This isn't stereo!dr. simple said:I've got this disc, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to rate it fairly. To add to what Elmer said about not having "the same impact without the outrageous visuals", I'd like to say that I can't imagine enjoying this as much in stereo. So, IMHO, it needs either a) the visuals or b) a surround mix. And, of course, you have to be in the mood.
I really dig their concert DVD - really fun - but the sound isn't that great in my opinion.
Neil - I'm sorry, I wasn't clear. What I meant to say was:neil wilkes said:This isn't stereo!
You get 5.1 @ 24/96 MLP, plus DTS & DD versions.
And it's not the concert video either, so I'm confused.....
Yes, they are unique. I can recommend the DVD-V "The Complex Rock Tour live" because the show is so much fun to watch, a Blue Man take on the rock concert cliché's.
I recently borrowed both discs from dr. simple, and gave them a listen (Thanks, Paul). The DVD-A has superior sound, but I would also recommend the DVD-V because you really need to see the performance. These guys are extremely entertaining, and the sounds they create are very unique. I didn't expect to like them as much as I did. This music is just perfect for surround. Great mixes on both , Highly recommended!
I've only listened to the first three tracks, but this was EXACTLY the scenario that happened to me today. It had just arrived from Amazon with Weird Al's Straight From Lynwood DualDisc (and I swore I'd never buy one). I played Weird Al for a few tracks first and it was LOUD, I had to turn down my Yamaha a full 15-20 dB from what I usually play SACD/DVD-A at. Not a bad mix though and Weird Al is just plain awesome.This was a tough call between a 9 and a 10.
"Audio" is very heavily drum oriented - very percissive indeed - and it catches you out at first. Starts off VERY quietly, so you think "Aha. Not oversquashed, but actually too quiet" and crank up the amps.
Then it kicks in properly, and the room fills up with the wildest drumming & percussion I have ever heard.