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3.83 | 76 ratings | 4 reviews | 36% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1 : Still Growing Up Live (87.11)
1. The Feeling Begins (4:42)
2. Red Rain (6:24)
3. Secret World (9:33)
4. White Ashes (6:08)
5. Games Without Frontiers (5:40)
6. Burn You Up, Burn You Down (4:34)
7. The Tower That Ate People (5:16)
8. San Jacinto (10:18)
9. Digging In The Dirt (6:39)
10. Solsbury Hill (4:20)
11. Sledgehammer (6:31)
12. Come Talk To Me (6:41)
13. Biko (10:19)

Bonus Material : In Your Eyes (from Still Growing Up 2004) (11:48), No Self Control (from POV 1988) (6:02), Credits (1:52)

Disc 2 : Still Growing Up Unwrapped (77:16)
1. The Feeling Begins / Red Rain (7:01)
2. Secret World (8:59)
3. White Ashes (5:42)
4. Burn You Up, Burn You Down (4:52)
5. San Jacinto (10:06)
6. Digging In The Dirt (6:34)
7. Solsbury Hill (4:11)
8. Sledgehammer (6:56)
9. The Tower That Ate People (5:46)
10. Come Talk To Me (6:10)
11. Biko (9:36)
12. Afterthought (1:17)

Bonus Material: Darkness (Big Room rehearsal 2002) (6:20), No Way Out (Big Room Rehearsal 2002) (7:31), Growing Up (Big Room Rehearsal 2002) (7:23), Downside Up (on Later... with Jools Holland, 2000) (6:14), Father, Son (on Later... with Jools Holland) (4.:16)

Line-up / Musicians

- Peter Gabriel / vocals, keyboards

Guest musicians:
- David Rhodes / guitars, vocals
- Ged Lynch / drums
- Melanie Gabriel / background vocals
- Rachel Z. / keyboards, keyboards
- Richard Evans / guitars, mandolin, flute, vocals
- Tony Levin / bass, vocals
- Levon Minassian / Doudouk

Releases information

DVD Realworld/Warner Music Vision(2005)

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Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Phew! Another DVD by Peter Gabriel with similar title that made me confused because I thought that I had seen the DVD already and it just had different cover than the "Growing Up" live. I finally realized that it's different set of DVD. Releasing another concert DVD just two years after the terrific "Growing Up Live", may seem too soon. Peter Gabriel himself reckoned that the Still Growing Up Tour was basically the same thing as the Growing Up Tour. "Still Growing Up" showcases Peter Gabriel and his band who played a few gigs in smaller or different venues, as well as a few festivals. They played a scaled down version of the show, putting emphasis on the music. It contains two discs with the first disc sees Gabriel collaborating with the world's leading concert film maker Hamish Hamilton. Because Gabriel wanted to avoid something that was featured in Growing Up live being played again here in this DVD, therefore there is no single track appears here at the concert is taken from Gabriel latest album UP.But you can find it at disc two on the extras taken from Big Room studio footage of the band performing some songs from UP album.

The concert starts wonderfully with a creation of show ambience through the solo work of doudouk by Levon Minassian performing "The Feeling Begins" (4:42). His work backed with long sustain soft keyboard work has created a great live ambience which I have never seen before in any of Peter Gabriel's live concerts or the concert of other artists. This is brilliant. Instead of starting something in a big way with noisy music, Peter Gabriel tried to manage with silence instead of with a full blasts-off of the music. On the Growing Up Live Peter started the show with silence through his piano solo accompanying Here Comes The Flood. This kind of silence opening proves to be very exciting as the live vibes build up gradually until they reach its peak.

As in his previous concerts Peter Gabriel also uses stuffs to grab attention from the crowd. During the performance of "Games Without Frontiers" he and Melanie Gabriel use two-wheeled scooter as attention getter. Quite honest with you, I actually do not like this song but with this kind of attention getter it makes me attracted to enjoy the song. What makes me amazed also is the fact that he can keep distance, emotionally, with his daughter during the performance. The stage act of these father and daughter does not seem like they have emotional attachment as father and daughter.

"San Jacinto" is a brilliant song in which Gabriel performed it perfectly. They key strength of this song is on its ability to deliver wonderful music loop / programming with powerful vocal of Peter Gabriel. As this is one of my favorite songs from Peter Gabriel music, I enjoy every detail of the sounds produced and to me they sound terrific! The lyrics of the song is truly powerful. Someone has put on the net that this song helped him emerge from a religious death experience and know that he was not crazy. In addition to this, I personally love seeing Peter sings with his charismatic stage act. It is very obvious that he has a very strong bond with the song that he is singing.

What makes the DVD valuable is Disc Two because it contains Peter Gabriel comments on songs being performed here at disc one. For those of you who claim yourself as Peter Gabriel freaks, you would enjoy the Big Room studio footage when the band performed "Darkness". It's really cool, I would say. I do appreciate more this song after watching this DVD. The other songs include: "No Way Out" (Big Room Rehearsal 2002) (7:31), "Growing Up" (Big Room Rehearsal 2002) (7:23), "Downside Up" (on Later... with Jools Holland, 2000) (6:14), "Father, Son" (on Later... with Jools Holland) (4.:16).

Overall, this is an excellent addition to any prog music collection. If you are Peter Gabriel fans, it's a must to have this DVD in your collection. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Review by Finnforest
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Seemingly ageless

Peter Gabriel amazed me the night I saw the live "UP" show and blew me away with one of his best albums. He seems to be one of the most fruitful periods of his career with a live show that is stunning. He seems able to write great material again after the rather disappointing "Us." This DVD is a real treat. The show itself is fantastic with the usual little tricks and gadgets that Peter likes to play with. The lighting was great and the camera work steady and clear with no effects in the way. The sound was monster on this disc from the low end of Levin's bass to the brightest cymbal crashes, you hear EVERY thing. The vocals are particularly mixed with great clarity and warmth.

This set list had some really nice moments. After a crowd-pleasing openers in "Red Rain" and "Secret World" came a track called "White Ashes" from the OVO album. This is a song I had not heard before and it was noteworthy. Initially it burbles away with electronica like a Bjork track before a whispered male/female chorus that was great. Then it crescendos into an incredibly passionate and dramatic vocal ending that was a real high point in Peter's singing. "Burn You Up" and "The Tower that Ate People" were two more I hadn't heard that made the disc really worth seeing. "Games Without Frontiers" is not typically a song I enjoy but the energetic reworking with the stage bit they do is great. "Digging in the Dirt" got a very heavy updating with loud, crunchy guitars and a more ballsy approach. "Solsbury Hill" was optimistic and fresh as usual with Levin and Rhodes skipping around with Peter. And while Melanie is certainly no Kate Bush or Paula Cole as Peter's backing, she did a stand-up job on "Come Talk To Me." Peter's voice and enduring stage presence have not diminished over time, if anything they have strengthened with his stronger recent material and his understanding of presentation. For that reason this DVD is another recommended view for any Gabriel fan. The only caveat is that it doesn't contain songs from the great "UP" album so make sure to check out that DVD first. This one should be considered a follow-up purchase to the first Growing Up DVD.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Filmed on a sort of second version of the tour that the original Growing Up Live DVD was recorded, Still Growing Up presents us with a similar experience. Oddly enough, this DVD could be considered a compilation to Growing Up, in the sense that it is "All the rest". Most of the songs here were one ... (read more)

Report this review (#135083) | Posted by Shakespeare | Monday, August 27, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars When you hear the name Peter Gabriel what do most people think of? The man in the flower mask, old Henry, the man in the zorb ball or the man who's found a way of walking "downside up" on stage? these things (and much more) Peter Gabriel is... he's a different artist from album to album, song to ... (read more)

Report this review (#116558) | Posted by kevycanavan | Wednesday, March 28, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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