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About the Movie
This musical release captures a live performance of selections from the musical Chess, recorded live at Royal Albert Hall in 2008. With story and lyrics by Tim Rice, the songs tell the story of a love triangle in the midst of theWorld Chess Championship.
I love Chess in Concert
This filmimg of the Royal Albert Hall "Chess in Concert" is wonderful. I think it is well edited and the event was well staged. But more importantly, is has made me appreciate how really wonderful and passionate the music from this show is. I don't think I really appreciated "Chess" when it came out over 20 years ago. If it didn't translate well on stage back when it was first conceived, this concert version serves the material well. And what a cast!!!!! Menzel, Ellis and Pascal are marvelous, and Groban is superb. It gives me goosebumps! Thank you iTunes for making this available to us!
This had to be the best rendition of Chess I have ever seen. The cast contained a lot of talent and the orchestrations were magnificent. The actors actually transformed into their characters. Everything about this production was wonderful. I have few if any complaints. The pieces were moving and I actually cried from the reprise of You and I to the very last "my heaaarrrrrrrt". I strongly recommend this musical.
I managed to catch the last 30 minutes of Chess when it was on PBS. When I realized it starred some of my favorite actors (Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Kerry Ellis) I looked for the rest of it and was so happy to find it on itunes! For me it was well worth the $13 because I have watched it repeatedly. Its outstanding cast and catchy songs make up for a slightly dull storyline. Overall, great musical!
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- Genre: Concert Films
- Released: 2009
- © 2009 Heartaches Limited under exclusive license to Reprise Records.