Peter Gabriel: Live In Athens 1987 (Blu-ray+DVD) 2013 DTS-HD Master Audio 2 Disc Edition

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Blu-Ray pressing. In October 1987 after many months on the road, it was in the elevated surroundings of the hillside open-air theatre at Lycabettus overlooking Athens, that the So tour came to a climactic close. The three nights were filmed in what was the first-ever Peter Gabriel concert to be committed to film. As a concert film, it was brilliantly shot and has now been equally brilliantly remastered, a crystal-clear record of Gabriel and band in their mid-80s pomp.

The viewer is placed right in the heart of the action all the way, from the band's synchronized choreography on opening number 'This Is The Picture', right through to the skin-pricking closer 'Biko'. In between, we're lost in music, spellbound by the spectacle, totally absorbed by the imperfection-free tightness of a band that's been on the road for so long.

now the entire concert has been released on Blu-ray, a big surprise (perhaps even a shock, considering relatively recent statements that no Blu-ray would be forthcoming) to fans who may have been considering buying the pretty pricey So 25th Anniversary Box Set which came out last year and included the concert on DVD. This is a near perfect evening with Gabriel and his opening act, Youssou N'Dour. While the staging is minimal— even more minimal than that caught in Eagle Rock's other recent Gabriel concert Blu-ray, Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live—that only puts the focus squarely where it should be, on the music. While some ardent fans may be screaming at the thought of having to double dip (or even triple or quadruple dip, depending on how many previous releases they've snatched up through the years) to now own this on Blu-ray, the good news is that this offers by far the best video and audio presentation of the concert, and it finally presents the entire concert, including Youssou N'Dour's complete opening set, as an uninterrupted whole.



1) This Is The Picture
2) San Jacinto
3) Shock The Monkey
4) Family Snapshot
5) Intruder
6) Games Without Frontiers
7) No Self Control
8) Mercy Street
9) The Family And The Fishing Net
10) Don't Give Up
11) Solsbury Hill
12) Lay Your Hands On Me
13) Sledgehammer
14) Here Comes The Flood
15) In Your Eyes
16) Biko
17) Quiet & Alone


Peter Gabriel
Live in Athens 1987 & Play
Rock, Music Video & Concerts
Rock / Pop, Music Video (Concert / Performance)
17 September 2013
Not Rated
Blu-ray Disc
O: Blu-ray Disc

Technical Information 

17 September 2013
A: Americas, E Asia
Enhanced Wide Screen Letterbox for 16x9 TV, NTSC
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo, DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo
Discs:2 ~ Format:Blu-Ray ~ Region:A
Blu-Ray Dvd Gabriel,Peter Clr Blu-Ray


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