I received this DVD from a friend last week but I just had a chance to watch it last night. The DVD is recorded from a live concert at NHK Hall in Tokyo, Japan on November 23rd, 2003. Matsu Takako delivered a superb performance, especially in my personal favorite song "ほんとの気持ち (Honto no Kimochi)" which made me know her. Her crystal clear voice was full of power and was well coherent with a profession live music performance. A combination of wind instruments (trumpet and saxophone) and an accordion with a normal band made songs in the concert sounded totally different from those recorded in studio albums. Apart from singing, Takako herself also played various kinds of musical instruments such as a xylophone, a melodion and, lastly, an impressing piano solo in the concert encore. All in all, it’s an enjoyable and memorable concert.
This single-layered DVD contains 17 tracks from Matsu Takako’s previous albums. Here is the track-listing.
08. Hello Goodbye
10. home ～Inst.～
12. White reply
22. Welcome back
The DVD also features a photo gallery and a short behind-the-scene footage (with only a background music "Welcome Back" playing.) The picture quality is average, but the sound (Japanese 5.1 channel) is excellent.
4 Stars out of 5 – highly recommend for Matsu Takako fan.