Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Inside the Music - Classic Rock |
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
During the 70s and 80s, decades when rock and roll was as much a religion as a style of music, some of the most memorable songs of all time graced the radio. This Classic Rock record, from Silverline's Inside The Music ser... more »
Great tunes but a mixed bag on quality
Elwood Conway | Frankfort, KY United States | 02/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Take a look at the liner notes on this release. There are several different engineers remastering these songs into 5.1 channels. The results are uneven at best and really bad at worst. It is an unsettling experience to hear some tracks really rock in all six channels, then the next track might have very little high end (Bad to the Bone), then the next track might have only ambient sound in the surrounds whereas other tracks place instruments in them. If you get this DVD-Audio release (and you still ought to), DON'T listen to it all the way through...partial out the songs, listen to a couple at a time. If not, you may leave this one on the shelf for a long time as the wide varying mastering techniques tend to fatigue the listener...you simply cannot get into a groove."
Classic Rock : An Uneven Disc
ALK | Houston, TX United States | 07/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD-Audio disc is a collection of rock music from the EMI/Capitol/Chrysalis collections. It includes 11 tracks, such as George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone", J. Geils Band's "Centerfold" and Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell". 5.1 channel mixes are presented in 96kHz 24-bit PPCM, DTS and Dolby Digital. The 96kHz mix can be automagically mixed-down to stereo on most DVD-Audio players.I wish I could say this is a excellent mix. Unfortunately, the first three tracks ("Bad to the Bone", "Rebel Yell" and to a lesser extent "Green-Eyed Lady") suffer from a loss of high-end treble and extra LFE/SB. Compared to Warner Music DVD-Audio discs, the LFE channel levels are extremely high.On the plus side, once track 4 starts, this is a very listenable disc. The mixes are consistent even though they were done by five engineers. Surprisingly, the 1960's "Time Won't Let Me" by The Outsiders sounds very good given the source material. The cheesy organ music sounds like, well, very clean cheesy organ music.The highlights from a mix standpoint may be "Centerfold" and "On the Road Again" by Canned Heat (never thought I'd write that!).The disc has the usual DVD-Audio problems - long time skipping between tracks. On early DVD-Audio players, you'll see (but thankfully not hear) the Silverline promo before the music. The Pioneer Elite DV-38A plays the music before any promo and without the need for menu selections (no video required).The disc does contain still photos of the various bands. These photos will sequence as the music plays. Quite frankly, I just want to hear the music and don't really care about the "video extras".In any event, if the first three tracks were mixed properly, this would be a five. With the lousy mixes included, particularly "Bad to the Bone", it's really a three and a half - closer to a four. Let's hope they did better on the recently released "Inside the Music : New Wave"."
DVD Audio - Rock Collection.
Marc Comfort | Niigata City; Niigata-ken; Japan | 03/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Volume #1 in Silverline's DVD Audio 96Khz 5.1 surround - plus DTS and Dolby Digital tracks in 5.1 - collection of classic rock tracks from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. This collection ranges from Canned Heat's On the Road Again (1968) through Sugarloaf's Green Eyed Lady and Billy Idol's Rebel Yell to John Waite's Change from 1985. The 11 tracks are supported by photos of the artists as a Back Ground Video option as their song is playing. The remastering to 5.1 is excellant as everything is sourced from multi-track masters - The stand-out tracks (in my opion) being: Centerfold - J. Geils Band; Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar, and the Canned Heat track, which is superb!"
Great starter for DVD-audio
Lama | manitowoc, wi USA | 07/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DVD-Audio kicks! I've been reading alot about this new media. At first, I thought that this was a lot of hype. A means by which the big heartless record companies could jerk out more money to make people pay for their sins with Napster. This new media cost about 18 to 25 dollars a pop. Intriged by the multi-channel aspect, and encouraged by the fact that it would run on my existing DVD setup, I purchased three DVD-A's. The Corrs, The Blue Man Group and a classic rock compilation. Woooow! Believe me, you have not heard music at home before! What really floored me was the classic rock. You hear things in familiar songs that you've never heard before. The depth...the impact...the details. It's undescribable! So often I've heard how sound from a C.D. sounded sterile or brassy or lacking life or warmth. I've never understood that until now. If any one runs across about 800 bucks that they don't know what to do with...I would like to make a recomdation."