The Confessions Tour -- Live From London Madonna must be seen as well as heard, as the video portion of The Confessions Tour — Live From London 's CD/DVD combo proves. Whether…
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The Confessions Tour -- Live From London

RAY OF SIGHT The DVD portion of Madonna's live Confessions souvenir makes the bigger impression, but hearing some of the songs alone is eye-opening as…
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RAY OF SIGHT The DVD portion of Madonna's live Confessions souvenir makes the bigger impression, but hearing some of the songs alone is eye-opening as well

Madonna must be seen as well as heard, as the video portion of The Confessions Tour — Live From London's CD/DVD combo proves. Whether emerging from a giant disco ball in an equestrian getup or hanging from a crucifix — no other performer has her knack for turning arena concerts into performance-art spectacle — Madge displays her genius for eye-popping (and scandal-seeking) tableaux. The CD is less engrossing, but it makes a good case for the 2005 Confessions... album — even the woozy Kabbalah anthem ''Isaac'' holds up with Madge's best. B+

Originally posted Jan 26, 2007 Published in issue #921 Feb 16, 2007 Order article reprints