|Laufzeit:||Approx. 90 min.|
|FSK:||From 0 years|
|Anzahl der Disc:||1|
|Sprachen:||English (PMC Stereo, DTS 5.1)|
|Extras:||Making of, Rhythm Man, Singing in the Bathtub]|
|Label:||Universal Music/Decca Black/Deutsche Grammophon|
Film: Max Raabe is a real exception in the German music scene. Since the founding of the Palast Orchester in 1986, the studied baritone has regularly inspired a broad audience with chansons in the style of the 20s and 30s. It doesn't matter if they are real classics like "My little green cactus" or "I'm captain in my bathtub", own songs like "No pig calls me" or "You can't kiss me alone", or super hits by other artists like Britney Spears, Queen and Tom Jones in 20s sound. But even as a soloist Raabe convinces with his distinctive voice, for example in stage productions like "Im weißen Rössl". Now Max Raabe has put together the best songs from his rich repertoire for a very special concert experience. The result is a live performance in which Max Raabe invites his audience to experience "A Night in Berlin" with him, which you won't forget for a moment.
28 songs Max Raabe performs in almost 90 minutes, interrupted again and again by short speeches to the audience, in which Raabe's dry humour is used wonderfully. Whether he's talking about smokers in the wild or about Berlin's airport, the singer's pointed remarks always make the audience laugh. The good mood that is built up by this is enhanced by songs like "For women that's no problem" or "I won't dance". The good mixture of more recent songs, which Raabe composed together with Annette Humpe, film and musical classics such as immortal evergreens support the high entertainment value of the program additionally.
The makers of the DVD have come up with something very special for the visual realization. Instead of simply filming the action on stage, they give many songs their very own flair by suddenly turning the colored picture into black and white, changing the picture format, fading in the text in karaoke style, visiting the musicians behind the stage or dividing the picture in comic book style. The song "Kleine Lügen" (Little Lies) is especially beautiful, in which the picture is "frozen" again and again in the form of old record covers.
Thanks to the really first-class camera work and a very cinematic look, the ambience of the Berlin Admiralpalast radiates the flair of classical revue theatre. This also creates an atmosphere in front of the screen that makes this live recording a truly special experience. So this DVD is an absolute must for all fans of the extraordinary singer. And if you are not yet a lover of the music of Max Raabe and the Palast Orchestra, you are guaranteed to be disabused after these extremely entertaining 90 minutes. Absolutely worth seeing and of course hearing!
image + sound: The picture of the DVD is absolutely clean and has a very high image sharpness. If the picture is coloured, then the Admiralspalast shines in warm, powerful colours. With the songs, which are presented in black and white, a good tuning of black values and contrasts positively carries weight. The sound is available as a PCM stereo mix, as well as a more powerful DTS 5.1 mix. Especially the latter transports the concert feeling very well into the living room at home.
Extras: As a bonus there is a very short but worth seeing Making of (approx. 4 min.).), as well as the two bonus numbers "Rhythm Man" - a kind of alternative intro - and "Singin in the Bathtub".
Fazit: "Eine Nacht in Berlin" is a really special live DVD not only from a musical point of view. Max Raabe's promise to present the audience not only with music for their ears, but also with music to watch, fully lives up to this program. With a colourful selection of songs, some dry humour and lots of visual gimmicks, this program is an absolute must for all fans of the extraordinary singer. And if you are not yet a lover of the music of Max Raabe and the Palast Orchestra, you are guaranteed to be disabused after these extremely entertaining 90 minutes. Therefore a very clear rule applies to this technically well implemented DVD: Recommendable!
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