Thanks Thanks:  13
Likes Likes:  16

View Poll Results: Rate the Blu-Ray of RPWL - A NEW DAWN

Voters
3. You may not vote on this poll
  • 10: Great Content, Surround Mix, and Fidelity

    1 33.33%
  • 9

    2 66.67%
  • 8

    0 0%
  • 7

    0 0%
  • 6

    0 0%
  • 5

    0 0%
  • 4

    0 0%
  • 3

    0 0%
  • 2

    0 0%
  • 1: Poor Content, Surround Mix, and Fidelity

    0 0%
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

  1. #1
    Hi-Res Moderator rtbluray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Middle TN
    Posts
    6,895
    Points
    88,327
    Level
    100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Blog entryCreated Album picturesTagger First Class
    Awards:
    Master Tagger
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Please post your thoughts and comments on this 2017 Blu-Ray release from RPWL entitled "A New Dawn".





    Surround yourself with the best.

    Coming soon in 2017: "Eye in the Sky" (The Alan Parsons Project) and "A Farewell to Kings" (RUSH)!
    Already released: "Black Sea" (XTC); "Songs from the Wood" (Jethro Tull); "Misplaced Childhood" (Marillion); "Three Piece Suite" (Gentle Giant) and "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

  2. Thanks haikubass, edisonbaggins, JanBakker, timbre4 thanked for this post
    Likes edisonbaggins, JanBakker, timbre4 liked this post
  3. #2
    1K Club - QQ Shooting Star 4-earredwonder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    3,439
    Points
    11,902
    Level
    71
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 148
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Achievements:
    VeteranOverdrive10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Does anyone have this disc and can confirm that it plays in Region A BD players. According to both AmazonUK and blu ray.com it states Region B only.

    According to back cover [posted by rt blurary] it states A, B & C.

  4. #3
    1K Club - QQ Shooting Star skherbeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    SoCal, USA
    Posts
    1,316
    Points
    8,805
    Level
    63
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 245
    Overall activity: 77.0%
    Achievements:
    Tagger Second ClassCreated Album picturesCreated Blog entrySocial1 year registered
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    I started this today... it has a big green circle on the case that says "FSK 12"... not sure what that means in "region" terms, but it played fine on my OPPO BDP-103. A few comments on this one: Very clear picture. The fidelity is excellent for a live performance (very good in general). The mix is similar to Roger Waters' "Amused to Death": wide soundstage for the music, discrete sound effects, audience, and some keyboard effects in the rears. I won't vote because I'm just not sure if I like the big production with all the actors and some sort of story/political message (I DO, however, really enjoy their music, and will continue to listen to their surround discs... just not sure when/if I'll finish this one... can't see myself ripping this for foobar playback). Maybe I just wasn't in the mood...
    "One Quad to rule them all, One Quad to find them; One Quad to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
    "The Quad is what gives a Sound System its power. It's a sound field created by four pulsing speakers that surrounds us and penetrates us."

  5. Thanks GOS, Snood thanked for this post
    Likes Snood liked this post
  6. #4
    1K Club - QQ Shooting Star elmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    New Milford, CT
    Posts
    1,831
    Points
    34,111
    Level
    100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Quote Originally Posted by skherbeck View Post
    I started this today... it has a big green circle on the case that says "FSK 12"... not sure what that means in "region" terms, but it played fine on my OPPO BDP-103. A few comments on this one: Very clear picture. The fidelity is excellent for a live performance (very good in general). The mix is similar to Roger Waters' "Amused to Death": wide soundstage for the music, discrete sound effects, audience, and some keyboard effects in the rears. I won't vote because I'm just not sure if I like the big production with all the actors and some sort of story/political message (I DO, however, really enjoy their music, and will continue to listen to their surround discs... just not sure when/if I'll finish this one... can't see myself ripping this for foobar playback). Maybe I just wasn't in the mood...
    I havenít seen anything other than the promo clip so I canít speak to the whole production - but I canít help thinking that it looks like that scene from Spinal Tap with the vertically challenged actors dancing around the miniature Stonehenge.

  7. Thanks skherbeck thanked for this post
    Likes skherbeck, timbre4 liked this post
  8. #5
    700 Club - QQ All Star
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    797
    Points
    8,918
    Level
    63
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 132
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Quote Originally Posted by elmer View Post
    I havenít seen anything other than the promo clip so I canít speak to the whole production - but I canít help thinking that it looks like that scene from Spinal Tap with the vertically challenged actors dancing around the miniature Stonehenge.

    Maybe we can fix it with the choreography...

  9. Thanks skherbeck thanked for this post
    Likes skherbeck, elmer liked this post
  10. #6
    1K Club - QQ Shooting Star Robert van Diggele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Woerden, The Netherlands
    Posts
    2,673
    Points
    37,502
    Level
    100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album picturesTagger First ClassSocial25000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Quote Originally Posted by skherbeck View Post
    I started this today... it has a big green circle on the case that says "FSK 12"... not sure what that means in "region" terms, but it played fine on my OPPO BDP-103. A few comments on this one: Very clear picture. The fidelity is excellent for a live performance (very good in general). The mix is similar to Roger Waters' "Amused to Death": wide soundstage for the music, discrete sound effects, audience, and some keyboard effects in the rears. I won't vote because I'm just not sure if I like the big production with all the actors and some sort of story/political message (I DO, however, really enjoy their music, and will continue to listen to their surround discs... just not sure when/if I'll finish this one... can't see myself ripping this for foobar playback). Maybe I just wasn't in the mood...
    FSK is Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft. Voluntary selfregulation of the film industry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freiwi...Filmwirtschaft

  11. Thanks skherbeck thanked for this post
    Likes skherbeck liked this post
  12. #7
    Malnarnian edisonbaggins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    East Bay, CA
    Posts
    3,256
    Points
    15,402
    Level
    80
    Level completed: 11%, Points required for next Level: 448
    Overall activity: 64.0%
    Achievements:
    OverdriveSocialTagger Second Class10000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Quote Originally Posted by skherbeck View Post
    I started this today... it has a big green circle on the case that says "FSK 12"... not sure what that means in "region" terms, but it played fine on my OPPO BDP-103. A few comments on this one: Very clear picture. The fidelity is excellent for a live performance (very good in general). The mix is similar to Roger Waters' "Amused to Death": wide soundstage for the music, discrete sound effects, audience, and some keyboard effects in the rears. I won't vote because I'm just not sure if I like the big production with all the actors and some sort of story/political message (I DO, however, really enjoy their music, and will continue to listen to their surround discs... just not sure when/if I'll finish this one... can't see myself ripping this for foobar playback). Maybe I just wasn't in the mood...
    We're all entitled to our opinions around here! That said, I think it might be more fair to compare RPWL's stage performance on this night to musical theater or even an Iron Maiden show (which, judging from your avatar and past conversations you like well enough). It kinda reminds me of the last time I saw Jesus Christ Superstar. So, if that isn't your thing, fair enough. The theatrical stuff in this film isn't every minute. Sometimes you get to just watch the musicians play.
    Yes, there is a strong message to this concert. It happens to be one I personally agree with very strongly and I realize it may be very offensive to others (the world is better off without religious dogma). Again, comparing to Iron Maiden, who have gotten political from time to time as well. The whole "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" war is bullshit type of stuff. So again, this film might not be for everybody and there is no accounting for taste or mood. I just wanted to express one positive opinion. This is somewhere between a 9 and 10 for me. Very well done for what it is. Nice bonus making of documentary too.
    Multichannel FLAC downloads and more:
    https://surroundmusic.one
    hi-res 2.0, 4.0, 4.1 & 5.1 available!

  13. Thanks skherbeck thanked for this post
    Likes skherbeck, Robert van Diggele liked this post
  14. #8
    Member omega4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Luton, UK
    Posts
    137
    Points
    12,801
    Level
    73
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 49
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    This is a stunning disc with very high production values. It captures a performance rather than a gig based around their last studio album telling a story of sorts with a thoughtful message which as our fellow QQer edisonbaggins says may be for everyone. However, the music is first class and is very likely to appeal to those who enjoy Pink Floyd (unsurprising really as RPWL started life as a PF tribute band but have moved entirely away with their own compositions and personality), also Genesis, and Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson. Suitably heavy in parts but always tuneful. I believe a number of us on QQ have their very good earlier albums Stock and World Through My Eyes in 5.1 so none of this will be a surprise to them.

    The songs include all from Wanted and a few others including The Fisherman from their utterly captivating 2012 album Beyond Man and Time, which by the way I can very highly recommend even though it was only released in stereo on CD. It is an album that you start listening to and keep going right to the end, and wish it was longer. I recommended it to a guitarist friend who rang me two days later to say thanks as he couldn't believe he had not come across them before.

    On the sound front the options are LPCM, Dolby True HD 5.1 (48k) and Dolby Atmos 7.1, in German or English. I cannot play in Atmos but can say I have no complaints about the quality or mix of the True HD track. All instruments are very clear and well recorded. For me the rears are used really well to represent a live performance with sensible steering of instruments, vocals and effects. You can select German or English versions although all songs are in English. The English overdubbing of the live German narration between songs is about as good as it could be. You hardly realise that the words being spoken are not those you hear.

    All in all it makes a refreshing change to just recording one of the gigs on a tour (not that there is anything wrong with that). The one thing that occurred to me is that you do get drawn in rather than it being a gig where you might do something else at the same time and share your visual attention between TV and tablet whilst enjoying the music. And finally, there is a bonus song Unchain the Earth which looks like it was the encore on the night. This is the 'earworm' from their Beyond Man and Time album - great song!

    So, in conclusion this is one of the finest music Blu Rays I have.

  15. Thanks edisonbaggins thanked for this post
    Likes JanBakker, edisonbaggins liked this post
  16. #9
    Member rugene's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    84
    Points
    5,743
    Level
    48
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 7
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    They put so much work in the sound that the picture quality suffers, but still very good for the surround sound and the music!

  17. #10
    1K Club - QQ Shooting Star 4-earredwonder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    3,439
    Points
    11,902
    Level
    71
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 148
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Achievements:
    VeteranOverdrive10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Quote Originally Posted by omega4 View Post
    This is a stunning disc with very high production values. It captures a performance rather than a gig based around their last studio album telling a story of sorts with a thoughtful message which as our fellow QQer edisonbaggins says may be for everyone. However, the music is first class and is very likely to appeal to those who enjoy Pink Floyd (unsurprising really as RPWL started life as a PF tribute band but have moved entirely away with their own compositions and personality), also Genesis, and Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson. Suitably heavy in parts but always tuneful. I believe a number of us on QQ have their very good earlier albums Stock and World Through My Eyes in 5.1 so none of this will be a surprise to them.

    The songs include all from Wanted and a few others including The Fisherman from their utterly captivating 2012 album Beyond Man and Time, which by the way I can very highly recommend even though it was only released in stereo on CD. It is an album that you start listening to and keep going right to the end, and wish it was longer. I recommended it to a guitarist friend who rang me two days later to say thanks as he couldn't believe he had not come across them before.

    On the sound front the options are LPCM, Dolby True HD 5.1 (48k) and Dolby Atmos 7.1, in German or English. I cannot play in Atmos but can say I have no complaints about the quality or mix of the True HD track. All instruments are very clear and well recorded. For me the rears are used really well to represent a live performance with sensible steering of instruments, vocals and effects. You can select German or English versions although all songs are in English. The English overdubbing of the live German narration between songs is about as good as it could be. You hardly realise that the words being spoken are not those you hear.

    All in all it makes a refreshing change to just recording one of the gigs on a tour (not that there is anything wrong with that). The one thing that occurred to me is that you do get drawn in rather than it being a gig where you might do something else at the same time and share your visual attention between TV and tablet whilst enjoying the music. And finally, there is a bonus song Unchain the Earth which looks like it was the encore on the night. This is the 'earworm' from their Beyond Man and Time album - great song!

    So, in conclusion this is one of the finest music Blu Rays I have.
    I am NOT familiar with RPWL's Beyond Man and Time but in researching the CD, I discovered that RPWL released a DVD in Dolby Digital 5.0 called A Show Beyond Man and Time https://www.amazon.com/RPWL-Show-bey...d+man+and+time.

    I will certainly buy the CD based on your recommendation as I'm a fan [LOVE WANTED].

    Amazon lists the DVD as accompanied with a CD but further research at other websites ONLY lists the DVD [w/o the CD]. There is a double CD with 5 cuts from the concert video, as well: http://www.importcds.com/show-beyond.../5907785038004

    Addenda: I have the DVD [only] on order with ImportCD: http://www.importcds.com/a-show-beyo.../5907785037991 as well as the BD~V of A New Dawn: http://www.importcds.com/a-new-dawn/884860184298

  18. Likes edisonbaggins liked this post
  19. #11
    Member omega4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Luton, UK
    Posts
    137
    Points
    12,801
    Level
    73
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 49
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    I am NOT familiar with RPWL's Beyond Man and Time but in researching the CD, I discovered that RPWL released a DVD in Dolby Digital 5.0 called A Show Beyond Man and Time https://www.amazon.com/RPWL-Show-bey...d+man+and+time.

    I will certainly buy the CD based on your recommendation as I'm a fan [LOVE WANTED].

    Amazon lists the DVD as accompanied with a CD but further research at other websites ONLY lists the DVD [w/o the CD]. There is a double CD with 5 cuts from the concert video, as well: http://www.importcds.com/show-beyond.../5907785038004

    Addenda: I have the DVD [only] on order with ImportCD: http://www.importcds.com/a-show-beyo.../5907785037991 as well as the BD~V of A New Dawn: http://www.importcds.com/a-new-dawn/884860184298
    Good choice on the DVD as it is probably an even better experience being effectively an expanded version of the studio album with a very very good live performance as it introduces a visual element to what is basically a concept album. You will see what I mean. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. The only difference is that I had listened to the CD first. I have to say that, for me, there are no weak songs and some really good intros (according to an article on the BBC website this a disappearing art apparently as the iPod generation will only tolerate a few seconds before the vocals or skip to the next track!). The sound quality is good for Dolby Digital; if only it was available on Blu Ray. There is also an interesting interview with Yogi Lang and Kalle Wallner on the DVD as well (and in English).

    There should probably be a poll on the Music DVD section for this Show Beyond.....

    Do post your thoughts on both discs when you have a chance. BTW, I have ordered directly from their website shop as the prices are really good compared to Amazon UK for example https://www.gentleartofmusic.com/pro...ng-en/?lang=en

  20. Thanks edisonbaggins thanked for this post
    Likes edisonbaggins liked this post
  21. #12
    400 Club - QQ All Star krkier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    401
    Points
    14,664
    Level
    78
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 186
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Quote Originally Posted by skherbeck View Post
    I started this today... it has a big green circle on the case that says "FSK 12"... not sure what that means in "region" terms,....
    Nothing. It's just our "Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle" telling the world this disc not being suitable for earthlings below the age of twelve...

    -Kristian

  22. Thanks skherbeck thanked for this post
    Likes skherbeck liked this post
  23. #13
    Member omega4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Luton, UK
    Posts
    137
    Points
    12,801
    Level
    73
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 49
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    I am NOT familiar with RPWL's Beyond Man and Time but in researching the CD, I discovered that RPWL released a DVD in Dolby Digital 5.0 called A Show Beyond Man and Time https://www.amazon.com/RPWL-Show-bey...d+man+and+time.

    I will certainly buy the CD based on your recommendation as I'm a fan [LOVE WANTED].

    Amazon lists the DVD as accompanied with a CD but further research at other websites ONLY lists the DVD [w/o the CD]. There is a double CD with 5 cuts from the concert video, as well: http://www.importcds.com/show-beyond.../5907785038004

    Addenda: I have the DVD [only] on order with ImportCD: http://www.importcds.com/a-show-beyo.../5907785037991 as well as the BD~V of A New Dawn: http://www.importcds.com/a-new-dawn/884860184298
    Just wondering if you have received The Show Beyond Man and Time DVD and your thoughts if you have gone 'beyond time' to experience yet?

  24. #14
    1K Club - QQ Shooting Star 4-earredwonder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    3,439
    Points
    11,902
    Level
    71
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 148
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Achievements:
    VeteranOverdrive10000 Experience Points
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: RPWL - A NEW DAWN [Blu-Ray]

    Quote Originally Posted by omega4 View Post
    Just wondering if you have received The Show Beyond Man and Time DVD and your thoughts if you have gone 'beyond time' to experience yet?
    Thanks for reminding me. It's in my cart and currently available at Deep Discount. Will post my thoughts.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •