By Jody Rosen
Updated February 09, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST
Madonna: Gus Oseary/NBC

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+