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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2013, 23:30 »
Pass? More like fail. :)

Phew, thanks for the timely review. Pass..


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« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2013, 23:53 »
Pass? More like fail. :)
Meaning he will not buy, he will "pass" this copy.

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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2013, 07:23 »
You are right, easy pass for me. No buy. Lol.
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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2013, 13:11 »


Sodagreen's first Blu-ray. I hope to watch tonight ;)
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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2013, 19:21 »


Sodagreen's first Blu-ray. I hope to watch tonight ;)

Price for this is $39.90...in case anyone wonder.

Hope to hear your review soon WB.

What stopped me from getting is this clip from the Youtube...I really not so sure whether the sound quality is that *good* or not... :P

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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2013, 19:29 »
Instead I get this Wan Fang concert...much better quality and all my fave oldies all inside one disc! :D



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« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2013, 19:35 »
Hope to hear your review soon WB.

What stopped me from getting is this clip from the Youtube...I really not so sure whether the sound quality is that *good* or not... :P

Yessir... I will watch it soon, by this weekend. But I must say I am a very forgiving person when it comes to Sodagreen. Their new one, 小时侯 is such an amazing song. My heart broke listening to the words. 吴青峰 is such an exceptional songwriter.
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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2013, 21:59 »
With a concert disc like this, how can you go wrong??



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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2013, 23:46 »
Yessir... I will watch it soon, by this weekend. But I must say I am a very forgiving person when it comes to Sodagreen. Their new one, 小时侯 is such an amazing song. My heart broke listening to the words. 吴青峰 is such an exceptional songwriter.

Yeap...very touching lyrics indeed...my personal fave - 蘇打綠 sodagreen -【小情歌】

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« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2013, 07:26 »
Yeap...very touching lyrics indeed...my personal fave - 蘇打綠 sodagreen -【小情歌】

Yes, 小情歌 is a great song ;). 吴青峰's talent is undeniable. The chap is flamboyant on stage and has an uncanny talent for writing songs. I even like the songs he has written for other singers. One of the very best IMHO is 阿密特 - 掉了。What a killer chorus.

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Sodagreen - Walk Together Live Blu-ray review
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2013, 14:14 »
Today I am on MC so as promised...

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Sodagreen returned to the Taipei Arena on March 3-4, 2012 for their Walk Together Live concert tour. Famous for their marathon-length shows and affecting live performances, the popular band delivered another amazing concert filled with their folk and alternative pop rock creations. Notable performances from the concert include their combined version of The Sound of Music's The Lonely Goatherd and the classic Taiwanese folk song "Mountaintop Black Dog Brothers," "Baroness," which Qing Feng originally wrote and composed for Faith Yang, the heartbreaking "Childhood" dedicated to Qing Feng's late father and "Believe," which Sodagreen sang with the audience. Rather than just putting out a live recording of the concert, Sodagreen has chosen to use a storytelling format for the release, allowing each member to also share their thoughts and feelings about the concert.

The PQ is a 3.5/5 for me. The colours are vibrant and not washed out. Not much grain that irritates me. General details are alright. But no fine details.

The SQ is 4.5/5 for me. The DTS HD5.1 is fantastic and not overbearing like Jay Chou and SHE's concert blu-rays. It is just spine-tingling awesome listening to 青峰's high-pitched soprano voice. All the instruments are clear and distinct, full of dynamic details.

The performance is a 5/5 for me. The band lets 青峰 takes centrestage which is absolutely right because Sodagreen is 青峰 and 青峰 is Sodagreen. No offense to the rest of the members, I am sure each of them are important but 青峰 is the soul, the heart, the green in Sodagreen. I love his voice, though high-pitched, he can waver that last note and the way it hangs in the air is just amazing. There is also that playful whimsical quality in that voice that makes you travel back in time when life was simpler and happier. It's hard to believe that a small frame chap like him is capable of so much range.

If you are a fan, do pick this up for $39.90 from Laser Flair. Gramo is $3 cheaper but you need to get something else.  Right now the CD single is still available with it. Later on I wouldn't know ;)
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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2013, 08:55 »
Today I am on MC so as promised...

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Sodagreen returned to the Taipei Arena on March 3-4, 2012 for their Walk Together Live concert tour. Famous for their marathon-length shows and affecting live performances, the popular band delivered another amazing concert filled with their folk and alternative pop rock creations. Notable performances from the concert include their combined version of The Sound of Music's The Lonely Goatherd and the classic Taiwanese folk song "Mountaintop Black Dog Brothers," "Baroness," which Qing Feng originally wrote and composed for Faith Yang, the heartbreaking "Childhood" dedicated to Qing Feng's late father and "Believe," which Sodagreen sang with the audience. Rather than just putting out a live recording of the concert, Sodagreen has chosen to use a storytelling format for the release, allowing each member to also share their thoughts and feelings about the concert.

The PQ is a 3.5/5 for me. The colours are vibrant and not washed out. Not much grain that irritates me. General details are alright. But no fine details.

The SQ is 4.5/5 for me. The DTS HD5.1 is fantastic and not overbearing like Jay Chou and SHE's concert blu-rays. It is just spine-tingling awesome listening to 青峰's high-pitched soprano voice. All the instruments are clear and distinct, full of dynamic details.

The performance is a 5/5 for me. The band lets 青峰 takes centrestage which is absolutely right because Sodagreen is 青峰 and 青峰 is Sodagreen. No offense to the rest of the members, I am sure each of them are important but 青峰 is the soul, the heart, the green in Sodagreen. I love his voice, though high-pitched, he can waver that last note and the way it hangs in the air is just amazing. There is also that playful whimsical quality in that voice that makes you travel back in time when life was simpler and happier. It's hard to believe that a small frame chap like him is capable of so much range.

If you are a fan, do pick this up for $39.90 from Laser Flair. Gramo is $3 cheaper but you need to get something else.  Right now the CD single is still available with it. Later on I wouldn't know ;)


Thanks WEB, I will be getting it after your review.

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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2013, 12:57 »
Selling my sodagreen bluray with limited edition cd and postcard at $32 anyone keen pm me. Viewed once only

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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2013, 09:40 »


This is a documentary of a dingy looking little recording studio called Sound City located in Van Nuys, California. Helmed by Dave Grohl, drummer of some little band called Nirvana.

This is an amazing documentary about that interesting studio and all the great bands that had their destinies changed because of the board. Oh man, what stories!  I will just share one... Buckingham Nicks were recording in a studio, then Mick Fleetwood walks in looking for a new sound, the Sound City owner Joe Gottfried played him Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks' demo and Mick loved that guitar playing. He wanted Lindsey in his band but Lindsey says if he were to come onboard his girlfriend has to come too. OMG!  That's the birth of Fleetwood Mac!!!!! That's just one of the many magical stories of discovery, of amalgam of talents and of people making real music.

It's also about the dying of a music temple with the advent of the synthesizers, drum machines, sampling tools, pro-tools, auto-tune, basically the digital age. This Sound City studio believes in recording music in analogue magnetic tapes but sadly they didn't keep up with the times. When they were nearly bankrupt, Nirvana came and record their debut Nevermind zeitgeist. That helped injected cash for some years but at last... sigh.  :'(

Dave Grohl heard about the closing and he bought the music board that changed his life. The documentary is his ode to that amazing place called Sound City. The last half hour is pretty awesome... he invited bands that had their beginnings at the place to record music with the board now installed in his own studios.

If you are into Rock music, this is just fcuking A+ O0

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Re: Music and Concert Blu-ray Recommendations & Discussion
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2013, 14:58 »
Mumford & Sons - The Road to Red Rocks

The English folk rock band captured live in performance at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Colorado in summer 2012. As well as footage of the concert itself the journey of the band to Red Rocks is explored, from their humble origins in the West London music scene to their ability to sell out the spectacular 10,000 capacity open-air amphitheatre.

I literally only found out recently that Mumford & Sons hail from England, not America.  WTF... Why are they delving on American rootsy folksy music when they are English?  Then it hit me... Why the hell not?  Because they do root, folk and rock (a bit of bluegrass) so damn awesome and it seems to me in these recent times the best new music are coming from anywhere other than the US.  Back in 2009 when their debut album, Sigh No More was released, it felt like a breath of fresh air in a mass of music releases. They took a begotten genre and transcend it to so far above that nobody thought was possible... well, at least for me. I love their song writing and the lyrics that always hits home. Their music is rousing and for me has a very intimate homecoming feeling. I don't know how to put it in words but if I have been away for a long time and as my plane pulls into Changi, I hear Mumford & Sons. 

I love the venue - Red Rocks. Achingly beautiful. The PQ is great. The camera work is solid. None of that stupid quick 1-2 seconds edits going on and the shots captured the quartet in their element. The SQ incredible. How can a banjo, a fiddle, a mandolin and a cello sound so sexily awesome in a rock concert?  Be a believer after this concert. 

Grab this if you are a fan of their music. I doubt the Blu-ray will convert you to be a fan so that's a warning there. 

A clip of M&S performing Little Lion Man
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PS - I have a list of music acts I would love to see.  Adele used to be in first place but Mumford & Sons has in recent times kick her to second place. 
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