The Strat Pack: Live in Concert 2004 (Blu-ray) 2008 -DTS-HD Master Audio David Gilmour-Joe Walsh-Brian May...May 28th Available


 

Masters of rock guitar celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leo Fender's Stratocaster at the Strat Pack concert. This set filmed in 2004 features classic performances by some of the world's best rock guitarists, including David Gilmour, Brian May, Ron Wood, Mike Rutherford, Hank Marvin, Gary Moore, Paul Carrack, The Crickets, Joe Walsh, Theresa Anderson and many others. Also included are interviews with many of the performers. 

Invented by Leo Fender in 1954, its solid wood body created a tone and sustain not heard before that won over the hearts and ears of many an axeman. Over the past 50 years, the Strat has been the preferred axe for rock immortals such as: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, David Gilmour and many more! 

About the show... 

Filmed in 2004 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Strat, the Strat Pack concert is a guitar lovers dream. The set features some of the world’s most renowned axemen, including Joe Walsh (EAGLES), Brian May (QUEEN), David Gilmour (PINK FLOYD), Hank Marvin (THE SHADOWS), Ron Wood (ROLLING STONES), Gary Moore, Mike Rutherford (GENESIS / MIKE + THE MECHANICS) and many more! 

Tracklisting

THE CRICKETS

• Peggy Sue • Maybe Baby (with Brian May)

• I Fought The Law (with Brian May)

• Oh Boy (with Brian May)

• That’ll Be The Day (w/ Brian May & Ron Wood)

HANK MARVIN

• The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt

• Sleepwalk • Apache

THERESA ANDERSON

• I’m On My Way • Country Boy (with Albert Lee)

MIKE RUTHERFORD

& PAUL CARRACK

• How Long • All Along The Watchtower

• While My Guitar Gently Weeps

• I Can’t Dance

GARY MOORE

• Red House

JAMIE CULLUM

• Angel

AMY WINEHOUSE

• Stronger Than Me

PAUL ROGERS

• Muddy Water Blues

• Drinking (featuring Jasmine & Steve Rodgers)

• Alright Now (with Brian May)

• Can’t Get Enough (with Joe Walsh)

JOE WALSH

• Funk 49 • Life’s Been Good

• Life In the Fast Lane • Rocky Mountain Way

PHIL MANZENERA

• 6pm

DAVE GILMOUR

• Marooned • Coming Back To Life • Sorrow

RONNIE WOOD

• Ohh La La

FINALE: 

(ALL FEATURED PERFORMERS)

• Stay With Me 

Bonus Features 

Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy promo spot INTERVIEWS: 

• The Crickets 

• Gary Moore

• The Shadows 

• Mike Rutherford

• Joe Walsh 

• Paul Rodgers

• Brian May 

• Andy Fairweather-Low

• Albert Lee 

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC, and granted a 1080i "live" transfer The Strat Pack: Live in Concert arrives on Blu-ray via Eagle Rock Entertainment. 

Recorded in 2004, this impressive celebration certainly looks very strong. Detail and clarity are excellent, contrast solid, and the color-scheme intact. The blacks, in particular, are very deep, and even the far corners of the stage, where light isn't in abundance, look solid. Edge-enhancement and macroblocking are not an issue of concern either. 

I specifically would like to comment on the multiple cameras used for this recording as there seems to be a slight difference in the manner they capture lighting. There is a "floating" camera that typically zooms towards the audience after each performance, and with the footage from it you will notice a bit of noise. The rest of the cameras, positioned strategically on or around the stage, avoid the issue completely. This being said, the overall quality of the presentation is very strong and in my opinion up to the high standards set by Eagle Rock Entertainment with their Montreux-series. (Note: This is a Region-Free disc which you will be able to play on your PS3 or SA regardless of your geographical location).

Three audio tracks are included on this Blu-ray disc: DTS-HD MA 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, and LPCM. Before I get into commenting on the audio quality I would like to point your attention to the fact that this is an extremely long show with an abundance of popular musicians showing on stage. Every one of them appears to be testing and adjusting their instruments and therefore balance tends to slightly vary from one performance to another. With this short disclaimer out of the way the DTS-HD MA track, the mix I opted for, is undoubtedly very pleasing. There is a strong punch (Gary Moore's solos are a great example) and clarity (Hank Williams) to the music that I heard coming off of my speakers. More importantly there are also plenty of "colors" to hear (those of you with more than a basic knowledge in guitar playing know exactly what I am talking about). 

As mentioned earlier balance varies slightly. It ranges from very impressive (Paul Rogers and Brian May) to questionable (Gary Moore). There is a lot here, however, that isn't related to the manner in which the show is mixed. Rather, it has to do with how some of the musicians play with the equipment. The most notable example is Gary Moore's performance where he intentionally tweaks the guitar amplifier to a level I thought was rather over the top. The actual quality of sound, however, is very good and I did not hear any troubling distortions, etc. Overall, The Strat Pack: Live in Concert is a terrific show with plenty of memorable performances highlighting the flexibility and sonorous diversity of an iconic instrument

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

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

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

Discs

50GB Blu-ray Disc

Single disc (1 BD)

Playback

Region free 

UPC: 801213334094 

Live Concerts: LC077

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