Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Peter Gabriel: Live In Athens, 1987

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date: Sept. 17, 2013
Price: DVD $TBA, Blu-ray $TBA
Studio: Eagle Rock

Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 1987 scenePeter Gabriel: Live in Athens, 1987 is a rousing concert film that captures Gabriel’s three-night stand at the open-air theater atop Mount Lycabettus in the Greek capital. Songs in the 17-song set include “Games Without Frontiers,” “No Self Control” and “Mercy Street.”

Along with the Gabriel performance, the package also contains Senegalese star Youssou N’Dour’s opening set for the show.  N’Dour is best known as the singer heard at the end of Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”

Also included in the set is a second disc, Play, a 2004 compilation of 23 of Gabriel’s music videos, including “Steam,” “Shock the Monkey,” “Sledgehammer” and “Don’t Give Up” featuring Kate Bush.

Directed by Michael Chapman, Live in Athens 1987 was previously available on VHS, and was also included as a DVD in Gabriel’s So: 25th Anniversary Edition, which was issued in 2012. The new release from Eagle Rock marks the first time the program is being issued on Blu-ray, Digital and as a stand-alone DVD.

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