Robin Gibb with the Frankfurt Neue Philharmonic Orchestra - Live
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Top Customer Reviews
Robin's own personal material, ("Please", Juliet", etc.) is more powerful and engaging with a vocal that still sounds fantastic, albeit a tad worn and an octave lower. On "Juliet" the audience continues to sing the chorus after the song ends, resulting in the band indulging in a short reprise. It's total fun! Robin did not sing any material from his "Secret Agent" or "Walls Have Eyes" albums, which was disappointing, nor any other songs from "How Old Are You". He never sang, "I Started A Joke", but did sing "Words" which I found very odd. Some of his work is even sung acapello showcasing his vibrant voice. It's not the Bee Gees, but it's a historic event of one third of pop's greatest trio.
The photo section is fun, if not inspired and the short videos of his estate is amazing ('Joan of Arc' was tried there?). This guy has some estate!
I mean come on everyone the guy was in on writing all of these songs, so why can't he perform them. Congratulations Robin on a great piece of work and I enjoy it every time I watch it. I highly recommend this CD/DVD. I just hope and pray he and Barry can put aside their differences and work together again or maybe Barry could produce Robin's next CD.
What slowly emerges out of the DVD is not whether Robin should have covered Barry's songs (sounds like a silly argument at a home for the elderly) but that music can be a catalyst for finding that life is worth living if only people will give it a try.
To be fair, New York Mining Disaster was really quite good, as was Robin's take on "To Love Somebody". He really shone on HIS songs like "Saved by the Bell".
The orchestra backing was wonderful and remiscent of the Bee Gees' old pre-fever sound. The brothers should have done one with an orchestra long ago! That would have been a priceless recording for the ages!
Lastly, Robin's "thumbs up" got really old, really quick! Just bow, already! While I am glad to add this DVD to my Bee Gees collection, I was not particularly anamored with it. It had its highlights, but could have been so much better if Robin had just added more of his songs and stayed away from the falsetto tracks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This one Robin was still looking and singing in good form. Bless him.Published 12 months ago by Angela
can not play this as it isn't compatable with uk dvd players I think folk should be informed about this very disappointed.Published 16 months ago by scarlettt
The great Robin Gibb in this great show.....good songs and a few hidden gems.....a tour of his grounds in Oxfordshire Thames England.....and some insights to the songs..... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Joshua W
I'd like to give this DVD a good review but the truth is that
it is poorly produced with an almost bombastic orchestra
that drowns out Robin's vocals. Read more
Video authoring messed up some tracks donot play at all. The entire DVD freezes at track #4 then the track looping for ever rending an unplayable DVD. Not recommended.Published 22 months ago by AnahoPrd
Beautiful music written by songwriters who love music. Robin has a very good voice on his own, without his brothers.Published on February 8, 2014 by martha m coan
I have bought four of these DVD's, two of which I kept and two I gave as gifts. Both have been played on two separate players and were found to have defects in two separate... Read morePublished on December 13, 2013 by cal
I've been a Bee Gees fan for years. I enjoy all CD's and DVD's by any of the Gibb brothers. This is no exception.Published on October 18, 2013 by Audrey Borges
Anyone who loves Robin Gibb needs to add this to their collection ! I love it !!!! This is Robin at his best !Published on August 7, 2013 by Karen Casale
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