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post #31 of 91
Thanks as well - just ordered mine. The addiction continues:D
post #32 of 91
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Thanks FLCanuck smile.gif! I just ordered it and it will be shipped to the local Wal Mart in my area. No shipping charges when doing it this way with a total of $11.88. Last time I got a DVD-A this cheap was Mark Knopfler's Sailing to Philadelphia. Too bad I didn't buy a few extra copies of the StP DVD-A as it is going for big money now.
Bill

Glad you were able to order one Bill! I did the same and chose local pick up - it was a hard choice for me siince it's probably a few extra days, and I want to get my hands on this and give it a listen smile.gif You're right, it was nice to pay a reasonable price for a DVD-A! ...hooray for WalMart biggrin.gif
post #33 of 91
I paid the extra 2.50 for shipping. Said 1 week earlier and I'd likely spend that much in gas just driving there!

-Randall
post #34 of 91

I'm in as well! Checked this morning and, to my surprise, saw they were back in stock before I saw the updates here. w00t!

post #35 of 91
Thanks for posting. We snagged one locally. I wish there were more dvd-a disks at this price...
post #36 of 91
glad i checked in here. just ordered mine! wink.gif
post #37 of 91
I ordered one yesterday, but it's listed as a 2 disc set now. Just the original CD and the concert DVD. I hope it's a typo or this thing is going to be returned.
post #38 of 91
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

I ordered one yesterday, but it's listed as a 2 disc set now. Just the original CD and the concert DVD. I hope it's a typo or this thing is going to be returned.

Good question. But did the Wal Mart listing ever say it was 3 discs? In the listing it has all the correct songs listed. It appears that the songs for the DVD and the DVD-A are shown all on one disc. This picture that was posted on the Hoffman forum clearly shows that it is 3 discs. Also the UPC in the picture is the same one in the Wal Mart listing. So it appears that the listing is wrong and that it should show 3 discs not 2 discs.

Bill
Edited by Bill Mac - 8/22/12 at 5:16pm
post #39 of 91
Got shipping confirmation already from Wally World I should know in a few days... ! wink.gif
Edited by Shadocal - 8/22/12 at 7:08pm
post #40 of 91
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

I ordered one yesterday, but it's listed as a 2 disc set now. Just the original CD and the concert DVD. I hope it's a typo or this thing is going to be returned.

I ordered also but I'm almost positive it said the same 2 disc (no word of the DVD-A) while it was out of stock. I'm only interested in the DVD-A (as most) so I will also return if lacking.
post #41 of 91
My copy arrived today. I could only sample a few tracks of the DVD-A at lunch, but so far I like it a lot.

I played Bullets, SNS, and That Smell, and all sounded very good to me. I would call it a pretty discrete mix. If you don't like guitars and Honkettes behind you, you may not like it, but I enjoyed what I heard. Even my Oppo was smiling.

And the mastering is solid as well. I had no problem cranking it to stupid levels without it sounding like it was going to rip my head off.

This reminds me of the "Toys in the Attic" SACD in that it spreads the instruments around so that you can really hear the individual parts. It is hard to make music that you have heard a million times sound fresh, but this DVD-A pulls it off.

Bob and Elliott done good. :-)

Brian
post #42 of 91
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My copy arrived today. I could only sample a few tracks of the DVD-A at lunch, but so far I like it a lot.

Brian,

Is it 3 discs?

Bill
post #43 of 91
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Brian,
Is it 3 discs?
Bill

Yes, but I did not order it directly. I could not find a copy locally in Albuquerque, but my brother in Massachusetts found one in his local WM, so he grabbed it and shipped it to me.

Sorry...should have been clear about that given the concern with the online listing.

Brian
post #44 of 91
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Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

Yes, but I did not order it directly. I could not find a copy locally in Albuquerque, but my brother in Massachusetts found one in his local WM, so he grabbed it and shipped it to me.
Sorry...should have been clear about that given the concern with the online listing.
Brian

Brian,

Thanks for the information smile.gif. I'm not concerned as I believe the Walmart listing is incorrect as far as the number of discs included.

Bill
post #45 of 91
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Good question. But did the Wal Mart listing ever say it was 3 discs? In the listing it has all the correct songs listed. It appears that the songs for the DVD and the DVD-A are shown all on one disc. This picture that was posted on the Hoffman forum clearly shows that it is 3 discs. Also the UPC in the picture is the same one in the Wal Mart listing. So it appears that the listing is wrong and that it should show 3 discs not 2 discs.
Bill



It was originally listed as 3 discs until a couple of days ago. I'm assuming it's a typo, otherwise it would be the smallest special edition in the history of the music industry! They sent me a shipping notice so hopefully we'll know very soon.
post #46 of 91
I just picked up the 3 disc set at the Wake Forest, NC Walmart. They had six on the shelf. I won't get a chance to listen to the DVD set until Saturday. Great deal. biggrin.gif
post #47 of 91
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

I'm assuming it's a typo, otherwise it would be the smallest special edition in the history of the music industry! .

I actually hoped that was the case because I told my wife that the outrageous prices I've been paying for some of these disks would pay off in the end and when I die she could cash in. smile.gif Of course now that we've gone to Walmart and picked this one up, she is skeptical about the others. tongue.gif

Back on topic, I wasn't much of a southern rock fan, but I too like the guitars moving around me and the opening to "Gimme Back My Bullets" is worth the price alone.
post #48 of 91
It is a listing error - it is definitely a 3 disc set (1 CD, 1 DVD, 1 DVD-A) - the 3rd (unlisted) disc being the DVD-A which are the last 10 tracks listed.

As far as the quality of the DVD-A, I'm finding it very good (and very pleasing). Both the surround mix and the re-mastering are top notch IMO. I've never heard Skynyrd so clear and clean. To me, the bottom end is tighter and deeper and the top end is crisp and clear but not bright. Ronnie's vocals are as good as I've heard them.

As mentioned, you can turn this baby up and enjoy it at high volume without it sounding like a compressed piece of doo-doo. The surround mix is quite good - not too aggressive but enough to make it noticeable and interesting. I think it works well because the band has multiple members and guitars so it's "realistic" to hear guitars and other instruments in multiple locations.

My first impression standouts are Gimme Back My Bullets (the vocals and surround mix are very nice), Simple Man (the bottom end is really solid on this track as are the vocals), The Ballad of Curtis Loew (while it doesn't lend itself to a great surround mix, the vocals and instruments are crystal clear), Saturday Night Special (another nice surround mix), and All I Can Do Is Write About It (again, not a great song for surround treatment, but it's crystal clear).

I've got all of their older stuff on vinyl (pretty much the only way I've listened to them until now, with the exception of the odd spin of a couple of gold CDs which are IMO just okay). I may just reach for this DVD-A most often now when I want to hear some Skynyrd - that's saying a lot because I love to spin my vinyl and find it hard to beat for a lot of the 60s-70s-80s music I enjoy!

So, to sum up my first impression ....it's by far the best 12 bucks I've spent in a while. biggrin.gif
post #49 of 91
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Originally Posted by FLCanuck View Post

It is a listing error - it is definitely a 3 disc set (1 CD, 1 DVD, 1 DVD-A) - the 3rd (unlisted) disc being the DVD-A which are the last 10 tracks listed.



Did you buy it in the store or order it online in the last weeK? The online listing changed from 3 discs to 2.
post #50 of 91
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

Did you buy it in the store or order it online in the last weeK? The online listing changed from 3 discs to 2.

I think you can rest assured that the only versions of this title will be 3 discs smile.gif. Just to be sure you can order it from Amazon for $27.44 and up. Amazon has it listed as 1 CD and 2 DVDs wink.gif.

Bill
post #51 of 91
got mine yesterday. i had ordered it from walmart.com. it has 3 discs smile.gif. i sampled the dvd-audio - sounds pretty good.
post #52 of 91
Got my 3 disc set also yesterday. Great mix again from Elliot. Really had to crank it when Simple Man came on and wow it sounded pristine!
post #53 of 91
It's been years since I steped into a Walmart, but since this was the only place I could pick this up, I made the trek and found the disc and got quickly out of there. Anyway, what a great buy! And, like others have said, the surround mix was very well done. Not overly aggressive, but you really get a chance to focus on all of those guitars that are playing at one time. Forgot what a great group they were/are.
post #54 of 91
Mine just came in the mail today and it's the 3 disc set (with DVD-A) even though the website only says 2.
post #55 of 91
Doh! Im never cheap, but this time I went el cheapo and elected for the free ship to store. Needless to say a week later and I still haven't been notified to come pick it up. Maybe tomorrow.
post #56 of 91
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Originally Posted by itallushrt View Post

Doh! Im never cheap, but this time I went el cheapo and elected for the free ship to store. Needless to say a week later and I still haven't been notified to come pick it up. Maybe tomorrow.

My online order came to the store on the last day given for the expected arrival dates. I was about ready to call about the status when I got a text message that it had arrived. In hindsight, I would have paid the extra $2.50 or whatever it cost to have it shipped to my house.
post #57 of 91
Really enjoyed this release, the DVD Audio is excellent, the DVD Video really showed off there talent, keep releases like this coming!
post #58 of 91
After I picked up my copy at the ship to store counter I wandered over to the CD racks. There were 1/2 dozen on display. So maybe they are finally catching up to the demand for this. It's probably worth checking your local store again if you don't want to order it online.
post #59 of 91
As a son of the south and a child of the 70s, Skynyrd was one of the definitive bands in my history. I have them on all of the media since the 70s. I have the Mofi cd of Second Helping and enjoy this one more than that excellent mater. Unfortunately I don't seem to have kept Skynyrd on 8 track. I find it interesting what I was listening to back in the day in my 65 Mustang. I have a special memory of sitting with Bob Burns playing drums at one of my high school buddies garage in 73. Sure wish I had the appreciation of what they would become.

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A great addition to my collection and a must have for the DVD-A tracks. The video is interesting but not anything special. The multichannel tracks are what make this set worth getting for anyone who likes the old southern rock. The song "Gimme Back My Bullets" got me through being dumped by my girlfriend when I went off to play football in college. I nearly wore that album out and irritated the crap out of my roommate.
post #60 of 91
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Originally Posted by jacket_fan View Post

As a son of the south and a child of the 70s, Skynyrd was one of the definitive bands in my history. I have them on all of the media since the 70s. I have the Mofi cd of Second Helping and enjoy this one more than that excellent mater. Unfortunately I don't seem to have kept Skynyrd on 8 track. I find it interesting what I was listening to back in the day in my 65 Mustang. I have a special memory of sitting with Bob Burns playing drums at one of my high school buddies garage in 73. Sure wish I had the appreciation of what they would become....
While only semi rare here is my original copy (bought in circa 77).

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