The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.
A number of songs performed during the two concerts filmed for this release were cut: Games Without Frontiers, Family Snapshot, Red Rain, Shock The Monkey, Biko and Here Comes The Flood. Red Rain was added as a bonus track on the 2012 Blu-ray re-release but the other songs are still unavailable. See more »
I saw this live and the DVD really captures the essence of the show. The use of two stages (the male and female representation) choice of songs and of course, Peter's on testosterone really fuels the performance. His show included the perfect supporting musicians including Paula Cole's amazing vocals (if you don't get chills when she duets "Don't Give Up" then you are truly dead). There is no prerecorded vocals or instruments here, he is for sure one of the best live performers as he always has been. I'd give it a 10, but only if he re-releases it on Blu-Ray...I can only hope. Secret World live is required for any music lover's DVD collection.
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