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5.0 out of 5 stars
Irresistable, 13 Nov 2009
I was at the O2 gig, which was a testimony to how big Russell is becoming and how Sachsgate DIDN'T damage his career. Loved watching the DVD, it brought back fresh memories of the evening. Russell is a flawless stage performer. Every performance comes from the "core" and is freshly charged. His entrance into the arena was sheer magic and the DVD captures this. He milked the Sachsgate scandal for all it was worth, and why not, plenty of other people did, including the tabloids and the government. His take on it is (of course) the most refreshing, and I defy anyone to watch through this without grinning from ear to ear. There is really good interaction with the audience captured in the filming. Personally, I was right at the top at the back at the far end of the arena, so physically the furthest away from Russell. However, I knew before I went in that this would not matter, he connects with everyone in his audience. Despite the vastness of the arena, the gig still had an intimacy you would expect in a smaller venue. The Extras are thoughtfully put together and the interview with Frank Skinner is worthy of a DVD of its own.