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This review is from: Live At The Royal Albert Hall [incl. CD] [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
21 is probably my favourite CD of the past couple of years; I play it whenever I am out and about in the car. Thus I purchased this blu-ray disk with very high expectations of an excellent concert and I wasn't let down.
Adele has a hauntingly beautiful voice and to hear her sing live during this concert was a real treat. She didn't need any gimmicks or voice syncing - every single song she was note and pitch perfect.
She sang a wide selection of songs from both of her albums, 19 and 21 and it was fantastic to hear her talk about her inspiration behind many of the songs. I've always loved 'turning tables' but I had never really thought about what the phrase meant until she explained how she came up with the idea.
What I really loved was to witness the emotion that Adele so genuinely feels when she sings her songs. These really are songs from her heart and you can just see the depth of emotion on her face and hear it in her voice. I defy anyone not to be moved to tears by her performance of 'someone like you'.
I have never heard Adele talk before; I guess I have always missed her interviews on TV. I was surprised at just how funny and down-to-earth she is as a person and I can imagine she is a real hoot to be around. On the flip side I was a little taken aback by her language. I'm not a prude by any means but I do think there is a time and a place for bad language. Some of the things she came out with just didn't feel quite right when there was a mixed audience containing youngsters. It also seemed completely out of place in a setting as prestigious as the Royal Albert Hall.
Overall, this was a wonderful concert; Adele sang to perfection and I thoroughly enjoyed watching every minute of it. I'm so glad I purchased the blu-ray as it means I can look at it again in the near future.
However, if you are planning to watch this with young children please be aware that there is a lot of language during the speeches that is unsuitable for them.