Adele: Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2011 (Blu-ray/CD) 2011 DTS-HD Master Audio


Live At The Royal Albert Hall was recorded on September 22, 2011 at the height of what has been an amazing year for Adele. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, "Live At The Royal Albert Hall" features the full 90 minute concert performance, plus special behind the scenes footage shot throughout the day leading up to the concert. Rovi Rating:

 

The package also includes an exclusive live CD of the entire show. This is the first time all of Adele's hits and best loved songs will be on one CD plus her stunning covers of Bonnie Raitt's "If I Can't Make You Love Me" and The Steeldrivers "If It Hadn't Been For Love"

Adele Live at The Royal Albert Hall is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Columbia Records with an AVC encoded 1080i transfer in Widescreen 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio. Colors are generally excellent, with bold and bright saturation and black levels are above average. 

Luckily the lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix included on the Blu-ray is superb for the most part. Directionality is quite well handled (listen for example to the glockenspiel patch that starts out "Hometown Glory" and how discretely positioned in the right channels it is). Adele's voice is captured in all of its singularity, and the balance between the singer and the band is very well mixed. The one problem here is the overwhelming sound of the audience, which completely subsumes Adele and her band at times. It's interesting to compare the mix on the Blu-ray with that on the included CD, for the CD mixes the audience much further back, allowing more sonic presence for the singer and her band (this is not to say that the audience is inaudible on the CD, for it most certainly is, especially in the "singalong" moments). Fidelity is superb on the DTS track, with ample low end and great dynamic range.

1.Hometown Glory

2.I ll Be Waiting

3.Don t You Remember

4.Turning Tables

5.Set Fire To The Rain

6.If It Hadn t Been For Love

7.My Same

8.Take It All

9.Rumour Has It

10.Right As Rain

11.One & Only

12.Lovesong

13.Chasing Pavements

14.I Can t Make You Love Me

15.Make You Feel My Love

16.Someone Like You

17.Rolling In The Deep

Video

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC

Video resolution: 1080i

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9

Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 (less)

Subtitles

None 

(less) 

Discs

25GB Blu-ray Disc

Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 CD

Format: NTSC, Widescreen 

Language: English 

Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.) 

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 16x9  Widescreen

Number of discs: 2 

Rated: NR (Not Rated) 

Studio: Columbia 

DVD Release Date: November 29, 2011 

Run Time: 108 minutes 

UPC:

Live Concerts: LC019

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