Blu-ray Live Concert Tracks

I’m a big fan of Blu-ray live concerts and have a big collection. These are some my favorite rock tracks from my favorite shows.  I’m not ignoring the other genres and will add many more over time, this is just a start.  The sound is native LPCM 24/96K Hi Res Audio, a one to one copy of the original master recording, protected by HDMI with HDCP.  It requires a decryption key to hear it, that’s why I sell HDMI DACs, to unlock the best soundtracks in audio history without the need for a Dolby or DTS decoder.  

If you have the privacy and power to turn up the volume, you’ll achieve the highest SPL (sound pressure level) at home in audio history because the dynamic range goes up to 120 dB, its not compressed or lossy to the original. The native 1080p video is uncompressed and upscaled to 4K by your TV if you own a 4K TV.  Its a sonic and visual experience, the cameras putting us on stage with the artists at their craft, with more emotional intimacy than ever before.  You’ll see it in their eyes in a way you never could at a live show.  

Bryan Ferry Band “You Can Dance” from Live in Lyon Blu-ray, filmed in a 2000 year old Roman Amphitheater, blistering performance by Oliver Thompson on lead guitar.  The whole show is superb.


Led Zeppelin Celebration Day Live at 02 Arena in 2007 playing “No Quarter” from the album of the same name released in 1973.


Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston, from the Concert For George released in 2001, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.  


Adele’s Someone Like You recorded for Live at Royal Albert Hall released in 2012 is why this is the best selling Blu-ray concert in history.  Rarely does an artist connect so emotionally with her audience.


SADE’s Bing Me Home Concert in 2011 features “No Ordinary Love”.  This show is a tour de force of staging, lighting, choreography and her fabulous voice.


Hall & Oates Live at The Troubadour in LA, “Getaway Car” showcases this band in a small nightclub with mostly acoustic instruments and Darryl Hall’s perfect pitch.  


INXS Live at Wembley Stadium 1991 in 4K playing “New Sensation” in front of 75K adoring fans.  The original film version was upscaled to 4K and the soundtrack is now DTS Master HD.  They were the #1 band in the world at the time of this show 29 years ago.


U2 Live in Paris 2015, “Even Better Than The Real Thing”  A new way to do a rock show by the always original band. A huge video screen bisects the arena and is used in many creative ways to visualize their songs.  This is a great show.


Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Show at Madison Square Garden, “The Ghost of Tom Joad”.  Morello founded Rage Against the Machine and makes sounds with his guitar you’ve never heard before. This is damn authentic rock.  


The Rolling Stones Havana Moon show was free and attended by 500K Cubans .  The scale of the sound and video is immense and stunningly clean and professional, they knew they were going to make a Blu-ray from this show and played like they meant it.  I don’t remember seeing Jagger being this good in recent years, his harmonica work on this track will take you back to when they were young.  He is in the moment with Keith near the end of the song.