BOB DYLAN: Concert Celebration

5 out of 5

$39.99

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Japanese Blu-ray/Region A pressing. 2014.

Reviews

  1. Mike Powers

    I recently discovered “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” while I was browsing through the music section at Amazon.com. Since I am an ardent fan of Bob Dylan’s music and of almost all of the musicians who performed that night, I immediately purchased a copy of the concert on Blu-ray. I figured it would probably be pretty good…“Pretty good…” now THERE’S an understatement! “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” certainly ranks as one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. For almost three hours on October 16, 1992, a panoply of some of the greatest icons of rock and country music dazzled the gathered crowd of over 18,000 cheering Bob Dylan fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden. This marked the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Dylan’s musical career. Honoring Dylan with performances of his songs were John Mellencamp, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Richie Havens, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman, Johnny Winter, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, George Harrison, and many others, including Bob Dylan himself.The “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” contains 2 hours and 45 minutes of non-stop music, and includes 30 of Bob Dylan’s greatest and most memorable songs. I especially enjoyed John Mellencamp’s rousing rendition of “Like a Rolling Stone” that kicked off the celebration, as well as Lou Reed’s fiery performance of Dylan’s dark and dense “Foot of Pride.” Richie Havens’ performance of “Just Like a Woman” is particularly moving and wonderful, as is Tracy Chapman’s gorgeous “The Times They Are a-Changin.’” Unfortunately, this otherwise nearly perfect celebration was marred somewhat when the audience began raucously booing Sinead O’Connor, and she responded with an on-stage tantrum. (One wonders how and why this incident ended up on the disc.) Video quality is simply outstanding, appearing as it does in 1.78:1 high definition. Audio is presented in LPCM Stereo 48K only, but it is rich, full, and sounds phenomenal.I own very few music concerts in my home video library. Among my favorites are “Eagles Farewell Tour II” and George Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from at AT&T Stadium.” However, “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” tops them all. Most highly recommended.

  2. A Listener

    I recently discovered “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” while I was browsing through the music section at Amazon.com. Since I am an ardent fan of Bob Dylan’s music and of almost all of the musicians who performed that night, I immediately purchased a copy of the concert on Blu-ray. I figured it would probably be pretty good…“Pretty good…” now THERE’S an understatement! “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” certainly ranks as one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. For almost three hours on October 16, 1992, a panoply of some of the greatest icons of rock and country music dazzled the gathered crowd of over 18,000 cheering Bob Dylan fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden. This marked the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Dylan’s musical career. Honoring Dylan with performances of his songs were John Mellencamp, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Richie Havens, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman, Johnny Winter, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, George Harrison, and many others, including Bob Dylan himself.The “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” contains 2 hours and 45 minutes of non-stop music, and includes 30 of Bob Dylan’s greatest and most memorable songs. I especially enjoyed John Mellencamp’s rousing rendition of “Like a Rolling Stone” that kicked off the celebration, as well as Lou Reed’s fiery performance of Dylan’s dark and dense “Foot of Pride.” Richie Havens’ performance of “Just Like a Woman” is particularly moving and wonderful, as is Tracy Chapman’s gorgeous “The Times They Are a-Changin.’” Unfortunately, this otherwise nearly perfect celebration was marred somewhat when the audience began raucously booing Sinead O’Connor, and she responded with an on-stage tantrum. (One wonders how and why this incident ended up on the disc.) Video quality is simply outstanding, appearing as it does in 1.78:1 high definition. Audio is presented in LPCM Stereo 48K only, but it is rich, full, and sounds phenomenal.I own very few music concerts in my home video library. Among my favorites are “Eagles Farewell Tour II” and George Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from at AT&T Stadium.” However, “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” tops them all. Most highly recommended.

  3. Thomas J.Moriarty, Jr.

    Listening recently to one of my plus-35- year old god-son and his wife talk about Music For Protest Marches & Demonstration’ I realized I do not know their music, at least not the same way they do – but by the same token, they probably do not know my generation’s songs of protest, love, cynicism and pain. So I bought this to give to them, Surprise. I have kept it. Where else can one find about two dozen rock-n-roll singer and KILLER guitarist and rock-band- acts performing at Madison Square Gardens – all Dylan’s lyrics and music, chosen and interpreted by some of the best in the business – as of October 1992. 26 years ago… I was already old enough then, but being “younger than that now” I am far too enchanted and charmed to give the thing away. One of the most bittersweet experiences is realizing how many performers are now dead. In a way, though, I guess this experiences of death, loss and interruption within and across time is relevant to that anniversary concert event, and to the continuing emergence of Bob Dylan himself beyond that into our own day a quarter of a century later. Events and technology like this will see to it that not only Dylan, but a generation of -often impromptu- collaborations, are about to become the “classics” of the future. I say, GOOD…

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