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PLAYS LIVE

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

4.07 | 174 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars A few years ago I decided to write a story about Peter Gabriel for a Dutch progrock magazine as a kind of tribute to my hero and I wanted to know more about his background. So I started to read many articles and books about Peter and gradually I discovered that he would have been a treat for the famous psycho-analist Dr. Sigmund Freud because his childhood is loaded with emotional events: a father who was always busy with his work, a mother who preferred the company of his sister, an obsession with nature and playing with girls on the farm of his grandfather, a hugh frustration during the stay on the Charterhouse School, the betrayal of his pregnant wife Jill with one of his best friends and the confronting psycho-therapeutical sessions, this all led to a perfect sublimation into music. If you listen to this live 2-CD you will discover that Peter Gabriel has succeeded to create an atmosphere that is close to the magic of the early-Genesis but more the music and emotions are more direct. I've never witnessed Peter Gabriel in Genesis but I've seen him many times solo and I have a hugh respect for his ability to make contact with his audience (something he missed with his parents) and to enjoy them with great lyrics, great stage antics and great music, this man is so creative, warm, honest and far ahead of his time, incredible! On this live 2-CD you will find everything between rock and world music, not really progrock but Peter Gabriel his music is so compelling and emotional, every time I listen to Biko I can't stop my anger and sadness about the injustice in South-Africa, I think he has contributed a lot to the attention for the Thirld World. CREDIT TO PETER GABRIEL FOR THE WONDERFUL MUSIC ON THIS 2-CD AND HIS EFFORTS TO CREATE A MORE TOLERANT WORLD!!!
erik neuteboom | 4/5 |

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