Ronan-Ronan Live (2000)
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Featurette-Access All Areas: Pre-show interview with Kate Thornton
Featurette-Acoustic Session: Simultaneous web and broadcast of 4 songs
Gallery-Concert Stills: 10 photos of the 'man'
|Year Of Production||2000|
|RSDL / Flipper||RSDL (54:49)||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||
Universal Pictures Home Video
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||Unknown||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
|1. Heal Me|
2. If You Love Me
3. Way You Make Me Feel
4. When The World Was Mine
6. In This Life
8. Picture of You
|9. Father and Son|
10. When You Say Nothing At All
11. Keep On Walking
12. Lovin Each Day
14. Whiskey in the Jar
15. The Long Goodbye
The movie is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and is 16x9 enhanced, thus optimising playback on widescreen TVs.
Most of the video is sharply defined bar the grain of the audience zooms mentioned above: The show displays nicely on domestic TV but viewing on a larger screen reveals appreciable low-level noise commonly seen in concert footage. Shadow detail is reasonable and spotlight over-saturation of the transfer is infrequent.
The colours were rich and vibrant with no demonstrable bleed or noise.
Aliasing is very mild and infrequent and only visible on the edge of the stage at 68:12. Quite severe moire effects were seen on a mixer at 52:45 and keyboard at 63:25.
There are no subtitles.
The disc is single sided and dual layered, with the RSDL transition occurring between tracks 12 and 13 at 54:49. Although quite a noticeable delay, this did not detract from the concert.
Overall the quality of the soundtrack was average and lacking in bite, in keeping with the generally soft nature of the music. There was a mains hum breakout at 65:54.
There is only the one audio track present on this DVD; English in Dolby Digital 5.1. Whilst the 5.1 mix is effective in conveying the rich soundstage of a 6 piece band plus backing vocalists, playback in two channel via domestic stereo TV or Hi-Fi is disappointing with an over-prominence of percussion and a lack of the the richness of the 6 channel surround mix. It is unusual for a music video to lack a PCM 2-channel track and this oversight will penalise those listeners without full surround sound.
The dialogue was very clear and lip-synching was spot-on.
The surround channels were exclusively used to relay atmospheric audience feedback and were quite effective in this, although sometimes a little over-utilised.
The subwoofer is tastefully used to effectively extend the depth of the sound and was not overdone.
|Surround Channel Use|
25 minutes of interviews with Ronan by Kate Thornton and backstage and pre-show footage of the concert and interior of Albert Hall. It includes the music video of Way You Make Me Feel recorded in Dolby Digital 2.0.
Enjoyable 4 song set performed 'unplugged' at a commercial radio station for simultaneous live broadcast and webcast.
10 rather distant stills of the singer.
Link to the Ronan Keating web-site.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
As far as can be ascertained there is no current R1 release of this DVD.
|DVD||Toshiba SD-900E, using RGB output|
|Display||Pioneer SD-T50W1 (127cm). Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||B&W 602 front/rear. B&W LRC6 Centre / Solid (AKA B&W) 500 SW|