AC/DC - Live at River Plate (2009) BD Remux MP3/Flac

AC/DC - Live at River Plate (2009) BD Remux
AC/DC - Live at River Plate (2009) BD Remux
BD Remux | MKV | AVC @ 34.0 Mbps, 23.976 fps | 1920 x 1080 (16:9) | 1 hr 51 min | 26.5 GB
Audio 1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 48 kHz, ~5096 Kbps, 24-bit (core: DTS 5.1 24 bits, 1509kbps, 48kHz)
Audio 2: LPCM 2.0 48 kHz, 2304 Kbps, 24-bit
Genre: Music Video, Concert

It doesn't matter if you love AC/DC or hate them. It doesn't matter if you think Angus Young's bizarre schoolboy costume makes him a fashion victim or a major style icon. It doesn't matter if you think Brian Johnson is one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time or simply Rod Stewart-lite. Whatever your personal opinion about all of these pressing international issues may be, you might want to check out AC/DC Live at River Plate if only for one completely irrelevant, tangential item. Buenos Aires' gargantuan Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, otherwise known as the River Plate Stadium, hosted a three night event over the first two weeks of December, 2009, that saw AC/DC perform nine sold out concerts to a thronging mass of humanity.

AC/DC - Live at River Plate (2009) BD Remux
AC/DC - Live at River Plate (2009) BD Remux
AC/DC - Live at River Plate (2009) BD Remux
AC/DC - Live at River Plate (2009) BD Remux
AC/DC - Live at River Plate (2009) BD Remux

set list is comprised of:

Rock n Roll Train
Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
Back in Black
Big Jack
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Shot Down in Flames
Black Ice
The Jack
Hells Bells
Shoot to Thrill
War Machine
Dog Eat Dog
You Shook Me All Night Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway to Hell
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

AC/DC: Live at River Plate Blu-ray, Video Quality

Despite being filmed in HD with a battery of Red cameras, a lot of AC/DC Live at River Plate's AVC encoded 1080p image (in 1.78:1) tends to be on the soft side, courtesy of an equal battery of very aggressive lighting schemes that bathe the Youngs and the rest of the band in garish blues and reds. This glaring ambience suffuses a lot of the stage shenanigans with light halos and a soft focus ambience, at least at times. Compounding this issue is the directorial decision to use a lot (as in a lot) of quick cut editing techniques, as well as manifold split screens, so that when we do get at least a moment or two of sharp, well lit imagery, it's typically only on screen for a second or two at most. While there's nothing here that's going to outright anger videophiles, there's also an overall sharpness lacking that separates this release from some of the other excellent live concert Blu-rays which Sony/Columbia has released. Much of this discrepancy might be attributed to the filming conditions. After all, it's harder to control quality in an outdoor venue like River Plate than it is in the confines of a Las Vegas showroom (as in one of Beyonce's releases). The good news here is colors are quite robust, if you can get past the blooming and even posterizing effects that some of the lighting schemes create. And close-ups do reveal adequate, if not overwhelming, fine detail. Contrast is strong, if not brilliantly differentiated, though black levels are a bit inconsistent at times.

AC/DC: Live at River Plate Blu-ray, Audio Quality

While this release sports two lossless tracks and one Dolby, there are some niggling issues to discuss that keep this from reaching reference quality audio scores. Two LPCM tracks are provided, a 2.0 and a 5.1, both 48kHz/24-bit, and while fidelity is strong in both of these, the 5.1 track is simply too diffuse and widely channeled. This sounds to me like a mixdown issue, where the disc's audio producers probably wanted as wide a soundstage as possible in order to recreate the mammoth atmosphere of River Plate. What this actually ends up doing, though, is burying Johnson's rasp in a sea of audience roars. To be fair, there are obvious mix choices made here, including the audience being amped up deliberately in the opening moments of the concert. Once the band actually starts playing, things are decidedly better, though I kept wishing everything were simply mixed better. All of this said, there's a thumpingly robust low end throughout all of these songs, and a crystal clear quality to the band's contributions, if not to Johnson's scratchy vocals. I ended up opting for the LPCM 2.0 mix, which is decidedly more focused and which, to my ears anyway, properly mixes Johnson's lead vocals so that they're more easily heard. And despite the narrower soundfield, the 2.0 mix seems to get the listener closer to the band, which is really what these lossless audio options should be all about. It's fairly pointless to talk about dynamic range with regard to an AC/DC live performance. The boys come out (head)banging, and they simply don't relent for the next two hours. Both of the uncompressed tracks support this blistering approach with ease. River Plate.part01.rar River Plate.part02.rar River Plate.part03.rar River Plate.part04.rar River Plate.part05.rar River Plate.part06.rar River Plate.part07.rar River Plate.part08.rar River Plate.part09.rar River Plate.part10.rar River Plate.part11.rar River Plate.part12.rar River Plate.part13.rar River Plate.part14.rar River Plate.part15.rar River Plate.part16.rar River Plate.part17.rar River Plate.part18.rar River Plate.part19.rar River Plate.part20.rar River Plate.part21.rar River Plate.part22.rar River Plate.part23.rar River Plate.part24.rar River Plate.part25.rar River Plate.part26.rar River Plate.part27.rar River Plate.part28.rar River Plate.part29.rar River Plate.part30.rar River Plate.part31.rar River Plate.part32.rar River Plate.part33.rar River Plate.part34.rar River Plate.part35.rar River Plate.part36.rar River Plate.part37.rar River Plate.part38.rar River Plate.part39.rar River Plate.part40.rar River Plate.part41.rar River Plate.part42.rar River Plate.part43.rar River Plate.part44.rar River Plate.part45.rar River Plate.part46.rar River Plate.part47.rar River Plate.part48.rar River Plate.part49.rar River Plate.part50.rar River Plate.part51.rar River Plate.part52.rar River Plate.part53.rar River Plate.part54.rar River Plate.part55.rar