The erstwhile Gordon Sumner has come in for more than his fair share of stick over the years. Instead of being universally hailed as one of the best songwriters and performers that Britain has produced in the last 30 years, he is vilified and denigrated. Pompous, up himself, pretentious, self-righteous, arrogant, tedious, you name it, he's been called it. His reserved, slightly aloof manner hasn't helped, and I'm sure sure there's a helping of the very unattractive British tendency to have a pop at anyone who is perceived as having more talent and good fortune than is fair. He has an incredible voice, is a highly competent musician, writes superb songs, supports worthy causes, and is very good-looking to boot, so let's call him a w*****. This childish attitude has been shown by the music press as well as Joe Public. This DVD is another one of his rehearsal process/performance projects, and as it concentrates on an album that takes quite a lot of patience and attentiveness to fully appreciate, I wasn't sure it was going to be as enjoyable as All This Time or Bring on the Night. In actual fact, it's great, really bringing the songs alive in a way that the CD doesn't always achieve. The playing is incredible and the interviews amusing and interesting. The tendency to bring out albums of lute music and ancient Christmas songs is always going to count against him as far as some people are concerned, but if you are seduced by immaculate musicianship and intelligent lyrics, there's no one to touch Sting.