Peter Gabriel 'Growing Up Live' DVD announced
Warner Music Vision have announced the UK Region 2-6 DVD release of Growing Up Live, the film that captures Peter Gabriel's recent critically acclaimed world tour. Arriving on 3rd November 2003 with a retail price of £19.99 Growing Up Live captures the show over two days at the Filaforum in Milan. Directed by Grammy nominated and BRIT Award winning Hamish Hamilton, the show was shot in high definition in state of the art 5.1 surround sound. The DVD is presented with the following features:
- Anamorphic Widescreen (PAL)
- Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
- Behind the scenes documentary & Interviews with Peter
- Tony Levin's tour photography
- Bonus track, the elbow remix of 'Growing Up'
- Weblink for both Mac & Windows
- Subtitles (documentary): English, French, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Total running time: 134mins
From the PR:
November 3rd 2003 looks set to be Peter Gabriel week when he releases both a new double CD and a DVD simultaneously. The DVD entitled 'GROWING UP LIVE' is the film of Gabriel's recent critically acclaimed world tour, which was heralded for its spectacular theatrics. It will be released on Warner Music Vision. The CD entitled 'HIT' is a musical autobiography of Gabriel's solo career including many of his best loved tracks, along with previously unreleased songs, remixes and more unusual material. The album is released on EMI/Realworld Records.
'GROWING UP LIVE' captures the show over two days at the Filaforum in Milan. Directed by Grammy nominated and BRIT Award winning Hamish Hamilton, the show was shot in high definition in state of the art 5.1 surround sound. Twenty six cameras were used to capture the show, which once again brought together Peter and leading theatrical director Robert Le Page who also collaborated together on the ground breaking 'Secret World Tour' in 1993. The editing of the DVD sees a departure from the norm, with director and artist deciding on a vertical concept with each track looking different. Every song was given a different word or phrase, which was then carried through to the way each was individually shot and edited.
Staged in the round with a revolving outer rim, the show threw up many surprises.
We see Gabriel perform suspended upside down from the stage and trapped inside a giant zorg ball. There are boats, balls, inflatables and bicycles in a show, which took months to prepare.
Always noted for his unique combination of sound and vision, the 'Growing Up' tour took this marriage to a new level. Featuring songs from his last album,' UP', along with some of his biggest hits, including Sledgehammer (still the most played video of all time on MTV), Solsbury Hill, Mercy Street and Digging in the Dirt and Red Rain the show encapsulates a career spanning over twenty five years and 25 million album sales.
Gabriel performs alongside long-term collaborators David Rhodes on guitar, Tony Levin on bass and Richard Evans on guitars, mandolin and whistle, with newcomers, Ged Lynch on drums and Rachel Z on keyboards and daughter, Melanie Gabriel on backing vocals.
Special attention has been paid to the quality of sound on the DVD with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS Surround or Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo all included. 'GROWING UP LIVE' also includes several additional features including behind the scenes documentary footage including an interview with Peter, Tony Levin's tour photography and a bonus track - the elbow remix of Growing Up the track. In addition, there is a noodle giving the user access to an interactive version of Growing Up on both Mac and Windows.
Here Comes The Flood
Down Side Up
The Barry Williams Show
More Than This
Digging In The Dirt
Signal To Noise
In Your Eyes