Jane's Addiction: Live Voodoo- New Orleans 2009 (Blu-ray) 2010 DTS-HD Master Audio


Jane's Addiction: Live Voodoo is a fine show that effectively reminds why Jane's Addiction are considered by many to be one of the greatest American Alternative Rock bands. Simply put, there is nothing like them out there.

Jane's Addiction: Live Voodoo was recorded on Halloween night 2009 at Voodoo Experience in New Orleans. In front of a very enthusiastic crowd the original members of Jane's Addiction - Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Eric Avery (bass) and Stephen Perkins (drums) - performed a set of classic hits, including "Mountain Song", "Ted, Just Admit It", "Summertime Rolls", "Been Caught Stealing", etc. 

Tracklisting

1. Up the Beach

2. Mountain Song

3. Three Days

4. Whores

5. Then She Did...

6. Been Caught Stealing

7. Ocean Size

8. Ted, Just Admit It

9. Summertime Rolls

10. Stop!

11. Jane Says

12. Chip Away

Bonus Tracks:

13. 1% (Los Angeles, 2008)

14. Ocean Size (La Cita, Los Angeles, 2008) 

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080l "live" transfer, Jane's Addiction: Live Voodoo arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment. 

This is a strong high-definition transfer. Clarity is excellent and contrast levels consistent throughout the entire show. The stage lighting is fairly simple but effective, and there are no serious shadow issues. Mild motion-judder is present but it is never a serious issue of concern. Occasionally, there is some mild background noise that pops up here and there, but overall the image quality is very strong. Finally, I did not see any transfer-specific anomalies to report in this review. (Note: This is a Region-Free Blu-ray disc. 

There are three audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English LPCM 2.0. I opted of the English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and later on did a few random comparisons with the other two tracks for the purpose of this review. 

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track allows for a very satisfying sonic experience. The bass potent, the rear channels intelligently used, and the high-frequencies not overdone. Perry Farrell's vocals are very clear (except when he gets tired and his voice drops) while Dave Navarro's solos are pleasingly crisp. The crowd noise is prominent but never overwhelming. Finally, I did not detect any disturbing dropouts to report in this review. 

The LPCM is fairly decent. However, it clearly lacks the dept and dynamic intensity of the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. 

Video

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC

Video resolution: 1080i

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

English: LPCM 2.0

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

English: LPCM 2.0 (less) 

Subtitles

None 

(less) 

Discs

25GB Blu-ray Disc

Single disc (1 BD)

Playback

Region free

Unavailable

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