“More than the studio originals, these versions elaborate on the dramatic potential inherent in them – the heat and magnitude of rhythm, the human/animal ambiguity of an otherworldly cry” – Rolling Stone
Secret World Live contains 15 tracks from the Secret World tour of 1993. Recorded over two nights in Modena in northern Italy, this 15-track collection spans Peter’s solo career until that point; from debut single Solsbury Hill right up to Digging In The Dirt, Steam and Blood Of Eden from US, what was – at the time – his most recent studio album.
The shows feature a rather formidable line-up of special guests, among them Peter’s old mucker Daniel Lanois, Congolese superstar Papa Wemba, the Memphis Horns and guitarist Leo Nocentelli from The Meters. In marshalling this array of talent – and in putting in a thoroughly committed and total performance himself – Peter further consolidated his reputation as a ringmaster of dynamism and daring.