Yes!! Thanks for pointing me in this direction!Prince And The Revolution – From The Soundboard: 1984 Birthday Show
I can't emphasize enough what an essential release this is for Prince collectors and fans. The performance is incredible, all the more so being able to hear it in this type of sound quality. Prince And The Revolution, literally weeks before "Purple Rain" exploded and made them the biggest act in the country that year, with an astounding club show. The fact something like this shows up 27 years after the concert leaves hope for other gems that just have not circulated yet to see release in the future. Whoever is responsible for sourcing this extraordinary soundboard recording, a million thanks. [SOURCE]
I love the energy of live albums. In a good live album you can hear the band feeding off the crowds energy. I also like the improvisation where a band blends songs together or expands a song and takes it in a new direction. The Grateful Dead was amazing for that.I've got a shelf full of concert DVDs and couple that come to mind are Roy Orbison Black and White Night and Queen Live at Wembley. I'm pretty sure I don't have anything that sounds better than the Roy Orbison concert... I'm not really a Roy Orbison or Queen fan but I saw the shows on PBS and I just thought they were great performance... There's also a John Fogerty DVD that I think sounds fantastic, but I don't remember which one. The drums really "jump out". Oh also, Cream Live at Royal Albert Hall.
I enjoy the 5.1 surround and surprisingly even the stereo from the live DVDs often sounds better (to me) than studio recordings. Maybe the mastering is better.
At one time I thought about subjectively rating my concert DVDs for sound quality, video quality, performance, and production. (I'd give poor production ratings for concerts that are interrupted by interviews or that have music video effects.)