Peter Gabriel

Back To Front – Live In Lon­don Ea­gle Rock

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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!

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