Jeff Beck: Performing This Week Live at Ronnie Scott's 2007 (Blu-ray) 2009 DTS-HD Master Audio 48kHz/24bit

Jeff Beck's series of concerts at the renowned Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London's Soho became the must have ticket of the year with a packed audience every night with fans famous artists filling the intimate setting. With a set list that features classic tracks from across his career.

1. Beck's Bolaro

2. Eternity's Breath

3. Startus

4. Cause We've Ended As Lovers

5. Behind the Veil

6. Nadi

7. Blast From The East

8. Led Boots

9. Angel (Footsteps)

10. People Get Ready- with Joss Stone

11. Scatterbrain

12. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/

13. Brush With The Blues

14. Space Boogie

15. Blanket -with Imogen Heap

16. Big Black

17. A Day In The Life

18. Little Brown Bird -with Eric Clapton

19. You Need Love - with Eric Clapton

20. Rollin And Tumblin-with Imogen Heap

20. Where Were You

Bonus features 7 Track Rockabilly set with The Big Town Playboys

Special guest appearances from Eric Clapton, Joss Stone, Imagen Heap,and the Big Town Playboys. This Blu-ray disc captures for the first time the unique experience of Jeff Beck live in concert.

Presented in a Widescreen 16x9 aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080i "live" transfer, Jeff Beck: Live at Ronnie Scott's arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Recorded and mixed by Alan Branch, mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering, London and approved by Jeff Beck himself, the Blu-ray transfer looks good. Indeed, it is fairly easy to tell that this is a recent recording as contrast, clarity and detail are notably consistent. Furthermore, motion-judder is not an issue of concern either, though due to the manner in which the concert was recorded, it is definitely noticeable. This being said, the actual concert is recorded in a manner allowing the viewer to see the stage as well as the audience from a number of different angles. The producers have also done a very good job capturing its rather intimate atmosphere – the subdued lighting, the overhead shots of the audience listening to Jeff Beck's solos, even the occasional cheers, are all well blended together.

There are three audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and LPCM 2.0. As stated earlier, Jeff Beck: Live at Ronnie Scott's was personally approved by Jeff Beck and as far as the audio teratment is concerned it certainly shows. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is incredibly potent and at times I certainly felt as if I was listening to a studio recording, not a live concert. For example, Jeff Beck's guitar solos are notably crisp and rich (even when he steps back and lets other members of the band shine it is very easy to hear his guitar). The bass – there are some absolutely terrific solos in this concert, particularly during the first half – sounds excellent as well. It is full-bodied and quite well balanced with the rest of the instruments. The drums also sound nice and I personally did not hear any balance issues to report here. The LPCM 2.0 track is less impressive. Unlike other live concerts that we have reviewed in the past, balance is absolutely not an issue of concern for the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and we recommend that you opt for it when playing this Blu-ray disc




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