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Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live
11 November 2012
Conclusion: Peter Gabriel is one of the great artists in all of rock history. His music is challenging, emotional, and rewarding. His live performances are legendary for their theatricality. 'Secret World Live,' documenting his 1993 tour, is full of great performances and imaginative staging. Sadly, the image quality, restored from a 16mm source, just isn't top notch high definition.
Excerpt: Peter Gabriel offers up some of his most beloved compositions during Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live . Filmed in Italy over two nights during Gabriel's 1993 tour (to support his studio album Us ), the eclectic Gabriel performs in the round, complete with a moving stage and (then) high tech wizardry.
Excerpt: The Film The height of Peter Gabriel's post-Genesis career was probably the 1986 album So . It unleashed a stream of hits and killer music videos (remember those?), which cemented Gabriel's superstar status. It also stands as the singer's best-selling album. It took Gabriel three years to follow-up with Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ and another three after that to give us the album, Us . That one netted quite a few hits as well.
Summary: 1993 probably doesn't seem like that long ago (at least for those of us who have spent at least as much time before that year as after). But aside from the easily calculable numerical passage of nineteen years, Peter Gabriel Secret World Live , which was recorded in 1993, bears testament to at least one charming relic of how much times have changed in these relatively few years: the audience here shows its appreciation by lighting little butane cigarette lighters!