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4.05 | 19 ratings | 2 reviews | 47% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Playing for Time (6:17)

Total Time 6:17

Line-up / Musicians

- Peter Gabriel / lead & backing vocals, synths
- Oli Jacobs / synths
- Tom Cawley / piano
- Tony Levin / bass
- Manu Katché / drums

- Everton Nelson, Ian Humphries, Louisa Fuller, Charles Mutter, Cathy Thompson, Natalia Bonner, Richard George, Marianne Haynes, Martin Burgess, Clare Hayes, Debbie Widdup, Odile Ollagnon / violins
- Bruce White, Fiona Bonds, Peter Lale, Rachel Roberts / violas
- Ian Burdge, Chris Worsey, Caroline Dale, William Schofield, Tony Woollard, Chris Allan / cellos
- David Pyatt, Richard Bissil / French horn
- Andy Wood / tenor trombone, euphonium
- Tracy Holloway / tenor trombone
- Richard Henry / bass trombone
- David Powell / tuba
- John Metcalfe / orchestra conductor
- Everton Nelson / orchestra leader
- Dave Foster / sheet music supervisor
- Lucy Whalley and Susie Gillis for Isobel Griffiths Ltd / orchestra contractor

Releases information

"Playing for Time" is the third track to be released from the album "i/o".

Words and Music by Peter Gabriel
Orchestral arrangement by Ed Shearmur
Engineering by Oli Jacobs and Katie May
Assistant engineering by Faye Dolle, Dom Shaw
Orchestral engineering by Lewis Jones
Orchestral assistant engineering by Tom Coath, Luie Stylianou
Pre-production engineering by Richard Chappell
Produced by Peter Gabriel
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis
Recorded at Real World Studios, Bath and The Beehive, London and British Grove, London
Cover photo: Mes voeux (avec nos cheveux) by Annette Messager

There are three versions of this digital single:
- The "Dark-Side mix" by Tchad Blake, released on March 7, 2023
- The "Bright-Side mix" by Mark 'Spike' Stent, released on March 20, 2023
- The "In-Side mix" by Hans-Martin Buff, released on March 20, 2023

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PETER GABRIEL Playing for Time ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(47%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(26%)
Good, but non-essential (16%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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4 stars Title stamped GABRIEL, I immediately think of pieces of film such as 'Long Walk Home' for this line of piano on which Peter sings as before. it's pure, his voice can still rise high, a hunting horn and I'm waiting for the chorus of the title that doesn't come; it doesn't matter the bucolic, mili ... (read more)

Report this review (#2898914) | Posted by alainPP | Monday, March 13, 2023 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Have to confess that, in the beginning of this song, I convinced myself of being listening to one of those Hollywood oriented title songs that for years Peter used to write for soundtracks. And it's not such a bad thing, as the man singing on piano lines really delivers a unique sound of great class ... (read more)

Report this review (#2898779) | Posted by Heart of the Matter | Sunday, March 12, 2023 | Review Permanlink

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