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Live At Knebworth [Hardback Book + 2DVD + Blu-ray + Deluxe CD]
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This deluxe box set version of the 10th Anniversary Live at Knebworth DVD contains a 60 page book including new Robbie Williams interview and commentary by Chris Heath, iconic images from the 3 shows, and a collection of personal photos and memories from fans.The package includes five discs (2 x DVD , 2 x CD and 1 x Blu-ray - remixed and remastered and available in HD on Blu-Ray for the first time, ncluding:
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For the Blu-ray release 10 years after the concert though, something went seriously wrong:
The 1080i50 production was converted for no reason to NTSC standard 1080i59,97 and what's even worse: Using totally unprofessional processing.
The new videoframes of the target NTSC format have been generated by just mixing the nearby neighbouring frams of the recording format.
That results in pumping of the sharpness depending on the time-distance between original an newly generated frames.
Such conversions are necessary when live sports broadcasts from the US are aired in the UK, because TV-stations only use one fixed framerate depending on the country.
And: Even expensive hardware converter-boxes offer way better quality than the software that was used on this release.
For Blu-ray mastering though the conversion is totally pointless:
Every Blu-ray player can play both systems (PAL+NTSC)!
I've got the original DVD from 2003 and I've bought the Blu-ray to finally get the concert in HD-quality.
Due to the faulty video mastering, a lot of the fantastic original production quality has been spoiled.
While steady scenes are slightly oversharpened, scenes with movement and fine details (crowd, hair, ...) look strange.
The audio isn't too good eigther:
The drums could be more compact, guitars tend to be too loud and isolated, and the brilliant horn arrangements (KIDS!) sound horribly thin.
Expecially the baritone sax sounds like a kazoo!
Universal has delivered a poor job on this release!
Hope the upcoming "Take The Crown Live" Blu-Ray won't suffer from the same - BAD - mastering/transfer.
UPDATE - January 2, 2014
After over a year, we have finally gotten a Blu-Ray release documenting the "Take The Crown Live" 2013 tour. It's called "Live In Tallinn" and it DOES NOT disappoint. The picture quality varies from very good to awesome and breathtaking. There's no judder of any kind (that marred the otherwise pretty much excellent Knebworth Blu-Ray re-release). If you can find it, get it. You won't be disappointed (especially if you attended the tour).
I dont know what has gone wrong with the mastering but at times its almost unwatchable, especially when the camera pans there is a jumping/ staggering movement to the whole picture which really affects the viewing. Great concert ruined by very bad blu ray video mastering. Very Disappointed!!
I decided to buy this, I was ever so disappointed, It is the same DVD in a cheap plastic case with a 3 PAGE BOOKLET!!!
I bought this for £10.45 and you can buy the original: What we did last summer DVD for 1p on Amazon and 75p and most CEX stores
Save your money and buy the normal DVD which came out after the concert!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having watched this back in the day on DVD I must say the Blu-Ray is a significant improvement in both picture and sound. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Charters
Very good I missed it when it was broadcast live but am glad I bought the dvdPublished 13 months ago by Steve Thorne
Brilliant! But I wish the fans would shut up so I could hear more of him - and they always wreck "Angels"!!!!!Published 15 months ago by Cynthia Rabet