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Jethro Tull – Live At Montreux 2003 (Eagle Blu-ray)

 

Picture: B     Sound: B     Extras: D     Concert: C+

 

 

A while ago, we reviewed this 2003 Jethro Tull concert on DVD:

 

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/5811/Jethro+Tull+–+Live+At+Montreux

 

 

Now Eagle has issued it in the Blu-ray format and the tracks remain as follows:

 

1.      Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine For You

2.      Life Is A Long Song

3.      Bouree

4.      With You There To Help Me

5.      Pavane

6.      Empty Café

7.      Hunting Girl

8.      Eurology

9.      Dot Com

10.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

11.   Fat Man

12.   Living In The Past

13.   Nothing Is Easy

14.   Beside Myself

15.   My God

16.   Budapest

17.   New Jig

18.   Aqualung

          19.  Locomotive Breath

 

 

Running nearly two hours, my only problems with this still-decent concert is that Anderson still seemed out of his element and the result interfered with the energy of a typical Tull concert, several of which have been issued on DVD already.  Otherwise, there is enough for fans and the interested to enjoy, but it was a mixed experience for me and I like the band.

 

The 1080i 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is even more colorful than the DVD and offers better detail and depth, but still has some softness issues.  However, it is better than expected versus how soft the DVD was.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS HD 5.1 mixes play better than the PCM 2.0 Stereo here, though the DTS has the slightest edge and is slightly better than its DVD counterpart.  This is still far from the sonic winner it could have been, but we’ve heard worse.

 

 

-   Nicholas Sheffo


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