The standard is Essex

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Jan 2014 The standard is Essex

David Essex: Live At The BIC, Bournemouth


Wienerworld DVD: WNRD 2579


With a career stretching back almost 50 years David Essex: Live At The BIC, Bournemouth is an excellent reminder of the standard Essex set across a number of genres that far exceed his recording legacy.


Recorded during his ‘Secret Tour’ in 2009, he has never delivered a bad set, and the selection contained within this release concentrate on his hits and the current album.


Always appearing relaxed and at ease, the look in his eyes shows the need for confirmation

that he is delivering what the fans have paid to hear, and he takes nothing for granted. Packed with the favourites ‘Imperial Wizard’, ‘Silver Dream Machine’, ‘Hold Me Close’, ‘Rock On’ and ‘We’re Gonna Make  You A Star’, there is absolutely no way this performance could fail to satisfy his legion of fans.


Well filmed, with good quality sound, this is a must-have purchase for those who either saw, or missed this tour.


Jim Stewart 2014