The second in this autumn’s series of live LP releases, Live In Athens 1987, is released today in all countries except the USA (delayed to 6 November due to shipping issues).
“Gabriel in impressive voice, digging into material from throughout his career… At times he’s in furious form… but he gets tender too… A spine-tingling, unifying Biko provides a heady climax.” Classic Pop
“Magnificent it is too, even minus the eye-popping visuals… a bumper year for Gabriel fetishists.” Prog Magazine
This is the first time on vinyl for ‘Live in Athens 1987’, presented as a 2LP set with a wide-spine single sleeve and full colour printed inner bags, featuring brand-new artwork by Marc Bessant, Gabriel’s long-time designer. 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 a nod to the Plays Live album the cover image features another close-up picture of Peter taken by photographer Armando Gallo, whilst the back cover – Peter falling backwards into the audience – is by Guido Harari. The iconic Plays Live cover captures a moment of stillness, but this new Live In Athens image is the epitome of singer-in-motion.
Recorded over three nights at the Lycabettus theatre, by Kevin Killen, Effanel Music, Randy Ezratty, Mark Shane and John Harris and subsequently mixed by Kevin Killen and David Bottrill. In 2012, the audio was restored and mixed by Ben Findlay for the So 25th anniversary album and this provides the source audio for this LP.