This ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT, 2014-2017 set – a must-have for every music lover — features poignant reunions, moving and often hilarious induction speeches, and 53 iconic performances.
What We Thought:
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Concert 2014-2017 has live performances and inductions by some of my favorite bands. The Blu-ray set features all the inductions, speeches and performances from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members of the past few years.
My favorite band of all time is Pearl Jam. Their induction by David Letterman is in the collection along with their performances. They open with Alive and brought back original drummer Dave Krusen to perform with them for the first time in decades. If you are a PJ fan, that is worth the price of this set alone. They also play Given to Fly and dedicate it to Michael J. Fox who was in attendance. They also play Betterman and the crowd sings along perfectly. Clearly this is the highlight of this release for me.
Also inducted is another favorite band, Nirvana (before Pearl Jam). Because of Kurt Cobain’s suicide in 1994, the remaining band members, Dave, Krist and Pat have guest singers. I didn’t love these performances. Lorde singing with Nirvana is just wrong.
Journey is also inducted. Their newer Asian singer performs and I didn’t love his performance especially on the first track. Steve Perry will always be Journey’s singer to me, but the new singer isn’t bad usually. I think he was off this night.
I also liked performances from Chicago, Cheap Trick, ELO and Yes. Deep Purple’s lead singer doesn’t quite still hold up. I loved Cat Stevens’ performance of Father & Son, a song I’ve always liked, but has really been on my mind since seeing it in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 last year.
The more bands you enjoy/know, the more likely you are to enjoy Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Concert 2014-2017. I have most of these artists on my iPod (yes I said iPod), so I enjoyed this quite a bit. It’s a solid collection of all time great bands and songs and it also makes you feel super old when your favorite bands are getting inducted into Hall of Fames.