Archive for February, 2004

Article On 'In The Zone' DVD

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As Britney Spears readies for her tour, she’s making sure there’s plenty of her to go around while fans wait for her to come around. The singer’s about to release a DVD that’ll include pre-tour concert footage as well as bonus tracks.

Two new songs are found on the CD portion of Spears’ “In the Zone” DVD, due March 23. The first is called “Don’t Hang Up,” and it finds the singer pleading on the phone for her lover to keep her satisfied long-distance.

The second song is the P. Diddy-produced “The Answer,” which both artists had talked up before the album’s release (see “Britney Talks New Album But Remains Coy On First Single” and “Britney Raps On New Album, Teaches P. Diddy A Thing Or Two”). In the song, Spears sings that her lover is the answer to all her needs: “Who can hold me tight, keep me warm through the night?/ Who can wipe my tears when it’s wrong, make it right?/ Who can give me love till I’m satisfied?/ Who’s the one I need in my life?”

Video clips of Spears’ first two singles, “Me Against the Music” and “Toxic” (as well as the “Making the Video” episode of the latter), are also featured.

The bulk of the DVD concentrates on the live performances that last year helped tease Spears’ then-upcoming album. Some of those shows were short — such as her two-song set for MTV’s Spankin’ New Music week and the half-hour surprise appearance at club Rain in Las Vegas (see “Britney Romps On Bed, Loses Her Shirt At Surprise Vegas Show”). But her also-included hour-long ABC concert special, “Britney Spears: In the Zone,” offers somewhat of a preview of her upcoming tour.

Shot in New York’s Gotham Hall in October, the show featured stage settings evoking “Cabaret,” and Spears is taking the New York theater motif even further with the Onyx Hotel tour. According to a source close to the production, this tour is “less Vegas” than previous productions, with no stage extended into the audience.

The trek’s “Onyx Hotel” resembles Tommy Tune’s Broadway musical “Grand Hotel,” which portrayed a day in the life of the Berlin Grand Hotel in 1928. Spears has been decked out in 1920s/1930s hairstyles in promotional pictures for the tour and her Showtime concert special, which airs live from the Miami tour stop on March 28 at 9 p.m. ET (tape-delayed on the West Coast). Spears will take the role of hostess of the Onyx Hotel, with her dancers becoming the hotel staffers and audience members finding themselves to be the invited guests.

The tour kicks off March 2 in San Diego and hits 25 North American cities before wrapping up April 12 in New York (see “Britney Spears Lines Up Tour For In The Zone”). Following the North American tour, Spears heads to Europe on April 27, playing England, Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland. Closing out the European tour, Spears hits the stage at Portugal’s Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival on June 5.

Source: MTV News

This is a good article, but they don’t mention the 2 unheard tracks (see below)

2 New Songs Confirmed

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The new DVD, which is released late next month, will feature new songs! The US version will get a song called ‘Tell Me What You’re Sippin’ On’, which has been confirmed by Britney’s official fan club. The Japanese DVD will have the song ‘Girls and Boys’ which I posted about the other day.

View/Pre-Order US Edition DVD | $15.98

What will be on the UK and European versions remains to be seen…

Official New Track 'Girls And Boys' Confirmed for Japanese Market

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“In The Zone” DVD
Live Performances
Britney Spears “In The Zone” ABC TV Special
MTV “Spankin’ New Music Week” performances of “Me Against The Music” and “(I Got That) Boom Boom” featuring the Ying Yang Twins
B-roll from the performance at the Rain nightclub in Las Vegas featuring “Slave/Boys” Medley and “Breathe On Me”
Music Video
“Me Against the Music”
Photo Gallery

—Bonus CD—
I’ve Just Begun (Having My Fan)
Girls & Boys
Toxic (Lenny Bertoldo Radio Mix)
Me Against The Music (The Chix Mix)

Thanks a lot to Caio from Blow Ur for the info! 😀

In The Zone DVD (US Edition) & Cover

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DVD Features:
-Britney Spears "In The Zone" ABC TV Special (includes live performances)
-Exclusive new interview with Britney filmed in early 2004 -B-roll from
the performance at the Rain nightclub in Las Vegas featuring "Slave/Boys"
Medley and "Breathe On Me" -MTV "Spankin’ New Music Week" performances of
"Me Against The Music" and "(I Got That) Boom Boom" featuring the Ying
Yang Twins -"Me Against The Music" video clip (featuring Madonna) -MTV
"Making The Video" for the "Toxic" clip -"Toxic" video clip -Photo Gallery
BONUS CD CONTENT -"Don’t Hang Up" -"The Answer" -"Toxic" (Lenny Bertoldo
Radio Mix) -"Me Against The Music" (Bloodshy & Avant’s Chix Mix) Number of
discs: 2
$13.99 |
| Release: March 23rd

Britney Falls

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After her 14-day-reign at the top of the TRL:UK chart, Britney has fallen down to number 2, behind the Black Eyed Peas. Everyone: VOTE LIKE CRAZY FOR BRITNEY ! I really hate ‘Hey Mama’ and it cannot be number one tomorrow ! Click the link below to vote !