John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and Friends - 70th
Anniversary Birthday Concert (Eagle Blu-ray)
Sound: B Extras: C- Concert: B
nice DVD/CD release, Eagle has returned to the John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and Friends - 70th Anniversary Birthday Concert
from a few years ago and issued it on Blu-ray.
You can read all about the set and show at this link:
Extras are the same and despite the sound upgrade from DTS
to DTS-HD MA lossless, the sound is about the same, with the newer DTS a little
better than the older DVD mix, but now it shows the sonic limits of the
recording. The DTs is also better than
the standard Dolby Digital 5.1 and PCM 2.0 Stereo mixes. That leaves the image.
The 1080i 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is a
little better than the DVD with better color, depth and consistency than the DVD,
but detail and depth limits, plus more than a little motion blur show the age
of the taping. Add the smaller package
and unless you want the CD too, you are better off with the Blu-ray than the
DVD. Fans too will be pleased.
- Nicholas Sheffo