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Englishman in Japan [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Magnum
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Sep 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B003JHXZIU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,589 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Sting (vocals, bass guitar), Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (keyboards), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) Take Me To The Sunshine -- If I Ever Lose My Faith In You -- Heavy Cloud No Rain -- Love Is Stronger Than Justice -- Seven Days -- A Day In The Life -- Fields Of Gold -- Synchronicity II -- Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic -- Roxanne -- It�s Probably Me -- Sister Moon -- Shape Of My Heart -- St. Augstine In Hell -- Straight To My Heart -- Englishman In New York -- King Of Pain -- Bring On The Night -- When The World Is Running Down -- When We Dance -- She�s Too Good For Me -- Nothing �bout Me -- Every Breath You Take -- Fragile Recorded live at Seagaia World Covention Center Summit, Miyazaki, Japan, October 31, 1994 Sting was always "interested in music where jazz meets pop and pop meets classical music" and that�s what he implemented. Instead of like "The Police" mixing pop with rock and punk elements, he combines elements from pop, jazz , classical music, folk, country and reggae in his music. He changes from the bass guitar to the guitar temporarily and already his debut "The Dream Of The Blues Turtles" (1985) received a triple platinum award. In 1987 Sting releases with "Nothing Like The Sun" one of the most significant albums of the 1980s. In the 1990s he receives more platinum awards and multiple Grammy awards. In 1991 the release of "The Soul Cages" started the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration with the soulful virtuoso Dominic Miller. Sting doesn�t want to play without his "right and left hand" (Sting about Dominic Miller) anymore. For the 1994 release of his Best Of album "Fields Of Gold" he tours with a small line up around the world. Sting DVD : Englishman in Japan - Music DVD Import - Sting DVD : Englishman in Japan


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By I. Giles TOP 50 REVIEWER
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This disc from 1994 was made at a 'live' concert in Japan. It features the outstanding line-up of Sting, Dominic Miller, David Sancious and Vinnie Colaiuta which was one of the best bands that Sting has ever had and had a tremendous ability to 'gell' well in performance.

The 24 numbers performed include most of the contents of the popular 'Summoner's Tales' video or CD, also recorded by the same line-up. In addition there are several of the popular 'Police' period numbers and the disc could almost be described as 'Sting Highlights' as of that time.

The recording could not be described as cutting edge technology and the imaging leaves much to be desired in terms of lighting and clarity. However it is sufficiently satisfactory to compensate all those who cannot understand why the excellent Summoner's Tales video never made it to DVD. The video format is 4:3 and there is a good stereo sound track. This could be described as a lot better than nothing as there are no alternatives of this band with this repertoire on offer.

Bearing in mind all the above I would suggest that most Sting enthusiasts would give this 3 stars for imaging but 4 stars for musical content, sound and rarity value. In my opinion I would stick to the 4 stars overall as I personally have a great liking for this band and this period of Sting's performance style. I am therefore prepared to make allowances to get the benefit of the concert.

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