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GABRIEL PETER - Human Rights Now 1988

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GABRIEL PETER - Human Rights Now 1988Complete unedited set recorded in Buenos Aries on 15 October 1988.
Format: CD / Cat No: LFMCD679 / Released: 19/04/2024

Track Listing: 1. Red Rain (6:31) / 2. Games Without Frontiers (5:24) / 3. Shock The Monkey (6:20) / 4. No Self Control (5:41) / 5. Donít Give Up (7:49) / 6. Sledgehammer (5:52) / 7. Band Intro / In Your Eyes (14:42) / 8. Biko (12:39)

More information: At the dawn of the 1980s, Peter Gabriel helped found the organisation WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) and over the course of the next several years embarked on a series of international festivals that celebrated traditional and modern music, arts and dance on a global scale. This was an initial step that led Gabriel into the world of social and political activism. He became involved with Amnesty International, the non-governmental organization based in London that conducted research and generated action toward preventing and ending abuse of human rights. Gabriel played a prominent role in supporting Amnesty International and appeared on the organization's A Conspiracy of Hope Tour in 1986.

That same year Gabriel released his album So which would become a monumental hit worldwide, bringing him popularity on a scale heíd not experienced before, particularly in the United States. Sailing on the monumental popularity of the So album, Gabriel joined Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'dour on Amnesty International's 1988 Human Rights Now! Tour. This global jaunt presented 20 benefit concerts over the course of six weeks in an effort to increase awareness of Amnesty and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The final concert of the tour was presented at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aries, Argentina, which was filmed and recorded, with highlights being aired on HBO and MTV and broadcasted on Westwood One radio and the King Biscuit Flower Hour.

Here the complete unedited Peter Gabriel set is presented, recorded at the final concert of the Tour in Buenos Aries on October 15, 1988. Focusing heavily on the material from the So album, but also featuring four choice selections from his earlier solo albums, this set captures Gabriel at the peak of popularity. Backed by a truly phenomenal band, featuring a core unit of David Sancious on keyboards, Darryl Jones on bass, David Rhodes on guitar, and Manu Katche on drums, several percussionists, instrumentalists and vocalists also augment this core line-up including saxman Branford Marsalis, and both Tracy Chapman and Youssou Nídour lend their voices to this set.

Note: Recording quality can vary on these kind of releases.