Live Blood

Live Blood

by Peter Gabriel
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Live Blood

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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2012
Label: Eagle Rock Ent
UPC: 0826992026626
catalogNumber: 20266
Rank: 46979

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
David Powell   Tuba
Jacqueline Thomas   Cello
Cathy Thompson   Violin
William Schofield   Cello
Andrew Crowley   Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet
Tracy Holloway   Tenor Trombone
Ian Humphries   Violin
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
John Metcalfe   Percussion,Celeste,Conductor,Brass
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
Daniel Newell   Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet
Rob Farrer   Percussion
Melanie Gabriel   Vocals
Ane Brun   Vocals
Martin Burgess   Violin
Claire Hayes   Violin
Ben Foster   Conductor
Steve Rossell   Double Bass
Tom Cawley   Piano,Vocals
Alun Darbyshire   Oboe
Sarah Burnett   Bassoon
Joby Burgess   Percussion
Alison Dods   Violin
Louisa Fuller   Violin,Leader
Mark Frost   Bass Trombone
Emma Parker   Violin
Eliza Marshall   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo
Kathy Shave   Violin
Philip Woods   French Horn
Odile Ollagnon   Violin
Jon Thorne   Viola

Technical Credits

Peter Gabriel   Arranger,Composer,Executive Producer
Lou Reed   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Nick Ingman   Arranger,Orchestration
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
John Metcalfe   Arranger,Orchestration,Musical Director
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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Live Blood 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
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.