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Gabriel, Peter: Live in Athens 1987 (Blu-ray)

Well…finally an opportunity to review my favorite vocalist of all time at one of the early high points of his career. Peter Gabriel needs no introduction. His Genesis era music and singing was some of the first music I heard as a child listening to rock and roll in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Foxtrot remains my favorite album of all time mainly for one of my favorite Peter Gabriel epic performances "Supper's Ready".

But that was then and "this is the new stuff" Peter was dancing to during his 1987 tour of the world. This Blu-ray captures the famous October 7, 8, and 9th concerts of 1987, at Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece. This disc features Gabriel's 15 track performance as well as the opening performance of Youssou N'Dour's and Le Super Etoile de Dakar. But that's not all…Disc two includes 23 of Peter Gabriel's music videos spanning his solo career…an awesome bonus indeed.

There are too many highlights to mention. The live show dancing with Tony Levin and the band, the "trust fall" into the live audience and each and every favorite song amongst this deep set list of favorites. Finally owning the video to the classic "Solsbury Hill", Gabriel's best video – "Shock the Monkey", "Digging in the Dirt", "Sledgehammer", "Blood of Eden", "Games Without Frontiers", "Big Time", Red Rain", and of course the Kate Bush duet, "Don't Give Up".

Yes this is a fantastic Christmas or birthday present for any fan of Peter Gabriel. A live show coupled with all of his best music videos. You cannot possibly go wrong.

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Track Listing:

Peter Gabriel's set list:

1. This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)
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. Biko

Youssou N'Dour's and Le Super Etoile de Dakar's set:

1. Immigres
2. Kocc Barma
3. Nelson Mandela
4. Ndobine
5. Sama Dome/My Daughter

Disc 2

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

Added: December 19th 2013
Reviewer: Mark Johnson
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