Peter Gabriel cut one of rock's best live albums (1983's "Peter Gabriel Plays Live") and is a master of the video from. So you expect this tape, shot in 1987 at the Acropolis in Athens to be special. It is. The backup band is supple -- gentler songs ('Don't Give Up') sound limpid, the rockers ('Shock The Monkey') chunky. Gabriel supplements his already theatrical act with framing devices, back projections, lasers and such home movies as scenes from 1986's Amnesty International tour. If Gabriel has aged more gracefully than most rockers, it may be because, as this video proves, he is the genre's most resourceful artist.
--- David Hiltbrand