Secret World Live

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Secret World Live
Live album by Peter Gabriel
Released 29 August 1994 (1994-08-29)
Recorded 16 November 1993 (1993-11-16)–17 November 1993 (1993-11-17), Palasport Nuovo, Modena, Italy
Genre Progressive rock, art rock, worldbeat, experimental rock
Length 1:39:45
Label Geffen (US & Canada), Virgin
Producer Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel chronology
Peter Gabriel Revisited
(1992)
Secret World Live
(1994)
OVO
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Secret World Live is the second live and tenth album overall released by British progressive rock musician Peter Gabriel, in 1994. The album was not remastered with the rest of Gabriel's catalogue in 2002. A concert film was released at the same time as the album. Its track listing is the same as the album, save that it omits "Red Rain" and adds "San Jacinto" (7:32) after "Blood of Eden."

It contains a live performance of the song "Across the River", which first appeared on a WOMAD benefit album Music and Rhythm in July of 1982, then subsequently on various singles and EPs. This is the only full-length Gabriel album on which the song appears.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Gabriel except as noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Come Talk to Me" – 6:13
  2. "Steam" – 7:45
  3. "Across the River" (Stewart Copeland, Gabriel, David Rhodes, L. Shankar) – 6:00
  4. "Slow Marimbas" – 1:41
  5. "Shaking the Tree" (Gabriel, Youssou N'Dour) – 9:18
  6. "Red Rain" – 6:15
  7. "Blood of Eden" – 6:58
  8. "Kiss That Frog" – 5:58
  9. "Washing of the Water" – 4:07
  10. "Solsbury Hill" – 4:42

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Digging in the Dirt" – 7:36
  2. "Sledgehammer" – 4:58
  3. "Secret World" – 9:10
  4. "Don't Give Up" – 7:35
  5. "In Your Eyes" – 11:32

Personnel[edit]

Cover artwork[edit]

The cover was designed by Martha Ladly (formerly of Martha and the Muffins) who was working for Gabriel at the time, it received a nomination for the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Record Sleeve Packaging Design.

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 23

Singles

Year Song Chart Position
1992 "Red Rain" (Live) Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 33

Certifications[edit]

Organization Format Level Date
RIAA – United States Album Gold 18 November 1997
Video Longform Gold 16 March 1998
Platinum 7 February 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Secret World Live - Peter Gabriel | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Helligar, Jeremy (16 September 1994). "Secret World Live Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Susan (20 October 1994). "Secret World Live". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 

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