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Customer Review

on 5 October 2008
Having read the previous reviews I decided to opt for a signed copy at a gig! For fans of Cara this is a must buy. In fact it would make the perfect end of year gift. This DVD is perfect for the Autumn & Winter nights. With the filming beautifully shot on the shores in County Donegal and the natural lighting effects on location it conveys a comfort and warmth. It is very well compiled with an excellent track listing. In fact the label Proper is very apt, as this is "proper" good stuff throughout.

Choosing the 'Play Program' mode (Full 80 Mins) you see Cara talk about her inspirations, family history and stories behind each of the songs as they come along. For repeat viewing you can choose "Play Songs Only" to just watch the performances - A nice touch. Filmed in an informal way these performances vary from just Cara & husband Sam Lakeman to both additional and a full array of talented musicians joining them. Whilst watching these I was surprised that some were done in one take, which Cara explained at the gig - How magical! The sound quality as you can imagine is first class and best appreciated through a good sound system/HiFi. The compositions are superb, Cara's vocal is exquisite creating music that "makes the soul rest". In fact long before the last track 'P Stands For Paddy' filmed Live in a Bar in Dungiven this DVD had reached parts that others don't!
Bonus Extra's include 1) Track by Track selection 2) A Photo Gallery Slideshow with photo's taken on location including the 2 new Lakeman twins at the piano with Dad 3) Switching between Surround and Stereo Sound.
The overall result is a sure-fire winner and even for an unsigned copy I heartily recommend! Enjoy :)
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4.3 out of 5 stars