Secret World Live – 2LP Half Speed Remaster
Secret World Live, released on 2LP on 23 October 2020. Conceived by Gabriel and Robert Lepage, this is the show that accompanied the release of the ‘US’ album and features a collection of songs that spans Gabriel’s solo career until that point; from debut single ‘Solsbury Hill’ to ‘Digging In The Dirt’, ‘Steam’ and ‘Blood Of Eden’. All delivered in a thoroughly committed and total performance by Gabriel and band and recorded over two nights at the Palasport in Modena, Italy in November 1993.
The touring band captured by the recordings consists of Peter, alongside Manu Katché (drums), Tony Levin (bass, vocals), David Rhodes (guitar, vocals), Jean Claude Naimro (keyboards, vocals), Shankar (violin) and Paula Cole (vocals). Special guest appearance by Papa Wemba.
This is the first time on vinyl for ‘Secret World Live’, which is presented as a 2LP set with a wide-spine single sleeve and full colour printed inner bags.
The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33RPM by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter Gabriel’s sound engineer Richard Chappell. The LP also comes with a hi-res audio download code (24bit or 16bit).
Part of a series of live LP releases, which includes Plays Live (released 28 August), Live In Athens 1987 (released 25 September) and Growing Up Live (released 27 November). A twenty-year period of live performance is captured by the four releases, and over forty different songs.