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post #1591 of 8898
I have been meaning to pick up the dixie chicks dvd. Have you guys heard their new single? It's very good, and it's about the controversary over what was said about Bush.

I think they were a little naive to make a comment like they did, being that they are country performers and country listeners are waaaaaay patriotic. I'm over it now, and I have since went back to listening to them again, but our main country station here in Bakersfield (KUZZ) still won't play them.

Anyway go to dixiechicks.com to hear the single, I think there is link there to see the video as well.
post #1592 of 8898
Thanks for the link ...

If they were naive, then they still are, they plaster newly defiant lyrics right on their homepage

The fact that they can write as good as the best rock acts, and dont have a typical country mindset, is part of their attraction and always has been. They lost all their airplay, but still sold out arenas across the country ...

Update: I just saw the video on aolmusic.com, its awesome ...
Lots of black imagery ( for blacklisted?) and very crossover ... with orchestral arangements, but in the end, its still country.
post #1593 of 8898
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Originally Posted by JohnR_IN_LA View Post

Thanks for the link ...

If they were naive, then they still are, they plaster newly defiant lyrics right on their homepage

The fact that they can write as good as the best rock acts, and dont have a typical country mindset, is part of their attraction and always has been. They lost all their airplay, but still sold out arenas across the country ...

Update: I just saw the video on aolmusic.com, its awesome ...
Lots of black imagery ( for blacklisted?) and very crossover ... with orchestral arangements, but in the end, its still country.

Like I said, I really like there new song, and don't blame them for the defiant lyrics. I also , though, disagree with what they said in the first place and where they said it. I, like most Country Music listeners am very patriotic (possibly due to my 9+ years in the Air Force) and believe in supporting our President even if you don't necessarily agree with him. If you don't like what he is doing, express it on voting day.

Anyway, I am over it, and now that I have this great system, I look forward to there DVD.

I thought their new video was over the top, too deep and weird. I do like the song though. I also think they may stray/move to the rock genre where they would do very well.
post #1594 of 8898
yea lets all chill on the politics-talk, before they close this huge thread...
post #1595 of 8898
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Originally Posted by JBaumgart View Post

Two thumbs up for Collective Soul's "Home" - great performance and production quality.

I just picked this up at Walmart today....watched most of it on the computer and thru some decent headphones.
A thumbs up from me as well but I'll test it out even better tomorrow as I'm off and everyone else will be either at school or work.

I sometimes forget alot of the songs that certain bands play but get reminded as the concert progresses along. This was one of those times.
post #1596 of 8898
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Originally Posted by Yosh70 View Post

I just picked this up at Walmart today....watched most of it on the computer and thru some decent headphones.
A thumbs up from me as well but I'll test it out even better tomorrow as I'm off and everyone else will be either at school or work.

I sometimes forget alot of the songs that certain bands play but get reminded as the concert progresses along. This was one of those times.

When you watch be sure to check out the "Special Features" which will give you an idea of how much work & preparation went into putting this thing on.
post #1597 of 8898
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Originally Posted by speeeedy View Post

i probably have about 30 concerts on dvd and the one that sounds the best would have to go to 311. it just sound incredible. the base is awsome. even with my subs off i can feel my chest shake!



cause 311 si the bomb, when i was at 311 day 06 i saw the HDNET truck so hopefully they will release it on HDDVD or Blue Ray in addition to it being on HDNET.

chad is alot of the dvd mix for the 311 day 04 disc and yet letterboxed the video, WHAT THE HELL!. anamorphic please!!

but i'd rather have good audio then video
post #1598 of 8898
If you like motown a little, try Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
post #1599 of 8898
Well theres the one that won 2003 award for best DVD Live RUSH in Rio it worth it just to see Neil Pearts Drum Solo but there were a few good ones on that DVD like Los Stratingo and the Oncor with By Tor Snow Dog and Working Man.

Another good one is Chris Botti Night Sessions with Guest like Sting and others.

THE WAY IN IS THE WAY OUT!!
post #1600 of 8898
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Originally Posted by DD's Lounge View Post

Well theres the one that won 2003 award for best DVD Live RUSH in Rio it worth it just to see Neil Pearts Drum Solo but there were a few good ones on that DVD like Los Stratingo and the Oncor with By Tor Snow Dog and Working Man.

Another good one is Chris Botti Night Sessions with Guest like Sting and others.

THE WAY IN IS THE WAY OUT!!

Really, there have been a bunch of negative reviews in here for Rush in Rio. I haven't seen or heard it myself, I just remember a lot of discussion about how good it wasn't.

PS I picked up "An evening with the Dixie Chicks" last night, I will be watching that this weekend.
post #1601 of 8898
I think R30 was a better DVD release for Rush than Rush In Rio. Any serious fan needs both though!
post #1602 of 8898
I'm an avid Rush fan and they had one shot to do it and it was raining all morning and they still got the stage and instuments etc.. wiped down. I understand about the quality I can hear the sound change every once in awhile but that understandable considering. One way to look at it is that they did win the award for best Rock DVD of 2003. Get R30 by Rush the sound is better but the song selection is better on Rio.

DD's
post #1603 of 8898
I got both plus I found the Exit stage left DVD , found it at a local Record and tape place the sound is pretty Good but the Video is ok because it was back in the 80's. Is there a better Rock Drummer in the world than Neil, his Solo on R30 just kicks butt.
post #1604 of 8898
Moody Blues Live At The Greek Best Moody dvd but very sad only three original members still on board.The three people who played with band are amazing talents but still miss Ray thomas and even Mike Pindar.No mention of them even in groups interview.The pq is hd all the way and dts sound is excellent(not as good as Procol harum Live at Union Chappel or boz scaggs dvds which in my opinion are reference point all dvd concert sound should be measured by).
post #1605 of 8898
If you like a great Trumpeter try Chris Bottis Night Sessions with Guest, Sting sings a couple of songs.
Pat Metheny has a good one too but I'm at work and cant think of the title.

DD's
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Originally Posted by jbaracelona View Post

If you like motown a little, try Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

The jam session on the 2nd disk has the absolute best audio quality of any DVD concert, IMO.

And since Rush in Rio was just brought up - that one has the absolute worst audio, IMO. What a coincidence that both disks were mentioned in 2 consecutive posts!

Ed
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Originally Posted by jbaracelona View Post

If you like motown a little, try Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

I would imagine it's good, but half of the original band members are dead or retired and have been replaced in their groups. When The Temptations were on Letterman not long ago, I was really kinda disappointed with them. Even my mom, whose 75 now, and was never really into them THAT much in their heyday, saw them and said they sounded pretty bad.
post #1608 of 8898
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

I would imagine it's good, but half of the original band members are dead or retired and have been replaced in their groups. When The Temptations were on Letterman not long ago, I was really kinda disappointed with them. Even my mom, whose 75 now, and was never really into them THAT much in their heyday, saw them and said they sounded pretty bad.

That's not what Standing in the Shadows of Motown is about. It focuses on the Funk Brothers, who provided the back-up music for many of Motown's biggest performers and tunes.

The documentary doesn't focus on the current state of the original groups, like the Temptations, etc. In fact, the songs on the DVD are sung by current performers, like Ben Harper, Joan Osborne, etc.

I highly recommend this DVD also--it's incredibly cheap (around $5 to $7 generally), has great music and sound quality, and is a joy to watch.
post #1609 of 8898
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Originally Posted by jbaracelona View Post

If you like motown a little, try Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

Since I haven't seen this I forego reviewing it But I have added this award winning title to my list after seeing all the glowing reviews everywhere I look on the web.

If anybody is interested, here is the link to the movie's homepage. They have some samples of all the songs in the movie.
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Counterpoint: I found "Standing In the Shadows" boring.

Face it, what makes Motown is those incredible vocals ,
preferrably from the incredible original vocalists,

And if they are going to replace the original singers, they better find some incredible talent and record it with all the meaning and intimacy of the original work.

I just didnt get the same feel from these Jam sessions ....
post #1611 of 8898
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Originally Posted by JohnR_IN_LA View Post

Counterpoint: I found "Standing In the Shadows" boring.

Well, at least you watched it before reviewing it. Actually, this is encouraging to me since you and I see about 180 degrees apart on most music
post #1612 of 8898
I have to agree that not having singers the caliber of the originals hurts the performances, but that doesn't change how incredible it is to see these guys play- and it is about them getting their props for a change. Also, it's not just about the reunion- it's an excellent documentary for those who don't know the story behind Motown and the guys who helped make all those hits.
post #1613 of 8898
Yep its worth a rental for the history and all ..
And the Funk brothers do definitely deserve a DVD like this...
Its all good .... but I would prefer a long drive with 2 hours of MoTown classics on CD
post #1614 of 8898
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Originally Posted by Charlie_Phogg View Post

this is encouraging to me since you and I see about 180 degrees apart on most music

Don't buy any Foo Fighters then, David Grohl is my favorite musician at the moment
post #1615 of 8898
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Originally Posted by JohnR_IN_LA View Post

Counterpoint: I found "Standing In the Shadows" boring.

Face it, what makes Motown is those incredible vocals ,
preferrably from the incredible original vocalists,

And if they are going to replace the original singers, they better find some incredible talent and record it with all the meaning and intimacy of the original work.

I just didnt get the same feel from these Jam sessions ....

John - you're really out in left field. I've said this before and let me say it again: You're about the music and I'm about the reproduction of the music.

Overall, I somewhat agree with you that "Standing in the shadows of Motown" is a bit boring because it's mostly a documentary - not a concert DVD. But my comments referred to the quality of the audio. The songs are some of the best and the jam session on disk 2 IS THE BEST. BTW, I think that the performances by the modern day vocalists are exceptional.

This disk is absolutely worth owning and if it's selling for like $5-$6 - just get it now.

Ed
post #1616 of 8898
Crap, I missed the Sheryl Crow Cmon America on HDNet a couple days ago.

Collective Soul "Home" is on today and Tommorrow though. I will be recording it. Concerts in HD are just awesome.
post #1617 of 8898
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Originally Posted by jimvander9 View Post

I've seen the most recent Pearl Jam DVD and it is excellent. I don't know about the specs that you have requested but I'm sure you can see them on Amazon.com.


I just saw it this weekend and was blown away.
post #1618 of 8898
Collective Soul "Home"

This was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. SQ was excellent! I'm not a fan of the band, I don't even own any of their CDs but I would still recomend this one. Eric
post #1619 of 8898
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Originally Posted by lateforwork View Post

I just saw it this weekend and was blown away.

Which Pearl Jam DVD was this?
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Originally Posted by himey View Post

Collective Soul "Home"

This was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. SQ was excellent! I'm not a fan of the band, I don't even own any of their CDs but I would still recomend this one. Eric

Yep, I caught a little bit of it last night and the PQ/SQ was excellent. I actually did have one of there CD's until last week and it got yardsaled. Now after listening to them, I wish I would have kept it. Anyway, I am recording the whole thing today, I also have the following scheduled to record next week:

The Last Waltz (The Band) - Apr 11 5PM HDNTM
Roy Orbison Black and White - Apr 13 8AM INHD2

I think I will hold off buying Concert DVD's til I can get a chance to see them on HD or posibly rent them. I have been buying alot of DVD's and Concert DVD's lately.

BTW I have Norah Jones 2004 DVD and James Taylor live at the beacon for trade if anyone has any Concert dvd's to trade. Both were great/excellent PQ/SQ, just not something I will listen to again due to the music itself.
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