Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium 2008 [Blu-ray] 2011 16:9 Dolby Digital 5.1

Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium looks absolutely fantastic on Blu-ray courtesy of an AVC encoded 1080i image in 16x9 Widescreen Aspect Ratio of 1.78:1. This is one of the clearest and sharpest looking concert Blu-rays in recent memory and once again proves that Sony does these live concert Blu's like no other label. Colors are bright and bold and fine detail is often amazing. Rovi Rating:

Camera coverage on this concert is stupendous. We get multiple angles, including what must have been helicopter or blimp shots over the entire stadium, and the sharpness and clarity of the image is really amazing. 

Billy's set list includes:

Angry Young Man

My Life

Summer, Highland Falls

Everybody Loves You Now


New York State of Mind (with Tony Bennett)


The Ballad of Billy the Kid

She's Always a Woman

Goodnight Saigon

Miami 2017

Shameless (with Garth Brooks)

This is the Time (with John Mayer)

Keeping the Faith

Captain Jack


The River of Dreams/A Hard Day's Night

We Didn't Start the Fire

You May Be Right

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

Only the Good Die Young

I Saw Her Standing There (with Paul McCartney)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Piano Man

Let it Be (with Paul McCartney)

Three audio options are offered on this Blu-ray, and two of them are stupendously robust. The lossless LPCM 2.0 and 5.1 tracks (both 48kHz/24-bit) are brilliantly alive and incredibly dynamic, sporting wonderful, near reference quality audio and extremely faithful fidelity.  The 5.1 track is beautifully positioned around the surrounds, with the piano sounding clear and precise. The band sounds absolutely fantastic and the balance is very artfully handled. Though this concert was played before mammoth sized crowds, very little obtrusive audience noise penetrates the performances themselves.


Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC

Video resolution: 1080i

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1


English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (less) 


English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch 

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch (less) 


50GB Blu-ray Disc

Single disc (1 BD)


Region free 

Billy Joel (Artist), Jon Small (Director) | Rated: NR | Format: Blu-ray


Format: NTSC

Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)

Region: All Regions

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen

Number of discs: 1

Rated: NR (Not Rated)

Studio: Sony Legacy

DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011

Run Time: 137 minutes


Live Concerts: LC008


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