Released exclusively on the long since discontinued and deleted formats of VHS and LaserDisc. This particular LIVE performance has NEVER been released on DVD until NOW!
This REMASTERED DVD is sourced directly from the original high quality LaserDisc to DVD for the first time ever! Quality is unmatched as it transferred from the long since deleted LaserDisc from nearly THIRTY years ago.
Background information: This extremely rare live concert recorded in Japan was released on VHS only in the USA and Germany in 1993. The only other format released of this rare concert was in the USA on LaserDisc. However, the LaserDisc wasn’t released in the USA until five years later on 21sr of January 1998. Because of its late 90s release on LaserDisc was never reissued that’s making the first and only pressing of the LaserDisc in 1998 very rare. Prices for the item used are priced as high as close to $100 when researching this item at the time of this description. To this day the USA is the only country that released this concert on LaserDisc.
Some audiophiles and sound purists argue that unless the remastering process includes completely “lossless” compression of audio that no matter how it may be converted/processed to surround sound or better, it still is compressed audio thus producing some say a more audibly muddled sound. This is due to the lessening of the dynamic range between the loudest and quietest parts of the audio signal thus producing some distortion and a clipping audio effect. The DVD offered here is from the original LaserDisc release back in 1998. Because of the large 12 inch size of the LaserDisc format it can easily support the amount of physical space required to successfully playback large uncompressed sound. This Remastered DVD features the original completely uncompressed live audio recordings allowing the original true recorded mix of each song to come alive as it was originally intended to be heard in optimum sound quality. This original mix featured with completely uncompressed audio is exclusively preserved here and available in it’s original intended state of production for the very first time on DVD.
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Description: “Filmed while in the far east on her spectacular “Under My Spell” tour. Paula’s live performance is a stunning display of versatility, style and elegance. This dynamic performer does awesome rendition of hits like “Rush, Rush”, and “Straight Up” and “The Way That You Love Me”, combining her vocal talents with spectacular dance routines Paula Abdul “Under My Spell” promises the multi-talented star at her enchanting best.” It’s important to note that this is the only live concert video that has ever been released at any point in Paula Abdul’s entire career making this live performance an extremely rare find.
Paula sings LIVE in this concert, no lipsyncing. It’s an incredible performance; she pours her heart into every number with passion and sensuality that only Paula can deliver. For example performing “Rush, Rush” you can see the emotion that flows in her eyes. This concert and you’ll see what I mean. Some funky dance numbers also like “Straighht Up”, “Vibeology” and “Opposites Attract” where a funny number with MC Skat Cat where he says a few lines in Japanese to the crowd! It’s adorable. it’s more than just your run of the mill concert, all the elements are there. great songs, a tight band, energetic dancers and of course amazing choreography.
In an interview prior to going on tour Paula stated that she’d seen both Madonna and Janet Jackson’s tours in 1990 and that she wanted to incorporate some of the energy and spectacle from them but also wanted her show to be more exciting and more striking. Well all I can say is that she most definitely succeeded, combining intense dancing, video special effects, flying ballet dancers, Paula’s show was definitely one of a kind.
Reviews called it “The most entertaining music and dance extravaganza of the post MTV pop error” from The Detroit Free Press. Another reads “there are only two words needed to describe Paula Abdul concert awesome and revolutionary” Miami Sun Sentinel
Recorded and shot Live at The Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan on February 8, 1992
DVD Menu divides content as “Side 1” and “Side 2” to mimic the content style of the original LaserDisc
1. Paula’s Overture
3. Straight Up
4. Promise Of A New Day
6. Opposites Attract
8. Blowing Kisses In The Wind (Please note: some visual disturbances but you can still see the performance and audio is fine)
9. Rush, Rush (Please note: some visual disturbances but you can still see the performance and audio is fine)
10. (It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me
11. Cold Hearted Snake
12. Forever Your Girl
13. End Credits
Total Running Time: 1 Hour 3 Minutes
Sourced courtesy of Jmac