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Return to Forever: Returns - Live at Montreux 2008 [Blu-ray]

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  • Actors: Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Lenny White
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Universal Music Canada
  • Release Date: May 12 2009
  • Run Time: 149 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • ASIN: B0024EWOYK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,147 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Genre: Music Video: Concerts
Rating: NR
Release Date: 0000-00-00
Media Type: Blu-Ray

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A very good concert between master of their instruments. Good chemistry betwen players. Very good music but interaction with crowd is minimal. Very goos quality of video and audio. A must if youlike jazz
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa6cfce64) out of 5 stars 61 reviews
42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7b578c4) out of 5 stars Their Return is Forever awesome! May 13 2009
By STLBlues - Published on
Format: Blu-ray
The Show: I don't know how to describe these guys. Their musicianship is just beyond excellent. If you're a fan of Return to Forever or just any one individual, you must have this show. Their performance blows me away. I saw their concert in St. Louis (USA) and I'm so happy to have one of their shows on Blu-Ray. The Montreux portion is not the entire show, but close to it. The disc contains the first electric set (minus the "Opening Prayer" tune, the only new RTF song of the tour written by Chick Corea) and most of the second acoustic set (minus the two encores). It's running time is 1 hour, 49 minutes and 16 seconds.

Video Quality: Phenomenal! It's just ridiculously sharp and clear. In some ways, watching this on Blu-Ray is better than actually being there. The Blu-Ray has a 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 26 Mbps encoding on a 50GB dual layer disc.

Audio Quality: Again, Phenomenal! The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (24bit/48kHz) track is just so crisp, clear and enveloping. The Linear PCM 2.0 track (24bit/48kHz) is also phenomenal when I want to enjoy straight stereo. The Dolby 5.1 track (16bit/48kHz/640kbps)....I don't plan on listening to that one.

Extras: So this made me mad. The 5 bonus tracks that we get from the July 31, 2008 Clearwater, Florida show are nice to have, but the entire time they placed different angles of video in a box pattern on the screen with some unnecessary visual effects in between. It doesn't even fill in the entire screen either. It's very annoying in my opinion. Nothing like the experience you get from the Montreux portion of the disc. The video and audio attributes are identical to the Montreux set. It's running time is 41 minutes and 36 seconds.

Final Thoughts: This is a must-have Blu-Ray. Unreal quality all around. I gave 4 stars, but I would have easily given 5 if not for the bonus tracks being like they are.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7b57918) out of 5 stars Audio, video, and performance are all top-notch! Nov. 27 2009
By M. Clark - Published on
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Just as the title of this review says, this is an excellent Blu-ray disc.
The video quality is so lifelike, it's almost like being there. For some reason, my BD player allows me to choose the HD-Audio option even though I can only connect audio to my receiver via digital optical cable, but the sound is incredible nonetheless (I can only get true HD audio via HDMI from my Panasonic BD35 player)! It is easily the best looking and sounding Blu-ray disc that I own (I have about 20 movies and 6 live concerts on Blu-ray).
Finally, as other reviewers have already stated, the performance on this disc is incredible. I never got to see them live, so I don't know if this was commonplace for them, but they deliver a knockout performance here.

If, like me, you're a long time fan of RTF, but never got to see them live (or even if you did), this BD is a must have!
By the way, as someone else already pointed out, the bonus tracks are indeed inferior in quality and production, but as they are "bonus" tracks, I chose not to reduce the star rating for it in my review.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7b57bf4) out of 5 stars Return To Forever shines brightly on "RTF Returns" ! Oct. 24 2009
By William R. Galbraith - Published on
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For lovers of RTF and jazz/rock fusion this is the real deal !
For reference, my playback system is comprised of a 61" HD monitor, KEF 5.1 playback system with a Marantz SR6003 receiver, and blu-ray player.
This Blu-Ray disc shines when played back using the lossless uncompressed DTS HD Master audio option.
The bass is tight and deep and the instrument placement in the mix is "spot on" to the show I saw them do in NY last year.
The camera work is excellent and affords the viewer a great view of each player with great close-up view during their solo segments.
Also of note, the bonus tracks filmed on the US leg of this tour offer an interesting drum solo from Lenny White and "Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant" which is not included on the main program, is a a high speed musical gem.
Highly recommended for lovers of this musical genre !
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7b57aec) out of 5 stars Just get it.. Sept. 17 2009
By Troy Nicar - Published on
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Run,do not walk to get this excellent concert.Like some of the other reviews said- killer video, killer sound and killer performances.Plenty of bottom end on Stan's electric bass and Lenny's bass drum to remove dental work (with a good sub of course)which is what I always missed on those first few early recordings.The acoustic set is to die for with all of Al's different guitars recorded and translated to just sparkle. This is also the most gorgeous upright bass sound I have ever heard recorded to date...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7b57cd8) out of 5 stars Totally engrossing Jan. 12 2010
By Oscar Wilde - Published on
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The first thing that people said when they entered the room and this was playing: "It's sounds live". It does, yet never in a harsh way. Kudos to the engineers!

Many reviewers here describe the incredible talent and delivery of these 4 amazing musicians. Each one is a musical powerhouse in his own right. Together, they create a magical and very special performance. The precision and speed are amazing - yet it still has soul and beauty, especially the more accoustic pieces. The sense of humor embedded in the music is a joy as well. Lots of unexpected twists and breathtaking virtuosity. Suffice it to say that in terms of the material, the musicians, and the delivery, this DVD rocks!

The video quality puts you in the concert - stunning. I like that the editors did not try to fabricate excitement (as they do in too many rock concerts) with a million edits. They focus on where the main action is coming from and don't dart from one scene to another. This allows you to really follow the music like you would at the concert and relax into what the musicians are trying to impart. Picture is incredibly crisp for a concert especially - that's seems hard to accomplish in low light based on other concert DVD's I have.

Sound: The DTS HD takes advantage of a great recording. I have other Blurays that don't have great sound - so it seems that even if the media's great, it will still suffer if the original recording is not great. Here, the original recording must have been handled well; sound is live, dynamic, clear, crisp, yet nice and full and rich. I found that the bass was more clear when I turned the sub down a bit - for some reason, the sub level on DTS master audio seems higher than on SD. With that (and I have some accoustic room treatment that really helps with bass), the sound, from top to bottom, is one of the best, if not the best, of any DVD concert DVD I own (I own about 25 of the best concert DVD's I know of- they range in SQ from stellar to barely listenable).

The solos, and the sound quality of the solos, and the video quality are worth the price of admission alone.

If you're into actively listening to music, and you like this genre, buy this and don't look back! You'll love it forever! Highly highly recommended. It's in my top 5 concert DVD's of all time, and that's saying a lot - I'm into this stuff! This is one you'll want in your library...

Update: After listening to this over and over, I do agree with one reviewer who questioned the sound quality as it relates to the bass. I found that the electric bass does not have enough initial impact, clarity and slam. Again, turning the sub down helps, as the slam is better reproduced through the fronts than the sub in this case. The accoustic bass sounded like it was recorded better, and Stanley's Solo sounds almost perfect in reproduction. The issue is not significant enough though to rob the performance of its magic, and with a few adjustments, it's minimized. This is a performance that is still wonderful after dozens of listening sessions. Enjoy!