3.0 out of 5 stars
Rolling Stones: Shine a Light, Dec 9 2010
Shine a Light features a theatre show by the Rolling Stones and includes some behind the scenes footage of how the show was put together. I'm a fan of both Scorsese and the Stones, and the show itself is really good, however, the sound is a real let down. If you care about the audio please read further.
The sound quality is fantastic, but the sound mix, in my opinion, makes the show almost unlistenable. The reason is that everytime a camera shot changes, whomever is featured in that particular shot is suddenly boosted in volume by a large amount. When they cut to Charlie, his drums boom, when they cut to Mick, his voice is way out front, when they cut to Keith or Ronnie, same thing, their guitars shoot way up in the mix. Seems like a good idea in theory, but watching a concert where the camera is cutting to another performer every few seconds and the sound mix constantly changing with every cut makes it truly annoying. I'm not sure is Scorsese was responsible for this but it ruins the show for me.
If you are a casual fan or do not foucs much on the audio quality of dvd concerts then you'll probably love this blu-ray and I'd say it's worthy of 4-stars, but personally it's only 2 stars, so I'll rate it 3. It should appeal to most I imagine.