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GubGub (Al)
and that is where it gets a bit cheesy
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« on: December 18, 2018, 09:50:36 PM »

I have just watched this on Netflix.

I am a huge fan of Bruce and I can see how in the intimacy of the theatre this might have been a great and memorable show but as a televisual experience I have to admit I found it a bit of a slog.

It is a surprisingly theatrical performance (and good for Bruce for finding a new way to present his work), more like a one man play than a straightforward acoustic performance , where the spoken passages actually outweigh the music but it is a somewhat patience testing two and a half hours on screen and few if any of the musical performances add a great deal to the songs. I can't imagine repeatedly sitting through the audio version which has just been released as a double CD.

Sorry Bruce. I wish I'd been there and I'm glad to have had the chance to see it but it was a struggle.
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