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A concert film from Peter Gabriel from the So tour produced by Martin Scorsese
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Cast overview:
Peter Gabriel ... Himself
Manu Katché Manu Katché ... Himself - Drums
Tony Levin Tony Levin ... Himself - Bass
David Rhodes David Rhodes ... Himself - Guitar
David Sancious David Sancious ... Himself - Keyboards
Youssou N'Dour ... Himself - Special Guest
Super Etoile De Dakar Super Etoile De Dakar ... Themselves - Special Guest
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Peter Gabriel's performs in a 1987 concert in Athens. He plays several of his better-know solo songs including "Biko," "Solsbury Hill," "Shock the Monkey" and talks about the political situation in South Africa. Video clips of backstage footage play throughout. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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English

Release Date:

14 December 1990 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Gabriel: P.O.V. See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Quintissential
3 June 2007 | by eeyore1968See all my reviews

Like Secret World Live, this shows Gabriel at his best. At the height of his musical skills, he was also, for seemingly a very brief period, also content during these two albums, and perhaps even happy. What sets PoV aside, and makes it such a waste that it has vanished into the pre-DVD era is the performance of "In Your Eyes." This is one of the finest songs of one of the finest songwriters of the last forty years, and this is, far and away, the finest performance you'll find of it.

As this performance demonstrates, Peter Gabriel is merely an adequate vocalist. That's not his strength. Here, he turns much of the singing over to Youssou N'Dour, and it soars. Papa Wemba filling in on the same role on Secret World is great; N'Dour is transcendent.

I'm carefully hoarding the plays of my VHS copy, hoping to find someone who will transfer it to digital, both video and just the audio, so that I can listen to it without eroding the future quality.


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