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Peter Gabriel Don't Give Up (w/ Kate Bush) album cover
3.68 | 32 ratings | 3 reviews | 38% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

7" single:
1. Don't Give Up
2. In Your Eyes

12" maxi:
1. Don't Give Up
2. In Your Eyes - Special Mix
3. This Is The Picture

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Releases information

7" single:
Record Label: Virgin
Catalogue No: PGSP2
Country of Origin: UK

12" maxi:
Record Label: Virgin
Catalogue No: PGS212
Country of Origin: UK

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PETER GABRIEL Don't Give Up (w/ Kate Bush) ratings distribution

(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(28%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by Guillermo
4 stars I consider "Don`t Give Up" as one of Peter Gabriel`s best songs, and this song has one of the best lyrics he has written. The lyrics talk about unemployment, and this theme is very well treated with very human lyrics about how a man tries to resolve this situation in his life supported by his wife and family. Unemployment is a situation that many people in the world suffers daily and so this song was a very good gesture to a more or less "universal theme". There are two very video clips for this song, both with appearances by Gabriel with co-lead singer Kate Bush.

The "B" side of this single, "In Your Eyes", was also released as an "A" side of a single in the U.S. It is another very good song by Gabriel, a love song with very good lyrics. Both songs in this single were taken from Gabriel`s "So" album, which for me is his best and most accessible album. There is a live versionof "In Your Eyes" from the "PoV" live concert video which is great, recorded in Athens in October 1987. There is also an edited version of this same live version which I watched on TV (and I also recorded it in a videocassette in 1989). The original unedited version is good, but I prefer a bit the edited version because it has more "natural flow" and more close to the original studio version in structure, in my opinion.

Two very good songs in a very good single from a very good album from 1986.

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3 stars Random happenstance that I'm giving this single a chance, as the music video for the A-side, "Don't Give Up", unsurprisingly showed up in my YouTube feed. Being a fan of Kate Bush since my college years, and certainly forever significantly more than her one protégé of sorts, Mr. Gabriel here, I' ... (read more)

Report this review (#2771549) | Posted by DangHeck | Sunday, June 19, 2022 | Review Permanlink

3 stars 1. Don't Give Up What would have happened if first choice Dolly Parton had not turned down Peter Gabriel his request to be the female singer in this duet? Anyway, Peter Gabriel his good friend Kate Bush was willing to do the job, the rest is history! On the Internet I read: 'The song was insp ... (read more)

Report this review (#1916881) | Posted by TenYearsAfter | Monday, April 23, 2018 | Review Permanlink

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