Eric Clapton - Nothing But the Blues (CD, Vinyl & Bluray)

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  1. crossroads69

    crossroads69 Senior Member

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    I think it will very likely have both stereo and surround mixes but I couldn’t find the specific info either.
     
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  2. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Forum Resident

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    Waiting for the bootleg. Oh, wait...
     
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  3. JulesRules

    JulesRules I heard it thru the grapefruit

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    Nowhere as cheap as drives without BD capability, and there's only about two or three somewhat reputable companies producing them. Even then, you don't actually know what kind of drive is included until you open it yourself. And the reviews kept me from getting one for a long time, as it seems that every single one is fraught with issues, especially if you want to burn BDs yourself (which admittedly isn't my main concern, but still good to have for backup).

    I'm talking about external drives, by the way, but internal ones are on the way out. I talked to the guy at the electronics store and pointed out how the desktop PC that we were standing by didn't even seem to feature any place where you could put such a drive.
     
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  4. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    I haven’t searched for any BD drives lately (I picked one up many years ago), but blu-rays have been common since 2006. Surely there has been an external drive released since then that is reputable and would serve your needs. Blu-ray isn’t some new fad at this point in time - it’s old sock. ;)
     
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  5. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

    Sex Lies And Master Tapes Gaulois réfractaire

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    I'm afraid there won't be any 5.1 surround mix. If this was the case, the information would be specified on EC store in the first place i guess...
     
  6. JulesRules

    JulesRules I heard it thru the grapefruit

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    That's exactly the problem.
    For the record, I'm good for now - I got one a few weeks ago. But I noticed a lot of ones that got many reviews weren't being produced anymore or were generally out of date (even the one I bought has quite old software bundled with it, and since the installation dialog was built on Adobe Flash Player, many people are now having issues - thankfully I haven't removed it yet). And not to mention that the packaging was quite dusty! God knows how long it had already been lying around.

    Simply put, the market has shrunk. This is all offtopic, but it's a cold hard fact that Blu-Ray hasn't caught on the way CD and DVD have. Lots of consumers are how streaming HD content or better. But if you don't have that kind of network or don't like the subscription models or whatever, you're not in a great position.
     
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  7. bbanderic

    bbanderic Forum Resident

    Yes, external drives as most PC’s don’t have slots for internal drives anymore. I’ve used Pioneer BD drives since the early 2000’s, never had an issue, currently using an external drive, with Pioneer you know exactly what you’re getting, I highly doubt it’s any different with DVD drives. I think LG is another good option. With very little research it’s not hard to figure out what you’re getting.

    I would assume you have an HD monitor on your PC, if you do you’re not getting the most out of what you already have with DVD. Does lossless audio mean anything to you? The audio will be neutered with DVD. Lastly, what about the future? You’re not going to have that PC setup forever, then you’re going to be stuck with DVD doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. However, at the end of the day is long as you’re satisfied and happy with DVD that’s all that matters.
     
  8. bbanderic

    bbanderic Forum Resident

    Says here in this official video that there will be stereo, 5.1 and Atmos audio and you can bet they’ll be lossless on the Blu-Ray…DVD most likely not


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FzccqOzl0iw
     
  9. JulesRules

    JulesRules I heard it thru the grapefruit

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    :confused:
    I specifically explained how I was looking for a drive with blu-ray capability and got one.

    My observation that there is a bigger and broader supply of DVD drives out there and that they are cheaper still stands. If Blu-Ray had become the new standard, you wouldn't see these being produced anymore. And you would also not see releases like this on DVD anymore.

    Just because the format is superior, doesn't mean it has succeeded in the way it should have.
    The drive I got is by Verbatim, but several reviews have stated that it's actually a Pioneer drive inside. The salesman actually confirmed this to me. And don't get me started about the no-name Chinese products on Amazon and eBay.
     
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  10. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

    Sex Lies And Master Tapes Gaulois réfractaire

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    Thank you bbanderic.
     
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  11. bbanderic

    bbanderic Forum Resident

    If you’re talking about the post where you said the box was dusty and the old software, you posted that as I wrote my last post. Good luck with the Verbatim drive.
     
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  12. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

    Sex Lies And Master Tapes Gaulois réfractaire

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    I guess i should start to wear glasses... :rolleyes:

    Eric Clapton - Nothing But the Blues

    "Long-awaited 1995 documentary upgraded to 4k and features 20 live performances in hi-res stereo, 5.1 and Atmos mixes"
     
  13. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    Or you could do what I did, which was buy a very reliable internal drive and put it in an external enclosure. The resulting "product" has a larger footprint than I would like, but has worked flawlessly. I find the drive to be 100% essential. I've said this in other threads, but I can't tell you how many times I've had to do a downmix of 5.1 tracks from Blu Rays to get a decent sounding stereo version. There are WAY too many discs out there where the stereo tracks have excessive digital limiting applied, but the 5.1 tracks do not (for whatever reason). Bringing it back to this thread, I really want this release and will likely get the Blu Ray, but I'm tempted to wait to hear reviews on the audio (whether or not it's been squashed) before I pull the trigger.
     
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  14. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

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    Simon Climie remixed it... :-popcorn:
     
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  15. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

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    HD stereo is why I went with the BR instead of the CDs. Looking forward to this!
     
  16. JulesRules

    JulesRules I heard it thru the grapefruit

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    I was considering that but eventually decided it was going to be too much hassle for me.

    Anyway, enough of that detour.
     
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  17. Anthrax

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    True. I find it utterly baffling.

    And yet I'm kinda grateful that not all audio options are squashed when I come across one such disc.
     
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  18. bbanderic

    bbanderic Forum Resident

    I think we have very good evidence already, audio and video, that the audio will be just fine, most certainly an upgrade to what’s already been out there from the Fillmore gigs, I have no worries in that regard.
     
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  19. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    Good reason for me to wait!
     
  20. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    Blu-ray has absolutely caught on… with people who still buy physical media. Thankfully, most recent box sets have included Blu-ray over DVD.
     
  21. Anthrax

    Anthrax Forum Resident

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    My only live CD from this tour: Eric Clapton - Kind Of Blues

    Back cover says, "Recorded Live at "THE FORUM", Los Angeles 3rd November 1994 (except * [track 1, disc 1] = "FILLMORE" 7th, 8th & 9th November 1994)."

    I bought that CD about 20 years ago or so, and I always thought those recording details can't be entirely accurate, or maybe they're the other way around (everything from several dates at the Fillmore + one track from The Forum).

    Does anyone know what's the actual date/location for this CD?
     
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  22. bbanderic

    bbanderic Forum Resident

    Motherless Child is the only track from the Fillmore, not sure on the date, the rest is from the LA Forum
     
  23. Tom Daniels

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    Correct. I think that, for whatever reason, Motherless Child (the opener) wasn’t captured live at the Forum, so the bootleggers put on the Fillmore version to complete the show.
     
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  24. marc roberty

    marc roberty Forum Resident

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    Three quarters of Motheless Children from the LA Forum does exist. Some boot editions fade it in with the LA version. Not sure if the LA show was professionally recorded or whether it is a soundboard recording.
     
  25. crossroads69

    crossroads69 Senior Member

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    Amazon notification just informed that the NBTB Blu-ray arrives tomorrow! The wait is almost over :goodie:
     

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