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King of Limbs Live From the Basement [Blu-ray]

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Radiohead - The King Of Limbs - Live From The Basement (Blu-Ray+Libro)

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Product Details

  • Format: Widescreen, Color
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), English (PCM Stereo)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Tickertape / Sandbag
  • DVD Release Date: January 27, 2012
  • Run Time: 54.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006IOJL3O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,434 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jacktavish on April 16, 2012
Format: DVD
I didn't love the KOL CD. Then I saw them perform 7 of the 8 songs live and really
liked most of them, especially Separator, Mr. Magpie (James Brown from Jupiter) & Given up the Ghost (early '70's Neil Young).
If you can't see them in concert (tix are always tough to find) at least get both "In The Basement" DVD's.
KOL has at least 10 songs (vs. 8 on CD). After you watch it 2 or 3 times, the songs that sounded unformed or droning on the album start to grow on you like a fungus. Yes, I love The Bends & OK Computer too, but that was then, this is now. You can sit around grousing, or open yourself up to what they're doing now. Seeing them in concert helps the transition. I'm not sure their enormous, layered sound can be contained on a CD anymore.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rob O on February 13, 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I had been anticipating this release for a long time and have watched various low quality versions of the performance. After receiving it I was totally blown away by the amazing video and sound quality after watching such low quality versions. The performance has such a different feel from the album. It feels more complete, powerful and organic. I can't stop watching it, and it's great to have the addition of the three non-album tracks, the daily mail, staircase, and supercollider, which are all excellent songs. While some will mourn the days of (insert your favorite album here), I think Radiohead are at the top of their game and the performance certainly reflects that.

As a side note on the Blu-ray, which I received, I had no difficulties playing it and I live in the US. Radiohead noted on there website that there may or may not be some playback issues in some other countries. I'm assuming this is why the DVD is also included.

No matter how you watch it though, you'll certainly love it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ryan D. Bradley on February 6, 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I love Radiohead. They are one of my favorite bands and their music is so much better than most of what we hear today. I was very excited when I heard news that they would be releasing a live from the basement session on not just DVD, but for the first time a Blu-ray release! Now, I've watched the DVD, and it is fantastic. They really set the bar performance wise and have grown over the years in maturity. Picture quality looks great. Nothing to complain about. The sound quality is pretty good too. It comes in either Dolby 5.1 or PCM 2.1 stereo. The problem with this release though is the Blu-ray. It is encoded in a different region (B or C) and will not play on a standard Blu-ray player here in the U.S., which is very disappointing. I hope this gets re-released as a region 1 Blu-ray soon so we can enjoy the DTS HD 5.1 master sound quality. For now, the DVD will suffice.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. Casey on September 20, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Jeez, I've watched this about a dozen times. For 60s Beatles fans like me, this is what "Let It Be" should have been. A killer band recording an album in front of cameras without overdubs. And it looks and sounds great.

The weird thing is, this is much better than the official "King Of Limbs" album. I bought the WAV download of the official album when it was released, and I liked it, but the only song that REALLY clicked was "Morning Mr. Magpie" (which, I think, is about a morning bird singing outside and screwing up your songwriting efforts).

The rest of the album was good, but the "glitch" effect was applied too liberally, distracting the listener's attention from the song. (To hear glitch at it's best and most melodic, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pick up the rather expensive import CD of "Tronika" by Sketch Show. It's one of my top twenty albums!)

This DVD puts the songs in a different light. There's two drummers keeping the weird rhythms going along with three guitars (and the occasional retro keyboard). My God, it works VERY well. I actually took the time to capture the audio to CD. This is a killer album.

This is way up there with stuff like The Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense". Buy it now, before it's gone.

(P.S. "Giving Up The Ghost" is the most sublime and breath-taking musical performance I have on video.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By PotomacG on August 14, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
So I kept this on my DVR for months. Supposedly high def in 5.1 surround - recorded off Palladium (with commercials of course).
In an effort to clear room off my DVR, I ordered the DVD because I already knew this was a keeper. Watched it over and over again.
When the DVD came, I had to do a little A-B comparison between the 1080i on DVR and the lowly 480p that is the DVD.
(Let's forget the fact that the DVD has no commercials and 3 more songs than the broadcast version.)
I was floored by the sound and video quality of this DVD. It simply blew away the recording I had been saving for months in both sound and picture quality. No comparison - this DVD is superb.
I'm just saddened by the fact that I can't find "In Rainbows Live from the Basement" on DVD. I have to enjoy watching those videos with headphones on my iPod.
Simply put, their Live from the Basement stuff is unbelievably good. Sound/Video/Live Performances as good as they get!
Highly recommended...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cainz on August 25, 2013
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Very quickly- the actual content of this is amazing. I love the concept of From The Basement and the power and talent of Raduohead is on full display. If only one of could be a fly on the wall for a session right?

But the main reason I am writing this is because if you are looking forward to the full 1080p version with any type of lossless sound and live in the US, chances are you may be disappointed. I tried it on 4 different blu ray players and it will not work. The reason is because of the different frame rate they used (I believe 50fps) and the inability for most N. American blu ray players to play this. It is not a region code issue at all as some may believe. If it weren't for this issue I would give it 5 stars.

Luckily it comes with the DVD also but it's still disappointing spending the extra money for the blu ray disc that doesn't work. I should add however that some players may not any trouble playing this (most high end Oppos can play it). I should add that my PS3 as well as 2 Panasonic players was not able to handle the frame rate. (They all have latest firmware as well).

My recommendation is to verify your player can handle the frame rate before buying the blu ray version. Otherwise save the $$ and get the DVD version.
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