Peter Gabriel Plays Live 1982

Plays Live is the first live album recorded by Peter Gabriel from his American tour in 1982.

Peter Gabriel left prog rock group Genesis after The Lamb Lies Down In Broadway album. Genesis thrived without their former lead singer and Peter Gabriel recorded some very interesting art rock albums.

A “highlights” single CD was issued of Peter Gabriel Plays Live in America which took four songs away.

Peter Gabriel Plays Live

Peter Gabriel Plays Live

Set List

Disc 1:

The Rhythm Of The Heat – 6:26
I Have The Touch – 4:43
Not One Of Us – 5:50
Family Snapshot – 4:48
D.I.Y. – 4:06
The Family And The Fishing Net – 7:34
Intruder – 4:43
I Go Swimming – 5:04

Disc 2:

San Jacinto – 8:27
Solsbury Hill – 4:42
No Self-Control – 5:02
I Don’t Remember – 4:18
Shock The Monkey – 7:09
Humdrum – 4:23
On The Air – 5:22
Biko – 7:00

The songs missing from the highlights version are:

  • The Rhythm Of The Heat
  • Not One Of Us
  • Intruder
  • On The Air

I wish they’d put these back into the most easily available versions.

What People Say About Peter Gabriel Plays Live

This album has appeared in several best live album lists:

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Reviews are also positive at Amazon


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