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Originally Posted by teknoguy View Post

What does that have to do with Jeff Beck?

T

post #4742 of 8897
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Originally Posted by rnrgagne View Post

Who are the "friends" on this one?

Here is a cut and paste from the thread in the bluray forum......


Product Description
In May of 2007 the Library of Congress gathered an unprecedented group of musicians together in Washington, D.C., to honor Paul Simon as the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Anthony, Art Garfunkel and a host of others joined Paul onstage in a multicultural tribute to the music of a great American artist and a great American art form.

This gala event, called the greatest night of popular music ever presented in our nation s capital, was beautifully filmed in high definition and captured with stunning Dolby TrueHD for a trulysuperior concert experience.

Performances:

Introduction Bob Costas

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Lyle Lovett

The Boxer Alison Krauss, Shawn Colvin and Jerry Douglas

Mother and Child Reunion Stephen Marley

Under African Skies Miriam Makeba and Paul Simon

*Clip from Paul Simon Graceland: The African Concert (Zimbabwe, 1987)

Homeless Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Mrs. Robinson Paul Simon

*Clip from Yankee Stadium Tribute To Joe DiMaggio (April 25, 1999)

Slip Slidin Away James Taylor and The Dixie Hummingbirds

Sunday Morning With The SensationaL Nightingales (Poem) Billy Collins and The Dixie Hummingbirds

That Was Your Mother Buckwheat Zydeco and Lyle Lovett

Homeward Bound Paul Simon and George Harrison

*Clip from Saturday Night Live (November 20, 1976)

Still Crazy After All These Years James Taylor

El Condor Pasa Marc anthony

Late In the evenIng Marc Anthony

Gone At Last Yolanda Adams and Jessy Dixon

Something So Right Dianne Reeves

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy) The Muppets (Grover and Elmo)

Graceland Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas

Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

Father and Daughter Paul Simon

Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder

Loves Me Like A Rock Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder with The Dixie Hummingbirds

Sounds of Silence Philip Glass



Well worth a rent if you like his music
post #4743 of 8897
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Here is a cut and paste from the thread in the bluray forum......


Product Description
In May of 2007 the Library of Congress gathered an unprecedented group of musicians together in Washington, D.C., to honor Paul Simon as the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Anthony, Art Garfunkel and a host of others joined Paul onstage in a multicultural tribute to the music of a great American artist and a great American art form.

This gala event, called the greatest night of popular music ever presented in our nation s capital, was beautifully filmed in high definition and captured with stunning Dolby TrueHD for a trulysuperior concert experience.

Performances:

Introduction Bob Costas

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Lyle Lovett

The Boxer Alison Krauss, Shawn Colvin and Jerry Douglas

Mother and Child Reunion Stephen Marley

Under African Skies Miriam Makeba and Paul Simon

*Clip from Paul Simon Graceland: The African Concert (Zimbabwe, 1987)

Homeless Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Mrs. Robinson Paul Simon

*Clip from Yankee Stadium Tribute To Joe DiMaggio (April 25, 1999)

Slip Slidin Away James Taylor and The Dixie Hummingbirds

Sunday Morning With The SensationaL Nightingales (Poem) Billy Collins and The Dixie Hummingbirds

That Was Your Mother Buckwheat Zydeco and Lyle Lovett

Homeward Bound Paul Simon and George Harrison

*Clip from Saturday Night Live (November 20, 1976)

Still Crazy After All These Years James Taylor

El Condor Pasa Marc anthony

Late In the evenIng Marc Anthony

Gone At Last Yolanda Adams and Jessy Dixon

Something So Right Dianne Reeves

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy) The Muppets (Grover and Elmo)

Graceland Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas

Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

Father and Daughter Paul Simon

Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder

Loves Me Like A Rock Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder with The Dixie Hummingbirds

Sounds of Silence Philip Glass



Well worth a rent if you like his music

this title " greatest night of popular music ever presented in our nation s capital" does not show up in Blu-ray. com nor does it show up on Amazon.

Are you sure the title is correct?
post #4744 of 8897
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Originally Posted by shabre View Post

this title " greatest night of popular music ever presented in our nation s capital" does not show up in Blu-ray. com nor does it show up on Amazon.

Are you sure the title is correct?

Sorry, the title of the disc is "Paul Simon and Friends: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song"........whewww......that was a long one.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...riends+blu+ray
post #4745 of 8897
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Sorry

No need to apologize, you put the title in your post. I cut and pasted into amazon and there it was. I guess that's pretty complicated and it's much easier to ask
post #4746 of 8897
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Sorry, the title of the disc is "Paul Simon and Friends: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song"........whewww......that was a long one.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...riends+blu+ray

I seen some of it on PBS. It reminded me of the PBS Do-Wop reunion of those relics from the 50's. No Thanx............

Next will be a Sha-na-na reunion tour.
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Sorry, the title of the disc is "Paul Simon and Friends: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song"........whewww......that was a long one.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...riends+blu+ray

Thank you very much
post #4748 of 8897
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Originally Posted by Captain Nemo View Post

The Beach Boys at Knebworth, UK 1980.This concert shows both of the now dead Carl and Dennis Wilson performing as well as Bruce Johnston. OAR is 1.85:1 in color at night.


Roger Waters Live Berlin, Germany without Pink Floyd 1989 OAR 4:3.

I lock in no stretch wide screen view, by using a Sony brand Progressive Scan DVD Player .[IMG]http://www.*****************/trafficreport/img/3721/k08t1221bbuq/gdsmile.gif[/IMG]

Good choice of concert dvd. I have that too. But using another brand of dvd player.
post #4749 of 8897
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Originally Posted by vision-master View Post

I seen some of it on PBS. It reminded me of the PBS Do-Wop reunion of those relics from the 50's. No Thanx............

Next will be a Sha-na-na reunion tour.


lol It wont be for everyone thats for sure. I usualy dont like these "tribute" type concerts/music dvds/cds (Deadicated anyone????) but this one worked for me for whatever reason. Also, some of the tunes were not messed with at all such as "Homeless Ladysmith Black Mambazo" which was just stunning IMO! At any point, I completely understand your feelings. I would love an all Paul Simon concert (with the full band) in this kind of PQ/AQ
post #4750 of 8897
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

lol It wont be for everyone thats for sure. I usualy dont like these "tribute" type concerts/music dvds/cds (Deadicated anyone????) but this one worked for me for whatever reason. Also, some of the tunes were not messed with at all such as "Homeless Ladysmith Black Mambazo" which was just stunning IMO! At any point, I completely understand your feelings. I would love an all Paul Simon concert (with the full band) in this kind of PQ/AQ

Seeing how we are talking about those rock stars of the past, I highly reccomend Woodstock 40th anniversary on BR. The 1st disk is TrueHD.
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Diana Krall's " Live in Rio" may be the best BD I've ever seen. The songlist may not be quite as strong as "Live in Paris" but very good, but the video is about the best I've ever seen in a live concert setting.
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Originally Posted by vision-master View Post

Seeing how we are talking about those rock stars of the past, I highly reccomend Woodstock 40th anniversary on BR. The 1st disk is TrueHD.

I might check it out at some point, but I have seen woodstock more than enough times at this point and dont know if I am up for another to be honest.
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Originally Posted by markeetaux View Post

Diana Krall's " Live in Rio" may be the best BD I've ever seen. The songlist may not be quite as strong as "Live in Paris" but very good, but the video is about the best I've ever seen in a live concert setting.

I was eagerly anticipating this disk but reports are that it does NOT include any lossless (Dolby TrueHD or DTS MA) audio tracks. Unacceptable for a BD concert release IMO. Please set me straight if I have been misinformed.
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Originally Posted by markeetaux View Post

Diana Krall's " Live in Rio" may be the best BD I've ever seen. The songlist may not be quite as strong as "Live in Paris" but very good, but the video is about the best I've ever seen in a live concert setting.

Her "Live in Paris" DVD is great! Her Montreal Jazz Festival concert is weaker in comparison. I read the review on Amazon which mentioned she wasn't as inspired or as talkative as she used to be but I can tell you that after seeing her Live this past weekend, she is more talkative and playful than on the 2 DVDs I have of her. A number of great stories about her playing for President Obama in honor of Stevie Wonder. One of which is when the President is shocked to hear that her husband is Elvis Costello! And wants to know where he is. Sounds like the Prez is a Costello fan...

Her set list this past weekend looks very much to be what's on the Rio release, give or take a song or two.

-t
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

I might check it out at some point, but I have seen woodstock more than enough times at this point and dont know if I am up for another to be honest.


The Bonus disk:

3+ hours long with 2 hours of additional concert footage.

BR title has three additional songs on the bonus disk.......

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The two extra hours of rare performance footage features 18 new performances as never before seen from 13 groups, including Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald, Santana, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker and five (Paul Butterfield, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead, Johnny Winter and Mountain) who played at Woodstock but never appeared in any film version.

A third hour of bonus material also on the UCE includes a featurette gallery showcasing interviews with Martin Scorsese, producer Michael Lang, director Michael Wadleigh, Hugh Hefner, Eddie Kramer (the concert's original chief on-site engineer and producer-engineer for Jimi Hendrix) and others who chronicle the making of the festival and the film. Included are such segments as 3 Days in a Truck, No Rain! No Rain! and Living Up To Idealism. Additionally, exclusive to Blu-ray a Customize Your Own Woodstock Playlist from the 18 bonus performances and other special features like Media Center, My WB Commentary and Live Community Screening.

The BR disk has 21 new performances.
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Originally Posted by vision-master View Post

The Bonus disk:

Over 3 hours long with 2 hours of additional concert footage.

BR title has three additional songs on the bonus disk.......


I just got more interested! I will throw this in the que

Doh! Looks like only the first disc is available via Netflix bummer.......definately not going to buy this.....oh well.
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

I just got more interested! I will throw this in the que

Doh! Looks like only the first disc is available via Netflix bummer.......definately not going to buy this.....oh well.

Netflix really goofed on this. The extras are great. And on disc 2 you get to see the BD trailer of the upcoming LOTR BDs. Although, after thinking for a second, maybe "they" are not letting NF rent both discs so it will make people buy it. Same reasoning as the 2 different BD versions with a couple different extra clips.

larry
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Netflix really goofed on this. The extras are great. And on disc 2 you get to see the BD trailer of the upcoming LOTR BDs. Although, after thinking for a second, maybe "they" are not letting NF rent both discs so it will make people buy it. Same reasoning as the 2 different BD versions with a couple different extra clips.

larry

I got both BR discs from Netflix, very good. I wouldn't buy it but good.
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Originally Posted by billatlakegeorge View Post

I got both BR discs from Netflix, very good. I wouldn't buy it but good.

When I put it in my que, it only pulls up disc 1....

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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Netflix really goofed on this. The extras are great. And on disc 2 you get to see the BD trailer of the upcoming LOTR BDs. Although, after thinking for a second, maybe "they" are not letting NF rent both discs so it will make people buy it. Same reasoning as the 2 different BD versions with a couple different extra clips.

larry

Oh man, LOTR BR trailer as well? Damn I wish Netflix had this 2nd disc!
post #4760 of 8897
They must send both discs even though it only shows as one. There is only one Netflix.

larry
post #4761 of 8897
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

When I put it in my que, it only pulls up disc 1....



Oh man, LOTR BR trailer as well? Damn I wish Netflix had this 2nd disc!

*cough* up the cash and add it to yer collection.
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Anyone here that purchased The Rolling Stones Biggest Bang on Blu Ray?

I would like to see the AQ and PQ reviews before I purchase it. If it is even close to Shine A Light, I will definitely purchase this Blu disc.
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Originally Posted by shabre View Post

Anyone here that purchased The Rolling Stones Biggest Bang on Blu Ray?

I would like to see the AQ and PQ reviews before I purchase it. If it is even close to Shine A Light, I will definitely purchase this Blu disc.

I picked up the Stones new blu ray, excellent quality, definitely on par with Shine a light, but the set list in my opinion is not nearly as good.....
Rick
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Originally Posted by RickPas View Post

I picked up the Stones new blu ray, excellent quality, definitely on par with Shine a light, but the set list in my opinion is not nearly as good.....
Rick

Thank you for your opinion... much appreciate it
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Originally Posted by RickPas View Post

I picked up the Stones new blu ray, excellent quality, definitely on par with Shine a light, but the set list in my opinion is not nearly as good.....
Rick



Some good stuff, if'n you like the Stones.

FYI: Not all the concerts are 16:9 format on this 4 disk set.

I wonder if the audio is TrueHD now?
post #4766 of 8897
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Originally Posted by vision-master View Post

*cough* up the cash and add it to yer collection.

Money is tight and I just dont see myself getting a lot of replay out of this one.

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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

They must send both discs even though it only shows as one. There is only one Netflix.

larry


I was thinking that as well....I am going to give it a rent and hope the 2nd disc comes also.
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Originally Posted by vision-master View Post

Some good stuff, if'n you like the Stones.

FYI: Not all the concerts are 16:9 format on this 4 disk set.

I wonder if the audio is TrueHD now?


The audio is now DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

post #4768 of 8897
The best part of the Biggest Bang blu ray pq wise are the bonus tracks from Japan[they're sharp as a tack pq wise].
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Finally got around to watching Fleetwood Mac- The Dance. It's a two-sided disk. The LPCM side sounded best on my setup. The AQ is excellent and I loved the song list. Christie McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsay Buckingham are awesome. There is a sorta surprise ending that is great.

Anyone else have other Fleetwood Mac recommendations?

Highly recommended.
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Originally Posted by ROSSO Z View Post

Finally got around to watching Fleetwood Mac- The Dance. It's a two-sided disk. The LPCM side sounded best on my setup. The AQ is excellent and I loved the song list. Christie McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsay Buckingham are awesome. There is a sorta surprise ending that is great.

Anyone else have other Fleetwood Mac recommendations?

Highly recommended.

Nope, that's the best one.

I always was a FM fan.

The vinyl is worn out on my 'Future Games' album.

So Woodstocky.
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