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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone here have this? What's the sound like? 5.1 or just stereo? And the show itself?

http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail.asp?sku=1865876

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got it. It's in stereo, full frame picture, great picture quality, and okay sound.

The biggest niggle for me is that the synths in the mix are WAY too dominant. I don't know if it was like that on the night of the show, if that's what the audience heard, or if it was mixed that way for the DVD. It's by no means terrible, it's just jarring at first and sometimes seems to drown out Brian's guitar. Spike was on keyboards that tour...maybe he mixed the DVD.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for that. I didn't even know this was available until tonight!

I think I'll get Super Live, and give this a miss.



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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhyeking wrote:

I've got it. It's in stereo, full frame picture, great picture quality, and okay sound.

The biggest niggle for me is that the synths in the mix are WAY too dominant. I don't know if it was like that on the night of the show, if that's what the audience heard, or if it was mixed that way for the DVD. It's by no means terrible, it's just jarring at first and sometimes seems to drown out Brian's guitar. Spike was on keyboards that tour...maybe he mixed the DVD.

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yes I agree- Tie Your Mother Down is wrecked by it and it's awful when the synths try to impersonate voices on We Are The Champions. I don't know what they were playing at- why couldn't they have just left the old songs alone? They sorted it out in '86 thank goodness.


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 00:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stellar mini version of live in rio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!peace/light,jimi


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 00:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The sound is awful... the guitar is almost missing... the keyboards sucks... and the drum sound like... Erasure...

For me... Rock in Rio sounds more rock like...

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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 01:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

terrible sound indeed.
the synths at the end of the NIH intro are beyond cringe-worthy.


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian commented about that in an interview in a British magazine, iirc, several years ago. According to it, he thought that they shouldn't have released it but it's also one of their histories anyway.
As for me I like many other ones better than that, but I sometimes watch it for the special reason...anyway it's their LAST Tokyo concert in which they saw Freddie perform... :'-(


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ur telling me they actually added synths to we r the champs and tie your mother down in 85. Can someone explain this too me.


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

liam wrote:

ur telling me they actually added synths to we r the champs and tie your mother down in 85. Can someone explain this too me.


yes I can. Tie Your Mother Down had a piano synth underneath he guitar lines- the rip-roaring solo is barely audible because the mix favours the plastic rockabilly piano sound. Now I'm here has awful synths at the end of the intro and We Are The Champions has a faint keyboard in the background with more prominent "voice synths" at the start of the chorus, that sound appalling (You can just about here them at Wembley too but a lower down in the mix). They even appear on Somebody To love "I try and I try and I try etc."


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really enjoy this DVD because of the stunning picture quality, but indeed the audio mix is quite poor unfortunately.


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought they added the synth parts to make up for the fact that another guitarist wasn't used to keep the rhythm going during the leads.

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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I always thought they added the synth parts to make up for the fact that another guitarist wasn't used to keep the rhythm going during the leads.


There was that as well but I would have preferred another guitarist. I never like the bone-headed mentality amongst some fans; "no extra musicians; they should play all the instruments themselves." The Magic tour was crying out for a second guitarist- in a stadium you casn't get away with one, not for a supposedly hard rock band.


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ive never heard the DVD version, but in the LD version the synths wernt overpowering so you could probobley pick up that version.