There are a number of different live show reviews that are released on a regular basis. However, many of these concert videos are seriously lacking something. This is not the case with the Blu-Ray edition of Bad Company’s Live at Wembley release. The release provides ample value with stellar shots and a perfect blend of tracks from all periods of the band’s existence. These sixteen tracks tie up “Feel Like Makin’ Love” with “Honey Child”, “Shooting Star”, and even “Deal With The Preacher”.
The footage is bolstered through smart camera placement. Whenever a virtuosic line (be it bass, drums, vocals, or guitar) begins, the camera is already there. What results with this release is something that approximates actually being at the show – the vibrant colors, strong recording, and immersive aspect of this release far outstrips other similar types of releases.
The additional feature present on this release – an interview with Bad Company themselves – provides further context for a band that was creating music before many of their fans were even born. I would like to see similar releases for Bad Company and other acts of a similar ilk. By doing this, one can see (and hear) a side to a great number of acts that may only have been able to show a studio side before. Eagle Rock has made a solid combination in the Live at Wembley release, one that any fan of the band should actively search out and purchase. I can guarantee that there will be a number of repeat views as the days, months, and years pass.
Bad Company: Live at Wembley (Blu-Ray) / 2011 Eagle Rock / http://www.eagle-rock.com