Released exclusively on the long since discontinued and deleted formats of VHS and LaserDisc on the 26th of November 1991. This classic concert was remastered and exclusively released on LaserDisc in only Europe, Japan and USA. This recording of this concert has NEVER been released on DVD until NOW!
This REMASTERED DVD is sourced directly from the original high quality LaserDisc to DVD for the first time ever! Quality is unmatched as it transferred from the long since deleted LaserDisc from OVER THIRTY ONE years ago.
Background information: This concert was recorded and originally released as a VHS video and LaserDisc. There was a simultaneous release of the VHS in the UK, Asutralia as well as Europe. Separately, a Dolby mixed version was released on VHS in the USA. The LaserDisc versions we’re also simultaneously released in 1991 in Europe Japan and USA. There was some evidence of the intention to an eventual DVD release but it never came to fruition with the exception of a short limited and discontinued release through a network. The other formats released of this classic concert are on CD and audio cassette.
The concert was was reportedly recorded live through 96 microphone channels and 20 discrete stage mixers. It was then released, with minor track differences. Some audiophiles and sound purists argue that unless the remastering process includes completely “lossless” compression of audio that no matter how it may be converted/processed to Dolby sound (for the VHS release) or better, it still is compressed audio thus producing some say a more audibly muddled sound. This is due to the lessening of the dynamic range between the loudest and quietest parts of the audio signal thus producing some distortion and a clipping audio effect. The DVD offered here is from the original LaserDisc released back in 1991. Because of the large 12 inch size of the LaserDisc format it can easily support the amount of physical space required to successfully playback large uncompressed sound. This Remastered DVD features the original completely uncompressed audio recording allowing the original true recorded mix to come alive as it was originally intended to be heard in optimum sound quality. This original mix featured with completely uncompressed audio is exclusively preserved here and available in it’s original intended state of production for the very first time on DVD.
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Description: Paul Simon’s Concert in the Park is a live album and concert film recorded by Paul Simon as part of his 1991-1992 “Born at the Right Time” Tour, with an extensive live backing band comprising top studio and touring musicians as well as a guest appearance at the start by the Brazilian percussion group Olodum. Recorded during Simon’s worldwide 1991-2 “Born at the Right Time” Tour and provided a survey of his two most recent albums, Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints, and also drew liberally from his earlier songbook including a number of tunes from the Simon and Garfunkel era. 600,000 people were initially claimed to have attended the show, which was held in New York’s Central Park on August 15, 1991. The concert was similar to The Concert in Central Park, a reunion concert for Simon and Garfunkel held ten years earlier.
This vintage concert was recorded Live in Central Park, New York City, New York USA on August 15, 1991.
DVD Menu divides content as “Side 1” and “Side 2” to mimic the content style of the original LaserDisc
DISC 1: “Side 1”
1. The Obvious Child Percussion – Grupo Cultural Olodum Vocals – Briz
2. The Boy In The Bubble
3. She Moves On
5. Born At The Right Time
6. Train In The Distance
7. Me And Julio Down By The School Yard
8. I Know What I Know
9. The Cool, Cool River
10. Bridge Over Troubled Water
DISC 2: “Side 2”
2. You Can Call Me Al
3. Still Crazy After All These Years
4. Loves Me Like A Rock
5. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
6. Hearts And Bones
7. Late In The Evening
9. The Boxer
10. The Sound Of Silence
Total Running Time: 2 Hours
The Band for the “Born at the Right Time Tour”:
Bass – Armand Sabal-Lecco
Directed By – Louis J. Horvitz
Drums – Steve Gadd
Engineer – Jay Vicari, Rich Travali, Roy Halee, Stacey Foster
Executive Producer – Lorne Michaels
Guitar – John Selolwane, Ray Phiri, Vincent Nguini
Keyboards – Richard Tee
Keyboards, Accordion – Tony Cedras
Percussion – Dom Chacal, Cyro Baptista, Mingo Araújo, Sidinho Moreira
Producer – Ian E. Hoblyn, Paul Simon
Saxophone, Electronic Wind Instrument [EWI], Soloist [Featured] – Michael Brecker
Saxophone, Whistle [Pennywhistle] – Barney Rachabane
Supervised By [Musical Supervision] – Roy Halee
Supervised By, Mixed By – Roy Halee
Trumpet – Chris Botti
Vocals – The Waters
Sourced courtesy of Jmac