'Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 1987' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The classic Peter Gabriel concert will be beautifully remastered for Blu-ray in September!

In an early announcement to retailers, Eagle Rock is preparing 'Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 1987' for Blu-ray on September 17.

In October 1987 after many months on the road, it was in the elevated surroundings of the hillside open-air theatre at Lycabettus overlooking Athens, that the So tour came to a climactic close. Filmed over three nights, this was the first time Peter Gabriel set out to capture a full concert on film and who better to do so than renowned cinematographer and director Michael Chapman and executive producer Martin Scorsese. As a concert film, it was brilliantly shot and has now been equally brilliantly remastered, a crystal-clear record of Gabriel and band in their mid-80s pomp.

Live In Athens 1987 places the viewer right in the heart of the action all the way, from the band’s synchronized choreography on opening number “This Is The Picture,” right through to the skin-pricking closer “Biko.” In between, we’re lost in music, spellbound by the spectacle, totally absorbed by the imperfection-free tightness of a band that’s been on the road for so long.

This is a fantastic package containing both the Live In Athens live show complete with Youssou N’Dour’s opening set for the first time and also the “Play” DVD featuring 23 original promotional videos. Both discs are packed with Peter Gabriel classics including: “Sledgehammer”, “Games Without Frontiers”, “Biko”, “Shock The Monkey”, “Don’t Give Up”, “Solsbury Hill”, “In Your Eyes”, “Mercy Street” and many more.

TRACK LISTING:

DVD 1 – LIVE IN ATHENS:
1) This Is The Picture
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) In Your Eyes
16) Biko
17) Quiet & Alone

DVD 2 – PLAY:
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

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