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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.
DISC 1: Youssou N Dour's opening set with his band Le Super Etoile de Dakar introduced by Peter Gabriel: (1) Immigres (2) Kocc Barma (3) Nelson Mandela (4) Ndobine (5) Sama Dome / My Daughter
Paul Gambaccini & Peter Gabriel interview from 1986.
Sledgehammer original promo video in HD for the first time.
DISC 2: The Play DVD featuring 23 of Peter Gabriel's ground breaking promotional videos with bonus video introductions, a live performance of Games Without Frontiers from 2004, original promo videos from Modern Love (1977) and The Nest That Sailed The Sky (2000), trailers for A Family Portrait, Growing Up Live and Secret World Live.
DISC 1 (BLU-RAY) LIVE IN ATHENS: 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) 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
DISC 2 (DVD) PLAY: 1) Father, Son 2) Sledgehammer 3) Blood Of Eden 4) Games Without Frontiers 5) I Don't Remember 6) Big Time 7) Lovetown 8) Red Rain 9) In Your Eyes 10) Don't Give Up 11) The Barry Williams Show 12) Washing Of The Water 13) Biko 14) Kiss That Frog 15) Mercy Street 16) Growing Up 17) Shaking The Tree 18) Shock The Monkey 19) Steam 20) The Drop 21) Zaar 22) Solsbury Hill 23) Digging In The Dirt
I didn't think the video was up to blu-ray standards. The DTS HD Master Audio was fantastic.Published 3 months ago by steven hogan
If you're looking to replace your PoV VHS then this is as close to it as you can get. It is not the home video version but at least the concert from PoV.Published 3 months ago by Paul V Landis
, This was a concert from 1987 staged in a beautiful Greek amphitheater. What struck me most, in purchasing this 2-CD concert some thirty years after the fact, is how physical a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by dwall
A master performer in his prime. Fantastic show from Peter and his band, plus a great set from Yousou 'N'Dour and his band who open the show. Read morePublished 3 months ago by P. Nicholson
Peter Gabriel Live in Athens is a magnificent concert. This is the second Peter Gabriel concert DVD I own; I purchased Secret World Blu-ray last year. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Serkan Okar
Not actually a review, because I am biased reviewer :)
Leaving the magnificent set of bonuses (extra footage making the video complete, the whole Play DVD with PG's greats)... Read more