Danitaly1 February 2008 at 6:23pmPosts: 147 (0 today)Status: offline
Could you tell me something about ?Six of the best? Genesis?s concert? I listened it: it?s great! I know it was the first and last reunion after Peter?s exit ?
T-DOGG2 February 2008 at 12:22amPosts: 2359 (0 today)Status: offline
In 1982 Peter Gabriel had the first WOMAD (World of Music and Dance) festival.
It took place outdoors, with mask making, face painting, and musical presentations from around the globe.
Unfortunately, the show was advertised late and due to road construction and a railway srike, the turnout was poor and WOMAD was in debt to the promoters.
In other words, the show was a bust.
After receiving threatening letters referring to the repayment of funding for the show, Peter decided to ask his old pals for a little help in recovering the neccesary funds.
His idea was a one-time re-union show, with all funds going to the promoters of the WOMAD festival.
Needless to say, the band jumped at the idea to do a show with Peter, and even Steve Hackett jumped up on the bandwagon for the encore.
The eventtook place on Saturday October 2nd, 1982, and immediately became the stuff of legends.
"It was like a school reunion." Says Peter, "There was a very warm feeling on stage and it seemed as if everyone that had ever been connected with the band was there.
"The audience was fantastic, considering the relentless rain (yes, more rain), and the grassy bowl became a mudbath.
"However, it wasn't what I had hoped it would be musically, as we all had had very little rehearsal." He remembers, "Sometimes, when I'm performing, it feels as if the music is just a vehicle, and it's only when the vehicle is running at maximum efficiency that it becomes transparent, allowing the spirits to take over.
"There were moments of magic, but the most critical moment, the end of 'Supper's Ready' was a disappointment for me.
"In the old days, it would always produce shivers down my spine, and I felt as if I were singing for my life, especially in the 'New Jerusalem' section. It seemed to be a struggle of good against evil. Some people in the audience told me afterwards, that it had done the stuff for them, perhaps I expected too much.
"It was very generous of Genesis to bail WOMAD out that way. Although I was not legally liable for the debts, I felt morally responsible, as I had initiated the idea. Now I'm really pleased to see it building up again. the festival is now well established in the non-european arts world."
(see PG 101: a REAL re-union)
Danitaly2 February 2008 at 10:15amPosts: 147 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you, T-DOGG!
But it's true that Peter played the drum in one concert' song?
Dhammavij2 February 2008 at 11:25amPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
He played along with Chester on Turn It On Again.
Danitaly2 February 2008 at 4:15pmPosts: 147 (0 today)Status: offline