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  (in credits order)

Peter Gabriel ... Himself - Vocals, harmonica
Manu Katché ... Himself - Drums
Tony Levin ... Himself - Bass
David Rhodes ... Himself - Guitar
Shenkar ... Himself - Violin ) (as Shankar (I)
Jean-Claude Naimro ... Himself - Keyboards

Paula Cole ... Herself - Vocals
Lévon Minassian ... Himself - Duduk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
'Reddy' Mela Amissa ... Himself - Backing Vocals
'Styno' Mubi Matadi ... Himself - Backing Vocals
Papa Wemba ... Himself - Vocals

Directed by
François Girard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Gabriel  Secret World concept
Robert Lepage  Secret World concept

Produced by
Elizabeth Flowers .... line producer
Martin Haxby .... executive producer: PMI
Maria Pedro .... executive producer: Real World
Robert Warr .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Gabriel 
Cinematography by
Peter Sinclair (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Glenn Berman 
Makeup Department
Marie-Anne Capdeville .... hair stylist
Michi Nakao .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lee Charteris .... primary production management
Alia Dann .... assistant production manager
Denise Larkin .... production manager
Andy Picheta .... production manager
David Russell .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Max Gronau .... second assistant director
Jennifer Jonas .... assistant director
Art Department
Robbie Earls .... head set carpenter
Archie Hoey .... set carpenter
Barrie Knight .... set carpenter
Andrew Pearson .... set carpenter
David Perry .... props
Nigel Talamo .... art department
Lynne Whiteread .... props
Sound Department
Paul Addison .... audio crew
Peter Brandt .... mobile audio
Ian Callender .... audio crew
Timour Cardenas .... sound engineer
Richard Chappell .... additional sound engineer
Bram de Groot .... mobile audio
Andre den Besten .... mobile audio
Peter Gabriel .... sound producer
Kevin Killen .... sound recordist
Bryan Olson .... monitor engineer
Rick Pope .... monitors technician
Huw Richards .... sound crew chief
Sarne Thorngood .... audio crew
Henk Van Helvort .... mobile audio
Jon Wakeham .... audio layback
Peter Walsh .... front of house engineer
Peter Walsh .... sound mixer
Peter Walsh .... sound producer
Peter Walsh .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
James Polk .... animator
James Polk .... technical director
Camera and Electrical Department
Federico Alfonso .... camera loader
Simon Archer .... camera operator
Denzil Armour-Brown .... camera loader (as Denzil Armour Brown)
Ali Asad .... camera operator
John Bailie .... head focus puller
Jeff Baynes .... camera operator
George Binnersley .... head focus puller
Simon Bray .... camera operator
Lucy Bristow .... head focus puller
Geoff Brown .... crane technician: Louma crane
Simon Coull .... head focus puller
Katie Dawkes .... head focus puller (as Katie Daukes)
Ed Duda .... lighting technician
Andy Edridge .... grip
Russell Ferguson .... camera loader
Vince Foster .... lighting designer
Andrew Friswell .... grip (as Andy Friswell)
Peter Gabriel .... lighting original concept
Dennis Gardner .... lighting technician (as Dennis Gardener)
Sam Garwood .... head focus puller
Stewart Hadley .... gaffer
Tom Harding .... head focus puller
Ian Henderson .... video engineer
Andy Horner .... head focus puller
Bob King .... camera operator
Nicholas D. Knowland .... camera operator (as Nic Knowland)
Tibor Kuo .... video assist operator
Robert Lepage .... lighting original concept
Donny Lodico .... lighting technician
Alain Lortie .... lighting original concept
David Marsh .... head focus puller (as Dave Marsh)
Martin McCullough .... grip (as Martin McCullagh)
Mike Metcalfe .... camera operator
Chris Morgan .... camera technician
Phil Mullally .... head camera loader
Eugene O'Connor .... camera operator
Toby Plaskitt .... key grip
Dick Pope .... camera operator
Mark Redgrave .... rigger (as Captain Mark Redgrave)
Peter Robertson .... camera operator
Kate Robinson .... camera operator
Sarah Rollason .... camera loader (as Sarah Rollasson)
Michael Rosario .... camera technician
Jonathan Sellers .... lighting crew chief
John Shelley .... lighting technician
Bob Simmons .... camera operator
Malcolm Smith .... grip
Colin Strachan .... grip
Toby Tobias .... video technician (as Toby Arnold)
Dave Waldon .... lighting technician
Simon Ward .... grip
Nikki Williams .... camera loader
Patrick Woodroffe .... lighting designer
Animation Department
James Polk .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alessandra Accoroni .... wardrobe assistant
Harry Parnass .... wardrobe designer: Parachute
Nicola Pelly .... wardrobe designer: Parachute
Patsy Rochford Smith .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Jean-François Bergeron .... associate editor
Des Fallon .... vision mixer
Groucho .... on-line editor
Sylvain Lebel .... assistant editor
Andrew Mortimer .... editorial assistant
Adrian Seery .... colorist
Bill Surtees .... telecine operator
Toby Taylor .... editorial assistant
Music Department
Sandy Fone .... music production assistant
Peter Gabriel .... music producer
Matt Vowles .... music engineer
Peter Walsh .... music producer
Transportation Department
Michael Ackinson .... transportation: Stagestruck Trucks
Chris Barker .... transportation: Phoenix Buses
Nick Brown .... transportation: Phoenix Buses
Gary Butler .... transportation: Stagestruck Trucks
Terry Denning .... transportation: Stagestruck Trucks
Robbie Jones .... transportation: Stagestruck Trucks
B.L. Lewis .... transportation: Phoenix Buses
Stuart McDermott .... transportation: Stagestruck Trucks
Doug McKinley .... transportation: Stagestruck Trucks
Chris Moynahan .... transportation: Phoenix Buses
Robin Smith .... transportation: Stagestruck Trucks
Dave Thomas .... transportation: Phoenix Buses
Other crew
Mattia Bonci .... runner
Nichola Bruce .... visual coordinator
Dickie Chappell .... technical crew: Peter Gabriel
Michael Coulson .... visual coordinator
Gary Currier .... tour rigger
Dixie Deans .... merchandising: Bravado Merchandising
Sue Denniss .... catering: Popcorn Catering
Adrian Dessent .... technical crew: guitars
Sam Diamond .... communications assistant
Keith Drinkwater .... merchandising: Bravado Merchandising
Elizabeth Engel .... show production assistant
Rolf Engel .... technical production and coordination
Richard Flowers .... runner
Tom Forsyth .... catering: Popcorn Catering
Tim Fraser .... communications and timecode coordinator
Melanie Gabriel .... production assistant
Ian Gault .... technical crew: drums
Perry Gibb .... runner
Lourdes Gonzalez .... assistant tour manager
John Gray .... assistant stage manager
Pippa Harrison .... production assistant (as Pipp Harrison)
Steve Hedges .... planning and production management: Probono Management
Michael Henn .... screen and dome movement: Stage Kinetik
Tine Hoefke .... show direction assistant
Klaus Hoffman .... tour rigger
Martin Hopewell .... booking agent: Primary Talent
Peter Lammel .... executional architect
Robert Lepage .... staged by
Thomas Lubisch .... executional architect
Bob Mardon .... assistant stage manager
John Marx .... booking agent: William Morris
Paul Mauradian .... stage manager (as Paul Mauridian)
James Monkman .... technical crew: keyboards
Nick Morley .... support technician
Sarah Muir .... catering: Popcorn Catering
Patrick Nicholas .... runner
Lucia Noscheese .... runner
Dave Parry .... tour manager
Anne Parsons .... assistant: Peter Gabriel (as Annie Parsons)
Jim Pendolino .... tour accountant
Jon Podelli .... booking agent: William Morris
Geoff Price .... communications assistant
Steve Prior .... runner
Dorian Sanchez .... choreographer (as Dori Sanchez)
Dan Schriber .... technical crew: violin
Dan Schriber .... technical supervisor
Gianluca Simoni .... runner
Mike Smith .... travel arrangements: Gemini Travel
Philippe Soldevila .... assistant: Robert Lepage (as Phillipe Soldervilla)
Mick Staplehurst .... radio
Rick Stephens .... runner
David Taraskevics .... tour director
Mick Thornton .... catering: Popcorn Catering
Claudia von derBey .... stage design assistant
Bob Weber .... special projects
Chris Wright .... travel arrangements: Gemini Travel
Kirsty Allen .... special thanks
Joy Askew .... special thanks
Paula Bonhomme .... special thanks
Saro Cosentino .... special thanks
Roberto de Luca .... special thanks
Mike Large .... special thanks
Deago Meozzi .... special thanks
Ayub Ogada .... special thanks
Kym Payne .... special thanks
Bruno Rafie .... special thanks
Fizle Sagar .... special thanks
Sarah Stone .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Secret World Live" - Canada (original title)
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102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
One of the finest concert films ever made, 27 January 2001
Author: AutoAym from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

It's actually kind of funny. I never meant to see this film. I was home one night studying when i happened to turn on the T.V. and I saw 'Peter Gabriel's Secret World' on the screen while the opening strains of what I later found out to be 'Come Talk To Me'. Thinking I would get to see 'Sledgehammer' (the only song i knew of by PG), I left it on. By the time 'Come Talk To Me' and 'Steam' were done, there was nothing that could have gotten me to turn the channel.

I have since seen the entire film as well as purchased the CD, and it impresses me as much now as when I first watched it 6 years ago. Shot over 2 nights in November, 1993 in Modena, Italy, composed of 2 stages, a catwalk with a 60' treadmill built into it, a dome which doubled as the lighting structure for the 'female' (round) stage and a rotating screen over the 'male' (square) stage, there is definately a lot to keep track of. And I haven't even mentioned the band yet! To the credit of Gabriel and stage director Robert LePage, it all works together seamlessly from song to song and never seems excessive or disjointed.

And then there is the band itself. Peter has always managed to stock his studio albums with top-notch talent and his tours are no exception. Tony Levin on bass is rock-solid in his playing and actually getting to watch his technique for playing, from tapping out notes with drumsticks, to the upright bass, to doing a little jig with the Chapman Stick during 'Solisbury Hill' will impress everyone watching. David Rhodes, while not nearly as flashy on guitar, is equally solid and provided a lot of the background rhythm in the songs. When you're following along to something in your head and can't quite put your finger on it, credit Mr. Rhodes. Manu Katche on drums manages to infuse a variety of sources into some truly enjoyable percussion work. Levon Miinissian and Jean-Claude Naimro both serve to add depth and atmosphere to the songs on the Duooduk and keyboards respectivly. And for her 1st tour, Paula Cole does an amazing job on vocals alongside Gabriel. And considering she was brought in as a 2nd replacement female vox. on the tour, it is all the more impressive. And then there is Peter himself. While not quite able to sustain the high notes of his youth and looking rather embaressing doing pelvic thrusts during 'Steam', he nontheless turns in an impressive vocal performance which manages to convey the emotion of the tracks selected here, most of which are from the 'Us' album, which was written as a form of therapy for Peter after a divorce from his childhood sweetheart and 2 nasty ends to relationships.

Overall, this is a top-notch concert film from start to finish, and I think only Pink Floyd's The Wall beats it in terms of a concert that combines performance, music and a theme to take home with you and think about after it's all said and done.

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