At the outset of this review, it should be noted that I am not a particular fan of watching concerts on DVD, they always seem to fail to capture the atmosphere or ambience of such an event - I was literally stunned at how good this footage was in giving me the impression I was there, that Katie Melua was singing on the live disc as if I was in the front of the audience there on that night!
Technically the DVD is of superb quality with a very high standard of audio and video reproduction. In fact it is the best I have ever seen or heard on any DVD of a live concert. The equipment I was watching on was of a good standard, Katie Melua makes good audio-display equipment worth every penny in my view.
For me and many others, Katie Melua has such a natural gift and talent that it is an absolute joy to watch her perform - the DVD is a showcase for her seemingly boundless talents. I love her honesty, the calibre of the performance and watching someone so relatively young, so incredibly mature, so easy-on-the-eye, and someone so incredibly at ease on a stage in front of a live audience.
What also impressed me about the live DVD was how relaxing I found it, and comfortable I was watching it - Professional musicians on stage combine effortlessly to pour out beautiful music along with Katie Melua who is such a precious talent.
I treasure this DVD already, I just hope Katie Melua continues to grace us with such great performances and great music in the future. With such a great team of musicians, producers and band members supporting her and allowing her talent to reach its unbounded potential, I trust her rise to the very top of international performers will continue but she will continue to perform in such venues where her beautiful voice and aura are a simply delight to experience.
I would highly recommend this DVD, for both the technical quality of it and the experience of watching Katie Melua and her band perform. I have always enjoyed watching or listening to talented people perform across a range of musical genres ,to me Ms Melua has her own unique qualities but already can be put on a level with such musical greats and talents as Eva Cassidy, Carly Simon and Barbra Stresand.
Simply stunning, I think you will agree should you watch the live disc.