Best DVD concerts?

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  1. Geno

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    Just trying to get a list of good concerts together that are available on DVD. Any suggestions? Right now, I have no live DVD concerts, and my favorite show on VHS is the Sugarcubes live at Alabama University in MONO!!@#!@#
    I know that we all have our biased views because of our music styles, but after reading most of your posts, I think you can suggest some I would never think about but I would really enjoy. Just dont say Britteny Spears, or NSYNC live with Areosmith [​IMG]
    PS Does anyone know if "SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS" by the Beastie Boys is on DVD?
     
  2. Steve Owen

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    Metallica's Cunning Stunts (say that 10 times fast) is right up there among the best. Excellent dolby digital soundtrack, great extra features, multi-angle, all kinds of cool stuff.
    But of course it all depends on your tastes in music...
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    Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
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    King Crimson VROOM VROOM:
    The sound is 5.1 and really thick and full. There are also lots of cool little things to play with on there. One of the tracks allows you to select which instrument you hear on the center speaker.
    Dream Theater Live Scenes From New York:
    Amazing sound and perfect performance. Guest appearances and bonus stuff. Video clips thrown in and mixed well. Really cool.
    I've heard good things about Steely Dan's DVD.
    By the way, the title Cunning Stunts was also the name of an album by Caravan which came out in the 70s, way before Metallica.
     
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    Yes "Live at the House of Blues" is cool. And the Joni Mitchell dvd is nice too. Although I await the day when the dvd of Shadows and Light by Joni is available. If you like jazz, there's a dvd that has Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and Dave Holland. I believe it's under Jack DeJohnette's name if you try to buy it. The audio/video quality is outstanding!!!
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    For pure sound quality James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theater is incredible. You'll notice an immediate difference in sound compared to other concert DVD's. Another which I picked up recently that is outstanding is the Who at Royal Albert Hall.
    The Who can still rock along with a bunch of guests.
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    King Crimson Deja VROOM
    The Psychedelic Furs Live at the House of Blues
    Those are my current faves on DVD.
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    Neil Young's Red Rocks Live is the best one, but his Silver & Gold is pretty good as well.
     
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    If you like guitars then I'd suggest picking up G3 with Vai, Johnson, and Satriani. It can be had for pretty cheap, too (around $15 or maybe even less, I think).
    Dream Theater's DVD is great- plus it's packed full running at over three hours long. My favorite concert DVD ever.
    If you're a Motley Crue fan then their new DVD is a must-buy. It's got pretty much all the good old stuff. It's also got some of their new stuff for you to laugh at (widescreen and 5.1 to boot).
    That's all I can think of for now.
     
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    King Crimson: Deja VROOOM
    Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
    Steely Dan: Two Against Nature
    Also, there is reported to be a DVD of Joe Jackson's amazing last tour coming out some time in the indeterminate future. Look for that to join this list immediately. His last concert video, Laughter and Lust Live is incredible, but sadly it's only available on laserdisc and VHS.
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    I've gotta go with Jeff Buckley - Live in Chicago. There's no multi-angles or DTS, but there is PCM and Dolby 5.1, the 'Grace' EPK and a few extra acoustic performances. It kicks some serious hindquarters!
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    I have to agree with the Dream Theater DVD being awesome although I would liked it more if it was in DD 5.1 or DTS and if it was anamorphic.
    Although I'm not a huge fan of his, I got the Peter Frampton: Live in Detroit DVD ($4.95 at buy.com) and the image quality and sound are top notch.
    I was disappointed with U2's Rattle and Hum. It's listed as DD 5.1 but there's not much of a surround feel to it. Also there's not much in the way of extras and the box says it includes 11 songs not on the album. Well some of those "songs" are simply Bono singing 1 line in one of his improvs (ex. They list "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Ruby Tuesday" as songs but the only mention of it is Bono singing the lines "Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name" and "Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, who could hang a name on you" in the middle of "Bad"). Maybe they have to list them for copyright reasons?
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    I'll second the Metallica Cunning Stuns DVD for video quality. It REALLY looks good and is one of the better looking DVD's out there, regardless of content.
    The sound 'quality' on Metallica's S&M DVD is better, but the video isn't quite as good. It's really cool how they have all of James Hetfield's vocals coming through the center channel. You can still hear the intruments that his mic picked up though..haha. BUT, during the extended sequences when James isn't singing, they just mute the center channel until he starts singing again.
     
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    Dave Matthews Band-Listener Approved. Great concert, Great sound
     
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    Add the new Springsteen DVD to the list. 25 songs, all presented with a terrific 16X9 enhanced picture and solid DD 5.1 sound - almost three hours and 15 minutes of music that looks and sounds great! IMO, it's the best music DVD on the market - nothing tops it for content and quality...
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    Queen "We Will Rock You" is a definite buy, just be sure you get the recently released special edition.
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    Rage Against the Machine - The Battle for Mexico City has a great Dolby 5.1 soundtrack and good video quality as well.
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    Keep them coming. These are great suggestions. Now that Chistmas is coming up, Im sure to have all of these, thanks!
    I was also wondering if there were any good Stevie Ray Vaughn DVD's out there.
     

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