Fans of Justin Timberlake won't be disappointed with this superb performance live from Madison Square Garden in New York. A brief interview with Justin and his band starts the show, transitioning into the title track (Futuresex/Love sound.) Mr Timberlake, dressed in his signature suit, a funky hat and white running shoes looks fantastic and this is a fun, very sexy show in which all of his major hits are covered. Sporting a cheeky grin throughout, JT plays with the camera, grooving and moving around a huge stage. Taking full advantage of his hot and occasionally half dressed backup dancers, talented singers and musicians. There's no lip syncing here.
My favourite track would have to be the 10 minute long (What goes around...) Opening with Justin on piano, this transforms into a climax of electric guitars, drums and lights. We are also treated to groovy ballads (Summer Love) and the gospel-like (Losing my way.) After an intermission things slow down for 3 different N-Sync medleys (Gone, Take it from here and Last night) before cranking up again on (Cry me a river) and the funky (Lovestoned.) Timbaland, the well known producer, songwriter joins Justin on stage for (Chop me up) and a great version of (Sexyback.)Although remaining true to the originals many of these songs have been re-mixed for the show and I liked the new versions.
Technically speaking this is a great release. The sound is perfect and the picture quality flawless. The stage has been set up in-the-round which gives Mr Timberlake plenty of room to move, showcasing his band and sexy back-up dancers. A bonus 90 minute second disk has been included which features; The making of Futuresex/Loveshow, additional backstage footage, a bonus video track (Lovestoned) and an extended interview with Justin and his crew in which he explains his song choices and their track order.
Songs included; Futuresex/Lovesound, Like I love you, My love, Senorita, Sexy Ladies, Until the end of time, What goes around...comes around, Chop me up, Rock your body, Gone, Take it from here, Last night, Damn girl, Summer love, Losing my way, Cry me a river, Lovestoned, Sexyback and a solo piano performance of All over again.
This is a great show that I can highly recommend.