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post #9181 of 9324 Old 11-21-2016, 10:32 AM
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Everyone says STOP MAKING SENSE is the best concert DVD, bar none.

Is this true?
This is a must have concert in my opinion, but whenever someone says that, you have to be into that kind of music (80's, alternative, rock)

For example, people have told me that the Metallica concert is one of the best, but I am not into that kind of music so it doesnt matter how good the picture or sound is.

As far as Talking Heads, this film is so understated, but at the same time so incredibly creative. The sound is incredible as there various HD mixes to choose from.

I watch this film regularly. I think it is must have.
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Some of my favorites

Nothing new here, but here are twelve of my favorite concert DVD's, just based on how often I've watched them. In alphabetical order:

BeeGees - One Night Only
Kenny Chesney - Summer in 3D
Eric Clapton - One More Car One More Rider
Collective Soul (with The Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra) - Home
Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
Alison Krauss + Union Station - Live
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In Again At The Santa Barbara Bowl > LIVE
Music For Montserrat (various artists)
Roy Orbison - Black&WhiteNight
Steve Miller Band - Live From Chicago
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down a Dream (love the included documentary of their history)
Keith Urban - Livin' Right Now
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Growing Up Again?

I'm sure this is not a new one in this thread, but Peter Gabriel's "Growing Up" has made it into Blu-Ray recently, so I guess it deserves another mention.

I also have the "Still Growing Up – Live & Unwrapped". Both in DVD. Does anyone recommend (or doesn't) the upgrade to Blu-Ray? I hate to re-buy films and concerts that I already own, but I do so every now and then with my favorites...

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Anyone one with a 4k display seen U2 Innocence yet. It is by far the clearest picture Ive seen for a concert, I dont have a 4k display. its quite amazing, theres not huge theatrics but just a really eye popping picture.
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I highly recommend Portishead Live in NYC. It was recorded at the Roseland around 10 years ago and it really amazing.
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I also recommend How The West Was Won from Led Zeppelin.
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Anyone one with a 4k display seen U2 Innocence yet. It is by far the clearest picture Ive seen for a concert, I dont have a 4k display. its quite amazing, theres not huge theatrics but just a really eye popping picture.
It's a great concert, great visuals and great content. However, I think this was only recorded in 1080i
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It's a great concert, great visuals and great content. However, I think this was only recorded in 1080i
You are correct, not sure where i got that in my head.
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I highly recommend Portishead Live in NYC. It was recorded at the Roseland around 10 years ago and it really amazing.
love it, love it, love it. But most will be very underwhelmed with the video aspect; DVD resolution, non-widescreen, etc.

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Im sure its been mentioned here many times, but I just recently got a copy of The Eagles: Farewell I live from Melbourne on BluRay and it is excellent. The SQ and PQ are fantastic. I'm not even that big of an Eagles fan - its kind of crazy how many hits they actually had!

And side note - Joe Walsh is king of odd. That is all..
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Im sure its been mentioned here many times, but I just recently got a copy of The Eagles: Farewell I live from Melbourne on BluRay and it is excellent. The SQ and PQ are fantastic. I'm not even that big of an Eagles fan - its kind of crazy how many hits they actually had!

And side note - Joe Walsh is king of odd. That is all..
I have the DVD version (two disks) and am wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade to the BD

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I have the DVD version (two disks) and am wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade to the BD


I price watched the BD on Amazon before buying and have been very satisfied with upgrading. I don't remember what I gave for it but, I would do it again for sure.


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I price watched the BD on Amazon before buying and have been very satisfied with upgrading. I don't remember what I gave for it but, I would do it again for sure.
OK, you talked me into it! (didn't take much lol)

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OK, you talked me into it! (didn't take much lol)
Good thought. I have both the DVD and bluray. The blu rocks!

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Joe Bonamassa /Beth Hart Live in Amsterdam is one of the best sounding BluRay concerts I've heard! It's easlly as good as the Eagles Melbourne Bluray. If you aren't familiar with Beth hart, do yourself a favor and get this one!~! https://www.amazon.com/Live-Amsterda.../dp/B00I5NKPWC
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Joe Bonamassa /Beth Hart Live in Amsterdam is one of the best sounding BluRay concerts I've heard! It's easlly as good as the Eagles Melbourne Bluray. If you aren't familiar with Beth hart, do yourself a favor and get this one!~! https://www.amazon.com/Live-Amsterda.../dp/B00I5NKPWC
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The Rolling Stones- Havana Moon - blu ray


It's only rock and roll but I liked it!!


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My favorite to watch over and over:

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Diana Krall's Live in Paris and her Live in Rio concert videos are both very, very good.

The Rio concert was shot in high definition, while the Paris concert is an upconvert from SD, but an amazingly good one - they took their time releasing it on Blu-ray, and the effort they took shows.

Both have lossless 5.1 channel soundtracks and the same amazing core group: pianist (Krall herself - she was known as a great pianist before she started singing on her records), guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Jeff Hamilton; the Paris concert has an orchestra backing the core group on a few tunes.

The Paris concert is her standout performance, and if you only want one great jazz concert disk it's the one to have. Her sense of humor is also quite refreshing.

Just watch her seamlessly interpolate other songs into her piano solos, and see how generous she is to her sidemen in giving them long solos; Anthony Wilson is a monster improviser.

PS Stop Making Sense is indeed a classic - a concert for the hyperactive - complete with David Byrne running around and around the risers that hold the drummers and keyboard players at one point. They have a unique sound - they may be the only rock and roll band whose music is not blues-based - but their cover of Take Me To The River late in the concert shows they certainly do know how to play the blues.


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Anyone check out the new Def Leppard BD, yet?
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Anyone check out the new Def Leppard BD, yet?
Yes, I have it, I would say the video is better than the previous Vegas concert discount but the audio isn't quite as good. Still worth a buy if you are a fan.

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Yes, I have it, I would say the video is better than the previous Vegas concert discount but the audio isn't quite as good. Still worth a buy if you are a fan.

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Humm...I'll put it on my list, I have Viva!, so I'll have to compare the setlists and see if it's worth it to have two in my collection, especially if the audio isn't as good on this.

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Humm...I'll put it on my list, I have Viva!, so I'll have to compare the setlists and see if it's worth it to have two in my collection, especially if the audio isn't as good on this.

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There is a lot of overlap. The audio mix is different, has a more live feel.

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I just watched Dio Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986 -- Amazing video and editing. The copy I got was stereo but it's out on Bluray. I might just have to buy it. All the 80's metal cheese is there. They cut to the action, plenty of guitar work, they show the crowd a few times which is awesome to see 1986 metal kids. Just love this concert not that I'm sure it meets your audiophile standards. Anyone have any recommendations for this level of awesome dated cheese? I mean the sound is great, the music is fun but you just can't help but laugh at the headbanging kids and the keyboard solos. Did I say I love this? Help me find more!
If you are a DIO fan, highly recommended to pick up Holy Diver live filmed in London in 2005, 5 years before he passed away.

https://www.amazon.com/Dio-Holy-Dive...dp/B003YKVGL0/

I just watched this last night at reference level and it was remarkable. I have a black velvet pit HT and a JVC RS600 @ 100K+ native and it felt like sitting in the front row. When they did the Heaven and Hell set, it's a chilling and an amazing experience.

highly recommended!

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Prepare to be blown away. This release is light years better than anything previous. Completely remastered video and audio, restored to the actual concert song list. Most of the concert footage is previously unseen angles and footage. 24/96 TrueHD audio like you've never heard it before.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Oh my! Thank you @rdgrimes ...One of if not my absolute favorite. That and Eagles Farewell 1 from Melbourne. I'm so getting this new one

Also, the wife likes Adele: Live at the Royal Albert Hall. Gotta admit I enjoy it as well.

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Is Stop Making Sense available in HD anywhere?
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Is Stop Making Sense available in HD anywhere?
It's out on Blu-ray. The video is grainy and imperfect, true to the original film, and the sound is excellent DTS HD Master Audio, in your choice of studio surround (on-stage perspective) or original theatrical (front-row in the audience) mixes, and a stereo PCM mixdown of the theatrical mix - like on the DVD, but in lossless format.

It's video caffeine. Recommended.

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Prepare to be blown away. This release is light years better than anything previous. Completely remastered video and audio, restored to the actual concert song list. Most of the concert footage is previously unseen angles and footage. 24/96 TrueHD audio like you've never heard it before.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have to give some serious props to Rdgrimes. Based off of his comments I purchased the remastered Orbison Black and White and it is an absolutely stellar job in regard to both visual and audio remastering! I have the original and it is a night and day difference and gives you the feel that who ever was behind the quality control had a true love and appreciation for Roy Orbison and the talent that was onstage that night. Seriously surreal, with a great glass of wine, bourbon, sake, water, and a hunger for a little nostalgia and huge talent!

Thanks for the tip RG!

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Live 2CD / BD set released today.


A really tight band, and a wide range of material.
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