Sarah Brightman -- Concert video
"The DVD contains," as the official Sarah Brightman Web site put it, "the entire LA LUNA concert plus 1 1/2 hrs. of bonus backstage material."
These extras are a music video of "Whiter Shade of Pale",
an interview with Sarah, and a "Behind the Scenes":
backstage tour, recording of the La Luna CD,
after-show party footage, rehearsals, "and much more".
The concert lasts 89 minutes (lyrics may be turned on or off) and is completely available on the DVD; the VHS video released in the USA contains only part of the concert (as the list below shows), and the VHS probably does not contain all the extra footage.
The whole concert is recorded very will, with good camera work (though
during one or two songs the camera angles are switched a bit too fast
for my liking). The picture quality is great, and with many close-ups we get
a good look at all the details of the show.
(I also watched the "special features" mentioned above: nice to see, but not
more than once, except perhaps for the music video.)
I did not hook the DVD player to a good quality stereo equipment, but as far as I could hear the sound recording is perfect.
So all in all I thoroughly enjoyed watching the DVD and seeing the concert again, now in more detail. The combination of image and sound give the songs a new dimension.
For links to the lyrics and the CDs where the songs originate from,|
see the programme of the concert.
As you can see, the DVD version is most like the concert was, with
only small differences; the three "interludes", which are 1:03, 0:32
and 0:46 minutes in length, can hardly be called songs.
*) Solo versions
===> Programme of the La Luna concert
<=== Sarah's concert I saw in Rotterdam
<=== The La Luna World Tour page
<=== The Sarah Brightman main page / concerts page / CD index / lyrics index
<=== The main music and lyrics page
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