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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.

Deep Purple with Orchestra: Live at Montreux 2011 Blu-ray Review

Posted December 3rd, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Deep Purple with Orchestra: Live at Montreux 2011 Blu-ray Review

This live Deep Purple performance is marred by clumsy orchestral arrangements and a cluttered sounding audio mix.

The Rolling Stones: Some Girls — Live in Texas ’78 Blu-ray Review

Posted November 19th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Rolling Stones: Some Girls — Live in Texas ’78 Blu-ray Review

One of The Stones’ greatest, most energetic performances is finally brought to high definition in Eagle Rock’s continuing roll out of classic Rolling Stones material.

Usher: OMG Tour — Live From London Blu-ray Review

Posted November 15th, 2011 by Brendan Surpless

Usher: OMG Tour — Live From London Blu-ray Review

Usher’s O2 Arena performance arrives on Blu-ray with great video and excellent audio.

Lindsey Buckingham: Songs from the Small Machine — Live in L.A. Blu-ray Review

Posted November 14th, 2011 by Brendan Surpless

Lindsey Buckingham: Songs from the Small Machine — Live in L.A. Blu-ray Review

Eagle Rock’s presentation of Songs from the Small Machine offers up fine video and audio.

Placebo: We Come in Pieces Blu-ray Review

Posted November 5th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Placebo: We Come in Pieces Blu-ray Review

An energetic show that fans would otherwise enjoy is marred by an annoying, hyperactive video production in this concert video captured in September of 2010 and London’s Brixton Academy.

Pretenders: Loose in L.A. Blu-ray Review

Posted October 27th, 2011 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Pretenders: Loose in L.A. Blu-ray Review

The ageless Chrissie Hynde brings her Pretenders to the L.A. scene in a terrific upbeat 2003 concert video. Rockers of all ages will really dig this one for its great scenes and sounds.

Peter Gabriel: New Blood — Live in London Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted October 17th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Peter Gabriel: New Blood — Live in London Blu-ray 3D Review

Peter Gabriel’s New Blood — Live in London concert shows Gabriel’s music is unexpectedly well suited to full orchestration and the 3D production is one of the best I’ve seen for a live concert to date.