"Secret World Live", the outstanding Grammy Award winning film from 1994 is now to be re-released. The new version allows the original film to be seen and heard in the best possible quality on DVD / Blu-ray. Filmed in Modena, Italy across two nights in November 1993 as part of Peter Gabriel's acclaimed "Secret World Live" tour in support of the "Us" album, the show is elaborately presented and choreographed with two stages joined by a narrow moving walkway. The line-up for this show featured Peter Gabriel (vocals, keyboards); Manu Katche (drums); Tony Levin (bass, vocals); David Rhodes (guitar, vocals); Jean Claude Naimro (keyboards, vocals); Paula Cole (vocals); Shankar (violin, vocals); Levon Minassian (doudouk) with guests Papa Wemba and Molokai.
The original 16mm film negatives were repaired / cleaned and scanned (at super 2K) to a file sequence for mastering and restoration. The 2K sequence is the resolution we view in cinemas, and as such, the concert is now available in high definition without compromise. Once scanned, the footage digitally restored and graded (by award winning colourist Ray King) to allow fans to view the concert as never been seen before.
A slew of great Bonus Features are also included. "Red Rain" was not included in the original film, this is now included as an extra for the first time. We also offer Timelapse film of the complex stage set up, plus a featurette on the making of the "Secret World Live" film including interviews and behind the scenes footage. Additionally, there's a newly restored photomontage slideshow to the remixed "Quiet" version of "Steam" and, finally, "The Rhythm Of The Heat" orchestral version from the "New Blood: Live In London" show.
Friday 16 March marked the first date in a series of re-releases in Italy from Peter's back catalogue, in conjunction with the magazine TV Sorrisi e Canzoni and the newspaper Corriere della Sera"
The collection includes the remastered studio albums, Peter's more recent projects with orchestra, the soundtracks to the films Birdy and Passion, and the live DVDs. The albums are released weekly from 16 March starting with the latest, New Blood, which will come with a free box to house the entire collection. Week two features an unpublished book with an an exclusive interview and album by album story of Peter's musical career.
Full list of releases: New Blood + box / Peter Gabriel I + book / Peter Gabriel 2 / Peter Gabriel 3 / Peter Gabriel 4/ So / Us / Ovo / Up / Scratch My Back / Plays Live (double CD ) / Secret World Live (double CD ) / New Blood Live in London (DVD) / Still Growing Up (double DVD) / Growing Up (DVD) / Play the Videos (DVD) / Birdy / Passion
The CDs, packaged in jewel case, are available from kiosks.
Catch an hour long program this Friday on UK television regarding the release of Peter's fifth studio album, 'So'.
By returning to the original multi-tracks, along with musical demonstrations and rare archive footage, the BBC discover how Gabriel's melodic ability to blend African music, jangly pop and soul created a classic.
The program is being aired on television at 9pm on BBC 4 (UK Only) on 23rd March 2012.
Better late than never - here is March's Full Moon video...
Peter talks about 12 new grooves he's been working on this year and a fascinating diversion into life as an eHealth ambassador at the behest of Archbishop Desmond Tutu which leads to TED, Tricorders and tiny flying machines. The anniversary of 'So' is on the agenda as are upcoming live dates with the New Blood Orchestra in Germany and Poland along with new music from Spiro and Charlie Winston.
Following last year's New Blood Live in London DVD, Blu-Ray and 3D disc comes Live Blood - a live 2-CD set recorded at the London Hammersmith Apollo on March 23rd 2011.
The album is released on 23 April (Europe)/ 24 April (USA).
Live Blood track listing:
|DISC 1||DISC 2|
|1) Intruder||1) Digging in the Dirt|
|2) Wallflower||2) Signal To Noise|
|3) The Boy in the Bubble||3) Downside Up l|
|4) Après Moi||4) Mercy Street|
|5) The Drop||5) The Rhythm of the Heat|
|6) Washing of the Water||6) Blood of Eden|
|7) The Book of Love||7) Red Rain|
|8) Darkness||8) Solsbury Hill|
|9) The Power of the Heart||9) In Your Eyes|
|10) Biko||10) Don't Give Up|
|11) San Jacinto||11) The Nest That Sailed the Sky|
A single CD version of Live Blood formed part of the New Blood Deluxe Edition released last year.
Peter's Full Moon Update is out there somewhere but we haven't quite managed to get a transporter lock on all it's parts - either the cold atmospheric conditions of this, the last full moon of winter or the massive amount of solar particles passing through our coordinates as a result of the recent coronal mass ejection (CME) could be to blame. Either way we'll keep wrestling with the controls and bring it to you as soon as possible.
Peter Gabriel has asked that this response be published when he found out that his track 'Sledgehammer' has been used on the Rush Limbaugh show:
'Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke. It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments. '
Peter & Real World are delighted to be sponsoring a category in The SPARKies - Bath's first ever tech awards aiming to shout about the great people, companies and products that exist in the city. Nominations are now open - click here to enter - we want to encourage as many nominations to make sure we recognise and celebrate the best in tech!
Also, if you want be at the Awards Party - it is on the 21st March at Komedia, and is £15 per person (includes a meal and a drink) - make sure you book your ticket now as this event has limited capacity and is sure to sell out.
Peter was on Live on Letterman on Wednesday night, for an online concert exclusive. Catch up with the whole performance which was broadcasted from the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York.
You can hear Peter discussing his album New Blood and chatting about life and work at Real World this afternoon on the Radcliffe & Maconie show on BBC 6 Music.
Expect some lively and intelligent conversation and a selection of music. The show starts at 13.30 and Peter joins at 14.30.
Listen to 6 Music on DAB digital radio, TV and online. Sky 0120, Free Sat 708, Freeview 707 and Virgin 909.
For two nights only you can experience New Blood Live in 3D on the big screen in selected cinemas across the UK. Pre-Order tickets for the screenings.
Over two nights in March 2011, Peter Gabriel took to the stage at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, in the company of the 46-strong New Blood Orchestra, with the entire event filmed in 3D. The extraordinary show features a handful of the covers from Scratch My Back, but the majority of songs are taken from Peter's solo career and given the same glorious orchestral treatment.
Pre-Sale tickets are also now available for Peter's Mexican & Brazilian tour dates with The New Blood Orchestra this coming November. Check the Live Page for more information and links to buy tickets.
Peter is bringing his 'New Blood' orchestra to South America / Mexico this November, please see dates below. More details to be announced imminently...
|13th November||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|16th November||Santiago, Chile|
|18th November||Buenos Aires,Argentina|
|21st November||Monterrey, Mexico|
|23rd November||Mexico City, Mexico|
|26th November||Guadalajara, Mexico|
"With hundreds of artists from everywhere in the world, everyone's WOMAD will be different," The Evening Standard
This year at Charlton Park, Real World Records will be represented by a range of exciting and diverse artists: Aurelio (Honduras); The Creole Choir Of Cuba (Cuba); Dub Colossus (Ethiopia/UK); Iarla O Lionaird (Ireland); and Samuel Yirga (Ethiopia).
For those of you that are attending please check out the official WOMAD iPhone app (also available for Android users ). The app is intended to complement anyone attending the festival so they can have offline access to the line ups, artist background, maps and other helpful information.
With weather reports looking positive, what better way to enjoy this coming weekend! Hope to see you all there.
While drilling for oil in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest region, Texaco - which merged with Chevron in 2001 - operated without concern for the environment or local residents. The company deliberately dumped billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into rivers and streams, spilled millions of gallons of crude oil, and abandoned hazardous waste in hundreds of unlined open-air pits littered throughout the region. The result is widespread devastation of the rainforest ecosystem and local indigenous communities, and one of the worst environmental disasters in history.
Due to Chevron's toxic contamination of their soil, rivers and streams, and groundwater, local indigenous and campesino communities continue to suffer an epidemic of cancer, birth defects, miscarriages, and other ailments. Chevron has never carried out a meaningful clean up of the mess it is responsible for, and its infrastructure continues to poison the communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
In February 2011, after an 18 year-long David vs. Goliath battle for justice, local people won a judgment against Chevron, with the court in Ecuador ordering the company to pay more than $9 billion to clean up widespread pollution, and provide potable water and health care for affected communities. Unfortunately, while people in the area continue to suffer and die from cancer and other oil-related illness, Chevron has declared that it will fight to avoid paying to clean up its mess "until hell freezes over."
Since 2002, Amazon Watch and our Clean Up Ecuador Campaign has been working with shareholders, consumers, and other concerned people to support justice for the communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon.