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Come on folks...,
This review is from: Peter Gabriel: New Blood - Live in London [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I'm really not sure what you "die hard" Peter Gabriel fans are complaining about?!? As an artist matures and changes things up a bit people always want to compare them to their previous work along with it's original delivery. I mean bands age, new members come and go, and instrumentation changes over the years. So with all that being said who bought this disc thinking you were going to be seeing one of Peter Gabriel's older shows would be disappointed. Is the tempo slower then his other concerts with the same songs, sure, however this time his arrangement is with a full piece orchestra. Many bands and artist have tried this and have fallen flat just because the music arrangement didn't match the artists original songs and just sounds weird. In my opinion many of Peter Gabriel's songs play well with this instrumentation changed. It's Peter's voice that seals the deal. As he has aged he still sound's great. The visual aspect of this piece was a little "Circ De Soleilish" but that's to be expected. Peter's shows have always been a little more about the presentation then just an artist on stage with his band. I enjoyed this disc and will play it over and over I'm sure. It's sonically well done and the visuals (non 3d) on bluray are well put together. It's on my list of demo material for a good audio/visual home experience. If you like Peter Gabriel and have followed his work you deserve to give yourself a look at this collection. Just go in with an open mind and I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the end.