Peter Gabriel fans can enjoy an immersive concert experience next month as a raft of live material is repackaged for DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats.
Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped will be reissued as a two-DVD set, while Growing Up Live + Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped will arrive for the first time ever as a Blu-ray/DVD set with the previously unreleased Growing Up on Tour: A Family Portrait. Both sets, due on Sept. 16, feature performances from the early ’00s.
Guest stars on Growing Up Live + Still Growing Up Live include the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Sevara Nazarkhan joins Gabriel for "In Your Eyes." Growing Up Live‘s bonus features are highlighted by tour photos from bassist Tony Levin. A two-song performance from Later With Jools Holland is among the extras on Still Growing Up.
Growing Up Live was recorded during Gabriel’s 2002-03 tour, while Unwrapped offers a more intimate look at the concerts. Gabriel collaborated with production designer Robert Lepage for these shows, which took place at arenas in 32 cities in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Still Growing Up Live, meanwhile, features music from Gabriel’s 2004 tour of smaller venues.
Growing Up Live & Unwrapped + Still Growing Up Live is available for pre-order at Amazon; Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped can be pre-ordered right now too. Hamish Hamilton directed Growing Up Live and Still Growing Up Live, while daughter Anna Gabriel take over the director’s chair – with an assist from Hamilton – on Unwrapped. Anna also oversaw Growing Up on Tour: A Family Portrait.
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