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In October 1987 after many months on the road, it was in the elevated surroundings of the hillside open-air theatre at Lycabettus overlooking Athens, that the "So" tour came to a climactic close. The three nights were filmed in what was the first-ever Peter Gabriel concert to be committed to film. As a concert film, it was brilliantly shot and has now been equally brilliantly remastered, a crystal-clear record of Gabriel and band in their mid-80s pomp. The viewer is placed right in the heart of the action all the way, from the band's synchronised choreography on opening number "This Is The Picture", right through to the skin-pricking closer "Biko". In between, we're lost in music, spellbound by the spectacle, totally absorbed by the imperfection-free tightness of a band that's been on the road for so long.


Peter Gabriel and his great backing musicians performing in a concert during their three-night stand at the open-air theatre atop Mount

Lycabettus in Athens, Greece, in October 1987 to finish their "So" world tour.

Directed by Michael Chapman, with Martin Scorcese as executive producer.

Musicians:

Tony Levin - bass
Manu Katche - drums
David Rhodes - guitar
David Sancious - keyboards


I claim no copyright whatsoever, and all of the credit belongs to Peter Gabriel, the musicians, the people who worked on this film, their heirs, and anybody else who owns the rights to this work.


 

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