Will Young may once have abandoned his theatrical roots to play straight for a Pop Idol audience, but it's clear from recent solo success, the pop-monkey guise was only a temporary identity.
His two multi-platinum selling albums, From Now On and Friday's Child, have proved Will is not content to follow the path of wholly processed pop, and this DVD reveals more about this conscious decision than his albums do.
As he launched himself into an arena tour in 2004 with the intention of making it "different", it became clear that Will was drawing on his performance background to make something better than your average popstar's tour.
What's most "fabulous darling" about this DVD is that it picks up on all the intricacies that went in to creating a show that matched Will's own quirk.
From a stunning New York cabaret-themed opening to a Latino-fevered Over You, Live In London brings you a dapper Will Young a most dramatic pretext.
Although no natural mover you can tell from the extra 'making of the show' interviews and peeks behind the scenes, Will is keen to dance. So throughout you see Will stepping out with his troop of fantastic dancers, and although the overall effect may be a little stilted, it certainly demonstrates his enthusiasm.
Each song has its own performance, some jazzy, some riotous, some plain, but all are accentuated by striking backdrops made of three huge screens, and some terribly chic costumes.
Keys, bass guitar, drums and percussion are accompanied by a great horn section and soul singers to bring the feeling of New Yorkian live set right to your lounge.
Will may have enjoyed multi-platinum selling albums, but this doesn't mean all his songs are successful. He is still a pop star at the end of the day and his own lyrical creations go to prove he may never be the accredited singer-songwriter he wants to be.
However, his voice, which sometimes on disc sounds vulnerable and quivering, live, contains power and soul - enough to bring interest to even the most tepid numbers. And you must respect the boy for ignoring first single Evergreen's hideous rousing chorus. Instead, stripped back slightly and injected with soul, the money-making monster becomes something quite bearable.
Extras worth watching on the DVD include interviews with Will, the show's directors, and the choreographer – all surprising passionate and talented people with something interesting to say, behind the scenes making of the show and three videos from the singles.
If you believe in Will's charm but sometimes sigh at the music, try this DVD. It proves there's more to Will than meets the ear.