Phil Collins: Going Back Live at Roseland Ballroom NYC 2010 (Blu-ray) 2010 DTS-HD Master Audio


This concert Blu-ray sees Phil Collins take his superb new album "Going Back" into the live arena. Filmed in June of this year in the intimate surroundings of New York's famous Roseland Ballroom, this is a real chance to get up close and personal as Phil Collins faithfully recreates the soul and Motown classics that he loved as a teenager. 

 

1. Intro: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

2. Ain't Too Proud To Beg

3. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)

4. Dancing In The Street

5. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

6. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

7. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer

8. Jimmy Mack

9. You've Been Cheating

10. Do I Love You

11. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

12. Going To A Go-Go

13. Blame It On The Sun

14. Ain't That Peculiar

15. Too Many Fish In The Sea

16. You've Really Got A Hold On Me

17. Something About You

18. The Tears Of A Clown

19. Nowhere To Run

20. In My Lonely Room

21. Take Me In Your Arms, Rock Me A Little While

22. Uptight (Everything's Alright)

23. Going Back

24. Talking About My Baby

25. You Can't Hurry Love

26. My Girl

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080i "live" transfer", Phil Collins: Going Back arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment. 

Filmed at New York City's notorious Roseland Ballroom earlier this year, Phil Collins: Going Back looks lovely - clarity is pleasing and contrast levels very good throughout the entire show. The stage lighting is excellent; the heavy blue lights in particular create a wonderful ambient atmosphere. Additionally, a number of strategically positioned cameras follow Collins, the choir, and the band on the small but very elegant stage. Mild motion-judder is occasionally easy to spot, but it is never an issue of concern; neither is pixelation. Lastly, I did not see any transfer-specific anomalies to report in this review. (Note: This is a Region-Free Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you will be able to play it on your PS3 or SA regardless of your geographical location.

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

The English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 is strong - the sound is crisp and clear, and there is a wide range of dynamics. The balance between the vocals and the band is also pleasing (the choir in particular is mixed quite well); the various prominent solos ("Papa Was A Rollin' Stone") sound great, and I did not notice any problematic dynamic fluctuations. Lastly, the crowd noise is prominent but never overwhelming. All in all, I was pleased with the mixing and the integrity of the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. For the record, I did not detect any problematic pops, cracks, or audio dropouts to report in this review. 

Video

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC

Video resolution: 1080i

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1

English: LPCM 2.0

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1

English: LPCM 2.0 (less) 

Subtitles

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

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

Discs

50GB Blu-ray Disc

Single disc (1 BD)

Playback

Region free 

UPC: 801213337194 

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