Sticky and Sweet Tour [Blu-ray]
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-Includes the full live show from Buenos Aries as well as exclusive footage filmed behind the scenes during the course of the tour.
Madonna's most recent stage extravaganza, the 'Sticky & Sweet' concert, will be released on April 6th, it was announced today by Live Nation, the world s largest live music company. 'Sticky & Sweet', which was produced by Live Nation, was the most successful tour by a solo artist in history and was seen by over 3.5 million fans in 32 countries around the world.
The show, which will be distributed by Warner Bros Records, will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD and will include many of the Material Girls hits from the course of her unprecedented career including, '4 Minutes,' 'Like a Prayer, 'Hung Up' and 'Ray of Light'. Filmed in Buenos Aires, over four days to a crowd exceeding 256,000 fans, the concert also includes a show stopping moment when Madonna performs a historic 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' to a thunderous audience response from her Argentine fans. Also included are several hits from the
multi-Grammy winners most recent CD 'Hard Candy' which debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries.
The DVD also includes 30 minutes of exclusive footage filmed behind the scenes during the course of the tour.
'Part concert, part block party and all fun, there is still only one Madonna,' raved the Oakland Press in their review of the 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour.
'A night of triumph and defiance...
A two hour multi-media juggernaut,' glowed the LA Times.
'Our lady of perpetual motion...This may be the best tour shes ever stitched together,' claimed the NY Post.
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Video: The high definition video is razor-sharp with deep blacks and very detailed. One can see the tiny wrinkles on the skin-coloured tights that the dancers were wearing. The clever use of the large video screens to produce 3-D images enhanced the enjoyment of the concert, plus using life-sized images of artists like Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and Timbaland during her duets was very believable.
Audo: The DTS audio is even more outstanding. Madonna's voice is oh so sweet, clear and distinctive, despite of the loud screaming audience. The sound of the back-up band is recorded in top-notched fashion, with distinct sound even from my lateral speakers (9 speakers in my system). The bass is earth shattering, very tight, and simply rocks the whole house.
Contents: Now to the concert itself...Madonna is truly an icon and controls the audience throughout this 150 minute concert. To see hundreds of thousands of people clapping their hands over their heads and jumping in unison was a sight to behold. The choice of songs was also very clever. Her dancing was simply outstanding, whether she was wearing athlete shoes or high heels. The portion of Evita tribute was especially poignant, because she sang it in front of an Argentina audience. She also brought fresh life to older recordings like Borderline and Like A Prayer. There was never a dull moment. The entire concert was totally enjoyable, and the production was top-notched. It makes you feel like that you are actually there yourself.
Final thought: If you have never been to a Madonna's concert, this blu ray disc will give you a good idea why she can survive in this business for 28 years. Besides her own talent, she is surrounded by top notched people. She is indeed our "Queen of Pop". This disc is highly recommended.
I suggest everybody to buy this item if you like Madonna who have been among the very few women who have and still perform at this high level even as today.
I normally only buy concert of women of Hard Rock or Heavy Meta or even Death Metal but i have made an exeption , Madonna is among the best of her time.
While I am not a Madonna-basher and own every album and video she's put out in the last 25 years, I cannot say I truly enjoyed the Sticky and Sweet Tour on DVD. The main reason is the hyperactive editing that runs rampant throughout the 2-hour show. The camera does not stay focused on anything for more than two seconds. Instead, we have unnecessary jumps and cuts all over the place that just about give one a massive headache. I made it through to the end but I doubt I will be watching this atrocity again anytime soon.
Earlier concert DVDs such as The Girlie Show or Drowned World did not suffer from this problem. Editors need to know that this type of thing may have been cutting edge back in 2000 but this was beyond overkill.
Madonna should scale things back for her next tour and get back to basics: Good music, good dancing, eye-catching sets are all she needs to put on a decent show. She certainly doesn't need images of Britney Spears on the 12-foot screens behind her!
All griping aside, I thought the best parts were Madonna taking on her "impersonators" in "She's Not Me", and dancing among the monks in "Spanish Lesson". "Candy Shop" was a dull opener the way "Erotica" was back during the Girlie Show and this tour lacked the spark of Confessions and earlier ones. I did notice she seemed to enjoy herself more here though and was more interactive with the audience.
Rent or borrow a friend's copy before you buy this.
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This show is incredible. Madonna is so much energetic and powerful! She is very close to her public in this show, like in no other show she made. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alexis Grondin
Toutes les meilleurs chansons dans ce spectacle. Madonna est sublime et ele n'a pas perdu son titre de la reine de la popPublished on Aug. 20 2013 by mrziplock
I may be biased being a huge Madonna fan, but isn't everyone that does these sort of reviews anyway? I challenge you to watch this and not be impressed. Read morePublished on April 18 2010 by James
It was suppose to be a blu-ray + CD but the CD is only with the DVD edition. On the blu-ray, there is no subtitles even if you select them from the menu... WT.... Read morePublished on April 6 2010 by D. Audet