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The Eagles Hell Freezes Over
Peter Gabriel Secret World
Tony Bennett (Eric Clapton, etc) Unplugged
Unfortunately with all of these we are forced to choose between ultimate sound quality and ultimate video quality. They all sound best on HiFi VCR. They all look best on DVD or BluRay. In a perfect world I guess we would listen to them on vinyl and a magic box would synch that with the video. Until then we are forced to choose.
Yeah, its so old now the technological reason is lost to memory (and I'm not curious enough to Duck, Duck Go! it, but HiFi VCR sound quality combined all the high S/N and dynamic range of digital with beautiful analog sound. I had some old VHS with those concerts and it always amazed me how they sounded so good coming from a cheap little HiFi VCR. The HiFi part is key, not all VCRs were HiFi and if they weren't they were crap. But the ones that are, sometimes wish I hadn't thrown mine out. Video quality though, cannot even believe we once watched anything so blurry and lifeless and low contrast!
Jeff Beck/Live at Ronnie ScottsSteely Dan / Two against NatureThe Rolling Stones sound on Shine a Light is great the performances not so much.Even though picture and sound are only average I've enjoyed watching The Beat from 1966 with Etta James, Freddy King.Gatemouth Brown etcStanding in the Shadows of Motown is a great music doco definitely worth watching
@grey9...I was going to suggest "A Black and White Night" as well but decided not to because, as compelling as the talent line up and song selections are, I can't honestly rate the sound as all that and a bag of chips. Quite satisfactory, though. There was more talent on that stage that night since any time after Woodstock. Oh to have been one of the lucky few.
Underworld - Live - Everything, Everything - techno wet dream from an outdoor live performance in Belgium 1999.
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense - possibly the best live concert film ever. Directed by Jonathan Demme
Neil Young / Crazy Horse - The Complex Sessions - more of a short documentary of an intense live performance also done with Demme.
I have it on laserdisc and it kicks major ass on the hi-fi!
@grey9...I was going to suggest "A Black and White Night" as well but decided not to because, as compelling as the talent line up and song selections are, I can’t honestly rate the sound as all that and a bag of chips. Quite satisfactory, though.
On Blu-Ray in DTS Master Audio 5.1 , the sound is excellent.
Did you hear it in this format?