The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby fentiger » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:02 am

I don't believe that LC would let anything go out that is substandard, I agree with Jarkko, who wrote "I expect the quality to be superb - roll on Christmas, it's at the top of my wish list!
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby JudasPriest » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:32 pm

The problem is it is out...the digital release of both tracks are on sale and what you get for your buck is aural soup- gunge of the highest order; offensive to the ear and dispiriting to the soul.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby flingwing » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:30 am

JudasPriest, i dont get it......presumably the same people who brought us Live in London and Songs from the Road (neither of which could be described as "aural soup" or "gunge") were involved in the production of Live in Dublin...why therefore would the Dublin version be as bad as you suggest? Also, i cant believe that Leonard himself wouldnt be hands-on enough personally to sign-off on the final article......
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby JudasPriest » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:01 am

flingwing wrote:JudasPriest, i dont get it......presumably the same people who brought us Live in London and Songs from the Road (neither of which could be described as "aural soup" or "gunge") were involved in the production of Live in Dublin...why therefore would the Dublin version be as bad as you suggest? Also, i cant believe that Leonard himself wouldnt be hands-on enough personally to sign-off on the final article......

Good questions...
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby jerry » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:36 pm

Bird On A Wire. The recording still sounds incredibly flat and lifeless to me. Maybe it's just me?

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/231462/ ... om-dublin/
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby Cheshire gal » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:28 am

Bird On The wire sounds good to me. I am happy with this. :D
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby ritibi » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:38 pm

I am longing for the fantastic version of Songs from the road
with dino soldo and bob metzger.
That was miles better.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby Santipab » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:48 am

jerry wrote:Bird On A Wire. The recording still sounds incredibly flat and lifeless to me. Maybe it's just me?

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/231462/ ... om-dublin/
It's not just you! There's a lack of atmosphere, a huge stereo separation and the audience is quite distant. It certainly seems less natural than the earlier live recordings to me. Maybe we'll get used to it, because I guess it's not going to change!
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Postby jerry » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:51 am

Geoff wrote:
jerry wrote:Bird On A Wire. The recording still sounds incredibly flat and lifeless to me. Maybe it's just me?

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/231462/ ... om-dublin/
It's not just you! There's a lack of atmosphere, a huge stereo separation and the audience is quite distant. It certainly seems less natural than the earlier live recordings to me. Maybe we'll get used to it, because I guess it's not going to change!
it's almost as though they took a live recording and tried to make it sound like a studio recording.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby JudasPriest » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:01 pm

The trailer is a bit deceptive too I suspect. It's full of atmospheric audience clapping which, based on what we've heard to date, is not representative of how it actually sounds at all. To my ears it's listenable but dry and somewhat sterile- not a patch on Songs From The Road.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby Santipab » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:16 pm

JudasPriest wrote:The trailer is a bit deceptive too I suspect. It's full of atmospheric audience clapping which, based on what we've heard to date, is not representative of how it actually sounds at all. To my ears it's listenable but dry and somewhat sterile- not a patch on Songs From The Road.
Yes, it's obvious that the trailer has applause edited over the music for effect. The applause doesn't fit with when it would actually be in a concert and I'm sure it's not how those parts of the tracks shown will actually sound on the DVD/CD but is just done that way for marketing purposes.
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Postby Mabeanie1 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:47 pm

It's interesting that Jarkko refers to the DVD of the New Zealand concert shown at the Dublin event when talking about the quality of Live in Dublin. The quality was undoubtedly superb but as a concert it was a very different proposition to Dublin. The NZ audiences are MUCH more reserved - and quieter - than the Irish audience. It's not better or worse - just very different so how to deal with audience noise would not be an issue. Also, I can't help thinking that marketing plays some part in the choice of a concert for release as a live DVD. So many big names have released a "Live in Dublin" product - Springsteen and Neil Young to name just two. "Live in Auckland" just doesn't have the same ring to it for an international audience as "Live in Dublin".

Anyway, we'll be able to judge for ourselves in little over a week.

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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby AlanM » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:46 am

I've just had a look at the website of JB Hi-Fi, an Australian music & electronics chain.
They are advertising the Blu-Ray for the same price as the DVD disc ($19-99), with the 3 CD set @ $21-99.
The combined Blu-Ray & CD set is $64-99. Something is wrong here - I would have thought that the package would be cheaper or at least the same price as the parts.
"You can add up the parts - you won't have the sum" comes to mind!
The product listing makes no mention of extras in the package - T shirt, etc.
Release date is listed as Friday = 28th November.
Also I noticed:
The Blu-Ray features bonus live tracks recorded in Canada in 2013.
Bonus Features:
Show Me The Place – Halifax, NS, Canada – April 13, 2013 – Halifax Metro Centre
Anyhow – St. Johns, NL, Canada – April 20, 2013 – Mile One Centre
Crazy To Love You – Ghent, Belgium – August 14, 2012 – St Peter's Square
Different Sides – St. John, NB, Canada – April 15, 2013 – Harbour Station


Crazy To Love You – Ghent, Belgium – August 14, 2012 – St Peter's Square has not been mentioned before as far as I can remember, and Belgium was not in Canada last time I looked.

Printing error or a very welcome surprise?

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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby AlanM » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:55 am

I collected my BluRay disc and 3 CD set a couple of hours ago.
Visuals are stunning, lip-sync is spot-on and the sound is excellent.
I'm happy - no, make that delighted.
I'm amused to see Leif described in the booklets as "Guitar Technician and Boffin".
No sign of Crazy To Love You on the menu on my disc (see above).
I wonder if Jarkko has a secret code to get us to a hidden track on the disc.
The Anyhow track includes the extended taking up smoking/jazz combo introduction.

Must return to watching now.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby LC&LC » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:33 am

Alan
Yet another reason to wish I was in Australia right now! lucky you!!!!
Thanks for your reassuring comments about the sound quality
enjoy!
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