Not For Sale
This was the DVD issued to premium level Fan Club members in their second year of membership of Sting.com.
The DVD comprises of three main categories - 'Sting', 'Band' and 'Photos'. The Sting section is made up of five separate chapters. The first chapter is devoted to the book signings Sting did during the promotion of 'Broken Music' with chapter two focusing on the opening show of the tour in Miami. Chapter three is devoted to the Musicares event and features excerpts into several of the Sting songs performed that night by the likes of John Mayer, Dave Matthews and Elton John. Chapter 4 sees Sting joined by the Black Eyed Peas both on stage in Germany and in the studio where Sting is put on the spot and finds he has to write some new lyrics for 'Englishman In New York' an hour before he is due to record with the band! All of these chapters though are just appetisers for what comes in the final chapter, 'Newcastle'. This chapter combines footage from several events including Sting's workshop at Newcastle College and the Variety Club dinner and we join Sting's brother Phil as he takes Sting's best friend - Simon - on a tour of Wallsend.
The second section is devoted to previously unseen band member interviews and performance footage. Rhani and Keith jam together, Donna and Joy ready themselves in the dressing rooms out in Japan, Kipper demonstrates his portable studio, Jason is joined by Herbie Hancock and talks about his input to the show and Dominic and Sting play chess with Dominic taking obvious glee from Sting's confession that he seems to be losing most of his games to his 'right-hand man'.
The third section of the DVD includes several photo gallery slide shows, all set to music, set out in four chapters - 'Show', 'Soundcheck', 'A Day In The Life', and the 'Rainforest Benefit Rehearsals'. Some excellent photographs are included. The 'Soundcheck' chapter is notable for being backed by some rehearsal tunes that didn't make it into the set during the tour and for the 'A Day In The Life' chapter Kipper is entrusted with the camera to photograph the band on the road.
Issued in 2005, the "promo" DVD was sent to members of the fan club. There are 2 different issues, but of the disc only.
Due to some problem on the first issue, a second one was released but "region free" to be played anywhere in the world. But this one was sent without the case, only in protection sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: WWW.NYCD.COM - 3234-STING FAN CLUB DVD - D11427 IFPI-WA76 D504734 CID-C002
- Mould SID Code: IFPI-WA76