When the Dutch get excited, they say it gives me “kippenvel” and that means chicken skin. In other words, they have goose bumps. I now have a boat load of kippenvel.

I just watched a concert on TV that has to be one of the best I have ever seen. And if you are looking for a gift for someone or if you are trying to think what to put on Santa’s list, then look no further. Everyone who has a heart and a brain and who loves music, should see this concert and own this dvd: ADELE LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL. It is one hour and thirty nine minutes of pure entertainment.

This 23 year old woman is simply astounding. She has a potty mouth and her speaking voice is very different from her singing voice. Adele is charming, self-deprecating and very funny. She is also a brilliant singer and her performance seems effortless.

Adele’s voice is powerful and so clear in this recording. She sings the hits we all want to hear and then some extras that she just wanted to share with a few thousand people in the hall.

There are wonderful moments of true emotion, like her tribute to Amy Winehouse. The last two songs of the concert moved me to tears, as it did Adele. It was a glorious night for a woman who has a long career ahead of her.

She has some deep connections to the Netherlands. She comes here quite frequently and was supported by TV and radio at the start of her career, and she has not forgotten that. Even before the current cd came out, she came here to do radio shows just to talk about the new music and to discuss each song. Her cd, 21, was number one here for 30 weeks. The Dutch like the fact that Adele is still grounded and has not let success go to her head. That is a big thing in the Netherlands…you can be successful but don’t be boastful or cocky.

If you loved her cd, then you will love watching Adele sing. Treat yourself to this incredible dvd. The sound is impressive and the filming of this concert is fabulous. Adele never takes a break during this concert and I never saw her sweat once! The lights were hot and she was very nervous, but she looked beautiful. I promise you that you will have some kippenvel too.

Recommended viewing after watching the Adele dvd:  A STAR IS BORN starring Judy Garland and James Mason.

Or watch the third version of this film with Babs and Kris. Personally, I prefer Judy in this story. I would love to hear Adele sing The Man Who Got Away…..

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  • Aledys Ver  On December 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Oh it is already on my list! I am a fan – she has an incredible voice, doesn’t she?

  • Jane Moore Goughton  On December 17, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Love her! Simon ( my 11 year old) knows every word to every song of hers – hysterical.

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