Travis-More Than Us: Live in Glasgow (2001)

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Released 18-Apr-2002

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Music Menu Animation & Audio
Featurette
Multiple Angles-Side (4); Sing (4); Why Does It Always Rain On Me? (3)
Music Highlights
Discography
Web Links
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2001
Running Time 93:39
RSDL / Flipper RSDL (54:20) Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By David Barnard
Studio
Distributor

Sony Music
Starring Francis Healy
Andy Dunlop
Neil Primrose
Douglas Payne
Case Soft Brackley-Transp
RPI $29.95 Music Travis


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio Unknown Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired Smoking Yes
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Travis: More Than Us - Live In Glasgow is a live performance by the band in the summer of 2001 mixed with a collection of short documentary footage from the tour.

    From the 24th to 26th of August 2001 Glaswegian band Travis played a series of three large festival shows: the Reading festival, a festival in Leeds and the Gig On The Green festival in Glasgow. The disc includes footage from the bands performance at the Glasgow show and also includes documentary footage of the band taken during the tour between each of the shows.

    This is an extremely well presented live music disc. The feature by default provides a series of documentary snippets spread through the band's live performance. Options are also provided to view just the complete live performance, a series of preset playlists, or all of the documentary footage separately. This flexibility in playback, plus the use of multi-angle footage, complete subtitles, and an extensive discography, results in a well balanced package that will undoubtedly appeal to any fan of the band.

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Track Listing

1. Sing
2. U16 Girls
3. Writing To Reach You
4. Pipe Dreams
5. As You Are
6. Driftwood
7. Turn
8. Last Train
9. The Cage
10. Side
11. Flowers In The Window
12. Coming Around
13. The Humpty Dumpty Love Song
14. Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
15. Slide Show
16. Blue Flashing Light
17. All I Want To Do Is Rock
18. Happy

Transfer Quality

Video

    This transfer is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and it is 16x9 enhanced.

    The level of sharpness does vary considerably throughout the transfer. During some shots the image is very soft and often slightly out of focus and this is slight distracting. No low-level noise was detected at any time during the transfer. During the dark shots of the crowd and wide shots of the stage excellent levels of shadow detail may be seen.

    The colour palette seen during the transfer accurately captures the stage lighting design, displaying high levels of yellow, brown, blue and green. During a number of musical tracks the palette is intentionally reduced to near monochromatic.

    No MPEG artefacts were detected at any stage during the transfer.

    A number of small aliasing artefacts may be seen during the transfer. Some examples of these artefacts may be seen at 10:35, 43:27, 55:02, 57:58 and 73:10 and a single moiré artefact may be seen at 8:24. All of these artefacts are quite minor and are only slightly disturbing.

    There are a small number of film artefacts. Some examples may be seen at 2:07, 3:04, 8:04, 10:01 and 10:18. There's also some obvious film grain, but like the minor film artefacts, this is not annoying.

    A single white English SDH subtitle stream is included on the disc. These subtitles are provided for the lyrics of all tracks performed as well as the documentary footage.

    The layer change occurs at the start of chapter sixteen at 54:20 and while obvious is only slightly disruptive.

Video Ratings Summary
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Shadow Detail
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Audio

    Dolby Digital 448 kbps 5.1 and Dolby Digital 224 kbps 2.0 soundtracks are provided on the disc. I listened to both tracks in full.

    During all of the live performances the lyrics are always clear and easy to understand. The audio is slightly muffled during some of the documentary segments (the subtitles are useful) but due to the short duration of these sections this is only minimally annoying.

    There are no dropouts or problems with audio sync.

    The surround channels were used effectively for crowd noise to help create an enveloping soundfield. The subwoofer channel is used throughout but never draws attention to itself.

Audio Ratings Summary
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Subwoofer
Overall

Extras

Menu

    The animated menu is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and it is 16x9 enhanced.

Documentary (25:13)

    This is a collection of the documentary footage seen throughout the main program with a very small number of extended scenes. This footage is presented with a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and it is 16x9 enhanced. English SDH, Spanish and French subtitle streams are provided.

Discography

    A well-designed and complete discography is provided including track listings and cover art for all singles and album releases up to Side.

Multi Angle segments

    The tracks Side and Sing include three additional camera angles with shots of the crowd and different stage views. The track Why Does It Always Rain On Me? provides two additional camera angles, with a shot of the crowd and a picture-in-picture view with a crowd shot and an insert of Fran on stage.

Playlists

    This section provides the viewer with the option to play the tracks from the performance that relate to each of the band's album releases or a collection of the shows highlights.

Weblink

    This is a basic link to the bands website travisonline.com.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    The Region 1 and Region 4 versions of this film appear to be identical and I therefore would have no preference for either version.

Summary

    Travis: More Than Us - Live In Glasgow is a well presented live performance and collection of documentary footage that will appeal to all fans of the band.

    The video transfer displays some minor artefacts but they are never distracting.

    The audio mixes are able to accurately capture the live performance.

    The well designed discography and multiple viewing angles will be appreciated by all fans.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Anthony Kable (read my bio)
Monday, September 16, 2002
Review Equipment
DVDToshiba 2109, using S-Video output
DisplaySony KP-E41SN11. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationFront left/right: ME75b; Center: DA50ES; rear left/right: DA50ES; subwoofer: NAD 2600 (Bridged)
SpeakersFront left/right: VAF DC-X; Center: VAF DC-6; rear left/right: VAF DC-7; subwoofer: Custom NHT-1259

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