Hi everyone!!! After much delay, here's my review finally!! Sorry!! Before that, hopefully with this review, interested buyers can further know the contents inside the boxset, judge whether its worth it or not to purchase it and also how to enjoy the boxset^^. If I'm not mistaken, the boxset should be available in stores around Malaysia around next week. The retail price should be ranging from RM110-RM150 for the special edition boxset version(the one I will be reviewing).
First, exterior and interior of the boxset.
The visual documentary bookletI guess most people interested in buying this boxset will be because of the Perfect Ten Documentary. However, if you are expecting to see Joey's life, growth, hardships, facing rumours and stuff...well you are moving in the wrong direction. I myself at first was expecting the documentary to be running along these lines. The documentary instead is a complete different thing. It is indeed titled 'Perfect Ten' Documentary and not 'Joey Yung' Documentary for a reason.
When I first got the boxset, I started by watching the documentary which is a wrong move. It seems like the stacking drawers of the boxset has its reasons. The correct way to watching is definitely by first listening/watching the Perfect Ten Live concert then continue with the documentary. The reason for this is because the documentary is actually a complementary of the concert! For example, during the concert Joey talks about how her chinese teacher during school actually wrote her a note asking her to stop dreaming of becoming a star. Then, in the documentary, that particular note is shown and further elaborated. Many other situations are discussed such as the venue of the karaoke competition, her first studio recorded song etc which are all complements of the concert and the documentary. Thus, this is what I mean by how it is a 'Perfect Ten' documentary and not a 'Joey Yung' documentary. For a real Joey Yung documentary, I guess I have to wait until Discovery Channel interviews her like the ones with A-Mei and Zhang Zi Yi. HAHA!
Now on to the concert itself. This concert is not an extragavant one. No acrobatic acts, energetic dancers, flashy lights etc. The only dancer you will see is Joey. However, for someone who likes instrumental musics such as brass, saxaphone, drums....those big band and jazzy style of music, then this concert will very much be of your interest. In my opinion, this concert is solely on good quality live music and vocals. Not much special effects. Only quality music and voice.
What to look out for in the concert:
1. Listen to Joey's songs from a whole new perspective. Most of the songs she sang that night are slightly modified including 'mei chi', 'tou', 'and mad about you'. My personal favourite is the new rendition of 'On the treadmill'. I love how the song is made into a more mysterious feel....it reminds me a little of 'the pink panther' music.
2. Listen to Joey's first ever studio recorded song from her first signed record label 'dai yat ji ngoh siong cui' (first time I want to get drunk)
3. Listen to Joey sing acoustically such as accompanied by only a single guitar or the piano for the whole song!
3. Listen and remember what Joey say during the concert and continue straight after with the documentary!
As to the visual documentary, it contains concert rehearsal, the concert and backstage pictures of Joey. It also contains Joey's written thoughts on the song she sang that night (in chinese of course!).
So in my opinion, is it a worth buy? If you're a Joey fan then 100% yes because the whole thing; the concert, documentary etc were all planned in the first place because of her fans. You can feel this by just watching the beginnning and ending of the concert where 'be true' aka fan club song is played. As one who just want to watch and enjoy good live music, then this is something you should invest in and I believe it is well worth every cents you spend on!
Downside: The cover holding the contents are quite loose and if you're not careful, the whole thing may slip off. So just be careful to hold the boxset upside down when bringing it around. HAHA.