Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds ... See full summary »
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 »
If I was more familiar with the songs in here, I know I would like this DVD concert disc more than I do. Gabriel's songs are decent; I have no complaint with them....I am just unfamiliar with a lot of groups from his era.
I like the low-keyness (if there is such a word) in many of his tunes and I like the African sound he has in a couple. The visuals aren't as good as I had hoped. With a DVD, I expect good visuals otherwise the CD will suffice. Perhaps the nicest surprise of this concert was Gabriel's female lead vocalist, Paula Cole, whose voice I really liked.
Gabriel is energetic and his concert does have imagination with a few interesting props, such as the phone booth in the opening number, and later a tree and a trap door.
Overall, I wasn't familiar enough with Gabriel to fairly judge this. I thought it was "fair" overall, but, as mentioned, if I were more familiar with his numbers, I probably wouldn't have rated it higher.
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