Following the release of his album ‘UP’, Peter Gabriel went on the road for the first time in a decade. Once again collaborating with production designer Robert Lepage to create a spectacular and theatrical live experience, with the band performing in the round.
The concert was recorded over two nights at the Filaforum in Milan in May 2003 and features notable contributions from the likes of The Blind Boys of Alabama, Hukwe and Charles Zawose, Sevara Nazarkhan and the voice of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
The touring band captured by the recordings consists of Peter, alongside Ged Lynch (drums), Tony Levin (bass, vocals), David Rhodes (guitar, vocals), Richard Evans (guitar, mandolin, whistle), Rachel Z (keyboards, vocals) and Melanie Gabriel (vocals).
Previously a concert film, this is the first time on vinyl for ‘Growing Up Live’, presented as a 3LP set in gatefold sleeve, designed by Marc Bessant.
The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33RPM by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter Gabriel’s sound engineer Richard Chappell. The LP also comes with a hi-res audio download code (24bit or 16bit).
Part of a series of live LP releases, which includes Plays Live, Live In Athens 1987 and Secret World Live. A twenty-year period of live performance is captured by the four releases, and over forty different songs.
“… the recording sounds pretty open and the discs can handle some volume… the three discs continue the high quality of the previous titles, with hefty sleeve to accompany… Another triumph” Clash Magazine