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#149583 - 10/17/06 04:16 PM Looking for some good music DVDs
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Rick got me hooked on music DVDís, so now Iím looking to order a few more. Of the very few I have, both sound and video quality vary as much as CDís and regular DVDís. The good ones are quite a treat to watch on the big screen at around a 100 dbís, it feels almost like being there.

So does anyone have any that theyíd like to note as having real good sound and video quality? Or conversely, the bad ones to avoid?
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#149584 - 10/17/06 04:26 PM Re: Looking for some good music DVDs [Re: michael_d]
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Mike, which ones do you have currently?

Depending on your tastes, these are excellent:

Fleetwood Mac - The Dance (DD 5.1)
The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over (DTS 5.1)
AC/DC - Live At Donington (DD 5.1)

Queen - Greatest Video Hits 1 is just ok (DTS 5.1). They try too hard with funky surround pans and to my ears, it takes away from the songs.
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#149585 - 10/17/06 04:36 PM Re: Looking for some good music DVDs [Re: real80sman]
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Good live rock DVDs:

Rush in Rio
Rush Replay
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#149586 - 10/17/06 05:23 PM Re: Looking for some good music DVDs [Re: michael_d]
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I have all of the SRV dvds and they are all worth owning. Rush R30 is another good one. If you like this kind of music Josh Groban also has a few I really like.
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#149587 - 10/17/06 06:16 PM Re: Looking for some good music DVDs [Re: michael_d]
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Mike here is a pretty decent list of music DVDs from CD Universe....

VideoUniverse

This is also a safe and good site to buy from.
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#149588 - 10/17/06 06:27 PM Re: Looking for some good music DVDs [Re: michael_d]
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The ones I watch most are Tori Amos: Welcome to Sunny Florida and Guster On Ice: Live From Portland Maine. The Tori Amos DVD doesn't even use the center channel, which I find odd, but it still sounds very good. Besides those, I like several of the performances on The Best of Sessions at West 54th: Volume 1. Out of all of the music DVDs I've bought, those are the only ones I'd recommend heartily. For DualDiscs with bonus video on the DVD sides, I like the live performances on Nellie McKay's "Get Away From Me" and Fiona Apple's "Extraordinary Machine", though "Extraordinary Machine" is only in 2-channel stereo.

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#149589 - 10/17/06 08:13 PM Re: Looking for some good music DVDs [Re: RickF]
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I wanted to add this to my reply but the dang edit timed out. Anyway, a couple of my favs are ...



Eric Clapton - One More Rider, One More Car (great audio & video)

Cream - Royal Albert Hall '05 (great audio & video)

Jimi Hendrix - Live From Woodstock (very good audio, so-so video ... hey it's from 1969!)

Page & Plant - No Quarter (very good audio & video)

Collective Soul - Home (very good audio & video)

Los Lonely Boys - Live: Texican Style Live From Austin (very good audio & video)

AC/DC - Live From Donnington (great audio & very good video)

Best Of Soundstage - Season One (great audio & video)

And of course 'Hell Freezes Over', 'The Dance' and Rush 'R30' are excellent.

Jerry Garcia - Live From The Shoreline
BB King - Live By Request
Eric Clapton - Live From Hyde Park are good DVDs ...

If you like the blues, 'Lighting In A Bottle', Otis Rush & Friends 'Live From Montreux 1986' and of course any of the Stevie Ray Vaughan DVDs.

There are certainly a few more in there I must have forgotten. (The Last Waltz!)
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#149590 - 10/17/06 08:36 PM Re: Looking for some good music DVDs [Re: RickF]
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Quote:

There are certainly a few more in there I must have forgotten.




That's called getting old
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#149591 - 10/18/06 01:10 PM Re: Looking for some good music DVDs [Re: michael_d]
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Here's my 3 picks...mostly due to audio:

Kraftwerk - "Minimum Maximum". If you like electronic dance music, I HIGHLY recommend this DVD. They use visuals on a huge screen which is sometimes brought full screen on your own tv. They use some cheesy and minimalistic effects, but that's just how they are! As you can imagine, there are limitless ways to do a 5.1 audio mix of techno music. Well, these guys (who did the mix themselves) had a bit of fun using all the channels, yet didn't go overboard. I can't praise the audio quality enough...it is simply outstanding!

Porcupine Tree - "Arriving Somewhere". First of all, the music by these guys is excellent. It's hard to describe them...a mix of progressive rock and hard rock, I suppose. Well, I just picked up this DVD last night and although their concert is visually no frills, the audio was superb...and that was just the stereo mix! I haven't even listened to the 5.1 DTS track yet. Anyway, the musicianship and the tightness of the band is incredible.

Dido - "Live". For something more pop oriented. The audio of this DVD is supurb as well. Some think Dido is dull and boring, but she puts a lot of effort into her live concert performances. Her backing band is excellent and she's got wonderful stage presence as well.
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#149592 - 10/18/06 03:55 PM Re: Looking for some good music DVDs [Re: sonicfox]
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Thanks for all the tips.

As far as MY tastes go, they are eclectic. If I had to pick one genre over all the others, I suppose it would be Alt rock. Instead of listing everything I like, itís easier to list everything I donít like.

I canít stand Rap or anything closely resembling rap. If Kid Rock would ditch the rapping BS he does, Iíd like his music.
I canít stand dance club music. When my daughter was a teenager, she ruined me for life with that stuff.
Donít much care for some of the techno stuff that drones on forever without any change in pitch/tone/beat and just seams to repete itself over and overÖÖdon't know how else to describe it. It gives me a hell of a headache.
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