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A Concert By The Lake (2009/Eagle Vision Blu-ray)

 

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

 

 

With the comatose state of Rock Music, all-star concerts have become more common than ever and one of the more recent ones is now coming to Blu-ray from, Eagle Vision.A Concert By The Lake (2009) has a group of distinguished performers including Eric Clapton, Roger Taylor, Mike Rutherford, Gary Brooker, Ringo Starr, Katie Melua, Chris Barber, Paul Carrick, Andy Fairweather Low and the current incarnation of The Drifters.

 

Songs include:

 

1)     Over My Shoulder

2)     Reconsider Baby

3)     Lay Down Sally

4)     How Long

5)     Willie & The Hand Jive

6)     Crawling Up The Hill

7)     My Aphrodisiac Is You

8)     The Closest Thing To Crazy

9)     Lay My Burden Down

10) Say Itís Not True

11) These Are The Days Of Our Lives

12) I Want To Break Free

13) This World Is Rich

14) Act Naturally

15) Photograph

16) With A Little Help From My Friends

17) A Whiter Shade Of Pale

18) Stormy Monday

19) Under The Boardwalk

20) Stand By Me

21) Cocaine

22) I Canít Dance

 

 

Unlike many such concerts, including ones with legacy acts still touring, the singers are up to the challenge of their vocal performances and the band is not doing a bad job of playing.No laziness or boredom here, though I was not always happy with the song choices and some of them donít even seem to fit.Carrick and Starr are a plus.Fans of these performers should not be too disappointed, while others interested should give it a look.

 

The 1080i 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is not bad for such a shoot and it is a little bit of a darker stage location than expected.However, color is not bad, but we do get some staircasing, softness and other slight flaws throughout.The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 mix is the best of the three supplied (versus PCM 2.0 Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1), but the soundmaster is not always consistent with some compression and other audio flaws that hold back the soundfield overall.The only extra is an interviews segment.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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