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Thread: Clapton, Eric & King, B.B. - RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

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    Default Clapton, Eric & King, B.B. - RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

    Please post your comments, thoughts and observations....... :thumbsdow

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    Default Re: WE 12/19/2004 [DVD-A]: Eric Clapton & BB King RIDING WITH THE KING

    I don't have a lot of BB King experiance, but this is one disk that I really enjoy. In fact my wifes not even a big music lover and everytime she listens to this she really enjoys it. Music wise as I said this is a great disk, although personaly I could do with out the song "Riding with a King" as its a bit too commercial for a disk like this.

    Surround wise if like the mix, it doesnt overwhelm you with too gimicks but it is a nice mix.

    I rated it an 8.

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    Default Re: WE 12/19/2004 [DVD-A]: Eric Clapton & BB King RIDING WITH THE KING

    After owning the redbook cd for some time, this DVD-A was a revelation.

    Highly recommended!

    Eric

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    Default Re: Clapton, Eric & BB King RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

    Favorite Cuts ... "When my Heart Beats Like a Hammer" and "Three O'Clock Blues"

    BB King's & Eric Clapton's guitars sound incredible! Blew me away.

    Listened to on Naim DVD5 with multichannel DVD-A board
    Martin Logan speakers with Classé amplification.

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    Default Re: Clapton, Eric & BB King RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

    I am listening to this in 2-channel mode and find the bass of this recording excellent.

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    Default Re: Clapton, Eric & BB King RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

    Great surround mix + great audio + great song selection + 2 kings of blues guitar = 10 all the way around.

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    Default Re: Clapton, Eric & BB King RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

    I have had this one on CD for a few years now, and it is one of my favorites (BTW it processes well with PLII). And I might add that I have been quite happy with the sound of the CD, so for some time I thought getting it again on DVD-A would be somewhat redundant. Anyway, while at the local Best Buy, I picked this one up (out of the pathetically neglected SACD, DVD-A bin) thinking it may disappear soon. I'm very pleased that I did! The most noticable difference, compared to the CD was the clarity. The sharp detail of the acoustic guitar, the bass guitar became discernable, not muddied, and the vocals from the center channel were suddenly natural and clear. The surround mix is not aggressive, however it is very nice and opens up the sound stage, along with a few discreet highlights such as backup singers, and some light cymbals here and there. The mix is tastefully done and suits the music well. I'm gonna give this one an eight. So if anyone is hesitant or reluctant, as I was, wait no more and give Eric and the King a spin!

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    Default Re: Clapton, Eric & BB King RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

    Not enough happens in the rear speakers for my liking.

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    Default Re: Clapton, Eric & King, B.B. - RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

    I bought this when it came out, and pretty much forgot about it.

    When I was on vacation, I was sitting in a Margaritaville and the title track came on as a video, and my wife said "I like this song". I said that we had it on DVD-Audio, and when we got home, I dusted it off and took it for a spin.

    Not sure if it's because there are so few new releases, but upon relisten I was blown away. The title track, although being "commercial", as indicated by Foxman above, is actually a pretty good surround demo track.

    The audio starts in the rears, very discretely, and fills to the front. There are vocal passages (spoken word) that come from the rears, and then from the center channel. Although these may seem to "cheapen" the experience to some, at this point I have to give the mix credit for shaking something up.

    If you like the blues, or either of these artists, you should track this one down.

    I gave it an 8 back when, now I would move it to a strong 9.
    :-jon

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    Default Re: Clapton, Eric & King, B.B. - RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

    Two legends on guitars with one of the best on drums, Steve Gadd, I always love his work. 9.
    Please equalise your ears now!

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    Default Re: Clapton, Eric & King, B.B. - RIDING WITH THE KING [DVD-A]

    I just found this disc at the local second hand record shop. They usually have a few SACD classical titles and a Humble Pie disc that has been there forever. While trying to play it, I got only stereo, even when I chose the surround menu. I had to play in PLII to get surround, which is wide open, but I suspect wrong. There is a whole lot of breathing and instruments jumping around. I love the music and am wondering if the problem might be a bad run of the disc, or time for a newer player. Currently I have a Panasonic DVD-F87 that plays most stuff okay except it laughs at SACD's like DSOTM. Yes I know it doesn't have SACD capability, but I should get the stereo layer anyways.
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