Peter Gabriel: New Blood - Live in London [Blu-ray]
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Blood Orchestra. The repertoire mixes cover versions from his Scratch My Back album with classic tracks from across his solo career in brand
new orchestral arrangements. Gabriel is a renowned live performer and his onstage charisma and instantly recognizable voice combine brilliantly
with the orchestral sound palette to breathe a new sense of wonder into familiar songs. As you would expect the concert is also a visual feast, with
graphics, animation and imagery blending to enhance and illustrate the music. This is truly a live experience not to be missed.
Bonus Features: Blood Donors the story behind the project including an interview with Peter Gabriel. TRACK LISTING
1) Intruder 2) Wallflower 3) The Boy In The Bubble
4) Après Moi 5) The Drop 6) Washing Of The Water
7) The Book Of Love 8) Darkness 9) The Power Of The
Heart 10) Biko 11) San Jacinto 12) Digging In The Dirt
13) Signal To Noise 14) Downside Up 15) Mercy Street
16) The Rhythm Of The Heat 17) Blood Of Eden
18) Red Rain 19) Solsbury Hill 20) In Your Eyes
21) Don t Give Up 22) The Nest That Sailed The Sky
Top Customer Reviews
I mean, WOW.
Just got done watching this on a Sony XBR-HX929 46" 3D TV -- 2 hours of pure Peter Gabriel goodness... in 3D. I would have a hard time believing that being AT the concert would be better than seeing it like this, with all of the different 3D camera angles and the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The selection of songs includes everything from Peter's "New Blood" CD, and then some. The picture is amazingly sharp and the 3D cinematography is top-notch -- so much so that if I want to demo 3D to someone, I'll use this instead of "TRON Legacy" from now on. Peter is a consummate showman and it's clear that he puts a lot of effort into making his concerts unforgettable experiences.
Other musicians need to watch this video and try to keep up. THIS is how you do a music concert on disc.
The 3D in the theater was very effective.
In addition to PG fans, this is a MUST BUY for anyone into orchestral music or who wants an introduction to creative orchestral textures!
I hope other artists give Peter Gabriel a call and inquire how they casn do this on their next concert tour, as well. I will be buying more 3D concerts in the future for sure.
Gabriel is no slouch on audio and video tricks and often adds some of his own sound effects to the songs. He also plays around with one of those small cameras that hang from the ceiling. This goes on too long and too often for my taste. While in full voice Peter Gabriel is still a strong vibrant singer but in the brief interludes between songs he talks in a near whisper even while the audience is still clapping. This makes some of the introductions incomprehensible.
I can't speak highly enough of the fine "New Blood" orchestra assembled for this project. Led by young conductor Ben Foster, they are brilliant. There are no guitars and no drum kits, but there are 50 or so top notch musicians and are masterfully synched to play the great arrangements by John Metcalfe. Gabriel has vocal backing by his daughter Melanie who has a few solos within the songs and Ane Brun whose voice sounds a bit frail on her one feature ("Don't Give Up"). Uzbek singer Sevara Nazarkhan shows up for one song ("In Your Eyes") as well.
The direction that appears on the Blu ray is well done by Blue Leach. The cameras are well located giving different angles of the singers and the conductor. Still, it's all about the sound. The surround versions put you about 15 rows deep in the center. This is not the Peter Gabriel remembered from the 1980's.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Life long P.G. Fan, but this is definitely not your typical Gabriel show. It's Peter back by an orchestra less, the usual Peter effects, and showmanship. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David R. Pierce
Gabriel never stops amazing me. His voice continue to be great, and the orchestral music arrangements are excellent.Published 15 months ago by Ibsen
watching a concert of this quality in 3d is very entertainingPublished 16 months ago by charles wakefield
Best concert DVD because the entire concert is done with a professional orchestra. It compliments and enhances Peter's own work. Highly recommend. It's beautiful.Published 18 months ago by R. D. Mackenzie
Big fan, but they play his songs way too slow. Nice idea but I like his whole band better. Saw this tour, one of the greatest shows ever! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Midnight