the bluray.com review and they claim this is one of the least impressive BR concerts and the main complaint was....Crowd noise doesn't come across as perfectly rendered; I never felt like I was actually at the Greek and mingling amongst the crowd. Instead, there is a sense of isolation and a lack of warmth in that regard.
What they did not like is one of the big things I did like about this one as once again the music is the focus which is what I personaly want sitting in my HT. I respect their opinion though since these concerts are more subjective than anything it seems as far as recording/mix and likes/dislikes.
Thanks to those in this thread for this rec as I would have passed it up otherwise.