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Concert DVD's & Blu rays - any recommendations?

Discussion in 'music' started by foxwelljsly, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    I have been thoroughly enjoying The Who - Live at Kilburn '77 on Blu Ray this afternoon. Not at their peak, but still shit hot. Perfectly lit and shot on 6x 35mm cameras in 16 track sound - so looks and sounds better than any other concert dvd I've ever seen or heard.

    I liked it so much I've already ordered their, allegedly, far inferior Live in Texas '75 DVD.

    What other Blu Rays or DVDs of fabulous concerts do folks here reckon are REALLY worth watching?

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  2. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    I have a DVD I listen to quite often especially before going to a live show to put me in the right mood.
    This is An evening with Godsmack live at the House of Blues, Las Vegas.
    They say it’s an acoustic show but the microphones vibrate when the drummer gives a shot of bass drum !

    Also, for my personal taste, any live show from Rush is worth it as well.
  3. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Don’t know if it’s to your musical taste, but Public Service Broadcasting Live at Brixton is a good one.
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  4. Taff63

    Taff63 pfm Member

    Pink Floyd Pulse
    AC/DC Live at River Plate
  5. Sean K

    Sean K pfm Member

    Not a 'pure' concert film, but The Last Waltz is great, worth it simply for Van Morrison's famous rip roaring, drunken karaoke performance of Caravan, which he actually pulls off. It has Mavis and Pops Staples in it, too.
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  6. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    They're not, but neither are the Cure and their televised Glastonbury gig last year was bloody fabulous, so I'm open to all suggestions.
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  7. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    Another vote for Pulse, but also check out Gilmour’s Live at Pompeii... more intimate but great sound and stunning location.

    Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Live has long been a favourite not just because of the music but the fun the performers had on that tour shines through and is infectious.
  8. julifriend

    julifriend pfm Member

    Not forgetting Peter Gabriel’s Growing Up. Another superb concert recording.
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    DAVEDWACK pfm Member

    Another +1 for The Band -The Last Waltz

    also Stop Making Sense- Talking Heads
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  10. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  11. guey

    guey pfm Member

    LCD Soundsystem - Shut Up And Play The Hits
  12. guey

    guey pfm Member

    I'm pleased to say that Spike Lee will be directing the film of the last David Byrne tour - really looking forward to that appearing.
  13. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Nowhere is Home
    Duke of Yorks Theatre

    love it!
  14. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    The cure's "trilogy" live in Berlin is excellent. 100 years sends shivers down my spine every time!
  15. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    Jeff Beck - Performing This Week, filmed at Ronnie Scott's. Superb sound and picture. Oh, and fabulous music!
    Procol Harum - Live at the Union Chapel.
    The Moody Blues - Lovely To See You Live.
    ZZ Top - Live From Texas (with a great rendition Of Foxy Lady on the Bonus Features).
    Roger Waters - The Wall. Stonking picture and Dolby Atmos sound.
    The Rolling Stones - Live at the Max.

    Much as I love Pink Floyd, I can't really get on with Pulse. I was at the concert, and subsequently bought the laserdisc, which was great, but for some reason known only to the tw*ts who did it they used different performances for the DVD, which really weren't so good as those on the LD.

    I bought SWMBO a copy of the BluRay of Celine Dion Live in Las Vegas, which although not to my taste musically is a superbly staged and performed event.

    Agree with the recommendations of The Last Waltz, and Stop Making Sense.
  16. guey

    guey pfm Member

    I'll have to hunt out the Funkadelic live DVD I've got, as I can't remember the name of it.
    Not exactly a state of the art recording; but a reasonable taster of that era's bonkersness.
  17. ewencummins

    ewencummins pfm Member

    The Blu Ray of Peter Grimes Aldeburgh Beach is pretty good if you're into that sort of thing.

    AC/DC at River Plate is a brilliant CD - one that really conveys the crowd. Time for me to get the DVD. Thanks for the recommendation.

    The Last Waltz is great and everyone's getting into the party spirit... until Dylan comes along for the finale.
  18. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    And Neil Diamond who, obviously, was xxxx.
    He was only there because Robertson was to produce his next album.

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