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Initial post: Dec 3, 2012 3:18:59 AM PST
Puffany says:
Live From The Artists Den - by Robert Plant - Plant doing what he does best these days - rearranging the furniture.

A Diamond in the Mind - by Duran Duran - I saw these guys live in 2011 and couldn't believe how good the gig was. This dvd proved to me that I wasn't dreaming and that they really could fire up live.

Celebration Day (Deluxe Edition 2CD + 2 DVD (CD sized digipak) - by Led Zeppelin - mistakes, whatever, it rocks brilliantly for the most part.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 6:26:38 AM PST
vivazappa says:
THE WHO...Live 1975 from Houston

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 7:03:11 AM PST
Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 DVD/CD

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 4:56:54 PM PST
S. Rice says:
Shut Up And Play The Hits

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 3:28:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 3:28:48 PM PST
In the big Kinks BBC box the DVD is just killer as it contains 58 tracks of live Kinks.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 5:39:29 PM PST
onsenkuma says:
CHEMICAL BROTHERS: Don't Think

Techno may be a little long-in-the-tooth as a musical form, but this is a mind altering experience. Plus, if there's such thing as 'classic techno' then these guys are it.

I quite agree with Puffany re: 'Celebration Day'. I usually loathe reunions but this is pretty exceptional. Just wish they'd done Achilles Last Stand or When The Levee Breaks but hey, still much better than anyone could have expected...

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 2:18:42 AM PST
Puffany says:
Screaming For Vengeance - Special 30th Anniversary Edition (CD/DVD) by Judas Priest. Halford is awesome on this dvd.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 6:11:33 AM PST
This is not really a concert DVD, nor is it from 2012, but I have to mention this....

The Blu-Ray "This Is It", about Michael Jackson's planned concert, sounds incredible on a good surround-sound system with sub-woofer(s). I wasn't much of a MJ fan before buying this.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 8:41:41 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
Not sure when this came out, but one of the best concerts on video I've seen is Nine Inch Nails - Another Version of the Truth. It's actually a bootleg, but by far the best-quality one in existence. The concert is one of the last stops of their 2008 Lights in the Sky tour, and was filmed in high-definition. Trent Reznor released the unedited, raw footage on torrents in pieces. The fans did the rest...they compiled all the hours of footage from three shows, and spliced and edited the show into the full 2-hour, 14-minute show. The result is a pristine video that looks and sounds like any commercial release.

The tour itself is probably one of the best NIN shows ever, with an impressive setlist that does justice to every one of the studio albums. About 8 songs in, the heavy special staging effects come in, where multiple LED curtains are used to create on-stage 3D effects. Simply put, one of the best shows I've seen.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 8:53:52 AM PST
TC says:
Celebration Day - Led Zeppelin

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 11:53:23 AM PST
bass boy says:
I second the votes for "The Who Live in Texas 1975," "Celebration Day" and "Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance 30th Anniversary."

I almost added The Rolling Stones "Some Girls Live in Texas 1978," but that actually came out in late 2011. Wow, has it really been more than a year since that DVD hit the shelves?

Here's to hoping that Gary Clark Jr. soon puts out a concert DVD. His "Blak and Blu" album from last year is wonderful.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 10:07:55 AM PST
metal maniac says:
Iron Maiden - En Vivo Awesome!

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 10:29:10 PM PST
Steven Wilson's dvd called "Get All You Deserve", which is a concert from his Grace for Drowning tour 2012 is absolutely fantastic. I'm a big Porcupine Tree fan, but I have not been that impressed with his solo material...it's kinda hit or miss with me, but this performance is amazing. The musicianship is steller. If you like all types of music and have an open mind, you cannot help but enjoy this peice of art. It has a full 5-star review by customers who have bought (55+ reviews).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 3:41:01 AM PST
KBIC says:
That is the stuff right there! I don't buy many concert video but this one is mind blowing!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 3:42:40 AM PST
KBIC says:
Is there a way to get a physical copy of this?

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 6:07:36 PM PST
@KBIC - What are You referring to?

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 7:15:13 PM PST
Queen - Hungarian Rhapsody (Blu-Ray or DVD) A show from their last tour ("Magic" Tour) in 1986

I recommend the Blu-Ray, I thought the picture quality was amazing considering it was from '86!

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 7:32:06 PM PST
"More Is Never Enough" by Transatlantic!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 7:48:23 PM PST
Get All You Deserve Steven Wilson

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 5:41:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 7:13:15 AM PST
zlh67 says:
Haven't picked up Celebration Day yet, but will at some point. I'll definitely second the Who Live ''75 as a solid release. My vote for best of 2012 though goes to:

Supertramp Supertramp - Live In Paris 1979

It's also available in blu-ray. Just got mine the other day and it's a nice companion to the superb live album from these same concerts ("Paris"). Neither the album nor the dvd is a full representation of the 1979 tour, but together they provide a solid overview of the Paris shows and capture the band at their peak imo. The album contains 16 of the 22 songs they performed regularly on this tour (the other 6 are available on the bonus disc of the "Breakfast in America" deluxe edtion). The dvd contains all 22 tracks, but 6 of them are audio only "bonus" tracks with new video footage (non-performance) to accompany them. I'd waited a long time to get this so even though it's not quite the full concert, it's a welcome addition.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 12:48:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 12:49:46 PM PST
bass boy says:
I forgot about the Queen and Transatlantic titles! Those are terrific releases!!

Hey zlh67, is your Supertramp disc a European DVD? I saw where Eagle Rock UK had released it? I wonder if it will get a US release this year?

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 1:00:45 PM PST
JM says:
I bought the Celebration Day Cd , the first cd is overly bassy , does the DVD or Blu-ray have this problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 3:11:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 3:16:29 PM PST
zlh67 says:
bass boy -- I believe it is an import, but it's not region coded and is not PAL, so it plays fine. I've played it on my main home DVD player, my cheap-o tv with a built in player, my desktop computer AND a little Sony portable DVD player I have and all work fine...

So, I'm not sure if it'll get a stateside release or not, but based on the reviews of others saying it played here fine I went ahead and bought it and have had zero problems. So.... they can release it here or not cuz I got mine!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 5:26:33 PM PST
bass boy says:
Cool, zlh67, I'll have to get one, too. I also saw a live 1977 Supertramp DVD here at amazon that runs 43 minutes. Love me some Supertramp. :)

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 9:27:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 26, 2013 8:34:57 AM PST
zlh67 says:
bass boy - yeah, i would bet that '77 dvd is Live at Queen Mary College. It's a pretty common boot I've seen here and there. Luckily VH1 Classic played it a couple of years ago and I captured it on the dvr and then recorded it to dvd myself. It's definitely good, but brief and in the short set there are a few songs that are not real favorites of mine, so much as I was glad to have some live Supertramp footage, I don't like it NEAR as much as this Paris '79 dvd. As I recall the '77 setlist is:

Give A Little Bit
Bloody Well Right
Lady
Babaji
Poor Boy
Dreamer
Another Man's Woman
Fool's Overture

I guess "Lady," "Babaji," and "Poor Boy" are the tracks I can do without, but it's still well worth having. To me though, the Paris show is roughly twice as good (if not more!). Would be nice if they could put out the entire show from the '77 Queen Mary gig.
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