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Peter Gabriel – Live In Seattle 1983 – Past Daily – Backstage Weekend

Peter Gabriel - once the soul of Genesis, on to other adventures.

Peter Gabriel – once the soul of Genesis, on to other adventures.

Peter Gabriel – Live In Seattle – August 10, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

When Peter Gabriel left Genesis, a band he co-founded in the mid-1960s and said farewell to at the close of the Lamb Lies Down On Broadway tour in 1975, it came as a shock. Genesis without Peter Gabriel didn’t seem possible and Peter Gabriel didn’t seem possible without Genesis. And there were divisions within the audience over the new direction Genesis took, and many had doubts if Peter Gabriel could sustain a solo career without his former bandmates.

But time passed and the fears were unfounded. True, Genesis during this new incarnation lost a lot of its former fanbase. But Peter Gabriel emerged as an artist just as relevant as before – only now he was working with a broader and more diverse base of people and his music took a deeper, more introspective turn.

This weekend’s concert from 1983, comes around the time of the release of his 4th album and the resultant support tour. It took place in Seattle in August of 1983 at The Paramount Theatre.

Vintage Gabriel, with perennial favorites Shock The Monkey (new at the time) and Solsbury Hill (already vintage).

Good show – play loud – 90 minutes worth.

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