Adele: Live at Royal Albert Hall

treitz3

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#41
Thanks gentlemen, for answering my question. Sounds like I may not be wasting my money with the BD. Think I'll give it a whirl. I do love a good concert in my living room. This young lady's CD has only been in the rig twice. Once to discover a really bad recording and once more to provide my observations. It would be nice to get such talent to sound decent in my rig, rather than in the truck.
Keep us posted on how you find the quality. I have yet to hear it on our big system at work. I was travelling and just got home. Wanted to go to the showroom and we have snow!!!
Hello, Amir. Just a quick update. I got it in today [Adele, LIVE at the Royal Albert Hall] and I will be offering my observations as soon as I get a chance to watch it. Up first? A whole boatload of new music that I have been yearning to listen too.
 
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#43
I haven't got the Blu-ray yet, but the concert was on SkyHD yesterday here in the UK. The whole family were transfixed. That's a wonderful venue, a career high for ANY performer, and she seemed so confident.

What I really enjoyed was it was much better recorded than the CD - which is tragic, and suffers from the 21st century disease. It doesn't always work out with concerts, but I think TV & film-makers often get it right more than recording engineers these days.

Chasing Pavements was always my favourite.

Nick
 

Johnny Vinyl

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#44
I haven't got the Blu-ray yet, but the concert was on SkyHD yesterday here in the UK. The whole family were transfixed. That's a wonderful venue, a career high for ANY performer, and she seemed so confident.

What I really enjoyed was it was much better recorded than the CD - which is tragic, and suffers from the 21st century disease. It doesn't always work out with concerts, but I think TV & film-makers often get it right more than recording engineers these days.

Chasing Pavements was always my favourite.

Nick
Great song, but this just does me in....

 

treitz3

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#49

audioguy

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#50
My wife and I watched this concert last night. LOVED IT. What a voice and I thought the recording was excellent.

But unlike listening to the same music on CD, watching AND listening to it on a Bluray, I am much more involved in the overall performance and less on just the music. And any audio reproduction shortcomings I might have not have liked on a CD were more than overcompensated for by enjoying the performance. Bluray concerts are very enjoyable
 
Feb 8, 2011
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#53
---I too agree with the last few comments regarding the hi def visual experience, mixed with the
hi res audio surround sound provided by a good quality Music concert video on Blu-ray.

The emotional impact is just more THERE, present, tears rolling down the stairs of heaven ....

Music all by itself is great, but it just ain't complete.
Do you ever go to a live musical concert and without seeing what's on stage? :b

* I wish that they could add hi def visuals to all of my SACDs. :b ...LPs? ;)
....I simply IMAGINE.

No such imagination with a good Music concert Audio/Video on Blu-ray.
 

edorr

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#54
Let me weigh in. I have listened to this wonderful disc on a fairly high caliber multi channel system. Artistically, the content is of course phenomenal (no weak tracks indeed). As for sound quality, the ambiance of the venue is captured beautifully - it is a true immerseive "being there" experience. My only complaint is a slight edginess on some of the high range vocals. This is a recording deficiency because I don't have this issue with other very well recorded female vocal material on blu ray. Another subtle critcism is she is not very generous in acknowledging her co-musicians. Case in point, she does not acknowledge she actually co wrote "someone like you with David Wilson". Love the royal F%*&^ng Albert Hall comment!
 

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