Plays Live Fine Art Print
This print is available in two sizes:
25.5″ x 34″ paper size, where the image size is 19″ x 19″
40″ x 50″ paper size, where the image size is 28″ x 28″
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The cover photograph is of the fully made-up ‘monkeyman’ Gabriel.
“This photo was shot in December 1982 at the Universal Amphitheatre, the Los Angeles leg of Peter’s ‘Security’ Tour. During the performance of ‘Lay Your Hands On Me’ Peter would look into the crowd in a very intense way before throwing himself onto the raised hands of the audience. That was also a rare moment to get the blue of his eyes on camera. And I got it!
A couple of months later Peter came to my house in LA as I had prepared a slide show for him to choose photos for his upcoming Live album. When this photo came up we all liked it as the best.
I was knocked out when I saw the final result on ‘Plays Live’ The original photo was a 35 mm of his face and arms, but the image that graced the front cover was a courageous tight crop of his face, hence the grainy effect.” – Armando Gallo.
Armando Gallo (Venice 1944) is an Italian photojournalist living in Los Angeles now covering the movie scene there. In 1967, while working in London as an architectural designer, he met The Beatles and that started his career as a rock journalist.
He wrote about Genesis for the Italian rock weekly Ciao 2001 in 1970 and he authored their biography The Evolution of a Rock Band originally published in the UK in 1978. Inspired by the Peter Gabriel song DIY, Armando self published the book in the USA as I Know What I Like under his DIY Books imprint. Armando directed and produced the U2 video Even Better than the Real Thing using mostly still photos.
He has been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, producers of the Golden Globe Award, for the past 30 years.
1983 saw the release of Peter’s first live album – Plays Live – which was recorded during four shows on the American leg of Peter’s Playtime 88 tour.