Sting: The Brand New Day Tour - Live at The Universal Ampitheatre

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Overview

Sting performs 18 songs from his history with the Police and as a solo artist on this DVD. The picture is a 1.33:1 full-screen affair. The sound, in English, is recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound that occasionally gives the viewer the aural impression that they are standing in the middle of the stage during the show. Although there are no subtitles and the soundtrack is not closed-captioned, the DVD does provide some backstage footage.
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Overview

Sting performs 18 songs from his history with the Police and as a solo artist on this DVD. The picture is a 1.33:1 full-screen affair. The sound, in English, is recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound that occasionally gives the viewer the aural impression that they are standing in the middle of the stage during the show. Although there are no subtitles and the soundtrack is not closed-captioned, the DVD does provide some backstage footage.
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Special Features

5.1 surround sound; Backstage footage; Interactive menus; Chapter search
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Editorial Reviews

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Whether you know him as Sting, the front-man for the Police, or Sting, the solo artist, or Sting, the film actor, there's no denying that the man originally known as Gordon Sumner puts on a blast of a show. Sting's first musical effort on DVD -- several of his films, such as Dune and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, are already available in the format -- features a show recorded at the at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles during the performer's recent tour. Note: the title is also available on VHS. A chunk of the 18-song show is given over to songs from Sting's 1999 release, Brand New Day, including renditions of all but two cuts "Big Lie Small World" and "Prelude to the End of the Game" from the CD. The eight Brand New Day tracks alternate with older cuts through the first two thirds of the show, where a trio of the new songs leads into a big-kick finish of fan-friendly faves. The tracks follow in order, with the original albums in parentheses:
  • "A Thousand Years" Brand New Day
  • "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • "After The Rain Has Fallen" Brand New Day
  • "We'll Be Together" Nothing Like the Sun
  • "Perfect Love...Gone Wrong" Brand New Day
  • "Seven Days" Ten Summoner's Tales
  • "Fill Her Up" Brand New Day
  • "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" Ghost in the Machine
  • "Ghost Story" Brand New Day
  • "Moon Over Bourbon Street" The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • "Englishman In New York" Nothing Like the Sun
  • "Brand New Day" Brand New Day
  • "Tomorrow We'll See" Brand New Day
  • "Desert Rose" Brand New Day
  • "Every Breath You Take" Synchronicity
  • "Lithium Sunset" Mercury Falling
  • "Message In A Bottle" Regatta de Blanc
  • "Fragile" Nothing Like the Sun
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • UPC: 044005328394
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Polygram Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,396

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sting
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Song List
1. A Thousand Years [6:08]
2. If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free) [4:17]
3. After The Rain Has Fallen [5:26]
4. We'll Be Together [2:54]
5. Perfect Love...Gone Wrong [6:21]
6. Seven Days [5:00]
7. Fill Her Up [5:33]
8. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [4:19]
9. Ghost Story [4:51]
10. Moon Over Bourbon Street [4:54]
11. Englishman In New York City [5:26]
12. Brand New Day [5:33]
13. Tomorrow We'll See [5:50]
14. Desert Rose [4:29]
15. Every Breath You Take [4:18]
16. Lithium Sunset [4:27]
17. Message In A Bottle [2:50]
18. Fragile [4:02]
19. Credits [1:06]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Concert
   Bonus Footage
   Audio Options
      Dolby Digital Surround Sound
      Stereo
   Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not A Bad Concert ('Damning With Faint Praise')

    In the interview with Sting in the DVD's extras, he appears displeased with the performances he and the band have been giving, and mentions that while it is still early in the tour, he is hoping things will come together quickly. Why didn't they record and release a later performance? While it is a decent show, it lacks verve and excitement. The best moments for me were when Chris Botti on trumpet took the spotlight for solos. Jason Robello and Kipper are having fun, but can't get anyone else to join the party. Dominic Miller and Manu Katsche also play well, but without fire. The backup singers, while talented, really distract form the center of attention with their stilted choreography - watching them is like watching one of those cat clocks with the eyes and tail that go back and forth. Over and over. And over. This is an example of a technically excellent performance that delivers less than expected because it doesn't 'click.' After watching it a few times, I found myself botherd by these issues. I kept hoping for more. Nothing is bad. Some parts are good. It lacks that je ne se quois that takes you from OK to Excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Master Caught Live

    After more than two decades of recording and touring, one would think that Sting has tired of the routine. The Brand New Day tour DVD, however, proves the contrary. It reveals clearly that, while a bonafide mega-star, Sting still enjoys being a performing musician who can entertain and dazzle his audience. Better than any other reproduction (thanks to the sound and video advances now available in this type of format), the package captures the zest and virtuosity of the master and his merry, but very accomplished, sidemen(women)in a live setting. It not only includes a full concert but almost an hour of witty backstage conversation with Sting and members of his production staff prior to the show. Once begun, the performance is flawless, providing a bounty of well-recorded and attractively-filmed musical treasures: several well-chosen numbers from the Brand New Day album and a generous helping of enduring classics, such as Fragile, Message In a Bottle, and Seven Days (to name only a few). As a multi-faceted pop musician/singer/songwriter, Sting simply has no peer, and this is perhaps the best example to date of him displaying his wares outside the studio. Bravo!

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