|Live album by|
|Released||6 June 1983|
|Recorded||November–December 1982, United States|
1983, Bath, England
|Genre||Art rock, progressive rock, worldbeat, experimental rock|
66:50 (highlights version)
|Label||Geffen (US & Canada), Charisma|
|Producer||Peter Gabriel, Peter Walsh|
|Peter Gabriel chronology|
|Singles from Plays Live|
Plays Live is the first live and fifth album overall released by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel; it was his first solo album to not be titled simply Peter Gabriel. This album was originally released as a double album and longplay cassette in 1983, with sixteen songs. It was re-released in 1985, as a single CD version called Plays Live (Highlights) with only twelve songs, some of which are edited from their full-length versions, so that the album could fit on a single CD. It was eventually re-released in its entirety as a double CD set in 1987. In 2002, a remastered version of the Highlights version was re-released. In 2019, the complete double-LP version of the album was released on music streaming platforms for the first time.
"Plays Live" concerts were recorded at:
Liner notes by "the producers" admit, "Although this album was compiled from four concerts in the mid-West of the United States, some additional recording took place not a thousand miles away from the home of the artist. The generic term for this process is 'cheating'. Care has been taken to keep the essence of the gigs intact, including 'human imperfection'."
The album's previously unreleased "I Go Swimming" received airplay and made the US charts in 1983. The song was initially recorded for Gabriel's third albumand was performed on his 1980 tour.
"I Don't Remember" was issued as a single, with an accompanying music video, in the US.
All songs written by Peter Gabriel.
This side was recorded at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas on 4 December 1982.
|Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)||55|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||21|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||40|
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||25|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||31|
|UK Albums (OCC)||8|
|US Billboard 200||44|
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