Topnotch BluRay Concert.....


I recently bought Adele on Blue Ray live at the Royal Albert Hall. Simply spectacular 5.1 sound. Anyone experience good 5.1/2.1 concerts feel free to explain in detail and even direct where to buy.....thx in advance:)

Regards Bacardi
bacardi
Jeff Beck(live at Ronnie Scott's)bluray,
Superb sound and camera work.
Also Eagles(Farewell Tour I)live in Melbourne,
great sound and video.
I have a few others,Sade,Procol Harum,Moody Blues and a few others but the first two are way above in S&V.
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Live at Radio City

David Gilmore Live at the Royal Albert Hall

John Mayer Where the Light Is

Bill
As a huge fan, I'll often recommend Lindsey Buckingham's recordings, and his "Songs From The Small Machine" BluRay might work for you here. I was at this particular show, and the sound on the Blu-Ray is, in at least one respect, better than the sound at my seat (the drum sound has been cleaned up on the recording).

Here's the set list:

"Shut Us Down"
"Go Insane"
"Trouble"
"Never Going Back Again"
"Big Love"
"Under the Skin"
"All My Sorrows"
"In Our Own Time"
"Illumination"
"Second Hand News"
"Tusk"
"Stars Are Crazy"
"End of Time"
"That's the Way Love Goes"
"I'm So Afraid"
"Go Your Own Way"
"Turn It On"
"Treason"
"Seeds We Sow"

The handful of acoustic numbers that start the show are performed solo and are a treat for fans of fingerpicked acoustic guitar. Then his band joins him and the set includes some great, full on rock n roll. The Fleetwood Mac tunes are great, if you're a fan. This is great stuff for fans of electric guitar. It may be a little schizophrenic for some tastes, but if you like both sides of guitar driven pop/rock music, this is a terrifically played, well recorded sampler.

Marty
The rock and roll hall of fame anniversary concert set of 2 disc is well recorded and has some nice performances. I strongly second Dave Matthesw / Tim Reynolds.
My two reference BluRays for concerts are - RUSH, Snakes and Arrows and Heart, Live in Seattle. Audio and HD Video are outstanding on both.
Roy Orbison has a wonderful blu ray. There are a good variety these days depending on your taste. If you just want demo material then the AIX set up/ test blu ray has some excellent performances. Next Tuesday I believe thre is a new Paul Simon concert being released which I'm betting will be superb.
San Francisco Symphony 100 year anniversary concert. Fantastic Billy The Kid!
1. Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010
2. Anything from Abbado/Lucerne on Euroarts or Accentus
Here's a few more in Blu Ray. Tom Petty live, Eric Clapton/Steve Winwood Live at Madison Square and also Sheryl Crow live. All are of very High Quality Video and Audio.

I also agree that the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll is awesome in Video and Audio, probably the best I have seen.
Thx all...keep them commin' ......

Regards Bacardi
How could I forget. Not exactly rock, but great br nonetheless. Adele live at royal Albert hall.
Check out Lee Ritenour's(OverTime)
Superb video and audio,Lee takes you from the 70's to now.
Lots of closeup shots of individual soloists ect.
The second half things speed up a bit and Lee has some younger players who are really good.
Music varies from jazz to Brazilian to funk and everything in between.
All in all very well done Bluray disc.The cd is good also.
Forgot to mention,this concert is in a small setting and Lee and musicians are in a circle type setting which is quite different,seems to put you right in there with the band.
Course my scope screen helps big time(LOL).
Another vote for Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds.
I can't believe no one has mentioned Return to Forever returns, Live at Montreux. Fan effing tastic. This should be on everyone's reference list. I ordered it from Amazon. Got it a week later. Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al Dimeola, Lenny White. If you don't like this, I really don't know what to suggest.
I actually bought Phill Collins best of Live at Monteaux. Excellent audio/video.

Regards Bacardi
The Police-Certifiable sounds and looks excellent, but kinda hard to find.
The Pretenders in L.A.
I'll throw one more in here but its not bluray,but the video and audio are excellent.
Eagles Farewell Tour I(live in Melbourne Australia).
Two discs and because the video and sound is superb you don't care if its bluray or not as its that good.
Definitely one of my top three music concerts.
The new Led Zeppeling Blu Ray is quite nice (not spectacular for a sound quality persective), as is the new Coldplay concert disc.
Here are some Blu-rays that I use for reference discs, both audio and video.

Heart Live in Seattle, label is Image Entertainment. This concert is one of the rare 5.0 only DTS HD Master but believe me, it lacks no bass.

Rush Snakes and Arrows, label Anthem Entertainment. 5.1 DTS HD Master. Spectacular audio and video if you are a Rush fan.

Stevie Nicks Live, label Soundstage, 5.1 uncompressed PCM, awesome sound and video, good mix of Stevies's solo stuff and Fleetwood Mac favorites.

If any of the above artists appeal to you, I highly recommend you check these out.
I also have Return to Forever's live at Montreux 2008. Great sounding disc and I love RTF, BUT for me I do not like hearing instruments in the rear channels! I was around when Quadraphonic was new and had a flashback to that era when listening to this disc the first time. They should have just used it for venue ambiance and audience feedback to get the feeling of the venue they were playing at!
Worth repeating as the others have stated. I have Jeff Beck, Dave Matthews-Tim Reynolds,and John Mayer. All of those I have used as a demo at one time or another. The David Gilmoure live at the Royal Albert Hall is very good especially if you like clean and clear vocals thru your center channel. I have to say that David Crosby and Graham Nash who are on the disc add excellent vocals. The opening low end is great on the first song which is Breathe(In the air) and is much more dynamic than when first heard years ago on Dark side of the Moon played on vinyl thanks to uncompressed audio and good subwoofers these days! Great up front vocals with hall ambiance around you.I'm going to pickup Led Zepplin, The Police, and the Rush recommnendations, thanks for starting this thread!
Statman, I did not notice any instuments mixed directly on the surround channels on the RTF blu ray. It sounds very balanced in my system. I will listen to it again to hear if I was missing something.
Botti's BR comes immediately to mind.
There are a few others to note Les Paul's bithday BR is exceptional value, Billy Joel in the last great concert at
Shea stadium, Eltons 60th brithday bash at MSG, David Foster's hitman Bluray,Etta James for an older BR is quite good,The Ojays, War,Fca 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton ,Blu-ray, most classical concerts are god with exception of Aix's house bands border on boring although good in sound and video.
To that end here are some classical favs:
New Year's Concert 2012 Blu-ray,
Flute Concertos at Sanssouci - A Tribute to Frederick The Great [BPhilharmoniker & Yutaka Sado Blu-ray, (2011,Mahler: Symphony No 8 Blu-ray 2012,Abbado Conducts Mahler: Symphony 5 Blu-ray 2011
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7,8 & 9 Blu-ray (2011)
Maybe with a collection o fover 150 BRs I should not what not to buy! lol
Three that come to mind are , Lou Reed, ELP, and David Gilmour.The first is nothing short of horrible.
Botti's BR comes immediately to mind.
There are a few others to note Les Paul's bithday BR is exceptional value, Billy Joel in the last great concert at
Shea stadium, Eltons 60th brithday bash at MSG, David Foster's hitman Bluray,Etta James for an older BR is quite good,The Ojays, War,Fca 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton ,Blu-ray, most classical concerts are god with exception of Aix's house bands border on boring although good in sound and video.
To that end here are some classical favs:
New Year's Concert 2012 Blu-ray,
Flute Concertos at Sanssouci - A Tribute to Frederick The Great [BPhilharmoniker & Yutaka Sado Blu-ray, (2011,Mahler: Symphony No 8 Blu-ray 2012,Abbado Conducts Mahler: Symphony 5 Blu-ray 2011
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7,8 & 9 Blu-ray (2011)
Maybe with a collection o fover 150 BRs I should not what not to buy! lol
Three that come to mind are , Lou Reed, ELP, and David Gilmour.The first is nothing short of horrible.
The 25th Anniversary of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts is excellent!
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day very impressive on all counts: Visuals, SQ and musicianship/performance. Jason Bonham did his dad proud. Get it and turn to "11!"
Great thread. I just ordered Snakes and Arrows and the Botti disc with a gift card I received. Looking forward to getting them. Adele is on the 'wish list' and ironically, the only one I have not had a chance to see in concert.
I also bought Adele's dvd mentioned above and have now put all three through their paces on my less than perfect (but improving) system.

Did anyone else find the Snakes and Arrows DTS5.1 to be harsh or over-bright sounding? At some points things began to blur and the sound was confused. Maybe it was just me? I'm a huge Rush fan and I saw them do this tour live (and several other Rush live shows) so it wasn't new or unfamiliar material. I liked the sound a lot better on 2.1 Dolby than DTS 5.1.

Adele was brilliant in DTS5.1 as was Botti. It was just the Rush DVD that was 'meh' in DTS 5.1...
The Eagles Farewell Tour Live in Melbourne is being released on BluRay Feb 19th. Finally!
Correction on the Botti Blu-Ray, it's not DTS but rather Dolby 5.1 digital.
Nice one,just pre ordered.
Two more for you to check out Rockwell and The Legends 0f Jazz( this one has Keb Mo and Robert Cray
@Steve42307, I think that Eagles Farewell Tour live will definitely be on my list to buy.......Absolutely.......
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Typical manipulation from Frey and Henley
Admranger, Rush Snakes and Arrows is just ok. A bit tipped up. The drum solo is awesome however. I really like the 2112 blu ray audio disc and the redbook version has 3 live songs added that are excellent.

Tobb, I'm shocked you didn't like David Gilmore Live at Albert's.
Farewell tour is unavailable until FEB 19.
I faked another order so you can PREORDER which I did last week.
@JP1208 Gilmore can still play guitar but his voice is very poor on this Bluray.
Tobb, his vocals are getting a little old but vocals in general on the BR are very good. Royal Albert Hall is a great place to record live and it shows on both Adele and Gilmore. The whole venue is very good but Adele's voice is fresh and stunning on her BR. The opening bass on Gilmore's BR is startling. I have two JL Audio F113's and I would have to say if you want to test your subs to see just how good or poor they are this is the BR to do that with. Very clean bass.
Jp still not convinced on Gilmore's Bluray! lol
His guitar is still among the best though.He should look at what most of the geezers do get some vocals to complement his shortfalls.
I agree with Adele's Bluray too!
We are running Whisper XDs with a Coda 15.0 and 7X Pre and there is nothing they can't handle.
The bass is pristine!
Unless the recordings are that poor and then the system only magnifies the garbage! lol
BTW Albert Hall is my favorite venue.
Quality of many bluray concerts are nice these days.

my favorites: Jewel The Essential Live Somgbook: Live at the Rialto theatre is by far the best acoustic recoding I heard today.

The Police Certifiable: Low freq. are stunning, difinition of high's are also impressive.

25th Ann Rock&Roll hall of fame: most of the recordings are very gut. Metallica misses the drive in the low freq.
Just ordered Gilmore at RAH. Should be interesting to listen to with some of the tweaks I've done to my system.
JP1208: Are you referring the heartbeats at the beginning song of the 1st DVD of the Gilmore DVD? I guess I wasn't impressed by the bass so that means I have some work to do with bass management...
Admranger, just the overall bass in general is very good and clean. The heartbeats get a little carried away but is very clean and will test your amp and how well it can control the speakers low end. This will also test your room and let you know if your room is putting out unwanted frequencies. I think they increased the db's on the heartbeat so if you can control those beats you can just about control anything.

There are test track cd's out there that can help with bass management. I have the XRCD24 bit Sheffield drum test disc which is great for bass management.

Lately I have been spinning the DVD-A of Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues and Dire Straits SACD of BIA.

If you like Talking Heads the DVD-A 5.1 mixes are a lot of fun and done very well and I'm not much into mixes.

Again, I think these discs have bass that is very well done with a little more detail and clarity going to Dire Straits SACD.
Thank you for the explaination, JP1208. I appreciate it.

Due to WAF, I had to move my subs yet again this weekend. I will need to do some listening to see what the result of the movement is. Then do some more tweaking to see if I can improve the sound.
STAIND LIVE FROM MOHEGAN SUN . A great sounding blu ray even if you don't like hard rock . The multi and 2 channel sounds pretty good one of the best I highly recommend .
Anyone check out, Rolling Stones 'Charlie is my Darling' ?
Just got Santana Greatest Hits Live at Montreaux, a July, 2011 concert. His greatest songs, mainly from the Abraxas and Santana albums with some newer ones like Smooth and Maria Maria.

Fantastic concert and the whole band is really smokin on this one. This is a must for Santana fans.
We better add another - Eagle Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne, finally available on Blu-ray.

Just watched it last night in its entirety, all 30 tracks. Had seen it before on HD-DVD but that disc was lossy Dolby. This one is uncompressed DTS Master and I now have a new reference disc for multi-channel sound. Simply spectacular audio!

Having a dual purpose Music/HT system, every time I start thinking of replacing my multi-channel power amp with a better 2 channel amp because I seldom use more than 2 channels (occasional movie or concert), something like this disc comes around. And it reminds me just how good digital can be for music when done right.

Problem is there are just so few of them.