What are some good Live Music DVD's?

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  1. jeff lam

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    I'm looking for some good live music or even music video DVD's and am wondering which ones everyone around here like. I'm looking for good clean sounding recordings, groups that put on a good show, and are just plain fun to watch as well as listen to.

    (EX: Eagles-Hell Freezes Over DTS)

    What are some others?

    I'm also looking for some impressive sounding demo stuff.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Brett Hancock

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    The only music dvd I have ever watched I enjoyed alot and that was
    Public Enemy:Live from the House of Blues
     
  3. Lance

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    I have many good concert dvds. Some of the newest Ive bought are Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas, Peter Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sheryl Crowe, Styx, Deep Purple TOTALLY ABANDON, Dave Mathews LISTENER SUPPORTED. MTV has some good things: Collective Soul MUSIC IN HIGH PLACES and Kiss MTV UNPLUGGED. Roger Waters IN THE FLESH will be out in 2 weeks and im looking forward to that as well.
     
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    The only truly great one I've heard so far is Roy Orbison's Black and White Night. I'm a big time rock and roll fan, but I've been mostly dissapointed so far with what I've heard, but I've admittedly not listened to that many.
     
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    Steely Dan-Two Against Nature-DTS

    James Taylor-Live at the Beacon Theater

    Yes-House of Blues

    Bee Gees-One Night Only in DTS

    Moody Blues-Live at the Albert Hall

    Sting-Live at the Universal Amp.

    These are my favorites.
     
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    These are my favourites:-
    1. The Corrs - Live in London - Region 4(DTS) [​IMG]
    2. U2- Elevation - Live in Boston
    3. Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
    4. U2 - Rattle & Hum
    5. The Corrs - MTV Unplugged
    Paul.
     
  7. Everett A

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    Actually, I picked up the Tribute to America DVD (remember the benefit concert held soon after Sept. 11).

    It is a very well-done dvd as far as image and sound go, and a wide variety of great artists, but it is of course very emotional to watch, and actually I found it hard to keep my eyes dry.

    So I feel a little guilty commending the technical qualities of this dvd, but I'm very glad I purchased this as one way to remember and pay respect to those this is dedicated to, and also because the royalties go to the benefit fund.

    GBA
     
  8. Ed Francisco

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    Another vote for the U2: Elevation 2001 DVD. Picture and sounds is very crisp.

    Other music DVDs I enjoy:

    Metallica: Cunning Stunts

    Santana: Supernatural Live (great DTS track)

    Eurythmics: Peacetour

    An Evening With Jim Brickman (for romantic moods with the SO)

    BTW, I think there were a lot more LDs that were great concert videos.
     
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    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York But then again, I vote for this one even it was a mono bootleg. Terrific article in Sound and Vision about the "making of" the DVD.

    As anyone seen the Natalie Merchant Live DVD? We saw her for the second time on this tour and thought about picking up the DVD.

    Ron
     
  10. Shawn Sefranek

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    I second these:

    Eagles-Hell Freezes Over DTS

    Peter Frampton

    Sheryl Crow

    Steely Dan-Two Against Nature-DTS

    James Taylor-Live at the Beacon Theater

    Metallica: Cunning Stunts

    And add the following:

    The Cranberries - Beneath the skin - Live in Paris

    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense

    Metallica - S&M

    Don Henley - Live inside Job

    You can't go wrong with any titles on this list,

    Shawn S
     
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    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
     
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    Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000.
    Video sucks, but hey, it's Pearl Jam [​IMG]
     
  13. Shawn Sefranek

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    I forgot to add this one because my friend is borrowing it and it isn’t on the shelf.
    BLUE MAN GROUP – Audio
    Not much video, mostly still shots of concert footage, but the sound is simply amazing.
    If you have one or two SVS Subs in you room – play with CAUTION !!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    This disk was made for an SVS demo.
    Shawn S
     
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    Talking Heads Stop Making Sense

    Peter Frampton Live in Detroit

    my most reccomended is Music for Monserrat live concer with STING, MCCARTNEY, ELTON, ERIC CLAPTON, MARK KNOPFLER, PHIL COLLINS, JIMMY BUFFET, all seperatley then together!MUSIC FOR MONSERRAT !!!!!
     
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    Jeff,
    I think what you have requested does not yet exist.
    Music concerts are by far the video genre that is least well represented on DVD.
    And, over and over, I have found that the better the audio and video, the worse the performance. This is because most of the great performances precede the advent of videophile-level recording equipment. The exceptions are artists that are not very visual or else don't appeal to the average DVD buyer (cf "The Prodigy").
    A good example of all this is the aforementioned "Fleetwood Mac - The Dance". This a reunion concert, and like virtually all of those, the performance is at best about 50% of what they did with the same songs twenty years before. And, of course, any concert footage that exists from twenty years ago is going to be nothing like demo quality - even though the performance may be great.
    For the most part, there is rarely any need for the visual part of a concert video anyway - meaning that most artists don't do much visually.
    A significant exception to this could be Pink Floyd's Pulse - if they ever finish it and release it.
    Some excellent concert videos that happen to be on DVD, but are not demo quality:
    - Woodstock
    - Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock
    - Message to Love: Live at the Isle of Wight
    - King Crimson: Deja Vrooom (uses multiple angle feature and includes both DD and DTS)
    PS And I would classify "Stop Making Sense" as a movie, not a music video...
     
  16. Ivan Luk

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    Don't forget these:

    1. Sarah Brightman: La Luna, Live in Concert

    2. The Best of Sessions at West 54th (both Vol 1 and 2)

    3. Keb' Mo': Sessions at West 54th
     
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    Neil Young and Crazy Horse -- Year of the Horse, directed by Jim Jarmusch. Excellent performances, excellent sound and visuals (and lots of clips of backstage stuff from previous tours and current interviews -- if you don't like that kind of stuff you can skip past it).
     
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    I might suggest Tina Turner Live In Amsterdan: Wildest Dreams Tour. Although the jacket doesn't indicate, it does come with a 5.1 mix. If I am not mistaken, there's also a seperate DTS version. Great disc, especially for fans of the Big T.
     
  20. Carlo Medina

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    My personal faves:

    James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theater - great DD sound, good show

    Dave Matthews Band: Listener Supporter - good recording, but it's a little low, volume-wise. But if you turn it up, the quality is there. Great set & show.
     

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