This concert once again shows another successful facet of Akina's versatile career. Covering some of Japan's 70s hits and performing some of her own songs as well, Akina shows exceptional mature professionalism and class rarely seen in your average J-Pop shows. While mostly focused on acousticly arranged ballads, songs like Meu amor e, Aibu and Rosebud also showcase Akina's fierce vocal power and presence. Usually, I'm a bit hesitant of acoustic performances, as I feel they sound too stripped down, but this wasn't the case with this concert. While the Utahime cover songs might have originally featured highly lush orchestral arrangements on the album, the approach here is wonderfully intimate and really shows that less can be more as well. Overall, the Utahime-project is a true artistic compliment to Akina's career (and to the original performers as well), as it shows she isn't just another mindless pop star, but a person who brings out something uniquely personal from within and with style. Absolutely recommended for anyone who is interested in expanding their music taste from the usual commercial J-Pop scene!
|Number of Discs||1|
|Data Format||DVD Video|
|Aspect Ratio(s)||4:3 Standard|
Description in Japanese
PARCO THEATER LIVE 歌姫 / 中森明菜
Related Offer & Feature
Akina Nakamori Related Items
This item is no longer available at our website, but it may still be available at other online shops within Japan. If you find one in Proxy Shopping Search results, go to the product page and click on "Get a Quote" button. We will then be glad to obtain it for you (Service Details).
Attention: Proxy Shopping service is provided by CDJapan and order will be place on your behalf by CDJapan, with additional handling fees. For more information, please see Service Details.
Alert me about new releases by email.
- Akina Nakamori Subscribe