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post #8341 of 8897
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Originally Posted by kevin j View Post

On the Love For Levon Blu ray don't let the bad reviews disuade you from getting it it's nowhere near as bad as some would lead you to believe.....it's actually quite good imho.

You may be right but I thought I would just add this so people will not be to ticked if the audio is not the best.

http://www.amazon.com/Buyer-Beware-High-Resolution-Blu-ray-Version/forum/Fx3M135PL47AO10/Tx1QCGQKG05E183/1/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B00B08FLT6&cdMsgID=Mx3OHYCVY5A4XWP&cdMsgNo=1&cdSort=oldest#Mx3OHYCVY5A4XWP

And

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Love-For-Levon-Blu-ray/63938/#Review
post #8342 of 8897
Thanks Art, that's disappointing. Why oh why would they do this?

I'll wait it out and see if there are any later releases of "Love for Levon" that have lossless audio. I'm not such an audio snob that I need to have the lossless (I can often tell the difference with my rig, but it's not night & day). The mention of the loss of a channel (right-rear) half-way through is kind of the last straw though. Thanks for the heads-up.

Cary
post #8343 of 8897
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Originally Posted by jcmccorm View Post

Thanks Art, that's disappointing. Why oh why would they do this?

I'll wait it out and see if there are any later releases of "Love for Levon" that have lossless audio. I'm not such an audio snob that I need to have the lossless (I can often tell the difference with my rig, but it's not night & day). The mention of the loss of a channel (right-rear) half-way through is kind of the last straw though. Thanks for the heads-up.

Cary

Blu-ray forum didn't mention the missing channel, just that the lossless was missing and the 5.1 was not that great and they actual preferred the 2.0 mix more. So if you are not a real stickler for the audio it may still be worth getting just for the performances of this late great musicians music. I already own a bunch of crappy mixed audio concert DVDs and really do not want to add another to my collection. That bums me out because I enjoy Helm's music.

There is another recent concert DVD this one with Helm, though I don't think it is available in Blu-ray. I have this one and even though its not Bluray the video is very good.

Levon Helm: Ramble At the Ryman (2011)

http://www.amazon.com/Levon-Helm-Ramble-At-Ryman/dp/B004T5IVXK/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1364469637&sr=1-2&keywords=Levon+Helm

http://www.amazon.com/Ramble-at-Ryman-Levon-Helm/dp/B004S699I6/ref=pd_cp_mov_2

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Looking for recommendations for Steely Dan concert vids.

The only thing I could find was the 2 against nature dvd. Started to get the DVD-A but found out my Sony BDP S360 didn't support DVD-A.

I'm a newb when it comes to this stuff...but looking to rebuild a music collection after being away from the game for 10-15 years. Sold all my vinyl years ago and I had a bunch. Regret it too!
post #8346 of 8897
That's all there is, not much on youtube either - I've looked. mad.gif
post #8347 of 8897
Love For Levon - I watched the 1st four songs and got board, haven't looked at it since? mad.gif

Yeah, for one the audio is a problem, another is it just didn't spark my interest. There's so much great free stuff out there now.

Check out Airbourne..
post #8348 of 8897
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That's all there is, not much on youtube either - I've looked. mad.gif

Bummer.

Got to see them a couple of years back in Milwaukee. Had great seats and it was one of those magical nights of music that just blew me away.

Sublime is the only way I can describe it.

Another I would love to find is something by Van Morrison.


Picked up The Eagles Farewell 1 BD and it was excellent. Also have Pulse and the Led Zep O2 show.

Where can I find a decent listing of BD and DVD concert vids?
post #8349 of 8897
Here, what is it your looking for?

How about Chicago in Chicago [bluray] Top notch picture and sound. smile.gif
post #8350 of 8897
Alice Cooper's Theater of Death is the best concert disk I have heard in a very long time.

Superb presentation, with a fantastic setlist.
post #8351 of 8897
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Here, what is it your looking for?

How about Chicago in Chicago [bluray] Top notch picture and sound. smile.gif

That would be right up my alley...although I'm thinking the one with Earth Wind and Fire might be better.
Too bad I can't find ANYTHING with Blood Sweat and Tears....
post #8352 of 8897
Rolling Stones....... -> "Live at the Max"

A digitally remastered version of the Rolling Stones' 1991 film Live at the Max — the first feature-length concert movie to be shot using IMAX technology — will be released on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, November 10th. Live at the Max was filmed during the Stones' 1990 European tour in support of their album Steel Wheels, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To this day, it remains the most successful IMAX concert film of all-time.

While your TV set isn't exactly a towering IMAX screen, you still will be able to appreciate Live at the Max's crisp picture and excellent audio quality. In addition to the Stones' greatest hits, ranging from "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," to "You Can't Always Get What You Want," the 90-minute film also boasts a trio of Steel Wheels songs.


Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rolling-stones-1991-concert-film-live-at-the-max-headed-to-dvd-20091109#ixzz2Oxka3FFG
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post #8353 of 8897
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Originally Posted by wader2k View Post

Looking for recommendations for Steely Dan concert vids.

The only thing I could find was the 2 against nature dvd. Started to get the DVD-A but found out my Sony BDP S360 didn't support DVD-A.

I'm a newb when it comes to this stuff...but looking to rebuild a music collection after being away from the game for 10-15 years. Sold all my vinyl years ago and I had a bunch. Regret it too!

The DVD-A of Two Against Nature has a DTS 5.1 track and will play on regular DVD players. The Goucho DVD-A has a Dolby DIgital track.
post #8354 of 8897
I never noticed the missing channel on the Love For Levon disc btw..I checked and I did finally notice the glitch.(I informed someone at the Barnes and Noble store where I bought my copy about the glitch so he took the copy that was in the store and removed it with a note about the glitch......I prevented someone else from buying it until the glitch is fixed i'll return mine when they fix it)
Edited by kevin j - 4/1/13 at 12:44pm
post #8355 of 8897
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The DVD-A of Two Against Nature has a DTS 5.1 track and will play on regular DVD players. The Goucho DVD-A has a Dolby DIgital track.

I assume that means they would play on my Sony BDP S360 BD Player. Good to know for future reference. Already ordered the regular DVD of 2 Against Nature.
post #8356 of 8897
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That would be right up my alley...although I'm thinking the one with Earth Wind and Fire might be better.
Too bad I can't find ANYTHING with Blood Sweat and Tears....

 

There is some David Clayton Thomas available, though, as he decided he didn't *need* them as a backup band a long time ago.

 

As far as the others, if E,W & F has more than just the original brass section and piano player around still, they would be my choice.

 

Chicago's practically what I'd call a "cover band" now.


Edited by Rammitinski - 3/31/13 at 12:57pm
post #8357 of 8897
Chicago's practically what I'd call a "cover band" now.

Yes, But,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, they sure sounded fine on the Bluray.

Face the facts, us boomers are getting older - the 1st ones would be like 68 now.
post #8358 of 8897
I watched the Peter Frampton Live In Detroit Blu ray tonight and it's well worth getting imho.
post #8359 of 8897
Get tHiS.

post #8360 of 8897
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Originally Posted by wader2k View Post

Looking for recommendations for Steely Dan concert vids.

The only thing I could find was the 2 against nature dvd. Started to get the DVD-A but found out my Sony BDP S360 didn't support DVD-A.

I'm a newb when it comes to this stuff...but looking to rebuild a music collection after being away from the game for 10-15 years. Sold all my vinyl years ago and I had a bunch. Regret it too!

As a fellow Dan Fan, I feel your pain. Really wish there was a high quality Steely Dan offering. There's a DVD on the making of the Aja album, but be warned it's heavy on dialog and light on music.

Larry Carlton has a few DVD's floating around, some of which contain snippets of his Steely Dan solos (Josie, Kid Charlemagne). Also, his song Room 335 is like an instrumental version of Steely Dan's "Peg".

Finally, a couple of youtube videos in case you haven't seen them. The best vintage Dan on youtube:




And this guy, who absolutely nails every well known SD guitar solo (keeping in mind these solos were originally performed by multiple different session guitarists):

post #8361 of 8897
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As a fellow Dan Fan...

Their songs ( way too few) stand the test of time. I listen to Aja, and I’m transported back in time.

In a way, SD was/is an enigma. Aja came out in 1977. I did some checking; and since then, they’ve released 3 albums as SD. Fagen and Becker have gone their own way, with Fagen making 4 albums and Becker 2, since ’77. Like I said; an enigma.

I also found this...

When DTS attempted to make a 5.1 version, it was discovered that the multitrack masters for both "Black Cow" and the title track were missing. For this same reason, a multichannel SACD version was cancelled by Universal Music. Donald Fagen has offered a $600 reward for the missing masters or any information that leads to their recovery.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aja_(album)


$600?
post #8362 of 8897
2 Against Nature showed up yesterday in the mail.

Very Nice!

I tend to favor a stereo mix with music, but the DTS 5.1 mix on this is SUPERB in my opinion. Had me grinning from ear to ear.

ps also rcv;d Talking Heads Stop Making Sense and the LED ZEP DVD. I think it is going to be TH tonite...might have to reserve a weekend for the ZEP!
post #8363 of 8897
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Originally Posted by psumazda6 View Post

As a fellow Dan Fan, I feel your pain. Really wish there was a high quality Steely Dan offering.
There has been a recent CD import release that has superb AQ.
It's called "Very Best of Steely Dan" and is available from Amazon.
It is getting serious play time in my players.smile.gif

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$600?
If you have followed SD's legal merry go round, it wouldn't be surprising.
They have been accused of being very chintzy in the past....wink.gif
post #8364 of 8897
Crossroads news

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eric-clapton-plans-acoustic-set-allman-brothers-jam-for-crossroads-guitar-festival-20130403
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Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival will take over New York's Madison Square Garden on April 12th and 13th, and he'll be starting it off in a special way. A festival source tells Rolling Stone that Clapton will lead the festivities with an acoustic set at 7:30 p.m. on the 12th. He'll stay busy ahead of his headlining set on the 13th by joining many of the bands onstage for the first night, and he'll jam alongside the Allman Brothers Band for the headlining set on the opening night.
post #8365 of 8897
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

There has been a recent CD import release that has superb AQ.
It's called "Very Best of Steely Dan" and is available from Amazon.
It is getting serious play time in my players.smile.gif

Thanks for the heads up. Any thoughts on if the audio quality is better than previous CD album releases?
post #8366 of 8897
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Originally Posted by wader2k View Post

2 Against Nature showed up yesterday in the mail.

Very Nice!

I tend to favor a stereo mix with music, but the DTS 5.1 mix on this is SUPERB in my opinion. Had me grinning from ear to ear.

ps also rcv;d Talking Heads Stop Making Sense and the LED ZEP DVD. I think it is going to be TH tonite...might have to reserve a weekend for the ZEP!

I have it too and I like this one a lot. The talking stuff in between songs sucks, but that's what the chapter skip button is for. smile.gif
post #8367 of 8897
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

There has been a recent CD import release that has superb AQ.
It's called "Very Best of Steely Dan" and is available from Amazon.
It is getting serious play time in my players.smile.gif
If you have followed SD's legal merry go round, it wouldn't be surprising.
They have been accused of being very chintzy in the past....wink.gif

I'm might have to pick this up.

btw. It was Talking Heads Stop Making Sense last nite.....great stuff! Kudos to everybody in this thread for the recommendations so far.
post #8368 of 8897
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Originally Posted by vision-master View Post

Get tHiS.


Yes, very good. The audio is excellent!

Just got Live in Detroit a couple of days ago. Very good as well.
post #8369 of 8897
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Originally Posted by psumazda6 View Post

Thanks for the heads up. Any thoughts on if the audio quality is better than previous CD album releases?
The AQ is superior to all other CD releases.
In fact, it is downright jaw-dropping at times.
Beautifully balanced, great clarity.
I am hearing things I could barely make out before.

I know years ago, SD gave their albums the DVD-audio or SACD treatment (I can't remember which).
Most likely a new master was created from those for this CD.

If you dig SD, this is a must purchase.wink.gif
post #8370 of 8897
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Originally Posted by wader2k View Post

I'm might have to pick this up.

btw. It was Talking Heads Stop Making Sense last nite.....great stuff! Kudos to everybody in this thread for the recommendations so far.

Me too. Congrats on getting Stop Making Sense. As far as concert films go, it really doesn't get any better than that. Jonathan Demme and Talking Heads knocked it way out of the park.
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