The Love We Save (Apocalypse Sound AS152)
HIStory World Tour, Ericsson Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand – November 9th, 1996
Gates Of Kiev Intro., Scream, They Don’t Care About Us, She Drives Me Wild / In The Closet, Wanna Be Starting Somethin’, Stranger In Moscow, Smooth Criminal, You Are Not Alone, The Way You Make Me Feel, I Want You Back, The Love You Save, I’ll Be There, Rock With You, Off The Wall, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, Billie Jean, Thriller, Beat It, Come Together, D.S., Dangerous, Black Or White, Earth Song, We Are The World, Heal The World, They Don’t Care About Us theme, HIStory
The “HIStory” tour spanned the globe with stops in 56 cities, 35 countries on 5 continents, and included 82 concerts to about 4.5 million loving fans. It is claimed that Michael Jackson’s “HIStory” World Tour is the biggest world tour any performer had ever done!!! He performed in two shows in Auckland, on November 9th and November 11th in front of 43,000 fans each night. The Love We Save on Apocalypse Sound contains the pro-shot footage in excellent quality of the entire concert.
It is amazing to see the performance up close with the precision choreography of the back up dancers replicating the dance moves from his greatest videos. The show begins with the then current hits “Scream” and “They Don’t Care About Us.” The middle of the show contains two medleys, the “Jackson 5” medley with “Want You Back,” “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There.” This is immediately followed by the “Off The Wall” medley with “Rock With You,” “Off The Wall,” and “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.” The biggest hits are reserved for the finale with “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and “Black Or White.” This is presented in NTSC region zero and serves as a good reminder that, despite the allegations, Michael Jackson was a tremendous performer.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)