Diana Krall - Live In Rio: Special Edition (2009)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 5 807 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.778) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 755 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Eagle Rock | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 3,81 | Runtime: 207 min. | 7,76 + 3,81 GB (DVD9+DVD5)
When you hear Diana Krall sing, her breathy voice makes lyrics like, "Someone to hold me tight, that would be very nice" sound like a personal invitation. If you close your eyes, it feels like she's serenading you, and you alone. Talk about personal connections. Listening to the crowd's appreciative but respectful applause and cheers as she started playing "So Nice" on the piano, it seems a lot of Krall fans feel the same way. Watching her up close in this two-disc Diana Krall: Live in Rio: Special Edition is a different experience, though. Every once in a while, as I watched Krall's intense performance, her face contorting with the music as she sang and played piano, I felt that her love might not be for the fans or even her husband, rocker Elvis Costello (even though she dedicates "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" to him), but for the music itself. Songs like "Let's Fall in Love" and "Too Marvelous for Words" look like love letters to the jazz and standards she plays.