Rattle Off Your Music DVDs

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  1. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown Forum Resident Thread Starter

    SLC, UT
    Out of all my DVDs I have 5 movies. The rest are music. There aren't too many movies I'd watch over and over, but music's a different matter.

    My favorite DVD (and movie) is Pink Floyd's The Wall. My favorite concert DVD is Dream Theater's "Metropolis 2000-Live Scenes from New York" followed closely by Spock's Beard's "Dont Try This at Home". Here are the others:

    The Black Sabbath Story vols. 1 and 2
    Cream Farewell Concert
    Fates Warning Live at the Dynamo
    David Gilmour in Concert
    Jimi Hendrix - Live at Woodstock, Band of Gypsys, Live at the Isle of Wight, Wild Blue Angel
    Iron Maiden - Raising Hell (quality sucks - stay away)
    Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same
    Ozric Tentacles Live at the Pongmaster's Ball
    RATM - The Battle of Mexico City
    Rush - Chronicles
    Joe Satriani Live in San Francisco
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Viewphoria
    U2 Live form Boston
    Stevie Ray Vaughan -Live at the El Mocambo, Live from Austin Texas
    Roger Waters - In the Flesh
    Yes - Keys to Ascension

    I've also got an Armored Saint and another Fates Warning on the way.

    So...whatchu got?
  2. AKA

    AKA Senior Member

    America: A Tribute To Heroes
    Ben Folds Five - Complete Sessions At West 54th
    Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words And Music
    The Concert For New York City
    Gimme Shelter
    Gimme Some Truth: The Making Of John Lennon's "Imagine"
    Billy Joel - Live At Yankee Stadium
    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume III: The Video
    Billy Joel - The Essential Video Collection
    Paul McCartney - Back In The U.S.
    Paul McCartney - Live At The Cavern Club
    Paul McCartney - Wingspan: Hits & History
    Pearl Jam - Single Video Theory
    Pearl Jam - Touring Band 2000
    Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Playback
    Bruce Springsteen - The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000
    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Live In New York City

    Pretty soon I'll have The Beatles Anthology and The Police - Every Breath You Take: The DVD. I've also been meaning to check out Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers' "Live At The Fillmore."
  3. Jamie Tate

    Jamie Tate New Member

    All the Yes discs
    All the Billy Joel discs
    All the Beatles discs
    The King Crimson disc
    All the John Lennon discs
    All the Paul McCartney discs
    Neil Finn
    Beethoven 6th Symphony
    Spinal Tap :)
    Jellyfish (DVD-R)
    Trevor Rabin (DVD-R)
    Yes boots (DVD-R)
    Ed Sullivan Box Set
    Ed Sullivan Beatles discs

    More but I'm tired....
  4. Beach Boys - Endless Harmony (excellent 5.1 surround sound bonus track mixes. I particularly like "Sail On Sailor".)
    Beatles - AHDN - recent 5.1 fiasco :rolleyes:
    Beatles - Yellow Sub
    Rutles - All You Need Is Cash :laugh:
    Band - The Last Waltz
    Diana Krall - Live In Paris
    Midnight Oil - 20000 Watts R.S.L. - The Midnight Oil Collection
    contains all the videos remastered and some good live concert footage as well
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
    Rolling Stones - recent L.A. benefit concert :D
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
    U2 - Elevation 2001 - Live In Boston

    Guys And Dolls - Does that count? It's a musical. It's Frank. It's remastered in wide screen with the musical numbers in surround sound.

    BTW, Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel in Spinal Tap)'s new music mockumentary movie is finished. It is based on the other parody musical group that Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer have, "The Folksmen". Anybody remember their skit in 1985 on SNL? It was hilarious. I can't wait to see the movie. Oh, it's called "The Mighty Wind", scheduled for release this spring.

    Here is an encyclopedic entry from a Spinal Tap fan Web site.

    Folksmen, The: Aging folk band reminiscent of the Kingston Trio that was scheduled to open for Spinal Tap during the 1992 Royal Albert Hall show. Instead, they played a nearby Tube stop for change because roadies feared the energetic heavy metal crowd would tear them to pieces. Four years later, according to the Tap Web page, the group signed a four-month lease on a 1994 Chrysler minivan in anticipation of Tap’s never-realized 1996 Third World Tour. Rumor had it the trio might put out a CD. From the Web page: "Perhaps best known, if at all, for their 1962 Top 70 hit ‘Old Joe’s Place,’ the Folksmen have earned a lasting place in folk music history as the group too popular to be purist and too purist to be popular. Jerry Palter, Alan Barrows and Mark Shubb met as freshmen at Ohio Wesleyan and over the next 26 months played and sang their own brand of ‘eclectified folk’ music. Recently reunited after more than two decades, they are again becoming a popular late addition to folk festivals within a day’s auto travel of their homes."

    Michael McKean plays Jerry Palter.
    Christopher Guest is Allan Barrows.
    Harry Shearer is Mark Shubb.

    Attached Files:

  5. Rick Deschaine

    Rick Deschaine New Member

    Denver, CO
    I have the Following music DVDs

    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Criterion)
    Gimme Shelter (Criterion)
    The Last Waltz
    Open Road - The Cowboy Junkies
    Moulin Rouge
    The Best of the Blues Brothers
    The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-2000 - Greatest Hits Video Collection
    20,000 Watt R.S.L - The Midnight Oil Collection
    Man in the Sand - Billy Bragg & Wilco
    Transcendental Blues Live - Steve Earle & the Dukes
    Deep Blues - A Musical Pilgrimage to the Crossroads
    School House Rocks
    The Battle of Mexico City - Rage Against the Machine
    A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
    Wild Blue Angel - Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival
    The Five Heartbeats
    Almost Famous
    Jeff Buckley Live in Chicago
    Zoom - Electric Light Orchestra
    Elevation 2002 - U2 Live From Boston
    U2 the Best of 1990 -2000
    The Filth and the Fury - Sex Pistols
    Render - Ani DiFranco
    Johnny Cash - The Anthology
    No Borders Canto - Los Super Seven
    Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Immortal Beloved
    Topsy Turvy
    American Roots Music
    Genghis Blues
    The Best of Sessions at West 54th Street - Vol. 1
    The Best of Sessions at West 54th Street - Vol. 2
    John Prine - Live From Sessions at West 54th Street
    Keb 'Mo - Live From Sessions at West 54th Street
    Gospel - Rythm of the Heart
    Bruce Springsteen - The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000
    Purple Rain
    We Will Rock You - Queen
    Piano Grand - A Smithsonian Celebration
    The Brian Setzer Orchestra Live in Japan
    Don't Look Back - Bob Dylan
    Mance Lipscomb & Lightnin' Hopkins
    Grateful Dawg
    The Wall - Pink Floyd
    Buena Vista Social Club
    Natalie Merchant - Live in Concert NYC June 12, 1999
    Stevie ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Live From Austin TX
    The Doors - Collectors Edition
    Water From the Well - The Chieftains
    High Grass Dogs - Tom Petty Live From the Fillmore
    Silver & Gold - Neil Young
    Down From the Mountain
    Bittersweet Motel - Phish
    Yellow Submarine
    Streets of Fire
    Watershed - Indigo Girls
    The Red Violin
    Sarah McLachlan the Video Collection 1989-1998
    Deja Vrooom - King Crimson

    Not only did I include music videos but also Movies with a distinct Music theme like Moulin Rouge, Topsy Turvy and Almost Famous.

    Enjoy, Rick
  6. teaser5

    teaser5 Cool Rockin' Daddy

    The DMV

    Hey Rick:
    I'm coming over to your house to watch some DVD's man! That's some collection. Say: Do you love that Jeff Buckley "Live In Chicago" as much as I do? I have played that for a number of people who have never heard of him and their jaws always drop. Such a shame about him. What a talent.

  7. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Livonia, MI
    From memory - I know I'm missing some:


    Band - The Last Waltz
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology
    Beatles - Yellow Submarine
    Beatles - A Hard Days Night (Miramax Version)
    Beatles - Help!
    Jeff Buckley Live in Chicago
    George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection
    George Clinton & the P-Funk All-stars - Live at the House of Blues
    Echo and the Bunnymen - Live in Liverpool
    Neil Finn - 7 Worlds Collide
    Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same
    Sarah McLachlan - Mirrorball
    Sarah McLachlan - Video Collection
    Metallica - Cunning Stunts
    Metallica - S&M
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    R.E.M. - Road Movie
    R.E.M. - Pop Screen
    Rolling Stones Bridges to babylon
    Rolling Stones at the Max
    Rutles - All You Need is Cash
    Sesame Street's 25th Birthday - A Musical Celebration*
    Sex Pistols - The Filth & the Fury
    Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band - Live in NYC
    Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics Boxed Set
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
    James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theater
    This is Spinal Tap (Criterion)
    The Who - 30 Years of Maximum R&B
    The Who - Live at the Royal Albert Hall


    Beatles Anthology
    Morrissey - Hulmerist/The Malady Lingers On
    Morrissey - Live in Dallas
    R.E.M. - Tourfilm
    R.E.M. - Parallel
    R.E.M. - This Film is On
    Schoolhouse Rock - (2 discs with Grammar/History/Multiplication/Science)
    Three Tenors (LA Concert)

    * = Most watched

    I have lots of traditional movie musicals in both formats as well. Not to mention stuff that is only on VHS like Tom Waits Big Time, R.E.M. Succumbs, The Pogues Live at the Town and Country...

  8. -=Rudy=-

    -=Rudy=- ♪♫♪♫♫♪♪♫♪♪ Staff

    Not many on DVD--but plenty on Laser.

    DVD is limited to:

    Ozzy--Live and Loud
    Classic Albums: U2/Joshua Tree
    Classic Albums: Phil Collins/Face Value
    Classic Albums: Steely Dan/Aja
    Classic Albums: The Who/Who's Next
    Steely Dan: Two Against Nature (from the TV concert)

    I don't get into the live concert videos as much as I used to. I'm more into biographies these days.

    Will have to get my Laser list up here one of these days. Hey, I even have that Olivia Newton-John LD from "Physical". Need my eye candy. :D I have a few of those 8" LDs, and I even have one of those "video single" video CDs that has Donald Fagen's "New Frontier" on the laserdisc track.
  9. Ken, I thought Echo Live In Liverpool was only a U.K. release, region 2. One of my DVD players is all-regions so it's not issue for me. BTW, how is it? I love the CD.

    Looking at Ken's list I forgot to mention that I also have the Neil Finn - 7 Worlds DVD. Also my Spinal Tap is the recent issue, not the Criterion.
  10. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Livonia, MI
    The "Live in Liverpool" DVD is OK (I believe mine is NTSC Region 0), but the DD 5.1 track is defective. I started a thread on it over at the music forum right here.

  11. reechie

    reechie Senior Member

    Hmm, I'm going to miss something, I just know it...

    Beatles- A Hard Day's Night (Miramax)
    Beatles- Help!
    Beatles- First US Visit
    Beatles- Magical Mystery Tour
    Beatles- Yellow Submarine
    Beatles, et al- Complete Ed Sullivan Shows
    Beatles- Fun With The Fab Four/Unauthorized
    Beatles- Best Of 1963 (DVD-R)
    McCartney- Live At The Cavern Club
    McCartney- Wingspan
    McCartney- Back In The US
    America: A Tribute To Heroes
    The Concert For NYC
    The Rutles-All You Need Is Cash
    Hullabaloo (Three Volumes)
    Music Scene (Volume 2, I think...the one with Groucho)
    John Fogerty- Premonition
    Roy Orbison- A Black And White Night
    The Monkees- Head
    Michael Nesmith- Elephant Parts (first version)
    Michael Nesmith- Live At The Britt Festival
    Don't Look Back - Bob Dylan
    Beach Boys - Endless Harmony
    Beach Boys - The Lost Concert
    The Who- Live At The Royal Albert Hall
    The Who- Live At The Isle Of Wight
    U2 - Elevation 2001 - Live In Boston
    This Is Spinal Tap (current version)
    The Blues Brothers (movie)
    Best Of The Blues Brothers
    The Ramones- Rock And Roll High School
    The Ramones- Lifestyles Of The Ramones (Brazillian Region 1 DVD)
    The Clash- From Here To Eternity
    The Go-Go's- Live In Central Park
    Carl Perkins & Friends- Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session
    Barenaked Ladies-Barelaked Nadies
    The Smithereens-Smithereens 10
  12. vex

    vex New Member

    Seattle, WA
    Hmm, I have too many to enumerate (over 100) but let's just say that my music DVD's outnumber my movie DVD's by a wide margin. Some of my favorites include:

    Beach Boys - Endless Harmony (excellent document)
    Pink Floyd - The Wall (natch)
    The Who - Tommy (superbit!)
    ELP - Pictures At An Exhibition (spectacular concert performance)
    Bill Bruford's Eartworks - Footloose in NYC (a must see/hear, phenomenal)
    Santana - Supernatural (stunning candy for the eyes and ears)
    Eagles - Hell Freezes Over (totally blew away all expectations)
    Moody Blues - Live From the Royal Albert Hall (another stunner that blew me away)
    Widespread Panic - Live At Oak Mountain (wow)
    Bjork - Greatest Hits Volume 1993-2003 (all the cool videos)
  13. Rick Deschaine

    Rick Deschaine New Member

    Denver, CO

    Come over anytime man! :) But you should see my regular movie DVD collection, somewhere in the neighboorhood of 430-450 or so.

    I totally dig that Jeff Buckley DVD. If anyone doesn't have it yet, grab it. Wonderful stuff. Talk about someone who passed before their time. It seems that ran in the family. What a shame. :(

    Oh, I also forgot to mention:

    Tourfilm - R.E.M.

    and on Laserdisc;

    Rattle and Hum - U2
    Live at the Uptown Lounge - Indigo Girls
    Things That go Pump in the Night - Aerosmith

    Later, Rick
  14. Beatlelennon65

    Beatlelennon65 Active Member

    Beatles- Help!, AHDN (new version), Making OF AHDN, MMT, Yellow Submarine, Let It Be, Concert At Budokan 1966, Anthology (dvd-r)
    John Lennon- Gimme Some Truth
    Eric Clapton- Live in Hyde Park (an absolute mind blower, my favorite music dvd), 24 nights, One More Car, One More Driver,
    Pink Floyd- The Wall
    Stevie Ray Vaughan- Live At El Mocambo, Live From Austin Texas
    Dave Matthews Band Live At Folsom Field (Excellent dvd, although the video editing leaves a lot to be desired at the beginning, it gets better. Killer What Would You Say and All Along The Watchtower).
    Phish- Live In Vegas (Good, though could have been better
    James Taylor- Live At The Beacon, Pull Over

    I need opinions on:
    Ben Folds Live at 54th
    Joe Satriani Live In San Fransisco
    U2 Live In Boston
    Widespread Panic Live At Oak Mountain
    Tom Petty High Grass Dogs Live At The Fillmore
    Which is the best Jimi Hendrix DVD to get?
  15. Rick Deschaine

    Rick Deschaine New Member

    Denver, CO

    Unfortunately, I haven't watched the Elevation DVD all the way through yet so can't give a comprehensive review.

    However I can vouch for the Tom Petty DVD. Picture quality is so-so but sound is first rate. Thsi was taped during one of Tom Petty's innumerable shows at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium and he's at the top of his game (so are the Heartbreakers). If your a Tom Petty fan a ,must have for your collection.

    Side note, you might really like Neil Young's Silver & Gold DVD as well. The sound and picture on that one are both top notch.
  16. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown Forum Resident Thread Starter

    SLC, UT
    Man, you guys are giving me some good ideas of what to get next!

    All of the Hendrix DVDs leave a little to be desired from a visual quality viewpoint, especially "Band of Gypsys", but that one is musically my favorite. I love them all, though. I think Jimi earned his guitar god title.

    The Satriani disc is very good both sonically and visually. Satch puts on a great show. If you're in any way a fan already, you won't be disappointed with it.
  17. Jeff H.

    Jeff H. Senior Member

    Northern, OR
    Here's my list:

    Beatles-A Hard Day's Night
    Beatles-First U.S. Visit
    Beatles-Big Night Out(A Bootleg I bought at a record swap. Features both a 1963 and early 1964 appearences on this British variety show. Decent quality picture and sound)
    Beatles-Yellow Submarine
    The Blues Brothers
    Ken Burns Jazz
    The Carpenters-Gold-Greatest Hits
    Classic Albums-Steely Dan "Aja"
    Classic Albums-Stevie Wonder "Songs In The Key Of Life"
    Classic Albums-Sex Pistols "Never Mind The Bollocks It's The Sex Pistols"
    Classic Albums-U2 "The Joshua Tree"
    Complete Monterey Pop Festival(Criterion Collection)
    The Concert For New York City
    The Cure-Greatest Hits
    Michael Jackson-History Volumes' 1 & 2
    Michael Jackson-Dangerous-The Short Films
    Janet Jackson-Design Of A Decade
    John Lennon-Gimme Some Truth
    Maze featuring Frankie Beverly-Live In New Orleans
    Paul McCartney-Wingspan
    Paul McCartney-Back In The U.S.-2002
    Paul McCartney-In The World Tonight
    Paul McCartney-Live At The Cavern Club
    George Michael-Ladies And Gentlemen The Best Of...
    Nine Inch Nails-All That Could Have Been(Excellent concert with a stunningly clear picture and sound. Shot mostly with hand held digital video cams)
    Rolling Stones-Gimme Shelter(Criterion, another amazing DVD!!)
    Schoolhouse Rock
    Bruce Springsteen-The Complete Video Anthology
    Steely Dan-Two Against Nature
    Ed Sullivan Rock And Roll Classics volume 2
    U2-Rattle And Hum
    U2-Elevation 2001-Live In Boston
    U2-The Best Of-1990-2000
    Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble-Live At The El Mocambo
    Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble-Live In Austin, Texas
    Wham!-The Best Of
    The Wiz
    Woodstock-The Director's Cut


    Beatles-A Hard Day's Night(Criterion)
    Beatles-Yellow Submarine(1999 Widescreen Version)
    Duran Duran(1983 Video Album)
    Duran Duran-Sing Blue Silver
    Marvin Gaye-Motown On Showtime
    Paul McCartney-Rupert And The Frog Song
    Rolling Stones-25X5
    3rd Bass-The Cactus Video
    The Making Of We Are The World

    I think that's it, if I missed any, I tried my best!!!:D :D :D
  18. Tony Caldwell

    Tony Caldwell Senior Member

    I only have the following on DVD:

    Deep Purple "Total Abandon"
    Hawkwind "Night of the Hawks"
    Hawkwind "The Chronicle of the Black Sword"
    James Taylor "Live At The Beacon Theatre"
    Jethro Tull "Living with the Past"
    King Crimson deja VROOM
    Metallica S & M
    Queensryche "Operation:LIVEcrime"
    The Wall (Pink Floyd)

    I like them all, but my favorite might be the Deep Purple disc. Steve Morse is great with Deep Purple. I have always been a fan of Deep Purple and Steve Morse (hey, I even like the 2 albums he did with Kansas), but I never would have thought that they would work so well together.

  19. Claviusb

    Claviusb A Serious Man

    Tony! Buddy! Where've ya been?
  20. Tony Caldwell

    Tony Caldwell Senior Member


    Man, I have been busy. My wife and I bought a house...moved into house...Wife got sick...Wife had surgery...still unpacking boxes!

    I have been lurking again for a couple of days, but I haven't had much time to check in lately.

    We are doing fine now. Hopefully things will return to normal soon!

  21. monoman

    monoman Senior Member

    I'm glad you asked.

    Aerosmith-The Making of Pump
    The Beatles- A Hard Day's Night
    The Beatles- Yellow Subarmine
    Cheap Trick- Live in Australia
    Cheap Trick- Music for Hangovers
    Cheap Trick- Silver
    Eric Clapton- Chronicles
    Eric Clapton- The Cream of Clapton
    Eric Clapton- Unplugged
    Deep Purple- Machine Head
    Deep Purple-Perihelion
    Eagles- Hell Freezes Over
    Fleatwood Mac- Rumors
    Peter Frampton- Live in Detroit
    Greatful Dead- Ticket to New Years
    Sammy Hagar- Birthday Bash Tour
    Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Paul McCartney- Standing Stone
    Paul McCartney- Wingspan
    Paul McCatney- Get Back
    Paul McCartney- Back In the US
    Tom Petty- Playback
    Pink Floyd- The Wall
    Queen- Greatest Video Hits 1
    The Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter
    The Rolling Stones- Live at the Max
    Joe Satriani- Live in San Francisco
    G3- Live in Concert
    The Best of Ringo Starr and his all Star Band
    Steely Dan- Aja
    Steely Dan- Two Against Nature
    Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense
    George Thorogood and the Destroyers- Live in 99
    Steve Vai- Alien Love Secrets
    Van Halen- Video Hits
    Van Halen Live; Right Here, Right Now
    A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Roger Waters- In the Flesh-Live
    The Who- Whoes Next
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Rust Never Sleeps
    Neil Young, Friends and Relatives-Red Rocks Live

    I really prefer DTS over Dolby Digital, but these will have to do.
  22. R. Cat Conrad

    R. Cat Conrad Almost Famous

    D/FW Metroplex
    Aaaaargh! Why do I find these threads so late at night! It would be so easy just to say "I've got every video" and let it go at that, but then my nose would grow faster than Michael Jackson's after a visit to his plastic surgeon!

    Okay, I'm just going to list my faves and the rarities, okay?

    Here goes (DVD, no particular order of preference; I like them all, but see subjective star ratings for rankings based on exceptional performances, historical value and/or quality):

    Jimi Hendrix: Blue Wild Angel [****1/4], Live at Woodstock [****1/2], Band of Gypsies, Experience, and the documentary film Jimi Hendrix
    Cream: Fresh Live Cream [***3/4]
    The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight [****1/2]
    Blue Oyster Cult: A Long Day's Night (WS, Lbx) [****]
    Alice Cooper: Brutally Live (WS, anamorphic) [****], Prime Cuts (WS, anamorphic) [***]
    Bad Company: Merchants of Cool (WS, Lbx) [****1/4]
    Procol Harum: Musikladen [***3/4], Live in Copenhagen [***3/4]
    Black Sabbath: Rock of the 70's (Paris Theater TV boot, DVD-R), The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 1 (WS, anamorphic) [***1/2]
    Humble Pie: The Life and Times of Steve Marriott [***1/2]
    Monterey Pop Festival Complete (Criterion) [****]
    Wishbone Ash (Classic Rock Productions, Roger Dean cover & original band line-up) [****]
    UFO: The Story of UFO (import, lots of prime Michael Schenker fretwork) [****1/2]
    Deep Purple: Machine Head (making of), Bombay Calling [***1/2], Australia Live '99 [***3/4]
    The Cars: Live (Musikladen) [****]
    Lynyrd Skynyrd: Freebird the Movie plus... [****1/4]
    Uriah Heep: The Legend Continues [***], Sailing the Sea of Light, Magician's Birthday Party [****]
    Dave Brubeck Quartet (Jazz Cool) [***1/4]
    Supertramp: The Story So Far [****]
    The Living Legends of Rock & Roll (Steppenwolf, Rare Earth, etc.; WS anamorphic) [***1/4]
    Focus: Masters from the Vaults series [***3/4]
    Rick Derringer & Edgar Winter: Live [***1/4]
    Kansas: Drums, Device, Voice [***1/2]
    Yes: Symphonic (WS, anamorphic) [***3/4]
    Metallica: S&M [***1/2]
    Billy Squire: Live in the Dark [***1/2]
    Pat Benatar: Live [***1/2]

    On Laserdisc (again, no particular order of preference, but see subjective star ratings for exceptional performances and/or quality):

    Free: Deidicated to the Memory of Paul Kosoff (Japanese import) [****1/4]
    Jimi Hendrix: Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival (Japanese import) [****1/2], Jimi Plays Berkley [****]
    Cream: Farewell Concert (complete 83 min. performance, Japanese import) [***1/2]
    Pink Floyd: Pompeii [***3/4], London '66-'67 (w/Barrett, Japanese import) [***1/2]
    ELP: Pictures In an Exhibition (complete performance, Japanese import) [***3/4]
    Yes: Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe - An Evening of Yes Music (Japanese import) [****], Keys to Ascension (Japanese import) [***3/4]
    Paul Rodgers & Company: Live (Japanese import) [***1/4]
    Message of Love: Isle of Wight Festival (Japanese import two disc set, 138 min. with lots of additional footage not on domestic release, including Family, ELP and Taste) [****]
    The Who: The Kids are Alright (Japanese import) [****], 30 Years of Maximum R&B [****], and Who's Better Who's Best [***3/4]
    Rolling Stones: Rock and Roll Circus [****1/2], 25X5 Continuing Story... [****1/4], Live at the Max [****]
    Grand Funk Railroad: The American Band (Japanese import) [***1/2]
    Deep Purple: Machine Head Live (Japanese import of Danish concert)

    You'll notice that there's not a large difference between "star" ratings because I like all of these discs, and a number not listed which have eluded my memory for the moment, but what I've done is provide incremental nudges up the scale based on several criterion: 1) historical importance, 2) quality of the performances and 3) quality of the transfer to disc (i.e, including whether the release was shot WS and released in anamorphic mode in order to be enhanced for WS televisions).

    In all candor, I actually *hate* getting so analytical about rock & roll, which should be FUN, but I knew that in order to provide useful information which others might benefit from I'd need to get a little "anal" about it. Hey, if you ever meet meet me, just don't expect a stiff necked nerd, cuz you'll be real diasappointed my fellow dudes & dudesses! :laugh:

    Anyway, I hope that this stuff is useful; now it's way past time for me to get some shut-eye. :o Note: This icon is supposed to be "embarassment" but I think it's more reflective of how tired I am at the moment! 'Til tomorrow...

  23. cliff barua

    cliff barua New Member

    A lot of good collections here .... I've got over 100 myself (a cross-section of many of the titles listed in the thread). My two "prized" titles are A Hard Day's Night (MPI) (out of print, only paid about $22 CDN new for it from the store) and Gimme Shelter (Criterion) (pristine print, great sound in DTS and really good extras).

    I noticed some people have listed a few titles on DVD-R. I bought a DVD recorder last year (uses DVD+RW and DVD+R, plays back every format) and have been transferring a lot of my old tapes over the years. I recently transferred Live Aid (original 1985 mono). Thankfully, everything I taped post-1989 is in stereo. I've also transferred video-only (likely never on DVD) titles such as "The Compleat Beatles" (not that great when compared to Anthology but still good IMO). Do many of you tape performances off of shows like SNL, Letterman and Leno?? Again, great one-off performances that may not be repeated on TV again (though SNL is re-run quite a bit on Comedy Central). The Paul Simon-George Harrison performance from 1976 is re-run quite a bit.

    DirecTV also has good free concerts (they've got Rush from 1989 this month). And Trio has a few too (thanks to whoever reminded us about the Elton John concert a couple of weeks ago).

    Hope I haven't crossed any lines here about "home taping". OK, gotta go save up for Anthology. And perhaps Let It Be by the end of the year??

  24. cliff barua

    cliff barua New Member

    I've re-read my post and I hope it doesn't look like a "trade request" type post (I barely have enough time to tape my own stuff!!). I just want to know if people collect these other "impossible to buy" performances (which just involve switching on the TV and popping in a tape, as opposed to waiting for that elusive release date - like we've done for Anthology).

  25. jeff e.

    jeff e. Member

    An interesting one I picked up recently is Bjork's Greatest Hits. It's about an hour long and contains a nice selection of her videos. It's in a normal jewel case with a sticker on the front and is promo-only. Found it at a used CD outlet for $6.99 and it seems to be trading on eBay in the $50-$60 range.
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