Jane’s Addiction – Live Voodoo (2010/Eagle Blu-ray)
B- Sound: B Extras: C+ Concert: B-
Fuse Fest comes the latest comeback of one of Rock Music’s last great band,
Jane’s Addiction. Live Voodoo was taped on Halloween 2009 and features the original
lineup, save Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) as their new bassist and fitting in
just fine. Perry Farrell is back
singing, Stephen Perkins drumming and Dave Navarro (after his time with Red Hot
Chili Peppers) on guitar and the chemistry is as solid as ever.
Up The Beach
Ain’t No Right
Then She Did…
Been Caught Stealing
Ted, Just Admit It
10) Summertime Rolls
12) Jane Says
13) Chip Away
13 songs for the holiday. This band
shames so many newcomers, yet they have been around for 25 years already (wow!)
and Farrell still has the voice to go with the playing. This is one of the best concert Blu-rays of
the year and as far as Rock genre is concerned, up there with the recent Chickenfoot Blu-ray for overall
quality. We recommend both to serious
Blu-ray music fans.
1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image has fine color, but also some noise and
motion blur, but I liked the presentation and was pleased for the most part
despite the flaws. The DTS-HD MA (Master
Audio) lossless 5.1 mix is better than the Dolby Digital 5.1 and PCM 2.0 Stereo
also included, bringing out the best in the music and performances with a
consistent soundfield, rich sound and warmth missing from many live recordings
we have encountered lately on Blu-ray.
include a booklet with tech information, illustrations & brief essay on the
band, while the Blu-ray disc adds a Photo Gallery, NME featurette and two more
live tracks: 1% and Ocean Size.
- Nicholas Sheffo