'Il Divo - Timeless, Live In Japan' [Blu-ray]
(Il Divo / Blu-ray / NR / 2019 / Eagle Vision)
Overview: To celebrate their 15th Anniversary and the release of their TIMELESS album, the groundbreaking classical crossover group Il Divo embarked on their 6-continent tour in 2018 bringing them to Tokyo's Budokan Stadium for this magical concert.
Blu-ray Verdict: Released on October 11th, 2019 on DVD, HD Blu-ray and digital via Eagle Rock, 'Il Divo - Timeless, Live In Japan' is one of those rare musical masterpieces of sight and sound that once witnessed you simply can never, ever forget.
The songs are a classic mix of favorite pop and traditional standards in four languages, including 'Regresa a Mi (Unbreak My Heart),' 'What A Wonderful World,' 'Smile,' 'All Of Me,' 'Angels,' and their acclaimed cover of Adele's smash hit 'Hola (Hello),' and this live setting allows us to see how much they truly adore their worldwide fans.
Backed by a full orchestra, when they are not serenading their adoring fans, Il Divo are laser focused on stage, mid-song, expertly handling all the swings, dips, heights and breadths of where their group and solo numbers vocally take them.
Watching the show is a spectacle unto itself as not only does it feature the four original members - Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler, Sebastian Izambard and David Miller - we are also further visually stimulated by the rather magnificent, and at times dramatic stage production re: including dancers, acrobats and big screen video elements.
So, whether as solo artists, or as a whole, Il Divo truly shine here on stage live in Japan. Their audacious blend of classical and contemporary songs are delivered, one and all, with an undeniable passion, while their crowd-pleasing musical theatrics are a pure joy to behold.
Indeed, Il Divo themselves have said about this live show, and this subsequent home entertainment release, "We very much enjoyed performing our live show TIMELESS, now we're really excited that all our fans will get the chance to watch it on DVD and Blu-Ray".
1. 'Overture Medley: Toi Et Moi (The Way We Were Theme)' / 'Angels' / 'Grazie Amore Mio (Love Story)'
2. 'Hola (Hello)'
3. 'Aquí Esperándote (Right Here Waiting)'
4. 'Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore'
6. 'Die Bildnis Aria'
7. 'Come What May (Te Amare)'
8. 'All of Me'
9. 'Love Me Tender'
10. '¿Quien será? (Sway)'
11. 'Granada 12. My Heart Will Go On' (w/Reprise)
13. 'Grazie Amore Mio (Love Story)'
15. 'Unchained Melody (Senza Catene)'
17. 'Kingdom Come'
18. 'Que Bonito Es Vivir (What A Wonderful World)'
20. 'Toi Et Moi (The Way We Were Theme)'
21. 'I Will Always Love You'
22. 'Vesti La Giubba'
23. 'La Vida Sin Amor'
24. 'Somewhere' (w/Reprise)
25. 'Regresa A Mí (Unbreak My Heart)'
26. 'My Way (A Mi Manera)' (w/Reprise)
This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Bonus Feature of an Interview with the band, filmed in Japan.
Official Presentation Trailer