Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ray Charles Live at Montreux 1997 |
Actors: Ray Charles, Raelettes
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 12/09/2008
Major audio deficiencies, video seems fine
Rodolfo H. Lamaestra | USA | 04/10/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This Blu-ray disc has abundant problems of audio. Video seems fine. On all the non-solo songs Ray Charles mike is very low, his piano is also very low, the brass orchestra overpowers his voice and piano to make them both inaudible and out of balance.
The orchestra brass is harshy as well, bass settings needed to be increased during playback of the disc to be in balance with the other frequencies, drums were also left behind the overpowering orchestra.
Unfortunately this is a very bad audio work and I will pursue returning this disc because the experience of playing it back again will be more frustrating than anything else.
If a return is not accepted I will trash it and certainly think twice about buying from the seller again and from the Recording Label and/or Live at Montreux series. The reason I say that is because I bought another Life at Montreaux "Legends" Blu-ray disc that shows similar audio problems but not to the point of having to trash it.
In relative terms, my home theater has about $100K of audio and video electronics, my system is of excellent quality, and I work with the audio/video industry, but I am not reviewing these products representing the companies I am associated with, they are for personal use, I am just making others aware before they order.
I was looking forward to have a good memory of Ray on my collection but this recording was disappointing.