Edgar Broughton Band At Rockpalast (DVD-Video)
C+ Sound: B- Extras: C- Concert: B-
years old, The Edgar Broughton Blues Band (dropping “Blues” from their name at
this point) are back together for yet another concert this time one taped
3/24/06 At Rockpalast, a German TV
series in the Ohne Filter
tradition. The 16-track set are all
Broughton originals and it is a good blues show, if not spectacular. The playing is good, but just overall does
not have the impact some of the better Blues DVD have had. Still, it is a formidable show from a veteran
group still in good form.
again in this series, the concert is good, but it makes the same error most
Blues concerts do in being shot flat and static as the performers don’t do much
more than play their instruments. That
is more than sufficient if you like the music, but if you are going to do a
DVD, you have to be more creative with the camera and not be worried about
damaging something to the extent that you seem slow and lazy with it.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is on the soft side and has some Video
Black and even color limits. Otherwise,
it is passable and shot in the usual set of similar angles. The PCM 2.0 16bit/48kHz Stereo is actually a
little better than the slightly harsh Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 mixes. Extras include a brief interview piece,
slideshow and bonus music clip.
- Nicholas Sheffo