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on 27 April 2014
What made Robin special was not his looks, not his songwriting ability, but that quirky haunting voice. There are many memorable songs in this concert recording, but what you are going to buy this DVD for - to hear Robin sing, may well disappoint you ( as it has me). His vocals are continually drowned by an overblown orchestral accompaniment. It becomes just a singer singing Bee Gees songs. Not the Robin Gibb we want to remember, and miss.
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Four years after Robin Gibb's Concert with the Frankfurt Philharmonic Orchestra, Robin returns performing from Denmark with the Danish National Concert Orchestra. Without much fanfare, Robin and his band start right into, "More Than A Woman", bringing the audience into the excitement. The songs continue with the typical Robin Gibb flair but there is not much new from the 2005 concert DVD, other than a few new songs. Most notably is "Alan Freeman Days" which is probably the highlight of the concert. "Islands In The Stream" is also a new live song and proves the audience is appreciative of its inclusion, but the spark is simply not there. "New York Mining Disaster 1941" is also here, but in its original form and not as exciting a new interpretation that it was given on the previous DVD. It is fortunate to hear Robins voice in the forefront and separated from the three excellent female back-up vocalists, but there is a question that begs answering. Did Robin use computer altered singing in the final mix? At times it does seem that his voice has that "Glee" style, but then again, Robin's vibrato has always been steady and unique. I would have said there is none until I heard, "Juliet". Its sounds just like he was singing a Glee song. Even the percussionist looks at him several times as if he were out of tune. No matter. He still sends out a good song. One thing that is missing is the standard earphone or the classic Robin hand-clasp to the ear. He does have five speakers that send his vocals directly back to him onstage, but is that enough? It isn't until the final song that the uses his hand for sound balance.

It should be noted that this concert is about one-half hour shorter than the previous DVD. It also does not have as much of the earlier interpretations that the other DVD had, other than a few minor alternate song endings. Also missing are the songs, "Please", "Love Hurts" and "My Lover's Prayer", all songs that added a unique atmosphere to a public audience of adoring fans. It is interesting to hear "You Should Be Dancing" sung in a normal ranged voice and have it come off as a strong concert song, but "Jive Talkin'" lacks the funkiness of the original.

The grounds and day concert atmosphere of the Ledreborg Castle is impressive with a large audience. There is not a great deal of performer/audience interaction, but as a total entity, the concert works. It's just a shame that there are no extras. The biggest disappointment is that although the DVD claims to be in DTS Digital Surround Sound, it is only in stereo. This is a technical item that is nearly unforgivable, particularly considering the expansive concert grounds and audience.
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on 16 April 2012
I bought this dvd a few weeks ago, As I write this review, Robin is in hospital in a coma fighting for his precious life.I have always loved the Bee Gees right from the beginning, Barry always being my favourite but it has always been Robin's beautiful voice that I loved then and still love to this day.

This dvd is fabulous, it has so many of their top hits on it, and some not quite so well known tracks.

I would recommend this dvd for every Bee Gees fans.

And I pray that Robin will recover, he has so much more to give, it was so sad that he was far too ill to be at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate his Titanic Requiem that he wrote with his son RJ.

I don't know what's going to happen all I can say is that his voice will stay with me forever.

God Bless You Robin.
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on 23 February 2012
Hi love this one it is such a must I love robin and his proformance I only wish this had a bonus feature/ and interview feature added to it. tHIS IS EXCELLENT...
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VINE VOICEon 28 May 2012
A brilliant DVD with the late great Robin Gibb,full of great music that everyone will remember,the orchestra really does compliment the theme of the concert,the audience could quite clearly be seen really enjoying the whole concert.
There are some great songs on this DVD with a slightly up tempo to the original songs but really enjoyable,great to put into your collection with plenty to sing along to!
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on 8 June 2012
This dvd is Brilliant, As a lifelong Bee Gees fan - i bought this whiist Robin was in hospital , and now this dvd has so much more meaning since his very sad passing two weeks ago, a DVD to cherish forever, Robin was always my favourite of all the Bee Gees and to see him and hear his beautiful voice on the dvd is is one to treasure.
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on 17 April 2014
So very happy with this purchase, the quality is superb, the concert was wonderful and Robin was as amazing as ever. A really good mix of songs from Robin. This DVD definitely has the "feelgood factor" and is a must for all Robin Gibb fans.
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on 30 September 2013
Robin taking on songs Barry sang on record and backed by an orchestra - the Bee Gees it ain't, but Robin is a hugely likeable chap and his affability gets him through. A nice curio piece, but really not the best way to remember him.
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on 5 July 2014
BRILLIANT, what else needs to be said.
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on 17 May 2013
Good concert, nice to see Robin in a newer concert. Would recommend this to any Robin fan. Miss him dearly.
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