Released exclusively on the long since discontinued and deleted format of LaserDisc in 1992 as an exclusive Japan only import, the following 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 Japanese LaserDisc from nearly THIRTY years ago.
Background: This concert to put it simply is extremely rare. Why? Because there are ONLY TWO versions of this existing artifact of this classic concert, it is:
A) Japanese only import LaserDisc
B) A ONE TIME ONLY LIVE Pay-Per-View TV airing in America .
This special Birthday celebration was, never released on VHS in any country and never released on LaserDisc in any country. There are only TWO EXCEPTIONS as previously mentioned. This concert is sourced from the Japanese only imported LaserDisc from which this REMASTERED DVD is sourced from. Please note that whilst the Japanese LaserDisc of this concert is VERY rare it’s still NOT THE COMPLETE CONCERT! The Japan only LaserDisc version is missing the following segments seen exclusively on the ONE TIME ONLY LIVE “Pay-Per-View” Concert that we also have as the “STING 40th Birthday Celebration Live From The Hollywood Bowl “DELUXE EDITION” 2 DVD Set (1991) (Remastered from LaserDisc to DVD) (Andy Somers and The Special Beat)” (also available here at MVR).
1) An in-depth interview with Sting discussing turning 40 as well as a career profile with various live performance and interview clips through out the years some of which in part are seen here for the very first time. Included also our birthday wishes from the entire band including a really funny one from his wife Trudy.
2) Opening video montage set to a instrumental remix of “Be Still My Beating Heart”
3) (and probably most important) the COMPLETE OMISSION of the song “Be Still My Beating Heart”!
The LaserDisc version: does not include any of the above mention segments and is 1 Hour 50 Minutes long. MVR is presenting you with a straight “as is” remastering of the LaserDisc only for quality purists out there, for the sake of the historical significance and to also give you, the Sting collector both options. Please see the “DELUXE EDITION” 2 DVD Set for the complete concert in it’s entirety with additional bonus footage.
Even now this amazingly rare Japanese only LaserDisc of this concert has been offered for more than $100.00 used. The concert was recorded live in High Definition on October 2nd 1991.Very few Japanese subtitles are shown and appear only when Sting speaks to the audience.
Still to this day, this classic concert has NEVER been officially released on DVD until NOW! So here it is for the first time ever on DVD for all the collectors of this one of a kind icon musician STING!
Another original offer from your team at MVR!
Description: Live from the Hollywood Bowl Hollywood California October 2, 1991 Total Length: 1 Hour 50 Minutes . An incredible 2 Hours and 13 Minutes long features former Police guitarist ANDY SUMMERS on three songs. This is the first time Andy has appeared publicly on stage with Sting since the historic 1986 Amnesty International finale performance of The Police. Personal note there is an incredible version of “Message in A Bottle” which includes Andy along with the late Ranking Roger of The Special Beat (opening act for this tour and also formerly of The English Beat and General Public) in a rendition of this song that will knock you off your chair. A true must have for any Sting fan.
DVD Menu divides content as “Side 1” and “Side 2” to mimic the content style of the original LaserDisc
Featuring the songs:
All This Time
Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)
Mad About You
Driven to Tears
Anytime She Goes Away
Why Should I Cry for You?
Bring on The Night
King of Pain
Fortress Around Your Heart
The Wild Wild Sea
The Soul Cages
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
We’ll Be Together
Andy Summers joins Sting on stage for songs
Walking on The Moon
Every Breath You Take
Message in A Bottle
Directed by Larry Jordan
Total Running Time 1 Hours and 50 Minutes 15 Seconds