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Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D Blu-ray 3D Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4 (2D), MVC (3D)
  • Resolution: 1080p/24
  • Audio Codec: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Subtitles: N/A
  • Region: A (Region-Locked)
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Discs: 1
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • Blu-ray Release Date: March 29, 2011
  • List Price: $24.98

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

Video Quality
HD:[Rating:4/5]

3D Effect: [Rating:4/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]

Supplemental Materials
[Rating:3/5]

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]

I am a country music fan, but I’ve never really been a fan of Chesney’s brand of country, you know, the kind that the Nashville execs just swoon over. It’s big, it’s glossy, and it’s radio friendly with nary a banjo or fiddle in sight. Find me some Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Jayhawks, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Wilco, or Alison Krauss, and I’m a happy man. With that being said, I’m open to anything when it comes to music, so I was perfectly willing to sit down to this Kenny Chesney disc with an open mind and give him a fair shake.

Two songs in, Chesney already sort of won me over. The opener “Live These Songs” and the following “Summertime” were quite hooky and melodic, they get stuck in your head, and his backing band, a sort of triple guitar threat, sounded pretty tight. It was easy to hear why Chesney has sold over 35 million records, had 20 #1 hits and received 6 Academy of Country Music awards and 6 Country Music Association awards on top of it all. Yes, being a bit glossy does pay off after all.

The show itself was quite thrilling to watch, sort of Zoo TV with twang. Chesney’s set has big screens everywhere, lots of flashing lights and color, and a long catwalk. The opening saw him suspended over the crowd. In fact, the entire thing looked custom made for a glitzy 3D production, and it probably was by director Joe Thomas. Shot from the front row, the wings, even blimps, it’s a frenetic show to watch – in 3D or 2D.

But, the songs are what matters most, and I found myself tapping my feet a few times to some of Chesney’s more upbeat numbers like “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem” a sort of “Kokomo” meets “Margaritaville” tune and “Keg in the Closet”  or perhaps getting a little teary eyed to a sugary acoustic ballad like “There Goes My Life,” a loving song from a father to the daughter that came too early in his youth.

Chesney knows how to stir a crowd and if you are a fan and missed him in the summer this could be the best substitute.

Video Quality

HD: [Rating:4/5]

3D Effect: [Rating:4/5]

It’s difficult enough capturing a live concert performance and making it look good, add in 3D, and the task must become all the more arduous. Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D actually looks remarkably good, given that it was indeed taken from multiple cameras, captured in 3D, and recorded over several nights at different locations. The 3D effect is a more natural appearance with less in-your-face pop out and more dimensionality between the musicians, the stage and the crowd. There are a few spots, however, where it looks to me like they’ve sneaked in some straight up 2D HD footage during some quick cuts and a few lingering shots.

Overall, even in the 2D image, the footage is not that bad, although there is a lot of video noise evident, which is probably to be expected under the circumstances. But, detail is pretty strong and flesh tones look rather good.

Audio Quality

[Rating:4/5]

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack is mixed from an audience perspective and has ample ambience to capture the performance space. Heck, they even slathered on a good bit of reverb on Chesney’s narration for good measure. The mix does struggle a bit to achieve instrumental separation between the electric guitars, which seem to be mostly Gibson double-humbuckers and would all sound almost alike anyway. Vocals are nicely present in the mix, but highs are just a bit grungy sounding.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:3/5]

For supplements you’ll have to settle for a few bonus songs provided in plain ol’ 2D HD:

  • Bonus Songs:
    • “Me and You”
    • “Never Wanted Nothing More”
    • “Guitars and Tiki Bars”
    • “Don’t Blink”

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:4/5]

Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D is big country hits with a sparkling 3D (or 2D) high definition production, what more could any country fan ask for?

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Purchase Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D on Blu-ray 3D at CD Universe

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

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

Video Quality
HD:[Rating:4/5]

3D Effect: [Rating:4/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]

Supplemental Materials
[Rating:3/5]

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