Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Welcome to My Living Room|
Actor: Carole King
Director: Carole King and Rudy Guess
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Filmed in Southern California in 2005, 'Welcome' offers an intimate, unadorned glimpse into the 'living room' of one of the greatest songwriters in history. The set features twenty-nine songs - nearly two hours of music in... more »
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Quality music, quality show
Paul Lavoisier | Paris, France | 11/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Carole King clearly shows the huge difference that exists between some songwriting legends and most of today's pop stars. The difference can be summarized in a few words: true talent versus none.
From "Song of Long Ago" until "Locomotion", this show is a non-stop delight, with Carole in a great voice, an easy command of all the colors she can extract from her Yamaha piano, and music and lyrics that are a reflection of her soul. Gary Burr is a pleasant surprise, with wonderful vocals, great guitar playing, and nice songs of his own.
This a DVD you will watch again and again, for years to come.
A final note: no sane person can explain why legends like Carly Simon and Carole King are not yet inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, while so much garbage has been there and is added every year."
mattburgh | Pittsburgh, PA | 10/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I had the time and the funds, I would have probably followed this tour around the country! I am so glad that it is recorded for posterity on DVD, and it seems like it is pretty much a whole concert, not an abbreviated one. Plus, there are some super backstage extras that make the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Carole King is a legend, but she makes you feel like her buddy from the first note to the last here. And from the opening song, her playing and singing just keep getting better. What a moving version of "Now & Forever" and goosebump-inducing version of "Been to Canaan." Taking me back in time and reminding me of all those good feelings one can get listening to well-crafted universal, yet personal themes of love and life. Then there are the humorous moments of Carole's imitation of Penny Marshall, and her 50's doowop of her first songs. And the rock n' roll songs everybody gets tapping and clapping to. This is a keepsake."
Carole King: 20th Century Pop Genius Performs Live
Robert F. Dicorcia | New Jersey, USA | 10/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you weren't lucky enough to catch Carole King's sold out 2004 and 2005 "Living Room Tour," you can experience the magic by purchasing this DVD. From the opening number, "Song of Long Ago" to her jazz/lounge version of "The Loco-motion," most of her hits are performed here including a fun-filled Goffin/King medley. In total command of the stage, she's at the top of her live performance game on this DVD. She looks and sounds great; Rudy Guess and Nashville-based Gary Burr lend great musical support. But, when all is said and done, the true star of this DVD is Carole King, alone at her piano, doing what she's been doing for over 40 years -- connecting to a world-wide audience, as if, she's singing to you directly, in her living room. Welcome, indeed.
She's welcome in my living room...
R. Guinan | Litchfield, CT | 10/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure if there is a more perfect backdrop for the intimacy of this great artist. I live about 20 minutes from Canaan, CT and "Been to Canaan" couldn't be a more perfect video postcard of a pretty little town. "Green fields and rolling hills..." The warmth and kindness and likability of this nice woman comes across so well here. She's welcome in my living room..."Song of Long Ago" is a nice and rare edition to the presentation, too."