Sting - Concert information

[Updated: August 12, 2001]

12-04-1996 / New York City, NY / Carnegie Hall (Rainforest benefit) / USA
1. It's A Lovely Day - Sting, Elton John, James Taylor
2. They Can't Take That Away From Me - James Taylor
3. [Flute solo by Andrea Griminelli]
4. Come Rain Or Come Shine - Don Henley
5. Anyone Who Had A Heart - Elton John
6. [Piano solo by Katia & Marielle Labeque]
7. [Sting on classical piano with Labeque sisters]
8. [Elton John on classical piano with Labeque sisters]
9. [Classical guitar solo by Paco Peña]
10. [Speech by Franca Sciuto, chairman of the Rainforest Foundation]
11. Maria [instrumental] - Kenny Kirkland, Brandford Marsalis
12. My One And Only Love - Sting
13. Chello Solo - Mstislav Rostropovich
14. Swan Song From Swan Lake - Mstislav Rostropovich, Labeque sisters, Paco Peña, Fernandez & Spanish Dancers
** intermission **
15. Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot - Sting
16. [Comedy entertainment by Robin Williams]
17. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
18. Live Like Horses - Elton John
19. Shower The People - James Taylor
20. Shed A Little Light - Elton John, Sting, James Taylor
21. Heart Of The Matter - Don Henley
22. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting
23. Take Me Higher - Diana Ross
24. Reach Out And Touch - Diana Ross
25. I Will Survive - Diana Ross
26. Baby Love/ Stop In The Name Of Love/ Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross w/ Elton John, Sting, Don Henley, James Taylor and Robin Williams on backing vocals as the "The Chicken Supremes"
The theme of this years annual Rainforest benefit was "A Breath of Fresh Air" and included much classical music.
Performing at this benefit concert were: Sting, Elton John, Don Henley, James Taylor, Robin Williams and Diana Ross.
The first half of the show consisted mostly of classical music performed by flutist Andrea Griminelli, pianist Katie & Marielle Labeque, guitarist Paco Peña, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and Branford Marsalis. Sting opened the second half with Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot with 46-piece gospel choir.
The finale included Diana Ross joined by "The Chicken Supremes": Don Henley, James Taylor, Robin Williams, Elton John and Sting (all dressed in long pink gloves and sunglasses). They performed hilarious versions of Baby Love, Stop In The Name Of Love and You Can't Hurry Love.
The backing band included: Butch Thomas, Clark Gayton, Vinnie Colaiuta, Darryl Jones, Dominic Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Dolette McDonald, Janice Pendarvis and Branford Marsalis.
The party at the end of the show was followed by an action. Elton John outbided everyone for "a Yoga lesson with Sting".
The event raised $1.5 million for the Rainforest Foundation.

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