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on 12 July 2010
As a big Streisand fan I read the customer reviews with interest before buying this DVD. I have made negative comments about Barbra's offerings in the past ( The Movie Album was very disappointing ) but I think the various negative comments about there being too much chat or celebrity crawling in for this product are just rubbish. Anyone who has seen Streisand live (for real or on previous DVDs) knows that she likes to chat to her audience; it's very much part of her show. She does it in stadiums with 10,000+ people so it's kinda obvious that she will do the same with only around 100 people, many of whom are friends.
This is Streisand as you haven't seen her before. A unique opportunity to see a global superstar perform in an intimate basement nightclub with just a jazz quartet for backing. Barbra is very relaxed throughout the performance and the soft, laid back songs suit her perfectly maturing voice. With the tight camera angles necessitated by the small venue, you really do feel that you are part of a once in a lifetime experience. Do youself a favour and don't miss the chance to see a very unique performance.