Queen of the Country triumph in the Konfetti rain: Shania Twain inspires the Max Schmeling Hall
Peter E. Müller
She is a winner inside: Shania Twain understands how to please the masses.
When the last Firework is fired, which went throug the last charge of white-lila-colored chads from the Konfetti-canoe lthat landed on the soil and only isolated by Stanniol strips of the stage cover is called to rain, it only once deeply breathes.
After this [gewieften] Pop bombardment, as much accurately choreografied luck blessedness and tautly produced continuous bombardment with good mood one is missioniert for the remainder of the night. At least. Because if there is a queen of the Pop, then it stood straight 90 minutes long in the midst of sold out Max Schmeling Arena. And her name is Shania Twain
It may not have been coincidence that calculated the Australian Abba Epigonen Bjoern Again in the interlude smoothed the field. Because took as Sweden Abba in the seventies Europe in the storm, then the Canadien Shania Twain in the 90-es took in only the USA and then the rest of the world. Naturally studio and live technical possibilities are today more intensive, but the prescription is similar: , thought arrangements , Perl-end in-usual melodies out harmony singing and a due portion of popularness - in Shania Twain's case those the Country music, paired with measure-compatible hard rock elements.
Yes, it rocked. From the first song, after the distinctive entertainer and her nine musicians cleared their way in the middle by the public on the enormous round stage in the resounding center in strong volume . "MAn, I Feel Like A Woman" tears the public off the seats. In noble sound and circeling (?) light direction it experiences an intelligent musican with million-hits like "Ka-Ching!" and "That Don't Impress Me Much". A Pop Operette, which tells of the little girl [Aschenputtel] from the province, who finds her prince in Nashville and lucky with their unites - from platinum CD to platinum CD.
Eileen Regina Twain, the girl from the small Canadian gold-mining Timmins, lost her mother and indian stepfather in a car accident. Then she was 21. And had to care from now on for her brothers and sisters. But she sang herself through her whole life as already as a child she sang on the tavern stages of Ontario, had beautifully, done. She went to Nashville, took up demos, gave herself the indian name Shania (in German: I'm on my way). And met not only the correct producer, but also the man for the life: Robert John "Mutt" Lange.
Who had before hard rock-music successes produced bands like the Cars, Def Leppard, Bryan Adam, even AC/DC. And it missed only the purposeful, be correct-strong and beautiful Country singer a highly transparent and above all MTV compatible sound. Her second album "The Woman in ME" became 1995 the break-through, threw eight hit singles off it and stood more than 100 week in the Charts. "Mutt" Lange is a master, if it concerns to bundle the rock history of the past four decades in un-usual Pop addition. That sounds familiar and obliging everything.
This calculating positivism controls also the expensive show. Shania Twain rises down again and again from its pyrotechnically heated landing, vibrates fan hands, receives flower mountains, marks tickets, naked skin.She continues to sing simply. The musicians are constant in motion. They completed the "School of Rock" with diploma. This show certainly of hard rock and Glamrock on high polished level , and up-to-date.
But in the center is always this singer, who understands her work, remains pleasing the masses without being conventional. To the addition she comes in the jersey of the German national soccer team on the stage and celebrated into the final fireworks and Konfetti-rain. Okay, maybe a little conventionally.