Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Live in Jerusalem|
Actor: Julio Iglesias
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Classic performance from the peak of his career.
Only if you want to throw away your money
Octavio L. Rosario | STO DOMINGO Dominican Republic | 12/22/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The most popular latin singer worlwide of the late twenty century don't deserve this video. I have all the Julio Iglesias music CD and I have been waiting for this a long time. Deception. Low quality Video (is from a concert of 1980), low quality sound and only 11, yes, eleven songs from a singer that has hundreds on songs in his discography. I don't recommend it. Wait for another concert."
"today is my moment"
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 09/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Julio Iglesias was thrilled to sing in the historic Sultan's Pool Amphitheater in Jerusalem, in 1981, and felt that the day was "his moment", a peak in his career, and it truly is a glorious setting for a man in the prime of his life, and fullness of voice. He looks good in an exquisitely tailored black suit and tie, and his voice is smooth and delightful.
A unique song stylist, Julio has sold more records world-wide than practically any other artist; his music is relaxing and for those who like musica romantica, he is one of its greatest interpreters.
Though this concert was filmed over 2 decades ago, it does not seem dated (except for the hairstyles). These are Julio classics, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Julio is backed by a top-notch orchestra and 4 lovely singing ladies, the audio has been remastered and is very good, and total running time is an all too short 50 minutes.
The song list on the cover however, is missing two songs. The complete song list is:
"Con Una Pinta Asi"
"Si Me Dejas, No Vale"
"De Niña a Mujer"
Medley: "Moliendo Café" & "La Ragazza di Ypacaral"
Medley: "theme from Black Orpheus" & "Alma Llanera"
No stars justified
music reviewer | kitchener canada | 03/10/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD runs for 48 minutes, including the pre-show lead-up and sound check. The question is would Julio with a cast and crew of over 40 musicians and singers, plus technical support take the time and expense to go to Jerusalem and set up there to put on a concert of only 40 minutes. Not likely, so why only put 40 minutes of concert on the DVD ?
The sound is absolutely bad. The violin sound is rough and grating, not like the string sound in Julio's CD's. The only time we see a cello is during the sound check in the pre-amble. During the show we see the strings and harp only from a distance. Even the brass and saxophones make no impact. Only the rhythm section is kept busy, and even then the bass does not get heard.
Normally this reviewer would complain that in an orchestra of 40 with 18 strings, this is not enough strings, but in this case, the point is only theoretical - absolutely nothing is in balance.
We see so many close-ups of women crying - probably because they could not hear anything after taking the time and expense to go to this show, and shiver through what must have been an unseasonably cold evening in Jerusalem going by the number of blankets and coats seen in the audience.
The money and expertise used to produce this DVD could have been used much more effectively on other Julio material - so much is available, and still being created. If you want to present old history, at least do a better job of it.
Peder J. Moller | singapore | 11/09/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"i'm a great fan of Julio Iglesias, but this DVD should never have been released with an absolutely apalling sound quality as well as a poor selection of songs. I'm totally amazed any producer would put such poor sound quality on a DVD."