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I think this has been covered before, but not recently. Nothing wrong with a new list!


Rush in Rio - Rush

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Sound & Vision - David Bowie

Blinded in Boonville - Clatter

A Mighty Wind

Secret World - Peter Gabriel

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Wow, I have quite a few. In fact, the only DVDs I've ever bought are concert DVDs. Some of my current favorites (they change from time to time) are:


Rush In Rio - Rush

Cream - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Live at Montreux

Once Above A Time - Steve Hackett

Device Voice Drum - Kansas

Storytellers - Sarah McLachlan


Dave O.

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Diana Krall,Live in Paris------John Clayton


Cream at the R.A.H.------------Jack Bruce


Gov't Mule,The Deepest End-----To many to list


Flecktone's,Live at the Quick--Victor Wooten

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.


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Mine are:

Jamiroquai - Live in Verona

RHCP - Rockpalast recording in Köln, Germany


And some old Pantera concert footage i check out every now and then. I still love those ditties.

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Rush - Exit Sage Left (VHS)

Hypocrisy - Destroys Wacken

Iron Maiden - Live After Death (VHS)

Death - Live in L.A.

Ultimate Revenge 2 - Compilation

Pink Floyd - "The Wall"


May be a meathead list for most, but these are videos I find my self watching most.

Mike Bear




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Originally posted by Phil W:

We had this thread very recently.

Standing in the Shadows of Motown - stunning

Prince Live in Vegas - awesome

Led Zeppelin - whatever it was called - great DVD

Shadows and Light - dire! (sorry) - unless you switch the monitor off and just listen to the music.

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same


Shadows and Light - dire, perhaps. But a rare view of one of the finest ensembles ever put onstage. I can deal with the cheesy production for the opportunity of occasionally watching those guys work.

My whole trick is to keep the tune well out in front. If I play Tchaikovsky, I play his melodies and skip his spiritual struggle. ~Liberace
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You know I've never seen T'he Song Remains the Same'. I should check it out as, firstly, it's quite cheap, and secondly, that was very formative album for me. I was referring to the other (unnamed?) one with the desert scene on the coverwhich is awesome. It featues beautiful bass playing and has video from different stages of Zep's career. And a bonus - the production values of the DVD are very high.

I was delighted when I found 'Shadows and Light' in a store. It remains one of my all-time favourite records. I was so disappointed with the visual aspects of the DVD that I would become frustrated whenever I played it. The panning away whenever a soloist started playing and those dodgy amateur thematic videos. I know why don't we show a coyote running around during Coyote! :freak:

The worst is when they cut away from Michael Brecker (paryers to him for his health) during his great solo on Dry Cleaner from Des Moines with Jaco's stunning and exciting accompaniment. The don't show it - instead you get a film of a fairground (was it?).

I gave it to Alex.

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Y'know, I gotta second (third?) "Prince Live In Vegas"; a really great performance which on a single viewing can put to rest ant arguments about how good he is...


In my rotation:

Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Selvaganesh/Vinayakrams

"Paris": really amazing musicianship from some players for which the word "virtuoso" seems so small (oh, Hellborg plays some fine bass, too!)


Miles Davis: "A Different Kind Of Blue": Whew!


Ani DiFranco (w/ Todd Sickafoose on Bass): Rise: her voice-acoustic guitar and URB...quite a duo.


Herbie Hancock: "Future2Future Live": an amazing perfomrmance with Matt Garrison providing some great basswork...fantastic band with great versions of "Chameleon" "Rockit" and others


Tabla Beat Science:"Talamanam Sound Clash": Bill Laswell/Ustad Sultan Khan/Zakir Hussain and Co....This is just an amazing performance on so many levels.




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Standing In The Shadows of Motown

Classic Albums - Steey Dan 'Aja'

Legend Live - Bob Marley

Joni Mitchell - Shadows & Light

Bela Fleck & The Flectones - Live At The Quick

Norah Jones - Live In New Orleans

Montreux Jazz Legends - Miller, Clapton, Gadd, Sanborn, Pass

Stop Making Sense - The Talking Heads

The Band - The Last Waltz

Sting - Brand New Day

Brandford Marsalis - A Love Supreme Live

James Brown Live

Dave Matthews Band - Live In Central Park


These are my favorite DVDs.



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Good stuff, Max. The Prince DVD is on heavy rotation in my house. I'll have to check out the Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Selvaganesh/Vinayakrams. I'll have to google the Miles video as I don't know the content of that one. Has anybody ever heard of a release date for that massive concert (televised years ago) in France featuring Miles, Herbie, Chick, Dave Holland, McLaughlin, etc and bands from different stages of Miles' career. That would be a must have DVD!

I've heard so many great things about Future2Future, must get that, I was put off investing it due to my perception of Herbie's occasional (very occasional) lapses of taste - from my point of view. But with Teri Lynne Carrington and Mattehw Garrison I should have known it would be great.

I didn't know about the Laswell DVD either. Zakir is one of the greats of music!

Thanks Max!


Random but excellent link to a great Miles site

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I've seen a lot of things that are on my list to own, but haven't acquired, like


The Last Waltz,

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (excellent)

Pink Floyd, The Delicate Sound of Thunder

Neil Young, Rust Never Sleeps

And a bunch of others.


I own, and love:


Classic Albums: Pink Floyd, DSOTM

Fleetwood Mac, Rumours


Neil Young, In Berlin

Celtic Women (bet you couldn't guess that one)

Allison Krauss and Union Station: Live (incredible, heartbreaking music.)

Yep. I'm the other voice in the head of davebrownbass.
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Originally posted by jeremy c:

Prince Live at the Aladdin in Las Vegas


It's an incredible band and Prince delivers the goods.


I watch this one over and over. I even connected my tv to my stereo specifically so I could crank it way up.

AMEN! That DVD is ridiculous! "1+1+1=3" is just OFF THE HOOK.
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I only have a handful, and of these:


1) The Kids Are Alright (in fact they're great! - and funny)

2) 70th Birthday Concert for John Mayall (just love Brit Blues - appearances by Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor)

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Other than what's already been mentioned:


1. The Right Spectacle - The Very Best of Elvis Costello. Awesome footage of the Attractions band with the great Bruce Thomas.


2. Burn to Shine, Vol. 2: Chicago 09-13-2004. Footage of some of the best newish bands including Wilco, Tortoise, Freakwater and Tight Phantomz.


3. The Who - Live At The Isle Of Wight. No explanation required.


4. Fela Kuti - Fela In Concert. Mindblowing performance with mediocre to halfway decent sound. One of the only two bands I've ever seen that can compete with the JB's in a funk throwdown.


5. George Clinton - The Mothership Connection Live From Houston. The only other band I've ever seen that can compete with the JB's in a funk throwdown.


6. Jimi Plays Berkeley. Just WOW!


7. Tenacious D. Warning: Stand back from your television set if you happen to be ovulating!

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