Soundstage Presents: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live
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- Part 1 -
Baby Please Don't Go
Crawlin Back To You
Handle With Care
I Won't Back Down
Born In Chicago
- Part 2 -
Love Is A Long Road
You Don't Know How It Feels
Black Leather Woman
I Done Somebody Wrong
I Got A Woman
Wake Up Time
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Two Men Talking
You Wreck Me
A good mix of hits and rarely heard music. "Two Men Talking" is a real gem of impromtu Jazz.
Since the sound, picture, and editing are so good, I'm tempted to give this 5 stars. But it gets only 4 from me for various reasons. One is that there are 9 "cover" songs here vs. 13 written by Petty/Heartbreakers. Given that the band's own songs are so great, I don't like hearing so many covers, which I consider to be of lesser quality than the band's own songs. If more Petty & Heartbreakers DVD's were available covering the band's own songs, this wouldn't be such a problem. But since this is only one of 3 existing DVDs from the band, "too many" covers is a minor quibble. Then there's the drummer situation. Original drummer Stan Lynch was very creative, yet stayed completely "in synch" with the rest of the band - which made his drumming a big part of the Heartbreaker's success. His replacement, Steve Ferrone, is "ok" but not great, and often seems to lack the cohesion that Lynch had with the rest of the band. So I feel to a great extent that without Stan Lynch on drums, this isn't really THE Heartbreakers. Finally, the price on this set is slightly high, so for all these reasons I can't give the set a full 5 stars.Read more ›
Quality of transfer is EXCELLENT (both video and audio). The soundtrack (as with most SoundStage blu-ray releases) has both a 5.1 DD track and a 5.1 uncompressed track which screams if your neighbors don't mind a concert playing next door).
If your a Tom Petty fan, this blu-ray is a must-have. If your not a fan, you will become one.
A must buy!
If you don't have the DVD Running Down A Dream by Peter Bogdanovich buy it first. Then buy this one. It has many songs not found on Running and the audio and video are excellent. With these 2 DVDs, you will have many hours of viewing pleasure.
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The performance is one out of a can...live, with an audience, but these Soundstage performances are like.......antiseptic....to clean and precise. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark T.
This is as good as it gets for Tom Petty and Co. live! The Blu-ray edition has a beautiful picture and sound. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. B. Rasmussen