Originally Posted by JBaumgart
Wish I could help, but I don't have any all EJ concerts. I do have the DVD-A of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and the SACD of "Madman Across the River" and they are both excellent. But as far as anything of him on video, all I have is the DVD concert of "Music for Montserrat" where he's one of about eight other artists (including Phil Collins, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knoffler, Sting, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney). Elton John's three songs are simply marvelous and worth the price of the disc alone. Recorded in DTS Surround (or Dolby Digital) and sounds great considering how long ago it was recorded (1997).
Originally Posted by badgerpilot
I have both Elton 60 and The Red Piano. I like them both but if I had to pick one, it would be 60.
I was walking by a Sony Store in the local Mall in about 1998 when I saw Music for Montserrat on a large screen (for then) TV. I was intrigued and went in and was blown away by this concert disk. The whole thing is full of amazing performances. It took me ages to find it for sale as the market here for concert disks is small. (and getting smaller it seems
) But the Music for Montserrat got me hooked on Concert DVDs (and eventually Blue Ray). My focus is always sound first, and video quality much later. (I find if the sound is not good, it doesn't matter about the video.)
I've been an Elton John Fan since he first started and have seen him live about 5 times, and own 3 concert disks. The problem I have with them, is the more recent the disk, the better the recording quality is, but his voice is not anywhere near what it was earlier. So it's a trade off.
I have about 200 Concert disks (probably more - I stopped counting so my wife would stop asking...
), and until I got a new Receiver that could play DTS HD and Dolby HD Blue Rays, my favorite DVDs were Eagles -Hell Freezes Over, Fleetwood Mac, and Eric Clapton's One More Car, One More Rider. Of course my taste in music probably colors my choices, but the audio recording is fabulous on each, as are the production values. (I've seen all 3 perform live) The Eagles disk in particular blew me away the first time I heard the Hotel California opening number. Just an amazing production for it's time.
I wish my local stores were carrying more concert disks but like CDs, they too are fading away...