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Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassed dude, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Hi

    Anyone seen the live video of peter gabriel's solsbury hill?

    The stage is a circle, with a rotating outher 'ring' on Wich Peter Rides a bike while playing. Near the end the guitarists, bassplayer and singer are walking/dancing around.

    I totaly dig it! Playing bass while walking around on a rotating stage AND look cool at the same time. Any one done this?
    Talking 'bout walking lines :D
    and are we -at this point- talking 'bout a marching band?
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I saw this show live in Cleveland, and I just bought the DVD. Growing Up tour. Much better version on the Secret World Live DVD. No rotating stage or bike, but much better sound and performance. I believe Tony Levin used his Chapman Stick for the recording and previous tours on this tune, but for some reason used his Stingray 5 for this song on the recent tour.

    On teh DVD extra features, Gabriel said he isn't all that comfortable on a bike, plus it was a small sized uncomfortable bike, plus the stage is moving, plus the band members were walking in the opposite direction = led to an unpleasant experience for him.
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    at the 'Greatest Hit's tour this Spring/Summer they skipped around the audience during that tune. I think Tony played the EUB... I could be mistaken though. I'll listen to my CDs of the show tonight if I remember and see if I can tell.
  4. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    That is a great video. I love that song.

    I saw Peter Gabriel on the Growing Up Tour...during "Games Without Frontiers", he and his daughter were riding around on Segways! Then, there was the big bubble that he was inside during "Growing Up".

    Great show! The only thing that bothered me was a bad arrangement of "In Your Eyes".


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