AC/DC: Live At Donington 1991 (Blu-ray) 2007 DTS-HD Master Audio 48kHz/24bit


When AC/DC came crashing through the gates of Castle Donington in August if 1991, they were headlining their third "Monsters Of Rock" festival at the fabled venue.

They proceeded to assault the massive audience with a two hour set chock-full of their greatest hits, and an over the top visual spectacle that included firing cannons, the hells bell and giant inflatable Rosie. Filmed in 35mm Panavision with 26 cameras (including a helicopter) and newly remastered for Blu-ray Disc, AC/DC Live At Donington is one of the greatest live concert documents of all time. Rovi Rating:

Filmed with Panavision cameras and lenses on 35mm film with 26 cameras, including one helicopter, AC/DC: Live at Donington is presented in high definition 1080p on this Blu-ray Disc release in its original 1.78:1 aspect ratio-16x9 Widescreen.

The AVC/Mpeg-4 encoding which averages a bitrate of about 30Mbps on this Blu-ray release captures the full resolution of 35mm film perfectly and with all of the flashing lights and such I never once saw a compression artifact surface.

For this release, Sony-BMG and Columbia Music Video have provided three listening options: 48kHz/24bit PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps) and PCM 5.1 48kHz/24bit. 

Listening to the 5.1 PCM mix on this Blu-ray release is an absolute aural treat - "high voltage rock and roll" indeed. This is one of the best mixed live Hard Rock shows I've heard a recording of in recent memory. Crowd noise is kept to a minimum during the performances and the music is not drowned in cavernous amounts of reverberation that turns everything into a muddled mess of sounds. Here, everything has the right amount of punch, and dynamics – what little dynamics there are in a maxed-out-to-11 Hard Rock concert, anyway – are preserved. 

 

Region free 

Blu-ray Disc Track Listing: 

1. Thunderstruck

2. Shoot To Thrill

3. Back in Black

4. Fire Your Guns

5. Jailbreak

6. The Jack

7. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

8. Moneytalks

9. Hells Bells

10. High Voltage

11. Whole Lotta Rosie

12. You Shook Me All Night Long

13. T.NT

14. Let There Be Rock

15. Highway To Hell

16. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) 

 

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