11.6 C
New York
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Advertisement

Jane’s Addiction: Live Voodoo Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080i/60
  • Audio Codec: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, LPCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Region: A
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Discs: 1
  • Studio: Eagle Rock
  • Blu-ray Release Date: August 31, 2010
  • List Price: $19.98

[amazon-product align=”right”]B003UPPO1M[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
Jane's Addiction: Live Voodoo - Dolby Dts

Purchase Jane’s Addiction: Live Voodoo on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Overall
[Rating:4/5]
The Performance
[Rating:4/5]

Video Quality
[Rating:4/5]

Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]

Supplemental Materials
[Rating:2/5]

Click thumbnails for high-resolution 1920X1080p screen captures

(Screen captures are lightly compressed with lossy JPEG  thus are meant as a general representation of the content and do not fully reveal the capabilities of the Blu-ray format)

The Performance

[Rating:4/5]

Big, raucous, and raunchy — Jane’s Addiction was made for the arenas and big open spaces. Combining the big, bluesy sounds of Zeppelin with the metal edge of the 1980’s and a funky twist of Funkadelic, Jane’s Addiction tackled subjects in their music as far reaching as shoplifting in tracks like “Been Caught Stealing” to misogynistic serial killer Ted Bundy in “Ted Just Admit It.” Their first two albums, Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990) have become staples of the rock and roll canon, but the bands instability has meant numerous breakups over the years, beginning with the first one in 1991.

This Live Voodoo show from Halloween night at the 2009 Halloween Experience in New Orleans is not the first time the band has reunited, but it is the first time they have reunited with the entire original lineup, including bassist Eric Avery, as well as frontman Perry Farrell, drummer Stephen Perkins, and guitarist Dave Navarro.

The band rocked through 13 tracks culled mostly from their first two albums, and although not the tightest set in the world, it did not want for energy. The acoustic favorite “Jane’s Said” saw the stage turned into an orgy of carnival freak show characters, and “Ocean Size” was appropriately cavernous, but that paean to Ted Bundy, “Ted, Just Admit It” was bland, with Farrell’s vocals sounding a bit flat.

Overall, Jane’s Addiction: Live Voodoo is a rollicking spectacle of excess and rock.

Track list:

  1. Up the Beach
  2. Mountain Song
  3. Ain’t No Right
  4. Three Days
  5. Whores
  6. Then She Did…
  7. Been Caught Stealing
  8. Ocean Size
  9. Ted, Just Admit it
  10. Summertime Rolls
  11. Stop!
  12. Jane Says
  13. Chip Away

Video Quality

[Rating:4/5]

The 1080i/60 AVC/MPEG-4 encoding from Eagle Rock is a solid one given the dark stage setting and flashing lights of this Jane’s Addiction concert. It looks about as live as one can get from a concert disc with minimal artifacts, little in the way of video noise, god flesh tones and zero macroblocking.

Audio Quality

[Rating:4/5]

This is by no means an audiophile-quality production, but the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix gives a good impression of being there in the performance space with the band. It has a nice blend of ambience in the surrounds without too much crowd noise, decent instrumental separation and deep bass. Lead vocals are a little buried, but they suffer far more in the LPCM 2.0 stereo mix, which has a more solid midrange but poor lead vocal balance.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:2/5]

The supplements could have been a lot better, but at least there are two extras performances, though not in HD.

The supplements provided with this release are:

  • Bonus Tracks:
    • “1%” (1.33:1; 1080i/60) — Los Angeles, 2008
    • “Ocean Size” (1.33:1; 1080i/60)
  • NME Featurette (1.78:1; 1080i/60; 0:03.44)

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:4/5]

Crank it up and let the air guitars fly! Jane’s Addiction proves they can still rock on Live Voodoo. All the favorites are here in more than acceptable live versions that bring new life to these hard rock gems.

Additional Screen Captures:

[amazon-product align=”right”]B003UPPO1M[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
Jane's Addiction: Live Voodoo - Dolby Dts

Purchase Jane’s Addiction: Live Voodoo on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Join the Discussion on Our Forum

Advertisement

Related Articles

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Blu-ray Review)

An excellent entry (or farewell?) for this beloved franchise with lots of action and great animation.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (Blu-ray Review)

This is an uneven but still fun to watch sequel to the 2016 smash hit zombie/action movie lands on Blu-ray with a rollicking Atmos mix.

Chernobyl (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The account of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine, Soviet Union, and the subsequent health and political fallout is told in five gripping episodes.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

300FansLike
0FollowersFollow
725FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Notice of Compliance with FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 255

In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR part 255 guidelines, this website hereby states that it receives free discs and other theatrical or home entertainment “screeners” and access to screening links from studios and/or PR firms, and is provided with consumer electronics devices on loan from hardware manufacturers and/or PR firms respectively for the purposes of evaluating the products and its content for editorial reviews. We receive no compensation from these companies for our opinions or for the writing of reviews or editorials.
Permission is sometimes granted to companies to quote our work and editorial reviews free of charge. Our website may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or the services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Latest Articles

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Blu-ray Review)

An excellent entry (or farewell?) for this beloved franchise with lots of action and great animation.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (Blu-ray Review)

This is an uneven but still fun to watch sequel to the 2016 smash hit zombie/action movie lands on Blu-ray with a rollicking Atmos mix.

Chernobyl (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The account of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine, Soviet Union, and the subsequent health and political fallout is told in five gripping episodes.

2067 (Blu-ray Review)

With the world deforested and people dying from a deadly disease caused by synthetic oxygen, a quiet tunnel worker receives a message from the future and must save humanity in this uneven but watchable dystopian Aussie indie sci-fi thriller.

The Irishman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated (Best Director) late career crime world epic gets the Criterion Collection treatment it deserves.
%d bloggers like this: