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Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 82 (Mar 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Ged Lynch, Tony Levin, David Rhodes, Richard Evans, Rachel Z, Melanie Gabriel & Peter Gabriel

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a 10-minute featurette that tells The Story Of Growing Up, and a five-minute tour photo montage by Tony Levin. There is also interactive access to Growing Up available for Mac OSX or Windows PCs (access to the Internet and downloading Noodle Heave from Peter Gabriel

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Geffen Records/Real World
(Catalog Number): B0001517-09
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 134
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 11/04/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Hamish Hamilton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
While on his 2002 and 2003 Growing Up Tour, Peter Gabriel had already performed Live in 32 cities before recording this film. Shot at the Filoforum in Milan in May of 2003 over two nights, the final result is truly outstanding. Peter shares his thoughts with the audience throughout the concert, and the tunes are played with haunting familiarity. This one won

DVD Picture:
This concert performance is nicely presented in anamorphic widescreen (and framed at 1.78:1), with images that can be sharp and nicely detailed, occasionally revealing of the textures on Peter Gabriel

The 5.1-channel audio presentations shine with excellent fidelity. Peter Gabriel is known for his cutting-edge sound, and this DVD of his Growing Up concert doesn