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Rattle Off Your Music DVDs

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Jason Brown, Mar 5, 2003.

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  1. cliff barua

    cliff barua New Member

    I don't usually like to promote places, especially HMV Canada (which is usually the priciest when it comes to music, especially audiophile) but I was there at lunch (downtown Toronto) and they've got a lot of music DVD's on sale at 2/$40 (that's about 2/$26 US). This includes the U2 - Elevation Tour (2 disc), Queen's Greatest Hits (2 disc), Supertramp, Depeche Mode (2 DVD's), etc. Makes me think that I shouldn't buy any DVD's (other than box sets) in the week that they're released. The sale may also be online at hmv.com so there might be some savings especially for our American friends (even though the Canadian dollar is getting a bit stronger).

  2. Beatlelennon65

    Beatlelennon65 Active Member

    I forgot to include the following
    Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus- This is a vcd I think, and is of fair audio/video quality. Some of the performances are good, and the Lennon, Clapton and Ginger Baker stuff is cool to have. Overall though it is not as cool as I was lead to believe.

    Norah Jones Live DVD- Pretty good video, although not widescreen. The audio is good, but the PCM stereo seems to have a weird texture over it. Am I just hearing things or does her voice sound different? Maybe it is the studio cd that sounds different and the dvd that sounds right. ANybody care to elaborate who has both?

    R. Cat- Where did you get that Dave Brubeck dvd? When was the performance? I saw him live last year and it was absolutely stunning. I dont know how good he was 40 years ago, but he couldnt have been much better than he was that night.
  3. Togo

    Togo Forum Resident

    Middlesex UK
    Jeff Buckley "Live in Chicago"
    Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense"
    U2 "Elevation 2001\Live from Boston"

    All 3 are great...I have many more on my wish list!:)
  4. R. Cat Conrad

    R. Cat Conrad Almost Famous

    D/FW Metroplex
    Beatlelennon65, I picked up the Brubeck on Jazz Casual (i.e., the Ralph Gleason TV show from '61) at Fry's! This should be easy for you to find at or below msrp (I seem to recall paying around $14). It's a domestic Rhino release running only around 30 minutes, but there's some fine music including Take 5 (complete), a bit of Blue Rondo A La Turk (about 2 1/2 min.) and several other pieces (complete) not on Time Out. This is mostly music with very little talk except for Brubeck explaining how he and the others compose and play their jazz. BTW, this is THE classic Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello.

    Also, I just got my package of rare concert footage on DVD from Brazil, that's DVDBrazil.com, and among the DVD titles is the Rolling Stones "Rock & Roll Circus." Having watched part of it I can honestly say that it's a legitimate release, NTSC standard region 1 - so it should play with no problem on any U.S. player that's working properly! The video quality is at least as good as the laserdisc, which was a little soft probably owing to the fact that it was shot in the late 60's on less than the best equipment available even at the time, and the DVD appears to have NO generational loss compared to my domestic LD, which is an indication that this is NOT a bootleg. It's also worth noting that the sound is quite good, bordering on excellent for a television production (Dolby 2.0; it also has Dolby 5.1, but I'm one of those holdouts without much interest in surround, so I can't verify the surround quality).

    Other releases from DVDBrazil that arrived today: "Stamping Ground" and Blue Oyster Cult/Black Sabbath "Black & Blue" - having briefly checked these out I can give them both a solid :thumbsup: as legit releases with very good to excellent sound. Again, these are DVDs, not DVD-R boots which I was concerned about at the time I made the order! All of these titles have silkscreened art on the backs and are priced VERY reasonably (i.e., competitively with domestic releases); shipping is the only thing which seems a bit high (i.e., $7 for a single disc), but since these are coming from South America and have to go through customs, it's understandable.

  5. reechie

    reechie Senior Member

    Interesting site. For anyone who's looking, this site has Brazillian copies of two of the now out of print Paramount Marx Brothers movies, Animal Crackers and Monkey Business.

    I have a Brazillian copy of Lifestyles Of The Ramones that's Region 1 and plays just fine, in case anyone's leary of them.

    Another source for import music DVD titles is http://www.rareandhardtofind.com
  6. R. Cat Conrad

    R. Cat Conrad Almost Famous

    D/FW Metroplex
    Thanks for the additional site inclusion reechie! That site seems a bit overpriced on some of the more common items and there are some glaring omissions (i.e., especially since they list a number of PAL releases as well) like the complete 83 minute Cream Farewell Concert import released late last year that's available from several other sites. Nevertheless, one can't have too many sources, right? :D

  7. cliff barua

    cliff barua New Member

    I think I read in another thread that you're not into surround yet (correct me if I'm wrong). But you've got such a great collection!! While many aren't into audio-only surround, when you add the visual experience (especially those DVD's that provide DTS sound), it's quite ........ orgasmic.

  8. njwiv

    njwiv Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
    I may forget a couple, but here goes:

    Abba - The Winner Takes It All

    Badfinger - Without You

    Band - Authorized Video Biography, Classic Albums: The Band, The Last Waltz, Live At New Orleans Jazz Fest

    Beach Boys - Endless Harmony, American Band/I Just Wasn't Made For These Times, Nashville Sounds

    Beatles - First US Visit, A Hard Day's Night (both MPI and Miramax), You Can't Do That: The Making of AHDN, Help!, Yellow Submarine, and Magical Mystery Tour

    Bee Gees - This Is Just Where I Came In

    Carpenters - Close To You

    Nat King Cole - An Evening with NKC

    Corrs - Live At Royal Albert Hall, Live In London, Best Of

    Cranberries - Stars

    Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight Again

    Spencer Davis Group - The Ghost Goes Gear

    Fleetwood Mac - Classic Albums: Rumours, The Dance

    Eagles - Hell Freezes Over

    Carole King - In Concert

    Mamas & Papas - Very Best Of (a/k/a Straight Shooter)

    Bob Marley - Rebel Music, Classic Albums: Catch A Fire

    Dean Martin - That's Amore

    Paul McCartney - Back In The U.S.A.

    R.E.M. - Pop Screen, This Film Is On, Parallel

    Robbie Robertson - Going Home

    Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

    Frank Sinatra - A Man And His Music

    Bruce Springsteen - Complete Video Anthology, Blood Brothers, Live In New York City

    James Taylor - Live At The Beacon Theatre

    Turtles - Happy Together

    U2 - Classic Albums: Joshua Tree, Rattle & Hum, Elevation, Best Of: 1990 - 2000

    VA - Monterey Pop, Woodstock, Paris Concert For Amnesty International, America: A Tribute To Heroes

    Rutles - All You Need Is Cash

    Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap

    There are several more out there I'd like to get, and I will run (not walk) to grab the Beatles Anthology!

    WANT LIST (favorite VHS tapes I'd like to see hit DVD):

    Eric Burdon & The Animals - Finally (Delilah Films doc.)

    Beatles - Compleat Beatles (I still love this - my first music doc.), Let It Be

    Dave Clark Five - Hold On, Catch Us If You Can (a/k/a Having A Wild Weekend)

    The Corrs - Unplugged

    Gerry & The Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey

    Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter

    Monkees - Hey, Hey, We're The Monkees

    Rolling Stones - 25 X 5, Rock & Roll Circus, Sympathy For The Devil

    R.E.M. - Succumbs

    Bruce Springsteen - XXPlugged

    10,000 Maniacs - Time Capsule, Unplugged

    The Yardbirds (Delilah Films doc.)

    VA - Ready, Steady, Go (including DC5 footage from elsewhere shown on the Disney channel in the late '80s/early '90s)
  9. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Livonia, MI
    One I left off of my list was "Storefront Hitchcock". It's a Robyn Hitchcock concert film directed by Jonathan Demme. At first glance, the DVD looks to be a disaster from its specs: Full Frame 4:3 (it was widescreen in theaters) and DD2.0 audio despite there being enough disc space to accomodate a PCM track. Despite these apparent shortcomings, it looks and sounds excellent.

  10. njwiv

    njwiv Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
    A few more now that I'm home:

    Blondie - Behind The Music, Live

    Dixie Chicks - Live At The Kodak Theatre

    Elton John - Classic Albums: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Stevie Nicks - Live At Red Rocks
  11. teaser5

    teaser5 Cool Rockin' Daddy

    The DMV
    Top three

    You know those are three really wonderful DVD's right there.
    I have maybe a hundred or so music DVD's but those are three of the absolute best. I would put Springsteen at Madison Square Garden in there but those are three really good ones.
    Folks I have mentioned it here many times. If you are not familiar with the work of Jeff Buckley or if you are and have not seen this DVD "Live in Chicago" it is simply amazing. It's not a slick production but it's positively spellbinding. I cannot recommend it enough. Togo: Excellent call!

  12. GregY

    GregY New Member


    Down from the Mountain
    Gimme Shelter
    Grateful Dead - Ticket to New Year's
    Grateful Dead - Downhill From Here
    Grateful Dead - View from the Vault I
    Grateful Dead - View from the Vault II
    The Last Waltz
    Metallica: Cunning Stunts
    SRV - Live at Austin City Limits (from the SRV boxed set)
    This is Spinal Tap
    James Taylor - Live at the Beacon
    Springsteen - Video Anthology
    Springsteen - Live in NYC
    Phish - Bittersweet Motel

    Nirvana - Unplugged
    Bob Dylan - Hard Rain TV Special
    Grateful Dead - 4/17/72 - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bob Dylan - Live in Toronto '80
    Tenacious D - 4/1/2002 - Atlanta
  13. ATR

    ATR Senior Member

    I don't see a lot of jazz fans at this thread, maybe we're not into video that much or something. I stopped collecting videos when DVD came out but friends have gavin me The Last Waltz and Complete Monterey Pop and I've seen The Who Live at the Isle of Wight and Message to Love, The Isle of Wight.
    In my laserdisc days I did collect and I have Jimi at Woodstock and Isle of Wight, Bob Dylan MTV Unplugged, Thelonious Monk Straight No Chaser and In Paris, Saxophone Colossus with Sonny Rollings, and Imagine the Sound with Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, Archie Shepp, and Bill Dixon. Also A Great Day in Harlem and Last of the Blue Devils which along with Straight No Chaser are more documentaries than performance videos. My favorite of all is The Unheard Music which is a documentary and performance by X. I haven't watched it in a while, hope it hasn't developed laser rot.
  14. Ere

    Ere Senior Member

    Silver Spring MD
    Collective Soul - Music in High Places (unplugged)
    John Fogarty - Premonition
    Pete Townshend - Lifehouse
    The Who - Thirty Years Maximum R&B
    The Who - Classic Albums: Who's Next
    The Who - Live at the Isle of Wight
    The Who - Live at Royal Albert Hall (2000)
    The Who - Camden 2002

    V/A - Concert for New York City
    V/A - Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Criterion)

    Moulin Rouge
    Singing in the Rain
    This Is Spinal Tap

    Beatles - Anthology
    Bonzo Dog Band - Do Not Adjust Your Television Set
    U2 - Rattle and Hum & Elevation

  15. reechie

    reechie Senior Member

    I picked up the Brazillian release of The Who's Who's Better, Who's Best at Media Play a couple of weeks ago. Maybe not a perfect transfer to DVD (I noticed a few videotape artifacts), but nice enough to have.

    Oh, if only...considering the BBC's track record, does very much of that show even still exist anymore? I've seen some poor bootleg stuff, but very little.

    I'd settle for a nice Bonzos documentary. :love:
  16. Ere

    Ere Senior Member

    Silver Spring MD
    I guess that's why they call it a wishlist:( Given the influence and circle of cohorts the Bonzos had - and the vast reissues on CD - you'd think that someone would take up a video project. I bid on a booted DVD on Ebay that looked promising but lost. Haven't seen much since then.

    Wonder if they turn up anywhere on the Beatles Anthology?

    I may have to track down that South of the Border Who collection....:cool:

  17. reechie

    reechie Senior Member

    Based on my memory of my VHS copy (I'll be heading out for the DVD's tonight), there may be a quick cut of less than a second featuring Vivian and the stripper from Magical Mystery Tour, but that's about it, and as far as I'm told, there's no difference, apart from the 5.1 sound and the bonus disc.

    Magical Mystery Tour did turn up on DVD from MPI a few years ago, including of course, the "Death Cab For Cutie" performance. Though all of those early Beatles DVD's are out of print, I still see them in stores on occasion.
  18. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Time for some shameless self promotion. I don't still own all of the DVDs listed, but I've got reviews of more than 100 music discs on our site:


    Here's the list of what's included:

    America Tribute to Heroes
    And Ya Don't Stop
    Band, The: The Last Waltz
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology
    Beatles, The: A Hard Day's Night
    Beatles, The: Help!
    Beatles, The: Yellow Submarine
    Big Country: Final Fling
    Big Country: The Ultimate Collection
    Bowie, David: Best of Bowie
    Bowie, David: Serious Moonlight
    Bowie, David: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
    Cheap Trick: Music for Hangovers
    Circuit: Music Journal 3
    Circuit: Music Journal 4
    Circuit: Music Journal 5
    Clapton, Eric: One More Car, One More Rider
    Clash, The: Westway to the World
    Classic Albums: Elvis Presley
    Classic Albums: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Classic Albums: The Joshua Tree
    Classic Albums: Metallica
    Classic Albums: Who's Next
    Concert For New York City, The
    Crowded House: Dreaming - the Videos
    Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall
    Etheridge, Melissa: Live... and Alone
    Eurythmics: Greatest Hits
    Eurythmics: Peacetour
    Faces: The Final Concert
    Free Tibet
    Go-Go's, The: Live in Central Park
    Hall & Oates Video Collection: 7 Big Ones
    Jackson, Janet: All For You
    Jackson, Janet: Design of a Decade
    Jackson, Janet: Live in Hawaii
    Jackson, Janet: The Rhythm Nation Compilation
    Jackson, Janet: The Velvet Rope Tour
    Jackson, Michael: HIStory
    Jagger, Mick: Being Mick
    John, Elton: Live In Barcelona
    John, Elton: One Night Only
    Kinks, The: One For the Road
    Krush Groove
    lang, k.d.: Harvest of Seven Years
    lang, k.d.: Live By Request
    Lennon, John and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto
    Lennon, John: Gimme Some Truth
    Lennox, Annie Live in Central Park
    Madonna: Ciao Italia: Live From Italy
    Madonna: Drowned World Tour
    Madonna: The Girlie Show
    Madonna: The Immaculate Collection
    Madonna: Music
    Madonna: Truth or Dare
    Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99
    Madonna: What It Feels Like For a Girl
    Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government World Tour
    McCartney, Paul: Back in the US
    McCartney, Paul: Get Back
    McCartney, Paul: In the World Tonight
    McCartney, Paul: Live at the Cavern Clu
    McCartney, Paul: The PETA Concert For Party Animals
    McCartney, Paul: Wingspan - An Intimate Portrait
    Merchant, Natalie: Live in Concert
    Minogue, Kylie: Live In Sydney 2000
    Minogue, Kylie: Fever 2002 - Live In Manchester
    Complete Monterey Pop Festival
    Nine Inch Nails: and all that could have been
    Nine Inch Nails: and all that could have been - DTS
    Orbison, Roy: Black & White Night
    Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory
    Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000
    Presley, Elvis: '68 Comeback Special
    Presley, Elvis: That's The Way It Is
    Presley, Elvis: The Great Performances
    Prince: Rave Un2 the Year 2000
    Queen: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
    Richards, Keith and the X-pensive Winos: Live at the Paladium
    Rolling Stones: Bridges to Babylon 1997
    Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter 1970
    Rolling Stones Live at the Max 1990
    Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge Live
    Smashing Pumpkins, The: Greatest Hits Video Collection 1991-2000
    Smashing Pumpkins: Vieuphoria
    Sound & Motion: Vol. 1
    Spears, Britney: Live and More!
    Spears, Britney: Live from Las Vegas
    Spice Girls: Spice World
    Springsteen, Bruce: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000
    Springsteen, Bruce & the E Street Band: Blood Brothers
    Springsteen, Bruce & the E Street Band: Live In New York City
    Sting: ...All This Time
    Sting: The Brand New Day Tour
    Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
    Taylor, James: Beacon Theatre
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Townshend, Pete: Music from Lifehouse
    Turner, Tina: Live in Amsterdam
    Turner, Tina: One Last Time
    U2: Best of 1990-2000
    U2: Electrical Storm
    U2: Elevation 2001 Live From Boston 2001
    U2: Rattle and Hum
    Who, The: Live at the Isle of Wight
    Who, The: Live at Royal Albert Hall
  19. Steve-oh

    Steve-oh Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    Band - The Last Waltz:o
    Dylan - Don't Look Back
    Hendrix - Band of Gypsies
    Hendrix - Blue Wild Angel
    Zeppelin - Song Remains the Same
    McCartney - Back in the US
    Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos - Live at the Hollywood Palladium
    Stones - Gimme Shelter
    Stones - Live at the Max
    The Who - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
    The Who - 30 years of Maximum R&B Live
    Ronnie Wood - Far East Man:o
    Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
    Neil Young - Year of the Horse

    On its way:
    Beatles Anthology

    My fave is Last Waltz, followed closely by Gimme Shelter and several others. But special mention should go to Ronnie Wood, Far East Man. Just got this one and it's a pretty good mix of tunes, with Slash sitting in for many, including a (mostly) instrumental Paradise City. A fun, rocking watch.
  20. ksmitty

    ksmitty Forum Resident

    Rolling Stones - Bridges To Babylon
    Rolling Stones - C*cksucker Blues (Boot)
    Rolling Stones - 1972 North Amercian Tour (Boot)
    Sade- Live
    Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
    Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
    Steely Dan - Two Against Nature
    Beatles - Yellow Submarine

    Next Purchase:
    Monterey Pop
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