It’s exactly like having a whole lot of toys but at the same time some of the songs also have a serious theme and deal with real issues, so you want to try and mix some of that playful element with trying to touch people and say something that is meaningful. – pg
The fourth, and last, of this autumn’s series of live LP releases, Growing Up Live, is released today. If you are in the USA, the release is, unfortunately, delayed to 18 December.
Like Live In Athens 1987 and Secret World Live, this is the first time on vinyl for Growing Up Live, but this concert is presented as a 3LP set in a gatefold sleeve and full colour printed inner bags. The LP has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33RPM by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering and comes with a hi-res audio download code (24bit or 16bit).
In 2002 and 2003, following the release of his album UP, Peter Gabriel went on the road with his Growing Up tour, once again collaborating with production designer Robert Lepage to create a spectacular and theatrical live experience. The tour took in thirty-two cities across the USA, Canada and Europe and this concert performance was recorded over two nights at the Filaforum in Milan in May 2003, with Peter Gabriel and the band performing in the round at the centre of the arena.
On stage are: Ged Lynch (drums), Tony Levin (bass, vocals), David Rhodes (guitar, vocals), Richard Evans (guitar, mandolin, whistle, vocals), Rachel Z (keyboards, vocals), Melanie Gabriel (vocals) and Peter Gabriel (vocals, keyboards).