Sarah's first concert in the
1999 One night in Eden World Tour
was on 13 and 14 March 1999 in Sun City
(South Africa) and this concert was
filmed with 12 cameras "for world wide TV and home video exploitation",
and it has been released on VHS and DVD.
Sarah Brightman -- Concert video
One night in Eden
I had great difficulty in getting the VHS video in The Netherlands, so I
ordered it from Proxis.com (a Belgium
on-line shop for books and music) and on 16 February 2000 I received it.
And I am very, very glad about that: the video is great!! It surely does the
It is wonderful to see the show so clear, with nice close-ups of Sarah.
(During concert I saw in The Hague I sat
relatively far from the stage and it was very difficult to see what was
What is also nice is the extra: an 11-minute interview with Sarah after
The picture above is the
cover of the video-booklet (jpeg, 46kb)
Contents of the video
Links lead to the lyrics of the songs and the CDs on which the songs appear;
follow those links too if you want to know who wrote the songs.
Before the actual concert on the video, we see Sarah walking somewhere
South-Africa. On the background we here the song
Eden), while Sarah says a few things
as an Introduction. Then the concert starts
(compare the programme
of the concert I saw in The Hague).
The concert is followed by an 11-minute interview with Sarah.
First we see pictures of South-African landscapes, some with Sarah in it,
and at the background we hear the song
Dust in the wind
(from Eden). This is intermixed with Sarah
sitting on a coach in some living room (hotel?) and talking about her
preference of singing in the original language, rather than translate
a song in English (translating a song means loss of the essential
feelings of the song) and about the concert in general.
- In paradisum
- So many things
- Who wants to live forever
from: Timeless / Time to say goodbye
- Anytime, anywhere
- Lascia ch'io pianga
- Nella fantasia
- Nessun dorma
- Dive /
- La mer
- Il mio cuore va
- Only an ocean away
- First of May
from: Eden -- the single
& from: A Gala Christmas
- Phantom suite:
Twisted every way
- Overture -
from: Phantom of the Opera
- Whishing you where somehow here again
- Music of the night
- Deliver me *)
- Time to say goodbye -- solo version
from: Timeless / Time to say goodbye
- *) featuring the Kwantle Ga Africa Choir for this special occasion.
Then follow fragments of some of the songs of the concert, and Sarah
tells a bit about the song or about performing it, which is nice to
hear: it shows how Sarah sees and feels about singing and performing.
At the end, while the video credits run across the screen, we can hear
the song Un jour il viendra
Concert as TV-programme
On Friday 4 June 1999 I saw quite by accident and just in time that a Dutch
TV channel was to broadcast a music special with Sarah and this appeared to
be the One night in Eden concert registration.
This programme was about an hour, i.e. shorter than the concert
video. Not only were there no pictures and spoken words of Sarah before and
after the concert, but some songs were missing
("In paradisum", "Dive / Captain Nemo" and "La mer").
Still, the TV-programme was well worth seeing, and I guess more people
have now heard of Sarah's wonderful singing.
===> Concert video on American public TV
(PBS) in June 1999
which is a longer version of the one I saw on Dutch TV
and included an interview with Sarah -- probably the one on
the video I have; see above.
Thanks for info on video-matters along the way to:
Jacob van der Wal, KMG, Moko Chino, KewlWethr7, CG.
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