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Kiri! Her Greatest Hits Live
Gustave Charpentier, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Kiri! Her Greatest Hits Live
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
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Listen to a real diva!
Billy Spargo | Narragansett RI | 12/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kiri's exquisite voice and expansive repertoire make for an unbeatable combination which reaches its crescendo on this special evening. A full symphony orchestra, two choruses, a jazz trio, and even a tenor (!) help Kiri in celebrating her 50th birthday. (That's her chronological age, the voice is timeless.) The hall's accoustics are excellent and orchestra and audience support without intruding. One of the reasons why I love Kiri's singing is that I believe she sings the songs the way the composer wanted them to be sung without the sometimes annoying embellishments employed by others. Kiri includes songs sung in her ancestral Maori in a program that takes the listener from the opera house to Broadway and then to an intimate jazz club. I love live concerts because I feel most artists are at their best before a live audience and this cd is proof. I don't believe that there is another artist recording today that has covered such a wide range of song styles and done it with such beauty and skill. This disc is confirmation. If you only buy one Kiri cd, make it this one. But don't be surprised if you start buying many more!"
Undoubtably one of Kiri's greatest concerts
Billy Spargo | 10/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From her glorious Depuis Le Jour, to her stunning Salaambo's aria and fun Art is Calling, this concert will blow you away!! The Maori artists (featured more on the video) are all great, and Dennis O'Neill blends perfectly with Kiri.A THOROUGHLY AWESOME CONCERT!!!! BUY IT! The video is even better than the CD, there's alot of speeches and a few extra songs. I mean, what other artist in the world would pack the Royal Albert Hall for their birthday party?!The concert everyone needs, Kiri fan or not!"
Good Stuff | 04/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OK. I'm going to go out on a limb here. This is, IMHO, Dame Kiri's finest recorded performance.

I know that's taking in a whole lot of territory, but there is something simply magical, and magisterial, about her singing here.

Yes, I know "perfection" is that illusive impossibility to be sought but never achieved. However, on this night I think Dame Kiri did achieve perfection.

Simply a glorious life affirming performance by one of the great singing artists of the last fifty years.

Dame Kiri, Happy Birthday, and thank you."