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The Doobie Brothers – Live at Wolf Trap 2004 (2013) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD 5.1

Title: The Doobie Brothers – Live at Wolf Trap
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Rock
Artist: Michael Hossack (drums, percussion), Tom Johnston (guitars, vocals), Keith Knudsen (drums, percussion, vocals), John McFee (guitars, dobro, pedal steel guitar, harmonica, violin, mandolin, vocals), Patrick Simmons (guitars, banjo, vocals)

Production/Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration: 02:01:26
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 18932 kbps 1920*1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2730 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio#2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Subtitles (Interviews): English, Spanish, French
Size: 26,34 GB

Filmed in high definition on 25 July 2004 at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, “Live At Wolf Trap” captures The Doobie Brothers in fine form on a set that mixes classic hits with some rarely performed tracks from across their extensive catalogue. This would prove to be the last recorded footage of long time drummer Keith Knudsen performing with the Doobie Brothers prior to his sad death from cancer in February 2005. Originally released in the autumn of 2004, the show is now being reissued on DVD and CD and will be released on Blu-ray for the first time.

The Doobie Brothers Live at Wolf Trap is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Eagle Vision (an imprint of Eagle Rock Entertainment) with an AVC encoded 1080i transfer in 1.78:1. Thanks the normal lighting scheme for one of the sharpest, best defined concert videos that has been released lately. With none of the usual lighting overkill, especially the tendency to bathe things in blue and red, The Doobie Brothers Live at Wolf Trap boasts an often spectacularly sharp and nicely detailed image. Colors are nicely saturated and very accurate looking, even the edges of the stage are decently lit, meaning shadow detail remains strong across the stage, and coverage offers copious close-ups where fine detail pops quite well. The interlaced presentation offers few if any combing artifacts.

One kind of odd thing about the authoring of this disc is the little thumbnails of band members that show up in the lower left hand corner of the image (see screenshot 3 for a good example). There are no real “instructions” as to what these thumbnails mean, but pressing your Pop Up Menu allows you to access branching interviews about the songs that are being performed.

The Doobie Brothers Live at Wolf Trap features two fantastically vivid sounding mixes, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround offering an an LPCM 2.0 stereo offering. The 5.1 mix is one of the liveliest recreations of a live concert setting in recent memory, nicely capturing the ambient environment of the performance space while never sacrificing the immediacy of the vocals and instruments. The mix of vocals and instruments is largely impeccable, especially with regard to the lush backups, which are full and cohesive but also quite clear so that individual lines can be discerned. The rhythm section really cooks on the 5.1 track, aided by some smart separation, and on the tunes with horns, there’s even more punch and impact.

Track List :

01. Rockin’ Down the Highway
02. Jesus Is Just Alright With Me
03. Dangerous
04. Another Park, Another Sunday
05. People Gotta Love Again
06. Spirit
07. Steamer Lane Breakdown
08. South City Midnight Lady
09. Snake Man
10. Nobody
11. Five Corners
12. Rainy Day Crossroad Blues
13. Clear as the Driven Snow
14. Neal’s Fandango
15. Takin’ It to the Streets
16. Don’t Start Me Talkin’
17. Take Me in Your Arms
18. Little Bitty Pretty One
19. Black Water
20. Long Train Runnin’

Encore:
21. China Grove
22. Without You
23. Listen to the Music

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 Disc Size:      28 278 356 748 bytes
 Protection:     AACS
 BD-Java:        No
 BDInfo:         0.5.8

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 VIDEO:

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