A lot of bands that were big in the ’70s had major comebacks in the ’80s. For Queen, that started with Live Aid in 1985 and carried on through 1986 with a massive stadium world tour culminating in this fantastic live show behind the Iron Curtain in Budapest.
The Doors are captured at their performance best in this live Hollywood Bowl 1968 film. Obvious drug use and idiosyncrasies aside, this is an exciting experience and has benefited from serious sound remastering.
Frampton comes alive again in this concert disc commemorating the 35th anniversary of the late-70s multi-platinum smash.
Pat Metheny provides brilliant live solo performances orchestrated with his custom-built “Orchestrion” device in this 3D program from Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Awesome hi-res sound and brilliant stripped-down live performances make this concert video/documentary a Neil Young film you’ll want to pick up.
AIX Records gives us a studio concert featuring some of the best bluegrass players around and cameo appearances by Albert Lee and Nathan Mceuen. Sonics are darn good but visuals come up a bit short in detail and color palette.
Wallace Roney, a lineal descendant of Miles Davis, gets his fellow musicians to deliver a terrific study in bebop. Great sound and decent picture give us an insider’s view of what makes for great jazz.
Late Blues legend Etta James is captured in peak form at the 1993 Montreux Jazz Festival singing her classics. Eagle Rock also throws in selections from previous concerts ranging from 1975 to 1990 albeit with lower visual quality.
Gary Moore is joined by members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience for a rocking tribute concert to the legendary guitar god.
This charitable concert at London’s O2 gathers together some of Britain’s biggest artists from Robert Plant and Joss Stone to David Gray and Tom Jones for an enjoyable hour of music making.