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 2 DVD Set 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 artifacts of this classic concert, they are:
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. A majority of this concert is sourced from the Japanese only imported LaserDisc from which this REMASTERED DVD Set is sourced from. Please note that while the Japanese LaserDisc of this concert whilst VERY rare is 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.
1) Official LIVE “Pay-Per-View” Event Commercial advertising the concert that ran for about two weeks leading up to the show on October 2nd with encores on the 7th and 13th. RARE
2) 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.
3) Opening video montage set to a instrumental remix of “Be Still My Beating Heart”
Segments 1, 2 & 3 above total 24 Minutes 15 Seconds
4) (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 only 1 Hour 50 Minutes long. Please note that while the Japanese LaserDisc of this concert whilst VERY rare is still NOT THE COMPLETE CONCERT! The Japan only LaserDisc version is missing the opening interview/career profile with Sting about turning 40, video montage instrumental remix of “Be Still My Beating Heart” and also the COMPLETE OMISSION of the song “Be Still My Beating Heart”! MVR’s ORIGINAL OFF AIR LIVE “Pay-Per-View” RECORDING is 133 Minutes which is 23 Minutes LONGER than the RARE Japanese LaserDisc release from 1992.
The LIVE pay-per-view version: is Pro Shot Video Multi Cameras, high quality video and in HiFi Stereo Sound. The sourced SVHS (NTSC) recorded master (for the 3 segments mentioned above) is a direct off air recording for best possible quality to create the transfer to your DVD Set. This very RARE Live Concert was never released in it’s entirety as a home video VHS, LaserDisc or any other format except in Japan on LaserDisc and the one time only LIVE pay-per-view airing.
MVR is presenting you with a completely unique opportunity to own this concert it’s entirety. MVR has brought together this concert from the absolute very best quality sources. We have combined the high-quality LaserDisc at 425 lines of resolution along with the segments that are missing (as mentioned above) from the Super VHS Master that is a original direct off air recording of the LIVE “Pay-Per-View” version which is 400 lines of resolution and bringing them together to present a one of a kind Sting collectable!
The complete “40th Birthday Celebration Live From The Hollywood Bowl” DELUXE EDITION 2 DVD Set: sourced from BOTH LaserDisc and Super VHS to bring you the most complete and absolute best quality that has ever been available anywhere in the world of this historic Sting concert in it’s entirety for the very first time!
Even now this amazingly rare Japanese only LaserDisc of this concert has been offered for more than $100.00 used. This Japan only release, was available in the US only through LIVE “Pay-Per-View” TV broadcast as a “ONE TIME ONLY” event that ecoured only two other dates in October. The concert was recorded live in High Definition on October 2nd, 1992. 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 in its entirety on a 2 DVD Set for all the collectors from 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: 133 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.
This 2 DVD Set Menu divides content as “Side 1” and “Side 2” to mimic the content style of the original LaserDisc
1) E! People This Week 9/24/91: Interview discusses his 40th birthday. Scenes from rare music video “Mad About You”
2) E! Extreme Close-Up 9/27/91: Interview in apartment along Central Park in New York. Opening Sting discusses the LIVE pay-per-view event that he’s doing on his 40th birthday. Sting gets reflective on his life thus far in understanding his life direction.
LIVE “Pay-Per-View” SEGMENTS
3) Official LIVE “Pay-Per-View” Event Commercial advertising the concert that ran for about two weeks leading up to the show on October 2nd with encores on the 7th and 13th. RARE (1 Minute)
4) 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.
5) Opening video montage set a instrumental remix of “Be Still My Beating Heart”
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?
Be Still My Beating Heart (previously unavailable on LaserDisc)
Bring on The Night
King of Pain
Fortress Around Your Heart
Side 1 (Disc 1 of 2 ) Duration: 1 Hour 24 Minutes
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
Side 2 (Disc 2 of 2 ) Duration: 59 Minutes 28 Seconds
Sides 1 & 2 – 2 DVD Set Total Running Time: 2 Hours and 24 Minutes
Gerard Lowe (verified owner) –
I’d been looking for this on DVD everywhere. I had recorded the entire concert on VHS from years ago and frankly that format is dead. The transfer was fantastic- the pre-concert special (only available on the “deluxe” edition) was as good as I would imagine it could be and the concert footage was damn near HD! The price was very reasonable too! Thanks for the memories gang at MVR! Will shop here again!!!!!