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Plays Live - Highlights

Plays Live
Release date : 9th June 1983
  1. The Rhythm Of The Heat - Joseph Arthur
  2. I Have The Touch - Randy Newman
  3. Not One Of Us - Arcade Fire
  4. Family Snapshot - Elbow
  5. D.I.Y. - Brian Eno
  6. The Family And The Fishing Net - Feist Ft. Timber Timbre
  7. Intruder - Lou Reed
  8. I Go Swimming - Paul Simon
  9. San Jacinto
  10. Solsbury Hill
  11. No Self Control
  12. I Don't Remember
  13. Shock The Monkey
  14. Humdrum
  15. On The Air
  16. Biko

Plays Live - Highlights

“An inspiring introduction to Gabriel’s extraordinary solo ambitions” – Rolling Stone

Recorded at several venues across the American Midwest in late 1982 and released the following June, Plays Live was effectively a sign-off to the first phase of Gabriel the solo artist, before he embarked on the soundtrack to the Alan Parker film Birdy.

As such, it’s a celebration of all that was achieved on that opening quartet of self-titled long-players, while also standing as confirmation of Peter being an engaged and engaging frontman. At the time, all bar one of the tracks would be familiar to the Gabriel completist, the exception being the previously unreleased I Go Swimming. It would be the first of several live albums that Peter went on to release.

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