Peter Gabriel - Back to Front 2013 CC

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Live performance by English singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel. Filmed at London's O2 Arena in 2013, Peter performs a selection of his classic hits including 'Solsbury Hill', 'Sledgehammer' and 'Don't Give Up'. The film also includes interview footage with the man himself as he reflects on his long and prolific career.

Starring:
Peter Gabriel
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature exempt
Runtime 2 hours 22 minutes
Starring Peter Gabriel
Studio EAGLE VISION
Rental release 23 June 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, German, English
Discs
  • Feature exempt
Runtime 2 hours 22 minutes
Starring Peter Gabriel
Studio EAGLE VISION
Rental release 23 June 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, German, French, English

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Fleece on 23 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Ok, first things first.
This one (for me) is the benchmark in direction, editing, mixing & quality every future music BR will be compared to and will be almost impossible to match. IMHO!!!

Picture quality - Excellent - filmed at the O2 in 4K
Audio Quality - Excellent - the mixing is perfection
Concert length - 2hrs 15min 58sec
Extras - The Visual Approach - 6min 13sec documentary

The Band - (same lineup as the original So Tour 1987)
Peter Gabriel
Manu Katche
Tony Levin
David Rhodes
David Sancious
Jennie Abrahamson (backing vocals)
Linnea Olsson (backing vocals)

The set list was split into 3 sections like a meal as PG says.
Acoustic - Electric & Complete electric performance of the So album & encores

Set List :-

-Acoustic Section (with house lights on for this section only)
Daddy Long Legs (new song)
Come Talk To Me
Shock The Monkey
Family Snapshot

-Electric Section (full on electric stage production)
Digging In The Dirt
Secret World
The Family And The Fishing Net
No Self Control
Solsbury Hill
Show Yourself (new song for a film)

-So Album
Red Rain
Sledgehammer
Don't Give Up
That Voice Again
Mercy Street
Big Time
We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)

-Encores
In Your Eyes
The Tower That Ate People
Biko

Extremely impressive concert Blu-Ray. Everything about this release is top notch.
Saw this show in Glasgow and brought back some amazing memories. Imagine Spielberg directing
a PG concert is this is what you'd get. Director, Hamish Hamilton has done an amazing job.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JLS on 26 July 2014
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A concert my wife and I had bought tickets for, but were unable to attend as my wife had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was about to undergo chemo treatment. Gladly, the concert was filmed and eventually became available on this marvelous CD/DVD set. I have followed Peter Gabriel's solo career since I first saw him on his rather low budget 1st album tour in 1977. My, how things have changed in comparison to the early years!
I am obviously biased, but Peter, entertaining as always, has the crowd in the palms of his hands right from the very start, starting off with an acoustic flavour to his songs, and gradually becoming more and more electric. For me though, things wouldn't be the same if Peter's long time stooge and bassist Tony Levin wasn't there with him on stage, and for that matter guitarist David Rhodes, of whom I have fond memories of falling off the stage when he was in the band Random Hold supporting the Gabriel 1980 tour.
However, I think you have to love Peter Gabriel to enjoy any of this DVD, I can't persuade a non Gabriel fan to purchase this set, but I can recommend it to someone who is thinking about seeing him at the end of this year on the second phase of the So- Back to Front tour. I'm happy to say that my wife and I will be seeing Peter this year, I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Gandharva on 23 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Why cannot all concert videos be this good? Excellent picture and superb sound. On top of that you get a mind-blowing reminder of the event.

This is a must for all Peter Gabriel fans.

A rare lapse in Amazon's description. If you think that you are only getting two BluRays you also receive a quality hard back book, and here is the bit that is not in the description, two CDs of the Back To Front set.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Greg Boyd on 23 Jun. 2014
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Back to Front at first glance seems like an oxymoron. It's a radically new and original retrospective. It's a well crafted and stunningly coordinated journey through the best songs of Peter Gabriel's career, the main event being a full performance of the So album in all it's glory.

It also features two new songs. The first is called Daddy Long Legs and isn't finished. Sung almost completely in Gabrielese (Peter Gabriel's nonsense language), it gives a glimpse into the writing process. The other new song is called Show Yourself and is a moving account of the search for God.

The familiar songs are brilliant as usual and many have been rocked up massively, possibly as a reaction against the recent orchestral tours. Digging in the Dirt and No Self Control are particularly strong and funky in their latest incarnations.

The show comes in three 'servings' as PG described it. The first (the starter) is an orchestral set. Stripped back versions of old songs make up this section. Then halfway through Family Snapshot we move to the main, electronic course. This contains the normal rock versions of other old favourites. The third course (dessert) is the So album followed by the encore.

The show is stunning. The moving light rigs have a life of their own and add power, emotion and beauty in a way that I never would have believed lights could. They rise and fall, line up and even trap Peter Gabriel on the ground during the extremely emotional Mercy Street. The symbolism of this song in particular is beautifully profound.
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