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The man's got soul
on 19 August 2005
This is an excellent recording of Wilkinson live. The automatic end-of-chapter divisions are only very minor and don't take away from the quality of the DVD. It is high quality and well worth purchasing for any Wilkinson, or indeed Patti LuPone, fan. She sings about 4 songs and is quite good. But this is a Colm Wilkinson tour-de force from start to finish. His 'House of the Rising Sun' astounded me. I reckon he is naturally a soul singer. 'Gethsemene' particularly suited his voice also, and I enjoyed his stage actions during each performance. Fans of Valjean and Phantom won't be disappointed either - he sings the obligatory quota from each. Maybe he should have done a duet of 'Phantom of the Opera' with Patti, but it still works great without it. He sings a duet of 'Father and Son' with his own son Aaron, who sings a bit like Eddie Vedder. I liked his 'My Way' at the end of the show. Marvellous singing overall from one of the greats!