Revue du CD-DVD "Sticky & Sweet Tour" de Madonna: L'Humble Majestée.
Madonna the humble majesty
Fri, Apr 16, 2010
Sticky & Sweet Tour CD
and DVD set (Warner)
By Victoria Barker
TWO years ago, the always innovative Madonna embarked on her Sticky & Sweet tour - a whirlwind journey across 31 countries around the world, in which the American pop star performed a total of 85 shows.
Since that tour - the highestgrossing by a solo artist - did not include our humble little island, you can catch the show in all its over-the-top glory in this DVD and CD combo.
The CD holds just 13 tracks; it's missing some of her most recognisable hits like Holiday and Ray Of Light. Instead, most of the songs come from her latest album, Hard Candy (2008).
Still, Madonna holds her own vocally, and there are plenty of ad-lib moments thrown in for good measure between songs.
The DVD covers moments from her Buenos Aires leg, which featured 26 numbers spanning the Material Girl's 30- year repertoire.
Expect to hear the classic 1980s dance hit Vogue, and more recent tracks like Candy Shop.
But what really makes this double-disc set worthwhile are the DVD extras. A 30-minute film gives viewers a glimpse into the life of a pop icon behind the scenes.
Here, we get to see Madonna the Boss, the Mother, the Friend and the Woman.
Stripped of her flamboyant costumes and onstage persona, Her Madgesty comes across as, believe it or not, a regular person.
Concert rehearsals see the 52-year-old mother of three sans make-up, dressed in sweatpants and goofing around with her dancers and musicians.
With her 13-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon, by her side, Madonna makes a touching speech before the last show, thanking everyone involved with the production for being her "family".
It's this unexpected humility that made the live set so enthralling.