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Robbie Williams - One Night at the Palladium [DVD]
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2013
I ordered this bluray on pre-order in November and eagerly awaited its arrival, however I had to wait 4 days after its due date (not sure who to blame, Amazon or Royal Mail).
When it finally arrived I sat and watched the entire disc. The bluray version has everything on the one disc and what is so good about bluray is that you don't have to go out of the show to go to the main menu. this consists of show, access to individual songs, documentary & sound options.

SHOW. The bluray copy of the show had a clear picture that kept it's sharpness during the picture pan (obviously TVs differ according to make and model) and the sound was very crisp. However, the colour wasn't as vibrant nor was the picture as sharp as I expected for a bluray, it was no better than the HD showing on telly and wasn't as sharp as other shows on bluray I have. My bluray is connected to a surround system and this was very good and picked up all the instruments.

DOCUMENTARY. This is a 'fly on the wall' look behind the scenes of the Palladium rehearsals from the bare bones of the band getting together, meeting up with the whole ensemble to actual night. whilst short in duration, this is straight to the point and very informative.

SOUND OPTIONS. Three options, Stereo, and two separate 5.1 options, pick the correct option for you system or it will not sound right.

The show has songs from 'Swing When You're Winning' and 'Swings Both Ways' featuring some but not all guests from the album, whilst also included are some songs not on his albums and some 'swinged up' familiar songs from different genres. Robbie is energetic, comical and totally entertaining, backed by a superb band some people may remember individuals from his Take The Crown tour.
All in all a harmless & enjoyable piece of light entertainment that all swing and Robbie fans will enjoy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2013
I was worried that Palladium's is not such quality as Albert Hall's.
But I was wrong!
Robbie is in top form as an artist here, not only as a performer/singer.

Albert Hall is more soulful but Palladium is more entertainment and that's great that we have two different things for different tastes.

Swings Both Ways, No One Likes a Fat Pop Star, If I Only Had a Brain, High Hopes with kids are the best ones in this concert.

Must see
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 January 2014
Loved this must see for any Robbie fan who couldn't get tickets for this. Will be watched and watched in my house lol
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 May 2014
Great concert except the sound quality is very poor. Blue Ray and DVD claim its in Dolby 5.1 but it does not sound like it. No sound from center speaker which suggests its only a stereo mix being peddled as Dolby 5.1. This is not the first time I have come across this on live concert DVD and Blue Rays. If people are investing in expensive surround sound systems why should they have to put up with inferior sound mixes on Blue Rays and DVDs. It understandable in the case of concerts recorded before the use of Dolby 5.1 became widespread but not acceptable in the case of recent recordings. Apologies for the rant but its time people know what is going on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 January 2014
Great product for a diehard fan. Great entertainment & Rob shows his versatility as well as his childish side as he performs with friends and Miss Piggy. Fabulous
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2014
One of my favourite entertainers, and I simply love this DVD as I am able to play it whenever I feel blue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2013
Loved the Blu Ray DVD.I was able to watch it in the United States. My smart tv was smarter than I thought. Robbie Williams was a class act. Incredible showman and greatest entertainer of my time. Loved the Swing songs, plus all the others. The Muppets were very entertaining. I felt like I was there. Could be the size of the TV. The quality of the BluRay DVD was excellent.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2013
Robbie at his best, brilliant album can't believe someone's comment with 1 star rating saying he is bland and dreadful. This Robbie at his best absolutely love it.
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on 5 August 2014
I'm a big Robbie fan and I love swing, so when he decided to record the classics and rework some of his own songs to fit the genre, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. This disc is a fine match to his "Live at the Albert Hall" show from a few years back. He may have mellowed a bit from his angry youth, but he's doing it with style.
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on 19 February 2015
Truly loved this show, having had the Albert hall swing concert for many years, This is a superb show if you like swing sound, great sound and visual quality is great too. some humor mixed in from the muppet's appearance which some may not like....but the show is great in my opinion and watched it several times.
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