ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT REVIEWED
“Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert” provides the 2014-2017 ceremonies on two discs. It’s about the same quality as the HBO HD broadcasts, so it’s got that going for it. Still, it’s nice to have everything bundled together in HD. The only catch I see is that it’s such a small sampling of the show. When is Time Life going to go back and put the rest of the ceremonies on Blu?
The older highlight DVDs are fun, but we deserve to see these moments of rock history in the cleanest definition. That being said it’s over 10 hours of content that will keep you entertained while you wait for HBO to show this year’s ceremony. I hope that Time Life revisits this series and keeps adding past installments.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 4/24/18
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 88%88%
- Show Score - 95%95%
The Plot Thus Far
AMAZING PERFORMANCES FROM FOUR YEARS OF THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONIES —
2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
“Watch out for music—it should come with a health warning… And it can make you think that the world should and could be a much better place.” —Peter Gabriel
As the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame entered its third decade, induction ceremonies featured the biggest names in classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. In many cases the original line-ups of bands performed together for the first time in years; other performances featured the kind of collaborations and jam sessions that have made Rock Hall concerts legendary.
This 4-DVD set features poignant reunions, moving and often hilarious induction speeches, and 53 iconic performances.
Highlights from the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 induction ceremonies.
Bruce Springsteen joining inductees the E Street Band for the deep-cut classic The E Street Shuffle from the Boss’s second album, from 1973.
Legendary grunge-rock group Pearl Jam delivering thundering performances of Alive, Given to Fly and Better Man.
The two surviving members of Nirvana joined on stage by Lorde, Annie Clark, Kim Gordon and Joan Jett for emotional renderings of the group’s biggest hits.
Cat Stevens performing a spine-tingling version of Father & Son that rendered the massive Barclays Center quiet as a church.
Journey performing three classic cuts: Separate Ways (Worlds Apart), Lights and Don’t Stop Believin’.
Ringo Starr being welcomed into the Rock Hall with a little help from Paul McCartney.
Features complete Hall of Fame induction speeches, including:
Coldplay’s Chris Martin inducting Peter Gabriel
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich inducting Deep Purple