I managed to get to the Birmingham show last week - the second time I've seen Judy live. She was her usual smiling, chatty self as she made her way through a long list of JC classics along with one or two surprises (to me at least), most notably Jacques Brel/ Mort Shuman's Sons Of which I had previously only heard performed by Brel and Scott Walker. However, I didn't think Judy was on top form voice-wise. There were quite a few bum notes and out of tune moments which made me cringe. She seemed fit and well otherwise so I did find myself wondering whether, at the age of 72, it was time for her to quit touring while she's still ahead. I am very glad that I have seen her perform live but I don't think I will go again. I would rather remember her work as it was on those classic albums of the 60s and 70s which saw me through secondary school and university.
As an aside, and rather sadly, the Town Hall was only maybe half full for the show.