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Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 2004 Blu-ray Review

Posted March 13th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 2004 Blu-ray Review

This concert offers a good live run through Phil Collins’ numerous hits for anyone who’s a fan of his work.

Dinosaur Jr.: Bug Live at 9:30 Club — In the Hands of the Fans Blu-ray Review

Posted March 7th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Dinosaur Jr.: Bug Live at 9:30 Club — In the Hands of the Fans Blu-ray Review

Poor audio and video hamper this live performance of Dinosaur Jr.’s classic album Bug from MVD Visual.

The B-52s: With the Wild Crowd — Live in Athens, GA Blu-ray Review

Posted March 2nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The B-52s: With the Wild Crowd — Live in Athens, GA Blu-ray Review

The B-52s keep the party alive with their unusual brand of rock and roll in this 34th anniversary concert from Athens, GA captured in high definition on Valentine’s Day, 2011.

Al Di Meola: Morocco Fantasia: World Sinfonia Live Blu-ray Review

Posted February 13th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Al Di Meola: Morocco Fantasia: World Sinfonia Live Blu-ray Review

A superb live performance by guitarist/composer Al Di Meola from 2009′s Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco with reference quality sound is marred on Blu-ray only by a subpar video encoding up-scaled from standard definition.

Santana: Live at Montreux 2011 Blu-ray Review

Posted February 10th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Santana: Live at Montreux 2011 Blu-ray Review

Carlos Santana proves baby boomers can still rock out in this electrifying 2011 Montreux appearance caught in splendid 1080i HD from Eagle Rock.

Owl City: Live From Los Angeles Blu-ray Review

Posted February 8th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Owl City: Live From Los Angeles Blu-ray Review

Owl City’s derivative electronica, nasally vocals, and threadbare stage set don’t make for thrilling entertainment in this 2011 live concert captured in high definition by Eagle Rock.

Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight — Live Blu-ray Review

Posted February 3rd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight — Live Blu-ray Review

Styx beckons you to come sail away with them in this energetic 2010 live performance of their two classic albums The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight in their entirety.

The Richard Thompson Band: Live at Celtic Connections Blu-ray Review

Posted January 24th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Richard Thompson Band: Live at Celtic Connections Blu-ray Review

Richard Thompson’s first concert disc in five years and the first Blu-ray release of his career is an instant classic that captures a top-notch performance from 2011 at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival.

Radiohead: The King of Limbs — Live From the Basement Blu-ray Review

Posted January 19th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Radiohead: The King of Limbs — Live From the Basement Blu-ray Review

Radiohead give an outstanding “live” studio performance of their King of Limbs album in their second appearance on From the Basement.

Glee: The Concert Blu-ray Review

Posted December 28th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Glee: The Concert Blu-ray Review

A disappointing Glee concert film would have been better served leaving the fan stories out and giving more time to the performances.