Happy Birthday Peter Gabriel: ‘Secret World Live’ Concert Film

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Mutliple Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Peter Gabriel was born in Chobham, Surrey, England on this date in 1950. Gabriel co-founded Genesis in 1967 and helped define the art-rock genre as he mixed performance art with music, often while wearing wild costumes in concerts. The band was on its way to becoming one of the biggest in rock when Gabriel shocked fans and his band mates by departing Genesis in 1975. Peter Gabriel went on to launch a hugely successful solo career that peaked with the release of So in 1986, an album that scored the #14 slot on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Albums Of The Eighties list.

Peter Gabriel followed the 1992 release of another commercial and critical hit album — Us — with a world tour. In 1994, Gabriel issued Secret World Live, a concert film documenting the tour. The concert film and accompanying audio release was recorded at Palasport Nuovo in Modena, Italy on November 16 and 17, 1993. Peter’s band for the tour included drummer Manu Katché, bassist Tony Levin, guitarist David Rhodes, keyboardist Jean-Claude Naimro, violinist Shankar and Levon Minassian on Doudouk.

The legendary musician also was backed by a quartet of vocalists while special guests included The Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli, vocalist Paula Cole on “Don’t Give Up” and percussionists. Peter Gabriel’s setlist for the concert film was heavy on the most-beloved material from his solo career such as “Steam,” “Solsbury Hill,” “Digging In The Dirt,” “Sledgehammer” and “In Your Eyes.” Watch Secret World Live below in honor of Peter Gabriel’s 69th birthday:

Secret World Live Tracklist

  • Come Talk To Me 0:00
  • Quiet Steam 6:40
  • Steam 8:35
  • Across The River 14:29
  • Slow Marimbas 20:26
  • Shaking The Tree 22:09
  • Blood Of Eden 29:37
  • San Jacinto 36:24
  • Kiss That Frog 44:13
  • Washing Of The Water 50:17
  • Solsbury Hill 54:12
  • Digging In The Dirt 58:42
  • Sledgehammer 1:05:36
  • Secret World 1:11:50
  • Don’t Give Up 1:22:26
  • In Your Eyes 1:29:39

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