Thrilled with this release. It's the same digital transfer and mix as the original 2003 release, but the new mastering has improved the sound in several small ways that, combined, add up to a much better listening experience. The new release is slightly more dynamic, and free of all the clipping from the 2003 version. The new release also does away with the overblown, boomy mid-bass that makes the original sound bloated and unbalanced. The new release also has better high-end extension while at the same time having a sweeter-sounding high end.
The result is that the 2003 original makes me want to turn down the volume, while this new version makes me want to turn it up. The old was fatiguing to listen to, especially over the course of the full concert, while this new mastering is non-fatiguing. (Yes, Jimmy Page cut 2 minutes out of the Whole Lotta Love medley this time around, but in my view that's a minor quibble.)
Finally, the Blu-Ray for the first time allows you to put in a single disc and listen to the entire 2-1/2 hour show all the way through - plus you get lossless high-res stereo and 5.1 surround, all for less than a $20 bill. Can't beat it!
- Format: Import, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: RHINO
- DVD Release Date: 22 Mar 2018
- Run Time: 298 minutes
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- ASIN: B0796DDBZ1
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- #7119 in Movies (Movies & TV)