Peter Walsh, who mixed and co-produced the Plays Live and Secret World Live albums has been kind enough to give us some of his memories of working on these two landmark recordings.
I drove down from London to spend the afternoon with Peter at Ashcombe House, just outside Bath. I remember sitting in his kitchen, listening to the cassettes of all the concerts, drinking Lapsang souchong and talking about all kinds of stuff. Tea, life, family, music, even furniture. It was a great way of getting to know each other.
That’s when we decided which version of each song would be mixed and the running order for the album.
Plays Live and Secret World Live are part of series of vinyl releases for Peter Gabriel’s live albums. The quartet of releases are completed by Live In Athens 1987 and Growing Up Live.