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Peter Gabriel - Growing Up Live

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4.5 out of 5 stars 124 customer reviews

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Gabriel's in-the-round performance at the Filaform in Milan, Italy from the 2002/2003 "Growing Up Live" Tour. Recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound in DTS and Dolby Digital plus Dolby Stereo, includes a photo gallery of the tour, the making of "Growing UP", mor

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Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live presents the complete 2003 Milan concert from Peter Gabriel's tour based around the album Up, featuring 17 tracks across 134 minutes. Literally central to a memorable show is a revolving stage that sees Gabriel going for a cycle ride in an exuberant "Solsbury Hill," performing "Growing Up" inside a Zorb ball, and delivering a gravity-defying sky walk in "Downside Up" with daughter Melanie. Accompanied by regular sidemen David Rhodes (guitar) and Tony Levin (bass), Gabriel is joined by the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama for the spine-tingling "Sky Blue," throughout mixing recent tracks like the abrasive "Darkness" and "The Barry Williams Show" with established crowd pleasers such as "Red Rain," "In Your Eyes," and "Sledgehammer."

Gabriel may be less wired than before, but he commands the arena with effortless charm and charismatic presence, his voice retaining all its paradoxically fragile power. Presented in an understated blue light and shot in an unobtrusive, gimmick-free style, the concert begins and ends in virtual darkness with Gabriel alone at a keyboard; from the opening "Here Comes the Flood" to the final "Father, Son," Growing Up is rock theater of rare intimacy, emotion, and intelligence.

The DVD is presented with a flawless 16:9 anamorphically enhanced picture and three soundtracks: rich and clear stereo, excellent Dolby Digital 5.1 and even more precise and detailed DTS. The Story of Growing Up is polished nine-minute documentary in which Gabriel talks about his ideas for the tour and the presentation of some of the songs. Tony Levin's View (five minutes) sets the song "More Than This" to photos taken by the bass player. --Gary S. Dalkin


Special features

  • Region 0 (NTSC format)
  • Filmed at the Filoforum in Milan, May 2003
  • Songs: Here Comes the Flood, Darkness, Red Rain, Secret World, Sky Blue, Downside Up, The Barry Williams Show, More Than This, Mercy Street, Digging in the Dirt, Growing Up, Animal Nation (featuring Dr.  Hukwe Zawose and Charles Zawose), Solsbury Hill, Sledgehammer, Signal to Noise (featuring Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), In Your Eyes, Father Son
  • The Story of Growing Up: a film by York Tillyer
  • Tony Levin's tour photographs
  • Bonus track: Elbow remix of "More Than This"
  • Interactive version of "Growing Up" for PC

Product details

  • Actors: Peter Gabriel, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Hukwe Zawose, Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Format: Full Screen, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Geffen Records
  • DVD Release Date: November 4, 2003
  • Run Time: 134 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 124 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0000DZ3H4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,350 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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