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PLAY: THE VIDEOS

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

3.80 | 73 ratings

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memowakeman
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4 stars More videos!!

This time im into one of my all time favourite artists, and to be honest what really got me into his music were his videos. When i was younger and didn't really know what progressive rock was about, my parents introduced me to his music but with his Passion album, the soundtrack of The Last Temptation of Christ, which actually is not representative of his music. And then at school a teacher put a couple of videos Kiss that Frog and Sledgehammer and i just said wow, that is not Peter Gabriel, those videos and music has nothing to do with what i previously knew (Passion), so those videos caught really my attention and then i remember i decided to search for his music.

What caught my attention firstly was not really the music, but the videos, the visual effects, the colorful and imaginative images that i was watching, made me think that this artist was different from the usual kind of artist, and i was not wrong, Peter Gabriel is uninque.

So then with the time and years i really got into his music and got several of his albums and DVD's, first i bought P.O.V, then Secret World and then Growing Up, all of them are concerts which offers his manificents performances on stage and what better represents his music, Secret World is a superb DVD i would have loved to witness a concert like that. But then there was something missing, and with his last DVD called Play: The Videos i felt complete, i mean i discovered him because of his video clips, so this DVD filled what was left in my collection.

So this DVD features more than 20 videos, probably his most representative and better known songs, songs that walk around all his years as a solo artist, since the 70s until now, so here you will have a full covering of what is Peter Gabriel's music about (and also visually talking). With more than 2 hours of great music i can't help but feel happy with this Video and i have to suggest it to all the people who likes his music, and also to those who dont really know his music.

His videos have something that really make you want to go for more and more, his videos catches your attention immediately and mantain you watching until the very end, his videos provoke something unique, while you are watching you may feel part of the video itself, like a charachter or something, and the video along with the music transmits you something, a clear example is the first time i see the video of Don't Give Up, the version where Peter and Kate are spinning and holding each other, it transmited me peace and tranquility, i almost wanted to cry.

So overall his music and his videos are worth getting, he is a true artist, a unnique musician. Here my favourite videos are Dont Give Up, Sledgehammer, Red Rain, Games Without Frontiers, Mercy Street and Kiss that Frog among others.

If you want to spend good time watching some video clips, what better way of doing that, than with Peter Gabriel's videos. Highly recommendable, 4 stars!

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |

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