Great Laserdisc (physical media) concerts that never made it to DVD

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by GiorgioV, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. GiorgioV

    GiorgioV Active Member Thread Starter

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    I've seen there's already a thread on the matter, but, since it's over 10 years old and many of the titles mentioned in there have indeed been released on DVD, I thought it might be time to give it an
    update :D

    For years I've been waiting for several concerts, originally on Laserdisc, to be released on DVD. I've finally grown tired of waiting, so I've purchased them, shipped them to a specialized lab and had them ripped to dual layer DVD discs, with PCM uncompressed audio. I've also asked to have the unaltered files too (something like 20GB each) on hard disk, should I ever like to try to work on the picture quality.
    I must say that it cost me a little, but now it's a real pleasure being able to play these in good picture quality (the audio part is, of course, excellent), even on my 65" Oled.

    Here's the list, if you feel there's other titles worthy of mention please join in! May be I’ve missed something worthy :D

    10,000 Maniacs: MTV unplugged – 73 min.
    David Byrne: Live - Between The Teeth – 71 min.
    Hall & Oates: Liberty Island Concert – 95 min.
    Hall & Oates: Rock n Soul Live – 95 min.
    Billy Joel: Live from long Island – 82 min.
    Bon Jovi: Keep the faith: an evening with – 85 min.
    The Cure: In orange – 113 min.
    Tom Petty: Take The Highwayay - 92 min.
    Pink FLoyd: Delicate sound of thunder - 91 min.
    Police: Around the world – 75 min.
    Police: Outlandos To Synchronicities – 84 min.
    Queen: Magic Years 1-2-3 – 180 min.
    Queen: Champions of the world - 120 min.
    Lou Reed: New York Album – 77min.
    Lou Reed: Magic and loss Live – 93 min.
    REO Speedwagon: Live Infidelity – 90 min.
    Paul Simon: Concert in the park – 125 min.
    Sting: The soul cages concert – 100 min.
    Pete Townshend: Deep end – 87 min.
    Suzanne Vega: Live at the Royal Albert Hall – 40 min.
     
  2. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

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    'Laserdisc' is one of my favorite bands
     
  3. Greg Z

    Greg Z Well-Known Member

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - 87 min.
    (live concert in Tokyo)

    There is a great unofficial version out there
    mastered from the 1" VTR tape used for laserdisc pressing
     
  4. GiorgioV

    GiorgioV Active Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks for pointing that out! Thread title changed :D
     
  5. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Kate Bush Live at the Hammersmith Odeon.

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  6. GiorgioV

    GiorgioV Active Member Thread Starter

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    Yes! I remember considering this one. I think there's a Dvd of this performance but it must be unofficial.
     
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  7. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Still waiting for a blu-ray of the Tom Petty show. Luckily I have a DVD rip that sounds great and looks decent
     
  8. dasacco

    dasacco Forum Resident

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    Aerosmith- Texxas Jam
     
  9. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Forum Resident

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    Not really a concert but a great documentary.
    25x5- The Rolling Stones.
     
  10. GiorgioV

    GiorgioV Active Member Thread Starter

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    I've ripped the "Pack up the plantation" VHS (unfortunately, no laserdisc for that one).
    As for a blu ray (I'd settle for DVD) release of any of those two gigs, who knows, maybe, with Petty's death... But it's been such a long time already...
     
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  11. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Songs for Drella. a different performance than the cd
     
  12. charlie W

    charlie W EMA Level 8

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    Maze featuring Frankie Beverly-Live In New Orleans.
    Roxy Music-Live(don't remember the release title but filmed in Frejus, France)
     
  13. Ty D. Tatman

    Ty D. Tatman Forum Resident

    Not exactly "great" but worthy of the discussion because it all comes down to licensing: KISS - Animalize Live Uncensored.
     
  14. GiorgioV

    GiorgioV Active Member Thread Starter

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    Isn't it "The high road?" Actually, this one has been released on DVD.
     
  15. Muzyck

    Muzyck Real inventor of the inverted firkin

    Not sure about all of these..

    The Muse Concert
    Neil Young- Solo Trans
    Neil Young - Freedom
    Queen - We Are The Champions Final Live In Japan (1985)
    Queen - Live In Japan in Seibu Lions Stadium (1982)
    Joe Jackson - Big World Sessions
     
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  16. Frittenköter

    Frittenköter Forum Resident

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    Weld - Neil Young (Rust Never Sleeps' smaller-scaled but not lesser brother)
    Unplugged - Neil Young (such a shame)
    The Complex Sessions - Neil Young
    Hard To Handle - Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (i actually really like this tour)
     
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  17. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    I don't think we'll ever see "pack up the plantation" again. Petty regrets that he used the conservative flag as a back drop. Sure, it's easy to cgi out but that show on video is a lost cause.
    "Take the highway" could happen though
     
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  18. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    It has never been officially released on DVD.
     
  19. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I own that on laserdisc if someone is looking for a copy.
     
  20. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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  21. GiorgioV

    GiorgioV Active Member Thread Starter

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    Didn't know that! That's such a pity, I actually enjoy Plantation's setlist more. That makes me appreciate even more the fact that, at least, I have an excellent VHS rip.

    This, I have on a DVD bootleg, pretty sure it's been ripped from the laserdisc; the same goes for:
     
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  22. GiorgioV

    GiorgioV Active Member Thread Starter

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  23. Frittenköter

    Frittenköter Forum Resident

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    Germany
    if it's the version i'm thinking of, it's pretty good quality, but nowhere near what a proper sd bluray could look and sound like (less to no compression needed)
     
  24. feinstei9415

    feinstei9415 Forum Resident

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    How about The Beatles Concert At Budokon 1966?

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  25. Ty D. Tatman

    Ty D. Tatman Forum Resident

    The number of Queen releases that never saw the light of day in the US is staggering. Hoping Brian and Roger continue to cash in on those.
     
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