"The sound is spectacular in whatever format you choose but the jump to Blu-ray is, as in vision, a leap forward. None of which would matter were the performances not also uniformly excellent: This is a superbly alive performance of the Britten Simple Symphony, making it sound a much more ambitiouswork than usual. A demonstration recording!" ~Grammophone
Miles Davis and storied producer/arranger Quincy Jones shared a long friendship and working history, despite the jazz trumpeter's legendary reputation as an intimidating and difficult collaborator. Their last partnership comes to light Tuesday in Miles Davis With Quincy Jones and the Gil Evans Orchestra Live at Montreux 1991, a concert from the Montreux Jazz Festival captured shortly before Davis died. Evans died in 1988.
1989 hatten die Fantastischen Vier ihren ersten Auftritt – in einem ehemaligen Stuttgarter Kindergarten. 20 Jahre später feiern die Urväter des deutschen Sprechgesangs Jubiläum – natürlich in der alten Heimat. Nur die Location ist diesmal etwas größer: 60.000 Fans pilgerten zum Cannstatter Wasen, um mit dem Quartett Geburtstag zu feiern. Begleitet von einer Liveband und dem Orchester der Bolschoi-Oper Minsk beschenkten die Fantas sich und ihre Fans mit einem großartigen Streifzug durch zwei Jahrzehnte deutschen Hip Hop. Alle Hits und eine aufpolierte Version von "Die da" gab man zum Besten….
Live at the Paramount is a live video by the grunge band Nirvana released in 2011. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc as part of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind album. It showcases a live performance at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle from October 31, 1991. The footage is taken from the only Nirvana show ever to be shot on 16 mm film….
No surprise here: Megadeth: Rust in Peace Live simply rocks on Blu-ray. Shout! Factory's DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtrack is a butt-kicker and name-taker. This track never lets up and literally engulfs the listener in a barrage of crisp and powerful sound that's got to be the next best thing to attending a live Megadeth concert…
…Songs from the Road seems a bit pale compared to the excellence of Live in London, but both albums are enough to convince anyone that even at the age of 74, Leonard Cohen remains one of the most vital figures in contemporary music, and his gifts as a performer nearly match his abilities as a writer, no small accomplishment.