Peter Gabriel – Back To Front (Prague, Chech Republic 10.10.2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 140:10 minutes | 3,1 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: PeterGabriel.com | Small front
You may call it yet another sensation: Peter Gabriel will hit the road again this fall to celebrate the 25th anniversary of So. He will reunite most members of the old line-up. Every show is available as an official soundboard recording. Unlike the 2012 Encores, the new series is available directly from Peter Gabriel’s website.
After a selection of short tours with the New Blood Orchestra within the last 2,5 years, Peter Gabriel returned on stage again with a full band, celebrating the 25th anniversary of So. Gabriel reunited with his old bandmates of 1987.
Sound: Unusually well-balanced. No instrument is overpowering in the mix, there are very few corrections in the mix during the show. The venue has a slight echo that provides a pleasant, warm sound.
Fuck-Ups: Few. The band play well and mostly flawless. PG does not mess up anything either. During the first chorus of Biko there is a strange shift in sound as if there was a brief surge in the master volume.
Special events: Peter tries to speak Czech but does not comment on it. The xylophone loop is back for No Self Control. David Sancious’ piano solo in In Your Eyes grows ever stranger.
Other information / comparison to other Encores:
The show goes well, a routine performance by the band without major flaws, but unfortunately also without that spark of inspiration. It does not show much in the beginning, Shock The Monkey in particular is very spirited. But as the show progresses the evening begins to drag on. Red Rain is kind of unsorted, That Voice Again confused, Big Time rather thin.
Summary: Soundwise this could be a good evening, but it does not really go beyond average.
01 – Introduction
02 – O But
03 – Come Talk To Me
04 – Shock The Monkey
05 – Family Snapshot
06 – Digging In The Dirt
07 – Secret World
08 – The Family And The Fishing Net
09 – No Self Control
10 – Solsbury Hill
11 – Why Don’t You Show Yourself
12 – Red Rain
13 – Sledgehammer
14 – Don’t Give Up
15 – That Voice Again
16 – Mercy Street
17 – Big Time
18 – We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37)
19 – This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)
20 – In Your Eyes
21 – The Tower That Ate People
22 – Biko
Peter Gabriel: Vocals, Keyboards
Tony Levin: Bass
David Rhodes: Guitars
David Sancious: Keyboards
Manu Katché: Drums
Jennie Abrahamson: Vocals / Background Vocals
Linnea Olsson: Background Vocals