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Old 05-26-03, 08:24 PM
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Essential DVD music videos / concerts ?

Doesn't matter what genre. What are some of the must have ones out there that fit into the music category?
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Metallica- Cunning Stunts
Metallica- S&M
Iron Maiden- Rock In Rio
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Scorsese's The Last Waltz
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
and HOPEFULLY the new Led Zeppelin DVD that comes out tomorrow!
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Beastie Boys Video Anthology CC
NIN - And All That Could Have Been
Portishead - PNYC
Massive Attack - Eleven Promos
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2nd vote the the NIN set....

Madonna - Drowned World
Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill Live
Alanis Morissette - Feast On Scraps
Barenaked Ladies - Barelaked Nadies
Cranberries - Stars - The Greatest Video Hits
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Beatles Anthology
Most of the MTV Unplugged series
Most of the Music In High Places series
Eagles; Hell Freezes Over
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Coming out eventually is Daft Punk's "Interstella 5555: 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem" which is based on their "Discovery" album and has a visual story by anime legend Leiji Matsumoto ("Galaxy Express 999", "Captain Harlock", etc) that spans all the tracks of the album. There's a couple previews at http://www.interstella5555.com and the first 4 tracks have previously been seen on Cartoon Network. It is a really neat project IMO.
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Essential:
Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense
Beastie Boys - Criterion
The Last Waltz
Gimmie Shelter - Criterion
Beatles Anthology
Hard Day's Night

Not essential, but good:
Eurythmics : Peacetour
Elton John : One Night Only
Queen : We Will Rock You (DTS)
Sheryl Crow - Live from the Globe
Steely Dan - Two Against Nature (sounds amazing in DTS)
John Mayer - Any Given Thursday
Pearl Jam - Touring Band 2000 (terrible picture, good sound)
Sting : All This Time
Metallica - S & M (too bad you can't switch audio on the fly)
The Who - Live at Albert Hall (sounds awesome, DTS level is very loud)

Overrated:
Eagles : Hell Freezes Over
Paul MacCartney : Back in the US
Dave Matthews Band : Listener Supported; Live from Folsom Field
Rolling Stones : Live to the Max
Madonna : Drowned World (unwatchable picture, nice sound)
Billy Joel : Live at Yankee Stadium (ADHD editing makes it unwatchable)

...and I'll second Led Zep. It sounds like it'll be very good, but I'll know for sure very soon.

BTW: When it comes to most new movies, I can't really tell much difference between a DD 5.1 and DTS track most of the time. With music however, the DTS tracks usually sound much fuller, richer and more natural. It's usually a good bet that a DTS encoded DVD will sound good.

And finally a warning : While the Sade - Lovers Live DVD is quite good (it won a grammy as well), the back cover lists DTS as a feature, but it's not on the disc

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The 8 music dvds that I own:
Tool-Salival (only 5 videos but you get a cd that has a SICK Led Zeppelin cover)

Smashing Pumpkins-Greatest Hits or whatever it's called. (All their videos and most of them have commentaries. and D'Arcy )

Nine Inch Nails-And All That could have been (Great concert dvd, it's not a whole concert, it's bits of concerts edited together to make it like a whole, great DTS sound and cool easter eggs)

Portishead-PNYC (Good concert, I don't really like the visual style though)

Wilco-I am trying to break your heart (Good documentary and the dvd is stacked!)

Radiohead-Meeting People is Easy (The documentary is actually pretty boring but you get to hear unreleased songs like Big Boots, Big Ideas and Follow Me Around so it's worth it! IMO)

U2-Greatest Hits 1990-2000 (All their videos except the One video with the bulls which is the best video ever. )

Dream Theater-Scenes from a Memory (They play the whole Scenes from a Memory album and the extras are actually perfermances of their other great songs like A Change of Season, video quality is pretty bad though)
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Too bad both Smashing Pumpkins and U2 DVDs are 2.0 sound only. Nothing wrong with that, per say, but I prefer having a 5.1 mix as well on my music DVDs.

BTW : U2's Live 2 disc set (Elevation 2001) is a terrific dvd as well.
So are Bruce Springsteen's two 2-disc sets (Live and Video Anthology), I'd put them all in the Essential category. (I can't believe I forgot U2 and the Boss. It's late, I guess).
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The only ones that I have that I like are Rammstein - Live Aus Berlin, Manson - God Guns Govt Tour, Slipknot - Disasterpieces.
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There is no concert film better than Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense.
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The Zeppelin 2 disc set that comes out today/tomorrow, is essential.
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  • NIN - All That Could Have Been
  • Metallica - S & M
  • Smashing Pumpkins - Greatest Hits
  • Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

I don't see how the Led Zeppelin DVD could miss either.

Anyone see the Doors DVDs? I know there are a few out but I've not seen any. Anyone have feedback on them?

--Maureen
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Chieftains - An Irish Evening
Chieftains - In Ireland
Chieftains - Live Over Ireland
Corrs - Live at Lansdowne Road (vcd)
Corrs - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Corrs - Live in London
Corrs - Unplugged (vcd)
John Mayer - Any Given Thursday
Norah Jones - Live in New Orleans
Pearl Jam - Live at the Showbox
Pearl Jam - Touring Band
Staind - Unplugged
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I wouldn't call them essential unless you're a fan, but since nobody's mentioned them:

Fear Factory - Digital Connectivity (the "Resurrection" video is one of my all-time favorites)
Type O Negative - After Dark
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I agree with several already mentioned, but I will add:

Roger Waters: In the Flesh
Joe Satriani: Live in San Francisco

I hope that the new Zeppelin, Pink Floyd: Pompeii, and Rush: Rio will be good enough to be essentials too.
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The Complete Jam
Suede: Lost in TV
The Beatles Anthology
The Psychedelic Furs: Live At the House of Blues
Bauhaus: Gotham
Blur: the Best of
The Clash: Westways to the World
The Cure Greatest Hits
Depeche Mode: Videos 1886-98
The Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks
The Sex Pistols: The Filth & the Fury
Quadrophenia
24 Hour Party People

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Depeche Mode: Videos 1886-98
Hey! I'm a huge Depeche Mode fan but was completely unaware of their releases during this period lol

I would also say that if you like them then pick up the 'One Night In Paris' DVD

I also would recommend:

Bjork: Volumen (I or II) as one artist who has produced some very interesting videos over the years.
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Fleewood Mac - The Dance
Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
Barenaked Ladies
Led Zeppelin (duh!)
Shania Twain - Platinum Collection (eye candy )
Def Leppard - In The Round/In Your Face (classic 80's metal)
Pure 80's Videos
George Michael - Ladies and Gentleman
Billy Joel - Essential Collection
Hall & Oates - 7 Big Ones (oh oh here she comes she's a maneater)

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Originally posted by svenge
Coming out eventually is Daft Punk's "Interstella 5555: 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem"
Hey, thanks for the information... I was wondering if that would ever come out on DVD. Is there an estimated date when this thing is going to be finished? (;^_^)
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Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense. Period.

There is no concert film better than this one. The way it flows in almost a plot-driven fashion is brilliant. Good extras for a near-20 year old movie. Probably the best concert movie ever made. If you don't have the urge to get up and dance around the coffee table by the halfway point of this movie, you must be dead.

U2's Elevation and Rattle & Hum (sentimental value) are a close second. Still waiting patiently for Live - Under a Blood Red Sky on DVD.

I found NIN's All That Could Have Been somewhat underwhelming. I was surprised by a friend's copy of Diana Krall Live in Paris. Not a big fan of that kind of lounge-y jazz, but this was pretty good.

On a quasi-related note, Hedwig rocks.
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Favorites in my collection:

Echo & The Bunnymen - Live In Liverpool
New Order - 511
ELO - Zoom Tour Live
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Roy Orbison - A Black & White Night
Dead Can Dance - Toward The Within (comes with the box set)

I'm definitely a product of the 80's
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Best concert DVD I've seen is without doubt The Brian Setzer Orchestra Live in Japan. The guy's a virtuoso, the crowd is wild, the sound is awesome, the show is awesome---and widescreen anamorphic. It's like 70 years of American music in one show---big-band swing, jazz, country, rock, pop, rockabilly, surf and punk.

THAT is a guitar player!!!!
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I'd been debating with myself about the Talking Heads DVD for a while now. I think all the recommendations in this thread have convinced me to finally pick it up.
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