'Loberace Live in Vegas' [Blu-ray]
(CeeLo Green / Blu ray / NR / 2013 / Eagle Eye Media)
Overview: CeeLo Green's 'Loberace Live In Vegas' is an electrifying, musical journey into the colorful world of CeeLo's brainchild, 'Loberace' filmed live at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. It's packed to the rafters with girls, glamour and glitz, with CeeLo Green as the ringmaster of this technicolor circus.
Blu ray Verdict: In truth I'm not, nor have I ever been a huge CeeLo Green fan - sorry! That said I did actually enjoy this new Blu ray he's just put out. It's fun, chock full of great songs, showcases his voice, clothing and musical arrangements perfectly. But, well, it's the abundance of CeeLo's costume changes that really drag the production down.
Sure his singing, dancing and musicianship are top notch, but the multitude of costume changes did begin to drag the production through so slow moments well before the end. The "adopted son" of Elton John and Liberace, a CeeLo (judging by this Blu ray) Las Vegas show is most certainly one of the funnest (sp, I know already!) nights out that's for sure!
The song selections are pretty tight, he does the popular stuff you'd expect, interspersed with some well-chosen cover songs. However, there are a couple of tunes that are not known enough, or dare I say "liked" enough, for them to make the cut (in terms of his rather large, and amazing catalog).
What I liked about the show is that he goes all-in on being a straight up, out there, freak. He has clowns, simulated balloon blowjobs, a "little-dude," some half-naked chicks dancing with habits on, and all sort of other weird sh*t, which is right up my alley. But, like I said before, some of this stuff didn't really fit, and some of the material seems a bit forced.
I turned off the player thinking it had been good, but not the greatness I've come to expect. However, with a few tweaks this could be a great show. And so I hope he's able to work out some of the kinks, and not the kinky. (Gotta keep it freaky, Uncle Cee!)
Track Listing: 1) Intro / Ladykiller 2) Bright Lights, Bigger City 3) Need You Tonight 4) Hot Thang 5) Do Ya Think I m Sexy? 6) Boy George Medley: Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? / It's A Miracle / Karma Chameleon 7) Nothing's Shocking Anymore 8) Side Show 9) Fool For You 10) Don t Cha 11) Whoever Loves Me 12) Smiley Faces 13) Storm s Coming 14) Freak Medley: Closet Freak / Le Freak (Freak Out) / Super Freak 15) Sophisticated Bitch 16) Goodie Mob Medley: Planet Rock / Apache / Can You Feel It? 17) Crazy 18) Forget You.
This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.