Earlier this year I saw the full version of the Portofino concert at the cinema. Wonderful stuff!
I've been looking out for the DVD ever since, but when this CD/DVD set was announced, it was never fully explained exactly what would be on the DVD. It was only in an article in a Sunday paper on the day before release that there was enough information for me to want to order. It was clear that it would not be the whole of what I had seen in the cinema, but I reckoned that excerpts would be good enough until a full version appears, if it ever does.
I ordered after lunch on that Sunday, and the next morning Amazon Prime delivered it to me.
The CD is certainly good, though the sound quality is perhaps not quite as crystal as I would have wished. No matter. Definitely worth the having, with some gorgeous songs and accompaniments.
The DVD, even if it is an incomplete version of the whole concert, is magical. Watching the sun set on Portofino as Andrea sings is fabulous and I was left at the end feeling I could open the door and walk around the town.
In short, the CD/DVD set is well worth having.