Peter Gabriel – Back To Front (Vienna, Austria 03.10.2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 136:09 minutes | 2,95 GB | Genre: Rock
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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.
Review: 03/10/13 VIENNA, Austria – Stadthalle
Sound: Unbalanced. Several instruments have to be adjusted in the mix because they are too high or too low in the mix, particularly in the beginning of songs.
Fuck-Ups: Gabriel comes in too early for the second verse of Digging. Secret World has another problem with the backing loop. Tony (!) messes up the beginning of Sledgehammer playing bum harmonies. Peter does not find the rhythm for the piano interlude in The Tower and botches the passage.
Special events: Gabriel tries his hand at German announcements for the first time on the tour. Here and later on he will have problems with the “wohlschmeckender Teil“ (delicious course).
Other information / comparison to other Encores:
No big issues, but nothing to write home about either. Gabriel and band seem determined but tired, there is a large number of tiny mistakes. Peter either has a bad voice day and tries to preserve his voice – or he simply does not hit the high notes.
Summary: A show that is in between fumbling and straight. Everybody is still looking for a solid foundation.
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