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Peter Gabriel


Crossover Prog

4.51 | 183 ratings

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Chris S
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2 stars Don't get me wrong I am a huge PG fan, and with the exception of some of the ' Us ' album there is very little to fault this gentleman's level of genius, however.....this is not a brilliant show. It is good but what Gabriel demonstrates is that showbiz is another form of ' noodling'....He shifts the focus, re-invents himself yet again and produces a flashy live show with Zorb balls and bicycles. Gabriel as usual is backed by quality as in Rhodes and Levin who tirelessley lend his shape to a predicatble live output. I don't like the opener rendition of ' Here Comes The Flood' , tedious but after that the mood improves. ' Downside Up' from Ovo is brilliant as is ' Growing Up'( zorb ball and all) and ' Solsbury Hill' but there is not much new here, even ' The Barry William's Show' seems like a trip down memory lane ( Get em Out By Friday). The most poignant moments on this DVD are Gabriel's comments inbetween, one of which sticks in my head like a couple of huge balloons..." I spend a lot of my mind these days just exploring the mind with friends and people....". This explains too much noodling from Gabriel and the long hiatae between albums and repetitive live shows. Reminds me of Roger Waters in so many ways. Again this guy has nothing to prove but IMO revisits the same old story too many times. For collectors only not conscious of parting with their wallet's contents..
Chris S | 2/5 |


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