Peter Gabriel: John Cusack Makes Cameo at Hollywood Bowl Show to Kick Off "In Your Eyes" ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Peter Gabriel: John Cusack Makes Cameo at Hollywood Bowl Show to Kick Off "In Your Eyes"

Photos: Timothy Norris

Peter Gabriel was having some fun with fans this weekend at his sold out Hollywood Bowl concert Saturday night. The Grammy Award winning musician and activist had the crowd roaring when he brought John Cusack to the stage to kick off his song, “In Your Eyes.” The song was famously and prominently featured in 80s cult classic film, “Say Anything.” Cusack came out with boom box in hand, reminiscent of his character Lloyd Dobler.

The 25th Anniversary box set of So is available October 23 as both a special edition 3-CD set and a deluxe "immersion" box-set. The 3-CD edition is priced at $19.99 and comes with a 2-CD live show from Athens, Greece 1987.

Live In Athens 1987 Track List:
This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
San Jacinto
Shock The Monkey
Family Snapshot
Games Without Frontiers
No Self Control
Mercy Street

The Family And The Fishing Net
Don't Give Up
Solsbury Hill
Lay Your Hands On Me
Here Comes The Flood
In Your Eyes

The "immersion" edition follows in the steps of the recent Pink Floyd box sets and is also priced similarly - $99.99 on Amazon. This deluxe box contains the 3 discs mentioned above; Here is what is on the remaining five discs:

So DNA [CD] - "A unique insight into the writing and recording of So, experienced via a track by track evolutionary process leading you from the early moments when rhythms, melodies and lyrical ideas were discovered through the various stages of song development and recording."
Red Rain
Don't Give Up
That Voice Again
Mercy Street
Big Time
We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)
In Your Eyes

An 180grm So LP [Vinyl] - "The vinyl has been mastered at half speed to maximize the audio quality & the track listing, unlike the original, is that favoured by the artist."

Double A side 12" [Vinyl] - "Contains two previously unreleased tracks ‘Courage’ and ‘Sagrada’ plus Don’t Give Up (alternative version piano and bvox mix)."

Live in Athens 1987 [DVD] - "Directed by Michael Chapman, Executive Producer Martin Scorsese. This previously unreleased Peter Gabriel concert live from Athens has now been fully restored and pieced together from over 150 reels of original 35mm negatives and remixed in 5.1, this concert is made available for the first time on DVD."

So: Classic Album [DVD] - "This documentary tells the story behind the making of 'So' and features contributions from many of those involved in the album and videos, with interviews with Peter, co-producer Daniel Lanois and many more."

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