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Peter Gabriel - Growing Up Live [DVD] [2003]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Italian, French, English, Portuguese, Spanish, German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Rhino
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Nov 2003
  • Run Time: 372 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000DCXXL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,742 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Track Listing:

  • Here Comes the Flood
  • Darkness
  • Red Rain
  • Secret World
  • Sky Blue
  • Down Side Up
  • The Barry Williams Show
  • More Than This
  • Mercy Street
  • Digging in the Dirt
  • Growing Up
  • Animal Nation
  • Solsbury Hill
  • Sledgehammer
  • Signal to Noise
  • In Your Eyes
  • Father, Son

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Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live presents the complete 2003 Milan concert from Peter Gabriel's tour based around the album Up, featuring 17 tracks across 133 minutes. Performing "in the round", literally central to a memorable show is a revolving stage which sees Gabriel going for a cycle ride in an exuberant "Solsbury Hill", "Growing Up" inside a Zorb ball and delivering a gravity-defying sky walk "Downside Up" with daughter Melanie. Accompanied by regular sidemen David Rhodes (guitar) and Tony Levin (bass), Gabriel is joined by the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama for the spine-tingling finale of "Blue Sky", throughout mixing recent tracks like the abrasive "Darkness" and "The Barry Williams Show" with established crowd pleasers such as "Red Rain", "In Your Eyes" and "Sledgehammer".

Gabriel may be less wired than before, but he commands the arena with effortless charm and charismatic presence, his voice retaining all its paradoxically fragile power. Presented in the main with an understated blue light and shot in an unobtrusive, gimmick-free style, the concert begins and ends in virtual darkness with Gabriel alone at a keyboard; from the opening "Here Comes the Flood" to the final "Father and Son", Growing Up is rock theatre of rare intimacy, emotion and intelligence.

On the DVD: Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live is presented with a flawless 16:9 anamorphically enhanced picture and three soundtracks: rich and clear stereo, excellent Dolby Digital 5.1 and even more precise and detailed DTS. The Story of Growing Up is polished nine-minute documentary in which Gabriel talks about his ideas for the tour and the presentation of some of the songs. Tony Levin's View (five minutes) sets the song "More Than This" to photos taken by the bass player. Finally there are six sets of subtitles, including English. --Gary S Dalkin


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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The live experience just got better 16 Oct 2003
Format:DVD
For anyone unlucky enough not to catch the 'Growing Up live' tour... Watch this DVD and you'll probably end up slaping yourself with the case for missing it. For those of you who did catch it get ready to experience the event up close!
The set list largely remains the same (some people got a few alterations at their live shows) and thankfully keeps the stunning opening track 'here comes the flood' and the quiet closing of 'father son'. Fan's of Gabriel's 'Secret World Live' will be glad to know that the visuals are far better than it's prediccessor and that the sound quality is still of the highest standard.
Peter always looks at home on the stage and his preformance is nothing short of his best. Their are few artists out their who sound as good live as they do in the studio and Peter is certainly one of them.
The big question is - will their be a live album to support the DVD? Again fans of 'Secret World Live' will have the live album close to the CD player just as I do. We can hope!!
In short, after almost a decade of being away from the world stage 'Growing Up Live' just shows that even in his Fifties Gabriel still remains as cutting edge as ever. This is the perfect addition to any fans collection.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mighty-Media Entertainment 14 Jan 2004
Format:DVD
Peter gabriel has always taken time over his music. I was lucky enough to caatch this show 'In The Round' (circular moving stage) at Wembley in 2003 - Does this DVD do it justice?
THE DVD (131 Minutes)
The disc loads quickly, and has a simple and effective set of selection screens. The set includes a few old favourite such as Red Rain, Mercy Street, Solsbury Hill (performed by PG while riding a bike around the stage).
The first number starts with PG on his own playing a stripped down keyboard version of 'Here Comes The Flood' to great effect.
AUDIO:
It's at these quiet moments that you realise just how good the audio is. You really do need to pump this disc through Digital Surround system. PG used his Real World recording Studios for editing the disc. The result - a powerfully immersive and crystal clear audio production.
VIDEO:
The live shows utilised digital realtime video editing, and all that footage (the show on the disc is from one show in Milan, and not spliced with an assortment of different shows)provides both intimate on and under stage clips, and 'in the gods' boom mounted clips with 360 degree rotating capabilites.
The colour is very good rich with dense blacks. The momentum of the whole gig has been caught beautifully in all its full-on digital, multi-media glory.
If you liked Previous Gabriel gig video (Secret World Tour) you will definately enjoy this more...unless of course you don't like the new album.
THE PLAYERS:
Very accomplished, very professional, they all look like they are having a ball.
No tantrums, no attitude, no bum notes.
EXTRAS:
The story of Growing Up, Tony Levins tour photos, Noodle: Mac OSX, and Windows interactive special.
Gabriel continues to show how it should be done with this live DVD. Own it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stupendous 6 Nov 2003
By Nick Huckle VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
If you liked PG's last live DVD (Secret World), you'll love this one. If you have'nt seen the Secret World DVD, buy it along with this DVD and double your pleasure. If you saw the recent PG "Growing Up" tour, this DVD will give you all the awesome experiences from the concerts...plus much more. There are 10 years between these two live shows but this DVD demonstrates that PG hasn't lost any of his energy, creativness, orginality or sense of fun. Great songs, great musicians, fantastic stage show, fantastic sound, excellent production. OH..... and the best packaging I've come across for a DVD of any genre. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Good & Bad of it... 8 Nov 2003
By JC
Format:DVD
I didn't get to see the Growing Up Tour live. Boy does the DVD make me jealous of those who did !!
*The Good: The setlist / The Lighting / The Direction (Hamish Hamilton deserves some sort of large golden medal for this one) / The Sound / The Atmosphere (thanks to a great crowd) / The Band (so Good!) / The technical aspects of the show are done with expert precision and to maximum effect / Amazing songs /
This is truly musical theatre. The addition of elements such as the Zorb and the Light Jacket and the expert delivery of every song further cements this as one of the tours sure to be remembered for a long time.
*The Bad: The show had to end
Bottom line : See this DVD and see it with some Volume, it is by far my favourite !!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars less is more 11 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:DVD
i really can't recommend this DVD highly enough. the audio and visuals are a textbook example of just what DVD technology is capable of.. regardless of whether you're a fan of P.G. or not you're sure to find something here that will interest you.
PG's voice has improved with age - there's a melancholic, soulful edge to his delivery now and on some of the slower material here [flood, father son] it really is very moving indeed.
the mechanics of the show are fascinating to watch - i enjoyed seeing the 'orange' men at work in the split screen. to me it made sense given the theme of the show [and PG's explaination of Downside Up]. amazing use of technology which manages never to overwhelm the music, just enhance it. also, for such a big production on the stage, the music is actually quite sparse, with the musicians playing very economically - less is truly more in this instance. it leaves an eerie breathing space when you're listening which is a delight. so if you're a fan of flashy guitar solos you might be disappointed!
and if i haven't convinced you yet, just get the DVD for the Blind Boys of Alabama at the end of Blue Sky. i defy you not to be moved.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I was not disappointed by this
I was not disappointed by this, - it contains most of my favourite PG songs; well filmed and interesting effects!
Published 2 months ago by angusog
4.0 out of 5 stars Like it
I do enjoy this DVD and am a great Peter Gabriel fan. I think I prefer POV and wish it was on DVD. Still this has some great stuff on it.
Published 7 months ago by Graham J. Crutchley
5.0 out of 5 stars Funtime
Very entertaining concert. I watched it on Youtube and just had to have a copy in the house. Well done Peter.
Published 9 months ago by K GIRLING
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
An excellent DVD and must buy performance by Peter Gabriel. I had to hide this way to stop myself from over playing it.
Published 14 months ago by Stephen J Dix
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent picture and sound quality for a DVD
Peter Gabriel does not need any introductions, but if you have a great audio and video system and are curious about the quality of the DVD then you should not worry.
Published 19 months ago by Roman G
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent live experience
I love DVD after seeing it on Sky arts and spend many an eveing listening to these great tracks. A great mixture of his music (wish this was on CD) I would reccomd this full stop.
Published 20 months ago by matt read
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
This is a great show with lots of interesting stuff going on. The stage crew are dressed in orange jump suits and are almost part of the show. Read more
Published 22 months ago by aza
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Gabriel - Growing Up (live in Milan)
Outstanding recording of live event in Milan. Quality sound and video throughout and exceptional performance by Gabriel and band. Well worth the purchase price.
Published on 22 Aug 2012 by MJ Wright
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't hesitate: fly away far from this poor realisation
Secret live tour was ireal, beautifull, magnifiscent.

Growing up live is awful, Peter Gabriel is in bad shape.
Published on 23 July 2011 by Philippe
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Live Concert
If you love the technical side of a concert as much as the music then this DVD is a must. As a musician myself I always find myself looking at the gear and lighting and technical... Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2011 by Professor M
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