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Inga Rumpf & Friends At Rockpalast (Inakustik DVD Concert)


Picture: C+†††† Sound: B-†††† Extras: C†††† Concert: C+



Though I had never heard of her, Inga Rumpf is a major figure in German music, a major Folk Rock figure who has endured since the early 1960s.Inga Rumpf & Friends At Rockpalast was trapped in Hamburg, 2005 and features the legend in a fourteen-song set.Except for the James Brown classic Itís A Manís World, two other songs and Bessie Smith classic Backwater Blues, all the songs are hers and are not bad.


However, the set did not add up for me as expected and though it is something different, it was not very memorable.Maybe she was more exciting back then or this is not my kind of music, but this is for fans and the curious only.A plus though is the great audience she hosts, making for interesting results, even when you are not impressed with the music.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 x 1 image has some weak Video Black, motion blur issues and detail issues, but color is not bad and depth is above average.The DTS 5.1 is better than the Dolby Digital 5.1 and PCM 16/48 2.0 Stereo, but still has some soundstage limits of its own.Extras include a slideshow, backstage interview and bonus concert footage from her hometown of Hamburg in 2005.The main program was taped in Bonn.



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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