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Peter Gabriel


Crossover Prog

3.80 | 73 ratings

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4 stars For anyone who hasn't heard PETER GABRIEL, this is an interesting and rewarding place to start.

On the 'Play' DVD PETER GABRIEL provides what in effect is a 'greatest hits' compilation, with the added bonus of consistently excellent videos. Normally there is considerable dispute about the selection for such compilation albums, but it's hard to think of tracks that ought to have been included. These are not necessarily GABRIEL'S best tracks, but they are representative of his career.

As brilliant as his music is, the real treat here is the video material. 'Sledgehammer' won an amazing nine MTV video awards and, though it may look a little lame now, was years ahead of its time. Clips such as 'Kiss that Frog', 'Digging in the Dirt', and the Sean Penn-directed 'Barry Williams Show' are equally startling. Others, such as 'Father and Son' and 'Mercy Street' are more subtle but no less rewarding.

PETER GABRIEL is an innovator. It is as much apparent in his videos as in his music. This is well worth purchasing.

russellk | 4/5 |


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