PBS’ Richard Sherman Studio “Concert” Hits All The Right Notes For Phil’s Picks’ 2017 Top 10 New Live DVDs/BDs List

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Experiencing a live performance by one’s favorite acts is a special experience.  The sights and sounds — from the performance itself to the enjoyment and excitement experienced alongside other fans — come together to make the live experience something almost as magical as it is memorable.  Of course it’s not always that easy to have that experience because of work, family or maybe other items.  Enter the live DVD and Blu-ray.  These recordings are pivotal for audiences the world over because people don’t always get to see their favorite acts.  They also often prove to give audiences an experience that is at least slightly different from that offered in their CD counterparts.  Keeping that in mind, it is fully justifiable for critics to present lists of the year’s top new live DVDs and Blu-rays as well as live CDs.  That is exactly what this critic is doing here.

This year, as with so many years past, Eagle Rock Entertainment has proven to have the majority of the year’s top new live DVDs and Blu-rays, once again proving why it is the leader in live recordings.  Of course it is not the only label represented in this critic’s list this year.  Live recordings from The Winery Dogs, The Dead Daisies, and even famed songwriter Richard Sherman (one half of the famed Sherman Brothers creative team) are all on the list, too alongside new material from Between The Buried and Me and Michael Schenker.  Those noted recordings are all from other labels.  In other words, this year saw a healthy range of new live DVDs and Blu-rays.  With that in mind, here for your consideration is Phil’s Picks’ 2017 Top 10 New Live DVDs and Blu-rays.  As always, the list includes this critic’s Top 10 choices as well as five additional honorable mention titles, for a total of 15 titles.  Let’s go!

PHIL’S PICKS 2017 TOP 10 NEW LIVE DVDS/BDs

  1. Richard ShermanSongs of a Lifetime
  2. Tedeschi Trucks Band — Live From The Fox Oakland
  3. Slipknot — Day of the Gusano
  4. Mumford & Sons — Live From South Africa
  5. Between The Buried and Me — Coma Ecliptic
  6. Black Sabbath — The End
  7. Jeff Beck — Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  8. The Rolling Stones — Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015
  9. The Who — Tommy Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  10. The Winery Dogs — Dog YearsLive in Santiago and Beyond 2013 – 2016
  11. Eagles of Death Metal — I Love You All The Time — Live at the Olympia Paris
  12. Sting — Live at the Olympia Paris
  13. Spock’s Beard — Snow Live
  14. The Dead Daisies — Live & Louder
  15. Michael Schenker — Michael Schenker Fest Live Tokyo International Forum Hall

That’s all for this list and still not all for the live recordings.  Still to consider is the whole of the combo packs and the standalone recordings.  In other words, there is still a list of the year’s top new live recordings overall to consider.  Also still on the way are the year’s top new albums as well as a handful of DVD and Blu-ray lists.  As many as possible will be covered before the year lets out, so stay tuned for all of that.

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Mumford & Sons Teams With Eagle Rock Entertainment For New Live Recording

Courtesy:  Eagle Rock Entertainment/Universal Music Group

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Universal Music Group

Mumford & Sons has announced it will open the new year with a brand new live recording.

The band announced this week it will release its new live recording Live From South Africa: Dust and Thunder on February 3, 2017.  The recording will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment and will be available on a variety of platforms including DVD, Blu-ray Deluxe and digital formats.

The concert’s main feature was recorded during the band’s 2016 tour of South Africa.  It features a handful of songs from the band’s 2015 recording Wilder Mind and the Johannesburg mini-album ( a collaboration with Baaba Maal).  The concert’s set list is noted in whole below.

TRACKLISTING
ALL FORMATS

1. Snake Eyes
2. I Will Wait
3. Below My Feet
4. Wilder Mind
5. Awake My Soul
6. Lover Of The Light
7. Tompkins Square Park
8. Believe
9. Ghosts That We Knew
10. The Cave
11. Ditmas
12. Dust Bowl Dance
13. Wona
14. Lampenda
15. There Will Be Time
16. Little Lion Man
17. The Wolf

LIVE CD – Available in the deluxe Gentlemen Of The Road editions
1. I Will Wait
2. Below My Feet
3. Wilder Mind
4. Awake My Soul
5. Lover Of The Light
6. Tompkins Square Park
7. Believe
8. Ghosts That We Knew
9. The Cave
10. Dust Bowl Dance
11. There Will Be Time
12. Little Lion Man
13. The Wolf

 

As an added bonus, the concert also features a tour documentary titled We Wrote This Yesterday, which chronicles the band’s tour. Audiences can check out a trailer for the documentary online here.

Live From South Africa: Dust and Thunder will be available February 3, 2017. It will be available on standalone DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats and Deluxe “Gentlemen of the Road” Editions.  Audiences can view a trailer for the concert recording here now.

The documentary We Wrote This Yesterday will also be available as its own standalone presentation.

More information on Live From South Africa: Dust and Thunder is available online now along with all of Mumford & Sons’ news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.mumfordandsons.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mumfordandsons

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mumfordandsons

 

 

 

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt\

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

 

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