A couple comments, having listened several times to the CD (I also have the DVD, but have not yet had a chance to experience it):
1) It is a wonderful record of fantastic tour. Nothing can fully capture the magic, but this does a great job.
2) I was fortunate to be at the NYC Beacon Theatre concert, and downloaded the ~70 minute excerpt from NPR back when it was available, and listen to it regularly. I hope that the full concert is eventually released as a download (Jarkko indicated that some concerts might be released in this way). Perhaps I am biased having been at that concert, but I think the recording is superior -- more present, LC's voice higher in the mix, band seems even more comfortable, maybe due to being later in the tour. Also the energy in a smaller venue (2,800 vs. 20,000) is more intimate. Also, the NYC excerpt contains Chelsea Hotel #2 and The Partisan, both of which were not performed in London. LC also performed FBR in NYC night, but it was not on the released excerpt. NYC did not have "Closing Time". Also NYC had a beautiful LC "benediction" during Wither Thou Goest. I would love to see that full concert released.
3) It is clear that a moment of silence was cut out between the completion of the recitation of A Thousand Kisses Deep and the applause. Compare with the NYC recording. Probably tightening to get the full concert on 2 CDs.
4) Regarding the many introductions of musicians: Just before the NYC concert, I happened to be seated at a restaurant one table over from Dino Soldo. I mentioned that it must be nice to play for LC, as he is so gracious in introducing the musicians. Mr. Soldo said that they requested that he stop doing that, as the musicians felt it detracted from the music. LC very graciously introduced the musicians at the end of the first set and at the end of the concert (somewhere in with all the encores). Mr. Soldo also noted that he helped pursuade LC to add Chelsea Hotel #2 to the lineup.
Bottom line: I encourage LC and his management company to release other concerts, esp. the magical NYC one, of which an excerpt was released on NPR, and has now been withdrawn.
All good things.