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#360086 - 12/03/11 05:11 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: CV]
St_PatGuy Offline

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7448
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Unless she is singing about eating puppies.

Even then, it won't seem so bad.
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#360088 - 12/03/11 05:20 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Ha ha. I'm pretty horrible when it comes to lyrics. I never put much thought into them. I'll occasionally appreciate them, like I really like the way Cake uses the language, but for the most part I don't put a lot of thought into what the singers are actually saying. I guess that's why it doesn't bother me to listen to music in other languages.

#360095 - 12/03/11 06:07 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
exlabdriver Offline

Registered: 09/07/11
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Last night I listened to/watched the first 'Crossroads Guitar Festival' DVD recorded at the Cotton Bowl, Dallas Texas in 2004. I have the 2 following concerts also.

Being almost exclusively a blues fan, not all of the music (C&W & Indian sitar stuff) were for me; however, most of the concert was very enjoyable to watch with many of the world's top guitarists performing. Having Texans ZZ Top closing the concert was quite special.

Disc 1 I selected 2.1 Stereo & for Disc 2 I watched in DD 5.1. What a huge diffeernce in sound quality in 5.1. Much fuller sound, especially in the low end. It was obvious that they spent much more time with the 5.1 mix.

The only drawback with 5.1 was having to listen to the yahoos in the crowd hooting & hollering behind me, ha!!

Comox, BC

#360099 - 12/03/11 07:29 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: exlabdriver]
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I bought the 2010 Crossroads blu-ray about 2 months ago. Even though I like most blues, I found listening to this 4 hour 2 disk set to be tiresome. Even listening a little at a time. Something I probably wouldn't buy again.

#360107 - 12/03/11 10:08 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CatBrat]
exlabdriver Offline

Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1368
I hear ya. The only way I could last that long in one sitting is if I'm into the draft & eatin hot wings in an authentic blues bar somewhere - preferably Mississippi.

Real blues heads like me never tire of the same old tunes that have ben played since the 20s. The beauty of blues is that the artists play so much improvisation. They rarely, if ever, play the tunes the same way twice. They often do a 3 minute version on one night & a 10 minute version the next. It keeps old music fresh...

I haven't watched the 2 following Crossroads DVDs for a while but I seem to recall that this one was the best of the bunch. My favourite Clapton DVD Concert is 'Live in Hyde Park'. Because of its age, it's in SD but the sound is good & the tune selection is great. Hyde Park kicked off his world tour that year & I managed to catch it in Vancouver close to a year later - it was really fabulous....

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#360112 - 12/03/11 10:44 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: exlabdriver]
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
'Live In Hyde Park' is an excellent sound quality DVD, as is most any video that Eric Clapton puts out. 'One More From The Road' is a favorite of mine as well as all of the 'Crossroads' DVDs, '04 is exceptional, the Tedeschi/Trucks performance on the '10 BR disk is phenomenal in my estimation.

Tom we have similar taste in music.

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#360143 - 12/04/11 12:37 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: RickF]
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

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#360154 - 12/04/11 05:05 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Wid]
J. B. Offline

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1290
Loc: Quebec, Canada
a few weeks ago, i talked here about the Blu-ray of Jackie Evancho titled Dream With Me.

the concert has been recorded mostly in a large open space, and also on a couple of tracks, in interior spaces, one of which is in a concert hall.

most of the songs executed in the open space have a problem with the orchestral sound; it is rarely well defined and on loud segments, the sound is fuzzy and distorted; a friend put his hands on this ears many times.
the singer is better recorded, and in the interior venues, her voice is very well recorded.

so, overall, it's well worth buying for the singer, but not so much for the orchestra.
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#360168 - 12/05/11 09:43 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: RickF]
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Registered: 02/17/09
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Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted By: RickF
... the Tedeschi/Trucks performance on the '10 BR disk is phenomenal in my estimation...

Rick, I bought the '10 Crossroads on BR a couple of months ago, I also find that's one of my favourite performances. I have not had the time to sit and watch the whole thing but I've at least sampled all of the tracks, and that still stands out.

I gotta say I was disappointed in Jonny Lang's performance. I like his early work when he was really young (Smokin' and Lie To Me), but find his more adult performances not very inspired - like he's trying too hard, and especially so in this concert.
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#360169 - 12/05/11 09:57 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: cb919]
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I was a huge Jonny Lang fan but (not to offend anyone) he lost me when he decided to concentrate on being a born-again vocalist instead of a blues guitarist.
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