Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sting - Inside - The Songs of Sacred Love |
Director: Jim Gable
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a Sting fan or just a fan of great music, this DVD is for you. I've seen Sting in concert 3 times. This tops anything I've ever heard. Crystal clear picture and sound, insightful interviews (not too long), and priceless music. This DVD has 17 songs on it. And if I had to pick a favorite, I could not. Although, the rendition of Dead Man's Rope almost made me cry (and I'm a grown man) lol. There are also 3 songs I've never heard on this... That Sinking Feeling, All Would Envy, and Like a Beautiful Smile. All good, but the latter being awesome. This is a no brainer... just buy it. Enjoy!"
cyclista | the Midwest | 12/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Sting Inside" has incredible music. The duet with Mary J. Blige is enough reason for me to want this DVD, although several of the songs are worthwhile. "The Book Of My Life" has an unusual style and rhythm that I especially enjoyed. The title song, "Inside", is very moving."Sting Inside" has 15 songs and a bonus track, "Every Breath You Take". "The Shape Of My Heart" is a two minute snippet of Dominic and Sting in Malibu. I don't count it as a song, even though I enjoyed it immensely. "Every Breath You Take" is recorded in Malibu during rehearsal and is the full length song. The other 15 songs are shown played in concert at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. The video quality of the concert is tremendous, very clear. The video quality of the interviews is a little softer, but still very good. I found the audio quality to be excellent. The default setting is 2.0. You have to go into the setup menu to get Dolby Digital 5.1, which I find a little annoying. There is little direct access to songs through the track numbers. Here is a song listing by track number:Track Number / Songs
1) Send Your Love
3) Dead Man's Rope
4) Shape of My Heart / Never Coming Home
5) Like A Beautiful Smile
6) Forget About The Future / That Sinking Feeling
7) This War
8) Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing) / All Would Envy
9) Sacred Love
10) The Book Of My Life
11) Walking On The Moon
13) Whenever I Say Your NameExtras: Every Breath You Take; Commentary In this concert, Sting uses percussion and programmed drums. I don't have strong feelings about that. I think it fits what he's trying to do with the music. I was curious to hear what Sting said about drummers, based on another review. Here it is part of it, taken out of context:
"Not having a drummer allows colors to emerge that the sonic range of drums tend (sic) to obliterate. I love drummers, I like loud, rock n'roll music, but in the rehearsal period, that's all you hear. The acid test for whether a song is a good song or not is whether you can break it down into a simple rendition. If it still works like that, it's a good song, as far as I'm concerned. It's a very good transition stage between the recording, the big show with the drummer."For me, "Sting Inside" did not create the feeling of actually being at the concert. There are interviews (sometimes several minutes long) between every track until "Walking on the Moon". The very end of one of my favorite songs, "Inside", was cut off when the DVD went to the next track. These contributed to a choppy feeling at times. I prefer to have the option to just watch the concert. I watch music DVD's over and over again. I will get tired of hearing Sting talk about finding lyrics under a rock. I'm tempted to take away a star because of it, but I'd have to give it back based on the great price. I like the "All This Time" DVD because I felt that I got a glimpse of Sting the person. In "Sting Inside", I think Sting took even more of a risk in letting the world see him as a person. I say "risk", because I see enough of Sting to decide if I like him or not. For some people, this may color whether they like the music. I recommend "Sting Inside" for anyone who wants to see more of what goes on behind the scenes and "inside" Sting, and also for the great music."
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cyclista | 10/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DVD - Released to tie in with the "Sacred Love" album, INSIDE: THE SONGS OF SACRED LOVE features a mixture of old and new Sting material, as well as some classic renditions of songs from his original band, The Police. Audio commentary is provided by Sting throughout, as well as interviews, and a sparkling 5.1 Surround Sound mix. Tracks include "Send Your Love," "Walking On The Moon," "This War," "Roxanne," and many more."
Much better than the album
cyclista | 01/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"On the back of this DVD Sting is quoted saying that he hopes there is an improvement in these different versions over those of Sacred Love the album. There's a great improvement, these versions sound much more human and fresh, with a lot of subtleties thrown in that aren't noticed on the over-produced album. Send your love, inside, book of my life, never coming home, dead man's rope, are all much improved. Whenever I say your name is not that different from the album version, but still is slightly better here. And there's a really good song, Like a Beautiful Smile, that isn't included on the album (at least the international version).
In terms of quantity of interesting songs this is Sting's best performance since Ten Summoner's Tales, there are at least 7 worth while songs on Sacred Love, something that can't be matched by BND or Mercury Falling.
It doesn't get 5 stars because there are three long annoying songs that are pure generic filler: Stolen Car, Forget about the future and Sacred Love.
My personal recommendation would be to buy this instead of the album and if you can do as I have and burn the songs you like from this DVD on a regular cd."