I wouldn't exactly call this a banner year for concert DVDs, but to help you find the diamonds in the rough I'm pleased to announce Jamtopia's Best Concert DVDs of 2009.
In some ways this may be your father's concert DVD collection (Woodstock, Van Morrison) and in other ways not so much (Maiden, Nirvana). Come to think of it, there's pretty much something for everyone. Plus at about $15 to $20 a pop, you can probably still afford to go see a real concert.
Two legendary artists renuited for a sold-out three-night stand at MSG. [blu-ray]
Over 9 hours of music and footage of Phish in their prime at the 1996 Clifford Ball festival in Plattsburgh, New York.
Morrison re-imagines his critically-acclaimed classic for two live shows.
The master performs with Clapton, Imogen Heap and Joss Stone.
The compete historic headlining appearance at the UK's 1992 Reading Festival.
Travel back to 1969 with the definitive 3 disc documentary of Woodstock. [blu-ray]
Originally for IMAX, 15 songs from the European leg of the Rolling Stones' 1991 Steel Wheels tour. [blu-ray]
Ripping blues rock from Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen live in July of 1980.
Join the Crowes and a small audience for these live performances in the recording studio.
An intimate look at Wilco plus a three-piece horn section as they journey from Tulsa to Washington D.C. in 2008.
The well-aged rocker plays music from throughout his career in his return to Royal Albert Hall.
Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer do Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind acoustic.
The name of this DVD was so absurd it had to make the list. Hurry, only 5 left in stock on Amazon!
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