Plays Live (Remastered) Peter Gabriel

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Label: Peter Gabriel Ltd.

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Artist: Peter Gabriel

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  • 1The Rhythm Of The Heat (Live)06:26
  • 2I Have The Touch (Live)04:48
  • 3Not One Of Us (Live)05:44
  • 4Family Snapshot (Live)04:47
  • 5D.I.Y. (Live)04:05
  • 6The Family And The Fishing Net (Live)07:38
  • 7Intruder (Live)04:48
  • 8I Go Swimming (Live)04:54
  • 9San Jacinto (Live)08:19
  • 10Solsbury Hill (Live)04:41
  • 11No Self-Control (Live)05:04
  • 12I Don't Remember (Live)04:12
  • 13Shock The Monkey (Live)07:10
  • 14Humdrum (Live)04:21
  • 15On The Air (Live)05:22
  • 16Biko (Live)06:54
  • Total Runtime01:29:13

Info for Plays Live (Remastered)

This stunning live set was recorded during Peter Gabriel's 1982 tour.

Plays Live was compiled from live recordings made at four venues across the American Midwest in late 1982 and released the following June. The sleeve notes memorably state; “Some additional recording took place not a thousand miles away from the home of the artiste. The generic term of this process is ‘cheating’”. But it’s fair to say that the essence of the live shows remains very much intact on these recordings.

Plays Live was effectively a sign-off to the first phase of Peter Gabriel the solo artist. As such, it’s a celebration of all that was achieved on that opening quartet of self-titled long-players, while also standing as confirmation that Peter was an engaged and engaging frontman.

At the time, all bar one of the tracks would be familiar to the Gabriel completist, the exception being the previously unreleased I Go Swimming.

The touring band captured by the recordings consists of Peter, alongside Jerry Marrotta (drums and percussion), Tony Levin (bass and stick), David Rhodes (guitar) and Larry Fast (synthesizer and piano), whilst the iconic cover image of Peter in ‘monkey mask’ make-up was taken by long-time collaborator Armando Gallo.

An edited version of the album entitled Plays Live: Highlights was released as a single CD in 1985. In order to fit all the songs onto one disc the songs The Rhythm of the Heat, Not One of Us, Intruder and On The Air were omitted from that release and only made available on CD once the full original tracklisting was released over two CDs in 1987. These four songs have been returned to their rightful place in the running order on updated digital releases in 2019.

Peter Gabriel, lead vocals, piano, synthesizers
Jerry Marotta, drums, percussion, backing vocals
Tony Levin, bass, chapman stick, backing vocals
David Rhodes, guitars, backing vocals
Larry Fast, synthesizers, piano, keyboards

Recorded November–December 1982, United States, 1983, Bath, England
Produced by Peter Gabriel, Peter Walsh

Digitally remastered

Peter Gabriel
has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician, writer and video maker. When at school he co-founded the group Genesis, which he left in 1975. His albums, live performance and videos since then have won him a succession of awards. Gabriel has released eleven solo albums and in 1986, his album 'So' won him his first Grammy. The videos from this project confirmed him as a leader in video production and included 'Sledgehammer', which has won the most music video awards ever, including number one position in 'Rolling Stones' top 100 videos of all time and the MTV most played video of all time.

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