5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent DVD for JB Fans,
This review is from: An Evening With John Barrowman (NTSC) [DVD]  (DVD)
I'm so glad that the DVD is available for US as well as UK fans. Although it's not a substitute for live performance, the concert recording is as close as many of us can get to being there. Not every song is one of my favorites (as is true with any concert), but I especially enjoyed "I Know Him So Well," "Both Sides Now," and, of course, "I Am What I Am." Whether you prefer your JB as a pop singer or a theatrical performer, you'll find some cuts just for you. Throw in JB as storyteller, good son, dancer, and improvisationalist (as the "split trousers" outtake illustrates), and you've got an entertaining couple of hours. The extras, including the outtake and a behind-the-scenes feature, and the concert footage are in the same tell-all, chat-with-the-family tone used in JB's autobiographies, which makes this DVD less conventional, more personal, and more lifelike than the vast majority of concert DVDs. There might've been a question why the May 14 Glasgow concert was chosen as the one to record, because JB switches between Scottish and American accents as he tells anecdotes. The shift is noticeable but rather endearing, and I'm glad that Glasgow was the venue for the concert's DVD. If you like JB as far more than Captain Jack, then you'll want this DVD.