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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Peter Gabriel - Reading 1979


Peter Gabriel was Peter Gabriel's third eponymous album. It was his first and only release for Mercury Records, and was re-issued in 1983 on Geffen Records. The album was met with wide critical acclaim and contains two of Gabriel's most famous songs, "Games Without Frontiers," which reached the U.S. Top 50, and the UK Top Ten, and the political song "Biko", about the late anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. The album was remastered, along with most of Gabriel's catalog, in 2002.
This album is often referred to as Melt, on account of the cover photograph. This was part of a session taken by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, using a Polaroid SX-70 instant camera, subsequently modified by Thorgerson and Gabriel. Thorgerson does not recall whether the cover image was manipulated by Gabriel, or by himself.
This album marked the fourth reunion of Gabriel with a member from Genesis: in this case drummer Phil Collins, who had succeeded Gabriel as Genesis' vocalist. Gabriel had joined Genesis on stage in New York during their …And Then There Were Three… tour of 1978, and Collins also played drums for Peter during his set at the 1979 Reading Festival.

01. Biko
02. On The Air
03. DIY
Peter Gabriel - Reading 197904. Humdrum
05. No Self Control
06. White Shadow
07. Mother Of Violence
08. Modern Love
09. Moribund The Burghermeister
10. Perspective
11. Solsbury Hill

LOCATION / VENUEReading Festival  DATE26–08–79


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