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The Million Dollar Piano [Blu-ray]
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Elton John’s Million Dollar Piano arrives on blu-ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 1.78:1 encode. The picture is generally incredibly sharp and clear looking, with deep, solid blacks and convincing contrast. Colours are bold and very vividly saturated. The video presentation on the giant video screen in the background is truly outstanding, almost appearing 3-dimensional. (4.5/5)
Elton John’s Million Dollar Piano arrives on blu-ray with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio or LPCM 2.0. The audio is presented with excellently clear and faithful accountings of the music. The 5.1 mix does have noticeably more ambience, with a more spacious rendering of the music. The sound from Yamaha’s million dollar piano is truly spectacular and clean. One can hear every single note from the piano, despite of all the other instrumental tracks in the background. Elton is truly magical on the piano, and does not miss a single note. The band is also outstanding, especially Davey Johnstone playing his Captain Fantastic guitar and Nigel Olssen on drums. Although Elton’s voice now is not as refined as when he was younger, his presentation and showmanship are both top-notched. (4.5/5)
This concert was filmed on location at the Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Next to Elton John, the centerpiece must be Yamaha’s million dollar piano, with LED video screens on each side of the piano. As noted above, the sound from the piano is truly magical, crisp and clean.Read more ›
One of the most welcome and interesting performances was the seldom-played live, "Indian Sunset" from the "Madman Across the Water" album that featured Elton backed only by percussionist Ray Cooper.
I don't know about most viewers but when I watch a concert disc, I at least prefer to have the illusion that I am watching one performance. While most of the band members seemed to have gotten the memo requesting that they wear the same clothing during the filmed performances, backup singer Rose Stone (from Sly and the Family Stone) and the late bass player, Bob Birch, apparently did not. I found it very distracting to see Ms. Stone wearing two different blond wigs in shots taken from within the same song. Similarly, I was constantly amazed to see Mr. Birch's jacket appear and disappear within the same song. Unfortunately these were not isolated occurrences either; I noticed the same things happening multiple times.
Don't let my quibbles stop you from purchasing this disc if you are an Elton John fan or even a marginal one. The fact remains that I still awarded it five stars due to the strength of the performances and overall presentation. The Piano Man certainly didn't just phone it in!
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A great Elton John video and high-quality recording in video and audioPublished 9 days ago by William Tell
Got one for me and one for my daughter.. We saw him in concert in April so this brought all the great memories back, and a better view than our seats in Las Vegas.. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Mary Leake
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