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17 July 2013

Live In Athens 1987

On 16 September 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment release "Live In Athens 1987" by Peter Gabriel on 2DVD, Blu-ray and digital video formats [Cat Nos: EREDV966, ERBRD5182 and EVDXXX respectively]. 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.

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. The three nights were filmed in what was the first-ever Peter Gabriel concert to be committed to film. 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.

TRACKLISTING
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) 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

"Live In Athens 1987" places the viewer right in the heart of the action all the way, from the band's synchronised 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.

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