Recommended concert DVD’s or Blu-ray’s

Thought it would be good to open a thread on tops for great concert DVD’s or Blu-ray’s. As we sometime also move the music to the screen. As in the early years the picture quality was not always perfect I suggest we focus on sound impressions first. I will start with an absolutely stunning one, Pulse of Pink Floyd...

 

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Bert Schurink posted:

Thought it would be good to open a thread on tops for great concert DVD’s or Blu-ray’s. As we sometime also move the music to the screen. As in the early years the picture quality was not always perfect I suggest we focus on sound impressions first. I will start with an absolutely stunning one, Pulse of Pink Floyd...

 

I used to have this on Laser Disc, & waited with great anticipation for the DVD. For reasons I never found out, they used different footage on the DVD, and it just isn't as good for me.

Good topic though Bert - I really enjoy music DVDs (still not seen any 4K ones appear yet), and you can rip the soundtracks. I'll post some of my favourites when I'm on my 'puter.

                                       

  Joe Bonamassa - An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House.                        Joe Bonamassa - Live From The Royal Albert Hall.

 Two quality live performances from the riffmeister of modern Rock / Blues ......... the first one a more subdued acoustic, yet hugely

 rhythmic offering of many of his more popular songs, the other, Joe and his band at their cooking best.

As an aside, does anyone know of a straightforward method of extracting the audio content of Blu-ray discs in WAV format?

tonym posted:

Hi Dave, you need DVD Audio Extractor, available for PC or Mac. The only problem is that most BluRays are copy-protected, so you need to remove this. I use DVD Fab, which strips it off.

Cheers, Tony,

I'll look into these two, and note that they are available for Mac, which I use.

The two discs I mentioned above sound great via my augmented TV sound, but I've always been curious as to how they might sound through my Naim system.

Thanks again,

Dave.

tonym posted:

Hi Dave, you need DVD Audio Extractor, available for PC or Mac. The only problem is that most BluRays are copy-protected, so you need to remove this. I use DVD Fab, which strips it off.

Do I understand it well that you use both to rip a Blu-ray- as I can see that these DVD fab guys also seem to offer a ripper which apparently does it all in one go ?

Mylene Farmer - Avant Que L'Ombre ...a Bercy (2006)

She is utterly sensational live. French pop at its finest. One of the best concerts I've been to.

Calexico - World Drifts In (2004)

Classic mid-period Calexico with full-on mariachi

Rammstein - Live Aus Berlin (2000). Early stuff. Monstered.

Love - The Forever Changes Concert (2003).  Went to this too. Utterly spellbinding.

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tonym posted:

Hi Dave, you need DVD Audio Extractor, available for PC or Mac. The only problem is that most BluRays are copy-protected, so you need to remove this. I use DVD Fab, which strips it off.

Do I understand it well that you use both to rip a Blu-ray- as I can see that these DVD fab guys also seem to offer a ripper which apparently does it all in one go ?

Hi Bert, you may be right - I've always used DVD AE, never tried Fab for ripping. Most DVDs you can rip straight off with Audio Extractor.

OK, here are a few of my recommendations - 

Procol Harum with a great set, in a lovely venue.

A truly stunning concert, the guitarist's guitarist at his best, with brilliant PQ, sound.

 

Amazing concert, with awesome Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

 

Lots more to follow...

 

 

Nick Lees posted:

 

Calexico - World Drifts In (2004)

 

Greetings, Nick I hope all is going well, I'll try and drop you an e-mail before Christmas! You're the second person to recommend this Live Calexico DVD  to me so I really must put this back into the basket and press the button. Thanks to Jeff Anderson for initially recommending it to me months ago...

An Oldie, but a goodie, and one that we used a lot at Naim for demonstrating the DVD5 and AV2;

Peter Gabriel - Growing Up. Now available as a Blu-ray too.

The release I'm really looking forward to is of Kate Bush's Before The Dawn concert. I have read that the shows were filmed, but no word since.  Perhaps we'll here more once sales of the album reissues have tailed off a bit.

Stevee_S posted:
Nick Lees posted:

 

Calexico - World Drifts In (2004)

 

Greetings, Nick I hope all is going well, I'll try and drop you an e-mail before Christmas! You're the second person to recommend this Live Calexico DVD  to me so I really must put this back into the basket and press the button. Thanks to Jeff Anderson for initially recommending it to me months ago...

I can also heartily recommend this.  I saw them on this tour in Manchester and they were wonderful.  The DVD brings back some good memories.

The best in-performance film ever, (mostly) recorded in October '71 has no audience (save a film crew, some roadies and a couple of local kids bunking off school).

Despite the addition of some naff effects on "The Director's Cut" it still remains - along with the live disc of "Ummagumma" a powerful record of what was at the time one of the very best live bands in the world. They would never reach these levels of intensity again, except on the '77 "In the Flesh" tour.

Set the controls! I mean, does anything get any better than this?

 

Greatest Hits - Live At Montreux 2011 [Blu-ray] [2012]

Granted, a hits heavy set list ,but with excellent SQ and picture there is much to enjoy.It's always a pleasure to see the percussionists in action and Mr S is on form.Oh and with a guest spot from Derek Trucks and his missus what's not to enjoy?  

Concert For George is generally excellent, but I confess to skipping through the Ravi Shankar bit...

Another goody - although for some reason their superb version of Hendrix's "Foxy Lady" is included as an extra, rather than in the main performance.

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