Live Blood

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Capturing a concert held at London's Hammersmith Apollo in March of 2011, several months prior to the release of his re-interpretive record New Blood, the double-disc Live Blood sounds very similar to the subsequent LP and its 2010 predecessor Scratch My Back...as well it should, as all the performances are based on the same austere arrangements. Gabriel is fascinated by subtleties that lie within an orchestra, so the music on Live Blood doesn't pummel, it creeps, slowly working its way underneath the skin. As such, Live Blood doesn't feel quite as visceral as Gabriel's previous live albums do: it's pitched at the head, not the heart. That means that it requires...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Capturing a concert held at London's Hammersmith Apollo in March of 2011, several months prior to the release of his re-interpretive record New Blood, the double-disc Live Blood sounds very similar to the subsequent LP and its 2010 predecessor Scratch My Back...as well it should, as all the performances are based on the same austere arrangements. Gabriel is fascinated by subtleties that lie within an orchestra, so the music on Live Blood doesn't pummel, it creeps, slowly working its way underneath the skin. As such, Live Blood doesn't feel quite as visceral as Gabriel's previous live albums do: it's pitched at the head, not the heart. That means that it requires concentration without quite demanding it, so it can be difficult to meet Live Blood halfway, and its sly, delicately textured rewards are ones to appreciate and ponder, not to cherish.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2012
  • Label: Eagle Rock Ent
  • UPC: 826992026626
  • Catalog Number: 20266
  • Sales rank: 4,831

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intruder (6:05)
  2. 2 Wallflower (7:25)
  3. 3 The Boy In the Bubble (4:33)
  4. 4 Après Moi (5:26)
  5. 5 The Drop (2:48)
  6. 6 Washing of the Water (4:21)
  7. 7 The Book of Love (3:55)
  8. 8 Darkness (6:33)
  9. 9 The Power of the Heart (6:40)
  10. 10 Biko (6:52)
  11. 11 San Jacinto (7:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Digging In the Dirt (6:08)
  2. 2 Signal To Noise (8:47)
  3. 3 Downside Up - Melanie Gabriel (6:27)
  4. 4 Mercy Street (6:48)
  5. 5 The Rhythm of the Heat (6:55)
  6. 6 Blood of Eden (6:36)
  7. 7 Red Rain (7:05)
  8. 8 Solsbury Hill (6:21)
  9. 9 In Your Eyes - Sevara Nazarkhan (8:29)
  10. 10 Don't Give Up - Ane Brun (8:30)
  11. 11 The Nest That Sailed the Sky (6:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Gabriel Primary Artist
Dan Jenkins Tenor Trombone
Ian Belton Violin
Paul Cassidy Viola
Caroline Dale Cello
Helen Kamminga Viola
Chris Laurence Double Bass
Rita Manning Violin
John Metcalfe Percussion, Celeste, Conductor, Brass
David Powell Tuba
Jacqueline Thomas Cello
Cathy Thompson Violin
Phil Woods French Horn
Tracy Holloway Tenor Trombone
Ian Humphries Violin
Will Schofield Cello
Nigel Black French Horn
Jeremy Morris Violin
Deborah Widdup Violin
Ian Rathbone Viola
Fiona Bonds Viola
Ian Burdge Cello
Nick Roberts Cello
Roland Roberts Violin
Charles Mutter Violin
Chris Worsey Cello
Sevara Nazarkhan Guest Appearance
Natalia Bonner Violin
Reiad Chibah Viola
Jon Carnac Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Ben Russell Double Bass
Richard Pryce Double Bass
Rob Farrer Percussion
Melanie Gabriel Vocals
Andy Crowley Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet
Ane Brun Vocals
Martin Burgess Violin
Ben Foster Conductor
Steve Rossell Double Bass
Tom Cawley Piano, Vocals
Alun Darbyshire Oboe
Sarah Burnett Bassoon
Joby Burgess Percussion
Dan Newell Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet
Alison Dods Violin
Louisa Fuller Violin, Leader
Mark Frost Bass Trombone
Emma Parker Violin
Eliza Marshall Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Clare Hayes Violin
Kathy Shave Violin
Odile Ollagnon Violin
Jon Thorne Viola
Technical Credits
Peter Gabriel Arranger, Composer, Executive Producer
Lou Reed Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Nick Ingman Arranger, Orchestration
John Metcalfe Arranger, Orchestration, Musical Director
Rob Bozas Publishing Coordinator
Stephin Merritt Composer
Forere Motloheloa Composer
Terry Shand Executive Producer
Will Gregory Arranger
Richard Chappell Producer, Engineer
Geoff Kempin Executive Producer
Will Shapland Engineer
Regina Spektor Composer
Mike Large Executive Producer
Annie Parsons Personal Assistant
Rachael Henley Personal Assistant
Scott Barnett Pro-Tools
Robbie McIntosh Marketing
Steve Gschmeissner Cover Photo
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  • Posted December 1, 2012

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    Holding Pattern

    Live Blood, Peter Gabriel’s latest orchestral foray, is unlikely to convert his skeptics or disappoint very many of his fans. Disc 1 contains several covers from his Scratch My Back project. Only Paul Simon’s Boy in the Bubble made an impression on me, causing me to wonder if that CD is worth buying. After PG turns exclusively to his own compositions, the concert improves. Disc 2 is the stronger of the CDs. Overall, it is enjoyable, but not revelatory. I think this set might be a little better than New Blood, his recent studio orchestra update of many of these songs. I’ll give it 3 ½ stars.

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