My Favorite Blu-ray Music Concerts
The studio master quality of Blu-ray media is beyond anything you’ve ever experienced at home. Here are my current favorite Blu-ray concerts:
Rob Thomas Live at Red Rock, a natural amphitheater in Colorado, a special place for a great band and artist to play their songs. Thomas has a 20 year career full of hits, this show from 2008 is full of good feelings and songs.
Madonna’s concerts in Buenos Aries set the standard for best use of technology and staging. On The Beat features Madonna, with Kanye West and Pharrel Williams singing back-up on huge HD screens behind the stage. The scale and degree of sheer artistry in this show is without peer, although SADE comes closest.
Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a short set at the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show at Madison Square Garden, full of other wonderful performances too, but this one is special, the quality of their voices and harmony so good in HD, and the timeless melody of Sounds of Silence.
George Michael is still one of the greatest performers and Father Figure shows his virtuoso talents in London’s 02 Arena, full of fans who still love him because his music is timeless, his melodies haunting. He uses large scale video to embellish his songs with beauty.
Concert For George was a special event in memory of our Beatle who will live on in his music. Eric Clapton, Paul, Ringo, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston, on stage with Dani Harrison, George’s son. The resemblance is uncanny, the music inspiring for its muscianship.
Led Zeppelin’s Reunion show in 2007, celebrating the life of Ahmet Ertegun. After rehearsing for 6 weeks, the band, proves their greatness is not deminished, for most of us, still the greatest band of all time