'Spirits: Live - Live at the Buckhead Theater'
(Justin Hayward / Blu ray / NR / 2014 / Eagle Vision)
Overview: In autumn 2013 Justin Hayward, the legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues embarked on a tour of the American East Coast following the release of his album Spirits Of The Western Sky.
Blu ray Verdict: Marking only the second time in his long and illustrious career that Justin Hayward would tour as a solo artist, Spirits: Live ... Live at the Buckhead Theater combines tracks from the Spirits album alongside a mix of classic and rarely heard Moody Blues songs - and Justin's worldwide hit Forever Autumn.
Indeed, this is the final night of the tour at Atlanta's landmark Buckhead Theatre and it is a true gem for all fans - or just lovers of great, real music. Filmed in high definition and simultaneously released on Blu-ray and CD, it features a host of Hayward’s classic songs including: 'Nights In White Satin,' 'In Your Blue Eyes,' 'Forever Autumn,' 'Tuesday Afternoon,' 'Question,' 'In The Beginning', 'Your Wildest Dreams,' and many more.
Accompanying Hayward on this wonderful, extensive tour are such collaborative artists such as Alan Hewitt (keyboards, backing vocals), Julie Ragins (keyboards, percussion and backing vocals) and Mike Dawes on guitars.
The full track-listing on this wonderful new live show is:
1. 'Captivated By You'
2. 'Tuesday Afternoon'
3. 'It's Up To You / Lovely To See You'
4. 'In Your Blue Eyes'
5. 'The Western Sky'
6. 'Land Of Make Believe'
7. 'New Horizons'
8. 'In The Beginning'
9. 'One Day, Someday'
10. 'The Eastern Sun'
11. 'It's Cold Outside Of Your Heart'
12. 'Your Wildest Dreams'
13. 'Forever Autumn'
15. 'Nights In White Satin'
16. 'I Know You're Out There Somewhere'
17. 'Captivated By You (Reprise)'
The Bonus Feature included is an On The Road To Love: A one-hour behind-the-scenes documentary of Justin Hayward's 2013 tour. Including bonus tracks: 'On The Road To Love,' 'Suitcase' and 'Troubadour.'
Now, as a devoted fan of his, Justin's Live in San Juan Capistrano was also an excellent performance / DVD. The sound was great and his voice was fantastic. He sounded even better live (his voice was much warmer in concert than on his CD) when he performed his songs from The View From The Hill. The whole DVD including his band's performance was fantastic!
Just thought you should be aware of that information as, well, being a Justin hayward fan you might already know it. But if you don't, well, now you do. There's much more goodness from this man to pass along - so please do just that. This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, and has been remastered into a crisp Blu ray production.