Live From Philadelphia (Jpn)



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John Legend: Live from Philadelphia actually constitutes a two-disc set, with an album and a disc of concert footage culled from r&b and neo-soul demigod Legend's Philadelphia engagements on his "Show Me" tour. The album features such tracks as "Heaven," "Stereo," "Alright," and "Save Room"; the video portion features not a complete live set, but extracts of various live performances on such numbers as "Save Room," "Slow Dance," "Used to Love U," and "Ordinary People." Added bonuses include the complete videos for "Another Again" and "Show Me," and an interview with Legend. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi


Review Text In the U.S., the CD and CD/DVD versions of Live from Philadelphia were Target exclusives, though the DVD-only version was available elsewhere. The recording offers a fairly even balance between John Legend's studio albums to that point -- 2004's Get Lifted and 2006's Save Room -- and there's the high level of showmanship for which Legend has become known. He did, after all, pay some major dues as a performer prior to signing with a major. Legend's voice is a little rough, though it's really no hindrance, unless you can tolerate nothing short of precision. Some fun curve balls are thrown into the set, like a cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Dance to the Music" and the clever incorporation of the Blackbyrds' "Rock Creek Park" within "P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)," which fits both musically and thematically. A take on the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," however, is more like a temporary derailment. ~ Andy Kellman

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Columbia Music Video/Getting Out Our Dreams
2 hours