Back To Front – Live In London Eagle Rock
Filmed over two nights in autumn 2013 at London’s O2 Arena, this video sees Gabriel revisit his So album in its entirety in order to mark its 25th anniversary. In keeping with Gabriel’s cutting-edge sensibilities, the performances were shot in super high definition, and the resulting footage is sharp as a pin, even when viewed in ordinary DVD format. The concert begins with an acoustic set with the houselights up and the stage bathed in white light before the dramatic transformation to computer-driven lighting effects midway through the song Family Snapshot. From there on, it’s a visual and sonic treat, right through to the climactic encore which sees Gabriel enveloped in a tower that descends from the eves during The Tower That Ate People. The DVD and Blu-Ray packages are short on extras – just a brief film outlining the stage show’s creation. We gather the bells and whistles in this respect have been reserved for the deluxe packages which contain an extra DVD and 60page booklet. Stunning, all the same!