Labyrinth Tour: Live at the O2 [CD/DVD]

Labyrinth Tour: Live at the O2 [CD/DVD]

by Leona Lewis
     
 
Four years after winning The X-Factor, and three years after scoring a transatlantic number one with the anthemic "Bleeding Love," the most successful talent contest winner in history, Leona Lewis, finally got the chance in front of a live audience to showcase the effortlessly versatile vocals that propelled her to world stardom. Recorded at the O2 Arena in

Overview

Four years after winning The X-Factor, and three years after scoring a transatlantic number one with the anthemic "Bleeding Love," the most successful talent contest winner in history, Leona Lewis, finally got the chance in front of a live audience to showcase the effortlessly versatile vocals that propelled her to world stardom. Recorded at the O2 Arena in London, The Labyrinth Tour: Live from the O2 is a souvenir of her well-received theatrical 2010 concert, which silenced the critics who suggested that her nice-but-inoffensive persona may hinder any ambitions of staging a diverting live show. Inspired by the classic 1980s David Bowie film of the same name, the William Baker-designed production, which featured elaborate fantasy sets, state-of-the-art lighting, and some rather unexpected choreography, might be irrelevant when considering the live album, but the excitement and passion generated by both Lewis and the full-capacity crowd can still be heard in all its glory throughout its ten tracks. With Lewis backed by a live band, guided by musical director Paul Beard, the glossy sheen of her well-produced two albums is replaced with a more funked-up, organic-sounding flavor, which only complements her consistently faultless live vocals. Of course, Lewis is at her best when belting out the power ballads, whether it's her epic cover version of Snow Patrol's "Run," her emotional rendition of "Happy," or her gorgeous interpretation of Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." But surprisingly, The Labyrinth Tour reveals, perhaps for the first time, that she can tackle uptempo material almost as convincingly, with a club-inspired segment featuring Echo's pulsating "Outta My Head" and a more than competent attempt at electro with a cover of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," proving that she might not be as far removed from the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga as her singles suggest. However, unlike the tour itself, whose 20 performances are featured on a DVD also included, the CD version only clocks in at under a disappointing 50 minutes, with half of the show's material, including Top 20 hits "Forgive Me" and "I Got You" and covers of Barry Manilow's "Could It Be Magic" and Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River," bizarrely omitted. Considering that the live performances stand up just as well in audio form as they do visually, it's an unnecessary move, which denies listeners the chance to hear the full spectrum of Lewis' diverse set. However, despite its shortened track list, The Labyrinth Tour: Live from the O2 is still a worthwhile listen for any fans who missed out or who want to relive one of the most impressive live spectacles of the year.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/2010
Label:
J-Records
UPC:
0886977555626
catalogNumber:
775556

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Brave
  2. Don't Let Me Down
  3. Better In Time
  4. Whatever It Takes
  5. Happy
  6. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  7. Outta My Head
  8. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
  9. Run
  10. Bleeding Love

Disc 2

  1. Intro/Brave
  2. Don't Let Me Down
  3. Better In Time
  4. Whatever It Takes
  5. Take a Bow
  6. Ride a White Swan
  7. I See You Intro/I See You
  8. Can't Breathe
  9. Forgive Me
  10. Happy
  11. Could It Be Magic
  12. I Got You
  13. Cry Me a River
  14. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  15. Homeless Intro/Homeless
  16. They Don't Care About Us
  17. Outta My Head
  18. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
  19. Run
  20. Bleeding Love Intro/Bleeding Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leona Lewis   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ewan MacColl   Composer
Barry Manilow   Composer
Runaways   Composer
Annie Lennox   Composer
Louis Biancaniello   Composer
Simon Franglen   Composer
Andrea Martin   Composer
Iain Archer   Composer
Sam Watters   Composer
Tony Reyes   Composer
Max Martin   Composer
Matt Wood   Engineer
Wayne Wilkins   Composer
Justin Timberlake   Composer
Jörgen Elofsson   Composer
Gary Lightbody   Composer
Mark McClelland   Composer
Jesse McCartney   Composer
Andrew Frampton   Composer
Arnthor Birgisson   Composer
Ryan Tedder   Composer
Nathan Connolly   Composer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Composer
Julian Bunetta   Composer
J.R. Rotem   Composer
James Fauntleroy   Composer
Ollie Nesham   Engineer
Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson   Composer
Claude Kelly   Composer
Giorgio Tuinfort   Composer
Leona Lewis   Composer
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Shellback   Composer
Paul Beard   Composer,Producer
Ian Dyckhoff   Engineer
Robin Tadross   Composer
Jonathan Quinn   Composer
Michael Malih   Composer
Keith Ross   Composer
Uriel Kadouch   Composer
Gavriel Aminov   Composer
Cheryline Lim   Composer
Lundon "Da Bridge" Knighten   Composer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart   Composer

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