March 23/24, 2011 – The occasion is a two-night mini-residency of Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra at west London’s Hammersmith Apollo as they premiere the songs that constitute Peter’s new album, New Blood. These are choice cuts from the Gabriel back catalogue (with a sprinkling of covers from last year’s Scratch My Back project) recharged in the hands of the orchestra and their skilful arranger John Metcalfe.
The sense of occasion is further heightened by the presence of a film crew, a platoon of cameramen bedecked in scarlet boiler suits. But this is no straightforward documenting of a concert – many of this crew are clasping 3D cameras, capturing that wraparound experience. After all, Peter Gabriel never takes the easiest, most convenient, most obvious route – at least not when there are more interesting diversions to be experienced.
New Blood Live In London is a visual feast: the drama of the orchestra, conducted by the spirited Ben Foster; the stage bathed in red light and shadows; huge onstage screens with graphics, animation and imagery blending to enhance and illustrate the music.
The film was directed by Blue Leach.
New Blood Live In London is available on DVD, 2D Blu-ray, and 3D Blu-ray.
3D Blu-ray Triple Pack contains the 3D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray and DVD.
Bonus feature – Blood Donors – the story behind the project including an interview with Peter Gabriel (2D Blu-ray and DVD only).
There is also the New Blood Deluxe Package which contains the DVD housed in a 60-page hardback photobook.Order New Blood 3D DVD/Blu-ray