There are also two bonus features on the Live in Athens disc: An interview of Peter Gabriel by Paul Gambaccini, which reveals him to be a charming, self-effacing and articulate subject; and a 5.1 surround mix of the "Sledgehammer" video." But these are just icing on the cake; fans have been waiting to hear the show behind PoV for nearly 25 years; now, finally, not only do they get Gabriel's entire show, uncut and in sequence, but the opening act as well, which makes their return for Gabriel's encores all the more compelling. Live in Athens 1987 captures an artist on the cusp of greater success, and few artists have deserved it as much as Peter Gabrielwho has, since then, invested much of his time, energy and money in bringing music from other cultures to the world. Live in Athens 1987 is where it all begins.
Tracks: Blu-Ray/DVD1 (Live in Athens): This is the Picture (Excellent Birds); San Jacinto; Shock the Monkey; Family Snapshot; Intruder; Games Without Frontiers; No Self Control; Mercy Street; The Family and the Fishing Net; Don't Give Up; Solsbury Hill; Lay Your Hands on Me; Sledgehammer; Here Comes the Flood; In Your Eyes; Biko. Opening Set from Youssou N'Dour and Le Super Etoile de Dakar: Immigres; Kocc Barma; Nelson Mandela; Ndobine; Sama Dove / My Daughter. Bonus Features: 1986 interview with Paul Gambaccini; Sledgehammer video in 5.1 audio. DVD2 (Play: The Videos): Father, Son; Sledgehammer; Blood of Eden; Games Without Frontiers; I Don't Remember; Big Time; Lovetown; Red Rain; In Your Eyes; Don't Give Up; The Barry Williams Show; Washing of the Water; Biko; Kiss That Frog; Mercy Street; Growing Up; Shaking the Tree; Shock the Monkey; Steam; The Drop; Zaar; Solsbury Hill; Digging in the Dirt. Total Running Time: Live in Athens 1987: 176 minutes; Play: The Videos: 153 minutes.
Why do I love jazz? Well, depending on what you mean by jazz, I can send an answer in any number of directions. Briefly, I was exposed to this crazy music as a little boy, my dad good friends with the local music store, where he bought sheet music to play from his baby grand
Why do I love jazz? Well, depending on what you mean by jazz, I can send an answer in any number of directions. Briefly, I was exposed to this crazy music as a little boy, my dad good friends with the local music store, where he bought sheet music to play from his baby grand. Their massive record collection, my parents taking me to concerts and clubs (only one of five kids to do so), the Magnavox furniture stereo/radio ... it all added up. It was complex, emotional music. And it had rhythm! I drummed and followed the music through the '60s even as I enjoyed the new musics of my generation.
Along with side-trips to other musicians and music, it's been one hell of a pony ride ever since.