Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions Import
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It's worth every penny, and more.
With this DVD/CD pack, you get a full CD of his songs (live, which is equal - if not better - to his studio-recording), plus a few others (Sugar-Coated, Where Is My Mind) that you won't get on the regular CD.
You also get a live DVD version of him playing all his songs (in a studio with about 30 people), and the quality is stellar. The video is excellent, giving great footage of both him (up close) and his band, and the sound quality is equally great. He's a stellar performer, singing brilliantly, if not better, than his studio version. In particular, his piano versions of "Goodbye My Lover" and "No Bravery" are gripping and heartwrenching. Unlike most popular singers today, Blunt digs into the soul with each song, reaches for that part of himself that he tapped into when he originally wrote the song, and it makes for a stellar piece of work when he's singing it. The raw emotion and talent therein is astounding.
And if all of that wasn't enough, you get all of his music videos (excluding the most recent re-release of Wisemen), plus Making-Ofs of his music videos (the Making-Ofs for the original High and Wisemen video are hilarious, but the rest of them are less than stellar because they don't actually feature James speaking at all in them; rather you have the boring director blathering on about nothing for about 30 seconds). You also get two extremely long and hilarious interviews with James about his songs, his life, his career, and where he aspires to go. All awesome stuff.
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For those who want to watch the DVD, the freeware VLC media player will play it just fine on your PC. Download VLC from [...] It is a small file and easy install. I realize this is not as good as watching it on your TV, but it is better than nothing while we wait to see what Amazon and Atlantic are going to do for us.
Onto the DVD/CD. This is a nice stop gap to maintain James Blunt in the public consciousness until his second album comes along. Acoustic versions recorded live (for an Irish concert) are nice as are the videos, but if you're looking for new music this DVD set isn't it. Still good though.
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A great listen. I prefer the older albums over the latest releases.Published 5 months ago by JW in Western Oregon
This is for me, by far the best album, that James Blunt, ever put out there, Brings me back great memories. Read morePublished 22 months ago by lenin
This is true folk singing and a joy to listen to. Love the lyrics and the music is very good.Published on April 25, 2014 by Loraine Lyons