The concert that was filmed for this release was the last performance of the European leg of Genesis' very successful 2007 Turn It On Again reunion tour (after the band was put on hiatus by Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford in 1998). This concert was the only one played in Italy where Genesis has traditionally had a very large and loyal fan following. According to interviews with members of the band, Genesis decided to thank the Italian fans for their support through the years, right from the start in the early 1970's by making this concert free. Official estimates state that more than 500,000 people, not only from Italy but from all over Europe came to see this performance, making it one of the biggest concerts (in audience figures) ever played.
When this release was first announced in late 2007, there were plans to release not only a regular DVD but also a HD DVD and a Blu-ray Disc. Ultimately the HD DVD release didn't happen due to the failure of that format and the Blu-ray Disc was shelved indefinitely with the record company stating the market as insufficient. Despite the steady incline in Blu-ray Disc popularity and petitions by fans, the record company has refused a high definition release of this concert.
To celebrate this release, the documentary Come Rain or Shine (2008) filmed during Genesis' 2007 Turn It On Again reunion tour by filmmaker Anthony Mathile, was shown in 20 Odeon Cinemas across the UK. All three members of Genesis, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford, attended the premiere at Odeon Kensington in London on 20th May 2008, where they also held a live Q&A session.