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Secret World Live [Live]

Peter Gabriel Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Aug 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000006YVQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,872 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Come Talk To Me (Live) 6:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Steam (Live) 7:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Across The River (Live) 5:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Slow Marimbas (Live) 1:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Shaking The Tree (Live) 9:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Red Rain (Live) 6:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Blood Of Eden (Live) 6:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Kiss That Frog (Live) 5:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Washing Of The Water (Live) 4:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Solsbury Hill (Live) 4:45£0.79  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  2. Sledgehammer (Live) 4:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Secret World (Live) 9:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Don't Give Up (Live) 7:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. In Your Eyes (Live)11:34£1.89  Buy MP3 

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1994's double live album... 14 Dec 2003
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD
Secret World Live stems from the Us-tour of 1993 and is in many ways a companion to 'Peter Gabriel Plays Live' released a decade previously. Where that live album (which was tinkered with by Peters Gabriel & Walsh) focused on the material up to PG4, this focuses on the material since then (the only exception being Solsbury Hill, which is far superior to the 83-take). Note that Irridium's review below is actually of the album Us (1992) & not this live album- this does not feature Brian Eno or the track Love to be Loved. Wonder why he posted the wrong review- was it just the usual desperation to get as many reviews as possible on here, regardless of whether he's actually reviewing the right album or not?
This is the 15-song set from the Us-tour featuring Paula Cole (vocals), Shankar (violin, vocals), Manu Katche (drums), Jean Claude Naimro (keyboards), Levon Minassian (doudouk)& long-time Gabriel-associates Tony Levin (bass) & David Rhodes (guitar). Pity this reissue didn't include the take of San Jacinto, which is found on the DVD/VHS- though that version wasn't hugely different to the one on PG Live.
Disc One opens with a pair of tracks from Us- the bagpipe-sampling Come Talk to Me, which builds up to a suitably epic sound & a seven-minute take on hit single Steam, which is much better than the single-take & features a wonderfully atmospheric keyboard intro. Gabriel & co then travel back to the past, Womad-instrumental Across the River (found on the b-side of No Self Control & written by Gabriel with Rhodes, Shankar & Stewart Copeland)from the early 80s is performed, prior to an interlude of Slow Marimbas (from the Birdy soundtrack).
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 100 minutes of outstanding singing & playing 24 April 2001
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
100 minutes of outstanding singing and playing from Peter and his band (with Paula Cole doing a great job on backing vocals--I don't even miss Kate Bush on "Don't Give Up"!). I never saw the live show but this CD convinces me that I missed the musical experience of a lifetime. The energy and excitement blasts out of the speakers and knocks you flat--Peter's singing is stunning, I don't know how he has the guts to try such things night after night live, and the band are very, very tight. Every track is an improvement over the studio recordings in my opinion--if only all live albums were this good. Definitely a desert island disc!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than just live tracks 5 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
Had this album for a while now, and still can't beat it as an exceptional live performance. Every song is executed so well and so many have been reworked from their studio incarnations with such craft and guile. A truly golden album.

Peter Gabriel creates such a tapestry of sounds with such a variety of instruments, and this live album is almost a celebration of that. All the musicians move effortlessly between songs in a way that suggests painstaking preparation and work. Hearing it come together is a real joy that manages to capture a 'live' sound. The talent of his musicians and collaborators is well docmented, and this is a fine showcase.

My fear was that a ten minute version of the wonderful 'In Your Eyes' would reek of self-indulgence, and though it does indulge the effect is a glowing example of what live albums can achieve. Every song has been added to and offers much more than a live version of album favourites.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars digging into my past 23 May 2011
By Wolfers TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i bought this cd on its orig.release then misplaced it years ago.having recently purchased it again i forgot what a superb live album this the opening Come Talk To Me and blasting into Steam this a rollercoaster show that delivers.Covering a lot of material from Us and So but incl.oldy Solsbury Hill.Too many highlights but my faves are;Steam.Red Rain.Dirt.Sledgehammer and the sublime Dont Give Up feat a superb vocal from Paula Cole filling in the orig Kate Bush role.Along with Bowies Stage this is one of my fave live albums.EVER!!Buy it and play loud.Amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Secret World Live 30 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD
'Secret World Live' is a brilliant example of Peter Gabriel in concert. You can hear how he performs the songs live and how the audience react to them. This collection includes all his major hits, as well as some songs that are less known commercially, but which are just as, if not more, impressive. This tour was highly acclaimed for it's innovative stage set, as designed by Robert Lepage, and although you can't see the set, you get a feel for how it affected the performance from the audiences reaction throughout. If you want a better idea of this, check out the DVD of this tour. This is a great album of Gabriel doing what he does best, performing simple, honest songs with passion and integrity. It can't be beaten.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 19 Oct 2005
Format:Audio Cassette
An exquisite musical menagerie with ideas drawn from the four corners of the world. Producer is Daniel Lanois and musicians of stature like Brian Eno, Manu Katche and the Babacar Faye drummers assist. Roots instruments like the djembe, sabar drums, tama surdu and doukdouk spice up the sound with delicious results.
The opener Come Talk To Me starts with the mournful drone of bagpipes and African drums, reaches a transcendant climax in a magnificent chorus of vocals & drum and fades out on grieving sitar infusions. The influence of Lanois is very much in evidence here and on Blood Of Eden, with dense layers of dreamy sounds and yearning, spiritual vocals.
Love To Be Loved combines Brian Eno, the Valiha (a Malagasy instrument) and the tabla, for a lovely exotic sound. Kiss That Frog sports some tight rock riffs. Digging In The Dirt and Steam are more mainstream rock songs. Warm, powerful and multi-faceted. Some of the live songs here rival the studio versions for passion and intensity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Secret World - Revealed
Arrived at least 10 days before estimated date given - superb service.
I now have another Peter Gabriel concert to watch in absolute thrall for the staging and magnificent... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mr. G. Tomkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Talk to me
The So and Us material presented live. Great recording quality really brings the songs to life. A worthy replacement for So and Us in anyones record collection. Read more
Published on 6 July 2011 by Wolfchilde
4.0 out of 5 stars Peter Gabriel in a nutshell.
This album encapsulates all that is good about Peter Gabriel's solo music - ethnic-influenced beats and sounds and soulful lyrics and vocals. Read more
Published on 23 April 2011 by Alexander J. Dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars secret world CD
Great CD which i remember from years ago and had to get. amazing tunes to listen too whilst driving.
delivered quickly and packaged well
Published on 10 Mar 2011 by Matthew Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Joyful and uplifting
One day the "hip" music press will credit "unhip" rock "relics" like PG. This is totally joyful, uplifting, understated and brilliant - great playing and singing from everyone. Read more
Published on 9 Nov 2010 by Dave A
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece
An exquisite musical menagerie with ideas drawn from the four corners of the world. Producer is Daniel Lanois and musicians of stature like Brian Eno, Manu Katche and the Babacar... Read more
Published on 15 Oct 2005 by Pieter Uys
5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate Performance
An exquisite musical menagerie with ideas drawn from the four corners of the world. Producer is Daniel Lanois and musicians of stature like Brian Eno, Manu Katche and the Babacar... Read more
Published on 7 Sep 2000 by Pieter Uys
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