Genre: Rock, documentary
Year: 2003/2013 Quality: Blu-ray Container: BDMV Video codec: MPEG-4 Audio Codec: PCM
Video: 1920x1080i / 16:9 / 29,970 fps / 30005 kbps Audio: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit Subtitles: English German Spanish French Italian Dutch Portuguese
Eagle Vision’s new SD Blu-ray range presents upscaled standard definition original material with uncompressed stereo for the best possible quality.
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is both a masterpiece and a phenomenon. It is an iconic album with an instantly recognizable sleeve and music that has stood the test of time in the 40 years since its release. It is also one of the bestselling albums in history. There couldn’t be a more appropriate album to include in Eagle Vision’s Classic Album series. As usual the main program includes interviews with all the members of the band: Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, plus the engineer, Alan Parsons, the designer, the late Storm Thorgerson, and other people involved in the recording and release of the album.
In addition to the 50 minute TV version, there are over 40 minutes of bonus footage including the following:
Brain Damage. A complete solo acoustic performance by Roger Waters together with his thoughts on the song.
Money. Roger Waters and Alan Parsons discuss the song, intercut with David Gilmour playing guitar and Roger Waters playing bass.
Us And Them. Richard Wright talks about writing the song and plays solo piano, along with excerpts from the full album track.
Breathe. A complete solo acoustic performance by David Gilmour.
Time. Roger Waters discusses the track followed by an excerpt from the animated video used at Pink Floyd concerts and Roger Waters original demo recording.
Gilmour’s Guitars. David Gilmour illustrates the guitar parts from three tracks on the album: Breathe, The Great Gig In The Sky and Us And Them.
Bonus Interviews (36:16) includes longer and/or unedited versions of several interviews that are included in the documentary.
Title: Justin Bieber’s Believe Nation: USA Year: 2013 Genre: Concerto Format: 1920×1080 Duration: 92 Director: Jon M. Chu
Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight… lies Justin’s real story. Get to know Justin Bieber as only the lucky few do – honest, funny and totally captivating – through incredible performances and exclusive interviews with the star himself. This is the compelling documentary that goes backstage to reveal Justin’s real story: his insights on evolving as an artist, the relationships that matter most to him, and what it’s like to come of age in the spotlight. It also includes thrilling never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Pattie Mallette and many more.
Title: Heart Fanatic Live From Caesar’s Colosseum Nation: USA Year: 2014 Genre: Concerto Format: 1920×1080 Duration: 71
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, better known as Heart, celebrated the release of their 14th studio album Fanatic with a very special performance at the Caesars Colosseum in Windsor, Ontario. Performing new songs and timeless hits like Alone , ‘Dog And Butterfly’, Crazy on You and Barracuda with brand new arrangements, this show is a must have for all fans! Originally broadcast on AXS TV, ‘Fanatic Live from Caesar s Colosseum’ shows Heart at their rockin’ best, captured in stunning HD and 5.1 surround sound.
1. Fanatic 2. Heartless 3. What About Love 4. Mashallah! 5. Even It Up 6. 59 Crunch 7. Straight On 8. Dog And Butterfly 9. Walking Good 10. These Dreams 11. Alone 12. Dear Old America 13. Crazy On You 14. Barracuda (more…)
Title: Eminem: Live From New York City Nation: USA Year: 2005 Genre: Rap Format: 1920×1080 Duration: 78 Starring: Eminem Director: Hamish Hamilton
Eminem is THE global rap superstar. This concert was filmed at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2005 at the culmination of his farewell tour prior to his retirement. It’s a spectacular show with multi-level staging, amazing lighting and guest appearances from D12, Obie Trice and Stat Quo. Originally filmed for US TV station Showtime the show is now available on Blu-ray for the first time and gives us Eminem at his charismatic best.
Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080i “live” transfer, Eminem: Live from New York City arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment. Filmed at Madison Square Garden in 2005, this show looks good on Blu-ray, but not exceptional. The close-ups are well detailed, contrast is adequate, and clarity pleasing. Multiple strategically positioned cameras are used to capture the impressive stage from a number of different angles. This allows the viewer to get a very good feel of the atmosphere in the venue. This being said, I did notice a bit of motion-judder popping up here and there when the cameras zoom in on Eminem and his guests. There is also some low noise during a few of the panoramic shots. Still, the overall quality of the presentation is good, and I have absolutely no problem recommending Eminem: Live from New York City to you. (Note: This is a Region-Free Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you will be able to play it on your PS3 or SA regardless of your geographical location).
There are three audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, and LPCM 2.0. I opted for the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and later on did a few random comparisons with the other two tracks for the purpose of this review. The “live-effect” is very strong in Eminem: Live from New York City. The crowd noise is almost always very easy to hear, and at times it feels as if the show is actually a large club event (listen to “Business”). Eminem’s singing, however, is clear and easy to follow; there are no disturbing echo effects. This being said, the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track will not impress you with strong surround activity as Eminem’s singing gets priority. I feel that the LPCM 2.0 track is actually quite suitable for Eminem: Live from New York City. It partially eliminates some of the distracting crowd noises while at the same time it treats Eminem’s singing just as well as the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track does. So, I would certainly recommend that you experiment with it to see how much you like it. There are no serious issues to report with the Dolby Digital 5.1 track, but I feel that it certainly lacks the qualities the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 track have.
Title: Salzburg Festival – Strauss, Wagner, Brahms Nation: Austria Year: 2012 Genre: Classical Format: 1920×1080 Duration: 94 Size: 22.5 GB
Dedicated to the second half of the 19th century, this program was a highlight of the Salzburg Festival 2012. Der Standard praised Mariss Jansons saying, ‘Jansons stimulates the philharmonic powers and leads them to produce an unparalleled quality – magical.’ Jansons and Nina Stemme offer a ‘superlative concert experience’ (Kurier).
Title: Mozart – Requiem in D Minor – Lucerne Festival Orchestra Nation: Svizzera Year: 2012 Genre: Classical Format: 1920×1080 Duration: 60 Director: Claudio Abbado Size: 16.8 GB
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Claudio Abbado LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRAAnna Prohaska (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto), Maximilian Schmitt (Tenor), René Pape (Bass)
Bavarian Radio Choir – Swedish Radio Choir (Peter Dijkstra, Chorus Master)
Mozart did not write the Requiem as despairing funeral music for his impending death. Rather, the piece proclaims eternal light and redemption. Together with a first-class quartet of soloists, the choirs of the Bavarian and Swedish radios and the distinguished musicians of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, Claudio Abbado uncovers this more hopeful and forgiving essence of the Requiem.
Picture Format Blu-ray: NTSC 16:9 Full HD
Sound Formats Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Original (Latin), English, Japanese
Disc Format: BD 25
In July of 2008, on the slopes of Andrea Bocelli’s home town, Lajatico, a rural village in Tuscany, a special theater was constructed for a one-night-only concert of his greatest popular hits along with new songs performed to honor the occasion. Some famous musical friends dropped by and the magical result is Andrea Bocelli–Vivere–Live in Tuscany. Bocelli Vivere Live In Tuscany is the first US blue-ray release for Andrea Bocelli.
Tracks: 1 – Melodramma 2 – Romanza 3 – A Te Feat. Kenny G on Sax Soprano 4 – Vivo Per Lei duet with Heather Headley 5 – Io Ci Sarò Lang Lang on Piano 6 – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 In C Sharp Minor performed by Lang Lang 7 – La Voce Del Silenzio duet with Elisa 8 – Dancing performed by Elisa 9 – Canto Della Terra duet with Sarah Brightman 10 – Bellissime Stelle 11 – Medley: Besame Mucho, Somos Novios & Can’t Help Falling In Love 12 – Because We Believe 13 – The Prayer duet with Heather Headley 14 – Italia 15 – Vivere duet with Laura Pausini 16 – Sogno 17 – Il Mare Calmo Della Sera 18 – Con Te Partirò duet with Sarah Brightman
Gustav Mahler SYMPHONIES NOS. 1-7 (4 Blu-ray Disc Box Set)
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Titan” Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection” Symphony No. 3 in D minor Symphony No. 4 in G major Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor Symphony No. 6 in A minor, “Tragic” Symphony No. 7 in E minor Rückert-Lieder
Sergey Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major
Eteri Gvazava, soprano (Symphony No. 2) Anna Larsson, mezzo-soprano (Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3) Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano (Symphony No. 4, Rückert-Lieder) Yuja Wang, piano (Prokofiev) Tölzer Knabenchor (Symphony No. 3) Orfeón Donostiarra (Symphony No. 2) Arnold Schoenberg Choir (Symphony No. 3) Lucerne Festival Orchestra Claudio Abbado, conductor
Recorded live from the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 2003-2009.
Truly the concert of a lifetime: in June, two of the world’s greatest opera stars, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, took to an open-air stage to sing live in Red Square, Moscow. This video captures the musical magnificence of Netrebko and Hvorostovsky as they filled the square with Italian opera – and in particular, popular solos to mark the Verdi bicentenary – before making their homecoming with that most Russian of music dramas, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Including the Russian Encore “Moscow Nights”.
Eugene Onegin, Op.24
1. (Scene 1) Polonaise 1:44
La forza del destino
2. Overture (Sinfonia) 7:57
I vespri siciliani
3. “Merce, dilette amiche” 4:42
4. “O Carlo, ascolta … Io morro, ma lieto in core” 3:49
5. “Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie” (Anvil Chorus) 3:14
6. “Tacea la notte placida” -”Di tale amor” 7:28
7. “Tutto e deserto” – “Il balen del suo sorriso” 6:05
8. “Udiste? Come albeggi … Mira, di acerbe lagrime” 8:48
9. “Tre sbirri, una carrozza … Va’, Tosca!” 5:01
10. La mamma morta 6:11
11. Va, pensiero 4:39
12. “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” 5:24
Eugene Onegin, Op.24
13. Uzh kak po mostu, mostochku (Peasants) 2:21
14. (Scene 1) Polonaise 4:54
15. O! Kak mnye tyazhelo! 15:25
The Gypsy Princess (Die Csardasfurstin)
Translated by Vladimir Mikhailov and Dmitry Tolmachev
16. Khei-ia! Khei-ia! Tam, v gorakh 3:47
17. Ochi chyornye (Dark Eyes) 3:09
18. Podmoskovnye vechera (Moscow Nights) 5:11
19. Audience Applause 1:03
Title: Take That: Progress Live Nation: UK Year: 2011 Genre: Pop Format: 1920×1080 Duration: 135 Min
In 2011 Take That embarked on the biggest tour the UK and Ireland had ever seen, breaking all previous records. The Progress Live Tour went through 29 UK stadiums and played to over 1.8 million people. The double disc blu-ray includes the band’s entire epic-live show and a bonus disc featuring exclusive behind the scenes footage, filmed across the 29 UK dates, giving a unique insight into life on the road of one of the most successful bands in UK history. Named after the three-million-plus selling Progress album that reunited them, the Progress Live 2011 tour, was the first time the band had toured together as a five-piece (Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams) since 1995. The tour’s huge production included roller skating bees, a giant purple caterpillar, shaolin monks, dancing chess pieces, a massive 75 foot wall of water, scaled by acrobatic, gravity defying dancers, a huge 60 foot robot nick-named OM who moved down through the audience throughout the set. The entire set was presided over by the “‘big man”, a massive head and shoulder structure with lasers for eyes, 150 feet above, looking out over the crowds on the top of the stage. Tracklisting
Rule The World Greatest Day Hold Up A Light Patience Shine Let Me Entertain You Rock DJ Come Undone Feel Angels The Flood SOS Underground Machine Kidz Pretty Things When They Were Young Medley* Back For Good Pray Love Love Never Forget No Regrets/Relight My Fire Eight Letters
*includes A Million Love Songs, Babe, Everything Changes