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Ringo Starr and the Roundheads [Blu-ray]

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  • Directors: Joe Thomas
  • Producers: Joe Thomas
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Jan. 3 2012
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • ASIN: B005SW2RAG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,396 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Filmed at this historic Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois – this amazing, one-night-only event presents Ringo Starr performing five Beatles classics along with his greatest solo hits in a career-spanning set with The Roundheads. Features: It Don’t Come Easy, Octopus’s Garden, Choose Love, I Wanna Be Your Man, Who Can It Be Now? (with special guest Colin Hay), Don’t Pass Me By, I’m The Greatest, Give Me Back The Beat, Memphis In Your Mind, Photograph, Back Off Boogaloo, Yellow Submarine, Act Naturally, With A Little Help From My Friends

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This concert arrived at blu ray with 1080i/AVC-MPEG-4 1.78:1 encode. It was filmed on June 24, 2005 as an episode of PBS's 'Soundstage' series, presented at the newly restored Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois, and broadcast in 2005 as part of the Soundstage series jointly produced by WTTW, the PBS station in Chicago, and HD Ready.

From the first shot of the (then) recently renovated Genessee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois, you will notice the popping bright vibrant colours projected on the drapes, walls and backdrops. Colours, contrast and black levels are solid throughout the entire show. There is fine clarity, detail and vivid colour. (4/5)


There are two choices: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or LPCM Stereo. I personally prefer the lossless DTS track, which is dynamic and rich, plus being fully immersive, utilizing every channel in the best way possible. The thick Gibson guitar solos are just as audible as the bass riffs. The same goes for the harmonica, keyboard, drums, saxophones and star-shaped tambourines. You can always hear it all. Just as you can hear every instrument at any given time, none of the vocals are lost in the mix, only making the several-part harmonies sound exquisite. (4.5/5)


The former Beatles drummer is accompanied on stage by his band, the Roundheads, as well as special guests (meaning they only show up for a song or two) Colin Hay of Men at Work and Hay's wife, the talented salsa and soul vocalist Cecilia Noel. With nearly a dozen musicians on stage, I can honestly say that this is the best that Ringo has ever sounded without the rest of the Beatles.

Ringo did a fantastic job in this abbreviated concert.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9cb11288) out of 5 stars 13 reviews
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HASH(0x9e410da0) out of 5 stars Great performer and a lot of fun! Jan. 11 2012
By Robert D. Keller - Published on Amazon.com
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Even though this concert is only about an hour long, you feel like you spent the whole evening with Ringo. He is very concious of the fans. He seems to always be relating with them while you watch this Blu Ray. He makes you feel like your right there along with him too. You never feel disconnected or left out. I love the way he did the UN-Encore. That cracked me up! You have to see it. I can't tell it in a way that would equal the way Mr. Starkey does it. I 'LOVED' seeing him get behind the drums for a while too, even though he also had to be the front man. Oh, and he even played the Piano at the beginning of 'Don't Pass Me By'! The band was tight and sounded great. I don't think there was a moment that Ringo didn't smile, and I appreciated that. What a showman. I HOPE I get to see him live at least once, before he decides to call it quits. He never acted like he was special, or elevated himself over the other band members. He was just being one of the guys. Although, we all know he's special,....and always will be.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d3b74d4) out of 5 stars Great concert! Dec 20 2012
By Beatle Fan 1970 - Published on Amazon.com
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This concert features Ringo playing Beatles classics that he rarely performs live (if ever)... Don't Pass Me By and Octopuses Garden! Ive seen Ringo live several time and these great songs are left out. Considering how great they sound on this concert i hope he considers including them as concert staples. This show lacks the usual greatest hits night of the supporting band (although it has Who Can It Be Now by the Men At Work guy). Wish it included more songs from the band....their contribution is half the show! Instead you get Ringos new material which some songs are surprisingly catchy..others the usual B-side at best type songs. Sound quality and picture on this blu-ray are awesome! Loved it!
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HASH(0x9d3b7a38) out of 5 stars Impressing Feb. 19 2012
By Renny - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I was really impressed with this Blu-ray concert. Ringo performed really well. The musicians on stage were very talented and suited Ringo perfectly.
HASH(0x9d3b7b1c) out of 5 stars Ringo and band on fire Feb. 22 2012
By Posterswhite - Published on Amazon.com
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Having seen Ringo and his All Starr Band play live in Liverpool and Glasgow last June, I pretty much knew what to expect from this Blu-ray. I wasn't disappointed! Ringo plays to a formula that works a treat. He keeps the crowd on their feet pretty much the whole time with so many hits from both Beatle days and his solo career. What a treat to see Don't Pass Me By, complete with piano introduction! The band are tight and the picture and sound quality of the blu-ray are excellent. My only disappointments are that it runs for less than an hour, there are no extras on the disc and information about the gig and musicians is almost non-existent. There is also a mistake in the credits where the band is shown as including "Mark Har". The keyboard player is former Crowded House member Mark Hart. An unforgivable error. Having said all that, the disc is very entertaining and recommended.
HASH(0x9d3b7570) out of 5 stars Ringo Starr and the Roundheads- Live (Blu-ray). July 10 2012
By Big Miles Davis Fan - Published on Amazon.com
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"Ringo Starr and the Rounheads- Live" is a 55 minute long, 14 song concert disk released by Soundstage for PBS television, WTTW 11 of Chicago. It is delightful from start to finish, beginning and ending with a Beatles song. Colin Hays (Men at Work) took to the stage as a guest artist to perform "Who Can It Be Now".

Among the Beatles songs executed by the group are ones on which Ringo Starr sang lead vocals as a Beatle, or for which he is credited as co-writer of the song: With A Little Help From My Friends, Yellow Submarine, Act Naturally, Don't Pass Me By and Octopus's Garden.

While a good Beatles tribute band like "Rain" is around to delight audiences for many more years it's special to watch a real Beatle on stage leading his own band-the real McCoy. Audio and video quality, as well as performance are all excellent.

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