Peter Gabriel – Paris, France (10/04/77)

Paris, Olympia
October 4, 1977

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01. Here Comes The Flood
02. Slowburn
03. Moribund The Burgermeister
04. Modern Love
05. Indigo
06. Humdrum
07. White Shadow (early version)
08. Excuse Me
09. Band Intro / Solsbury Hill
10. Down The Dolce Vita
11. On The Air
12. All Day And All Of The Night
13. Back In N.Y.C.
14. Animal Magic
15. Waiting For The Big One
16. Here Comes The Flood (reprise)

TT 81:13

Lineage: Unknown recording device > n generation tape > Teac Tape Deck AD-RW900 > Creative Recon 3D Sound Blaster > HD >
SoundForge 10.0 Pro > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Peter Gabriel – Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
Sid McGuinness – Guitars
Tony Levin – Bass, Stick, Tuba, Backing Vocals
Larry Fast – Synthesisers
Jerry Marotta – Drums
Bayette – Keyboards

I was given the whole of Gabriel collection on tapes from the good friend MBT the other day. He used to be an avid Gabriel
collector back in the 80¥s but he had also attended many concerts in the Paris area even before, like for example one of
the Olympia gigs from September 1980 where he could even get Gabriel¥s tambourine which he used to throw in the air at the
end of Solsbury Hill.

A week ago, I was at his place and we were planning to go and eat a nice indian restaurant. We drove with my car in the
outskirts of Paris. I had asked him to provide me with a few tapes from his collection to transfer. But when we came back from
the restaurant, he simply handed over to me his whole collection (mostly covering the 1977-1994 period asking me to look at
it and transfer those tapes I would find interesting.

WOW! Another monster task to do. I obviously started from the first tour and found many gems, in particular from the french tour.
MBT used to be an active trader with other fellow french traders, so I guess that his collection from there could be something
of interest. Plus he used to record on the radio any sort of interviews or special about Gabriel so I do not doubt that I will
find some treasures.

I do not know if we can label this one as “treasure” but I never saw this one circulating and, despite the quite poor quality,
this is a nice capture of PG¥s first tour. Possibly of the the best performances musicwise by the band. You can clearly hear
the audience on fire keep asking for encores. At the end four encores were played that night. Peter addresses the audience in
french and greets Paris, so there is no doubt this comes from the Olympia which, by the way, is a rather shitty venue to record
shows despite being of the temples of rock music in Paris.

Full set including Animal Magic and one Genesis encores which was not played that often during that leg of the tour.
Somehow for completists only, but aren¥t we all completists here at The Movement???


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