Plays Live

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Plays Live
Live album by Peter Gabriel
Released 6 June 1983
Recorded November–December 1982, United States
1983, Bath, England
Genre Progressive rock, worldbeat, experimental rock
Length 89:53 (original version)
66:50 (highlights version)
Label Geffen (US & Canada), Charisma
Producer Peter Gabriel, Peter Walsh
Peter Gabriel chronology
Peter Gabriel
(1982)
Plays Live
(1983)
Birdy
(1985)
Alternative cover
2002 reissue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Plays Live is the first live and fifth album overall released by British rock musician Peter Gabriel. This album was originally released as a double album and longplay cassette in 1983, with sixteen songs. It was re-released in 1985, as a single CD version called Plays Live (Highlights) with only twelve songs, some of which are edited from their full-length versions, so that the album could fit on a single CD. It was eventually re-released in its entirety as a double CD set in 1987. In 2002, a remastered version of the Highlights version was re-released.

"Plays Live" concerts were recorded at:

The album's one previously unreleased song, "I Go Swimming," received airplay and made the US charts in 1983. (The song was initially performed by Gabriel during his 1980 world tour, in support of his third album). "I Don't Remember" was issued as a single, with an accompanying music video, in the US as well.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Gabriel.

Original vinyl release[edit]

Disc one[edit]

Side one
  1. "The Rhythm of the Heat" – 6:26
  2. "I Have the Touch" – 5:18
  3. "Not One of Us" – 5:29
  4. "Family Snapshot" – 4:44
Side two
  1. "D.I.Y." – 4:20
  2. "The Family and the Fishing Net" – 7:22
  3. "Intruder" – 5:03
  4. "I Go Swimming" – 4:44

Disc two[edit]

Side three
  1. "San Jacinto" – 8:27
  2. "Solsbury Hill" – 4:42
  3. "No Self Control" – 5:03
  4. "I Don't Remember" – 4:19
Side four

This side was recorded at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas on 4 December 1982.

  1. "Shock The Monkey" – 7:10
  2. "Humdrum" – 4:23
  3. "On the Air" – 5:22
  4. "Biko" – 7:01

Dual CD Version[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "The Rhythm of the Heat" – 6:26
  2. "I Have the Touch" – 5:18
  3. "Not One of Us" – 5:29
  4. "Family Snapshot" – 4:44
  5. "D.I.Y." – 4:20
  6. "The Family and the Fishing Net" – 7:22
  7. "Intruder" – 5:03
  8. "I Go Swimming" – 4:44

Disc two[edit]

  1. "San Jacinto" – 8:28
  2. "Solsbury Hill" – 4:40
  3. "No Self Control" – 5:02
  4. "I Don't Remember" – 4:20
  5. "Shock The Monkey" – 7:40
  6. "Humdrum" – 4:03
  7. "On the Air" – 5:20
  8. "Biko" – 6:50

Plays Live (Highlights)[edit]

  1. "I Have the Touch" – 4:47
  2. "Family Snapshot" – 4:47
  3. "D.I.Y." – 4:05
  4. "The Family and the Fishing Net" – 7:38
  5. "I Go Swimming" – 4:54
  6. "San Jacinto" – 8:19
  7. "Solsbury Hill" – 4:41
  8. "No Self Control" – 5:04
  9. "I Don't Remember" – 4:12
  10. "Shock The Monkey" – 7:10
  11. "Humdrum" – 4:21
  12. "Biko" – 6:52

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1983 Billboard Pop Albums 44
1983 UK 8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "I Don't Remember"/"Solsbury Hill"/"Kiss of Life"(on 12")(All live) UK 62
1983 "I Go Swimming" Billboard Mainstream Rock 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011 [last update]). "Plays Live – Peter Gabriel | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Fricke, David (1 September 1983). "Plays Live". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 

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