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Peter Gabriel - Recording Compendium (10)

Official stuff, Demos, Outtakes & more

Part 10: Big Blue Ball | 2005 - 2009


last update: 19/9/2016




After the shows supporting the UP album, Peter was involved in little projects and some individual songs ...


2005


Imagine
(John Lennon) (3:15)

Recording date: 2005
Recording location: Real World Studios/Box
Produced by: Peter Gabriel
Performed by: Peter Gabriel (vocals/piano) feat. Tony Levin, Ged Lynch (drums)
First official release: 10th February 2006 - XX Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony in Torino (TV broadcasts)
Best available source: same


2006




Salala
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (3:24)

Salala (Radio Edit)
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (3:07)

Recording date: 2006
Recording location: Electric Lady Studio/New York City
Produced by: Tony Visconti
Performed by: Angelique Kidjo feat. Peter Gabriel

Salala (Radio Mix/Junior Vasquez Afroelectro Radio Edit)*
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (3:38)

Salala (Junior's Afroelectro Drums/Drums)*
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (3:36)

Salala (Junior Vasquez Afroelectro Club Mix/Extended Club Mix)*
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (8:56)

Salala (Junior Vasquez Afroelectro Intrumental/Extended Club Dub)*
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (8:56)

Salala (Global Domination Mix Show/Mix Show Vocal)*
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (5:28)

Salala (Junior's Percapella/Mix Show Drums)*
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (5:28)

Salala (Junior's Keyapella/Padapella)*
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (5:28)

Salala (Junior's Big Room Vocal Mix)**
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (7:29)

Salala (Junior Vasquez Vs. Kidjo + Gabriel Vocal Remix)**
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (8:02)

Salala (Junior's Classic House Dub)**
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (6:44)

Remixed by: Junior Vasquez (Donals Mattern)

Salala (The Radioactive Sandwich House Vocal)**
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail) (6:58)

Remixed by: Junior Vasquez (Donals Mattern)

Salala [sample pack]***
(Angelique Kidjo/Jean Louis Herbrail)

First official release: January 2007 - Angelique Kidjo feat. Peter Gabriel Salala (UK promo CD/Razor & Tie 0946 3938022 0)
*First official release: January 2007 - Angelique Kidjo feat. Peter Gabriel Salala (UK promo CD/Razor & Tie RTDJ904)
**First official release: July 2007 - Angelique Kidjo feat. Peter Gabriel Salala (UK promo CD/Razor & Tie)
***First official release: 9th March 2007 - Angelique Kidjo feat. Peter Gabriel Salala (WAV download/RealWorldRemixed.com)
Best available source: same






Live Tracks


Peter Gabriel surprised his fans in the summer of 2007 with a compilation of songs and rarities on a free CD as part of the newspaper Mail On Sunday. Also, quite spontaneously, he went on an open air tour with a very intersting selection of songs. The setlist from the Warm Up Tour was the result of a poll on his own website. As a result, he played tracks he had not played live for a very long time. For fans, it was also great to know that all shows were once again released as official bootlegs by TheMusic.com. All performed tracks are available on CD. The band had also rehearsed (but not played) the following tracks: Waiting For The Big One, And Through The Wire, This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds), Love To Be Loved, Make Tomorrow Today and The Drop...



2007




Moribund The Burgermeister [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)
Solsbury Hill [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Humdrum [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)
On The Air [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)
D.I.Y. [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Mother Of Violence [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Indigo [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Intruder [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

No Self Control [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

I Don't Remember [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)
Family Snapshot [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Schnappschuß (Ein Familienfoto) [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel/Horst Königstein)

Not One Of Us [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Du Bist Nicht Wie Wir [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel/Horst Königstein)

Biko [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

The Rhythm Of The Heat [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

I Have The Touch [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Lay Your Hands On Me [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Sledgehammer [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Big Time [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37) [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

In Your Eyes [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

The Feeling Begins [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Blood Of Eden [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Steam [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)
Washing Of The Water [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Digging In The Dirt [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Secret World [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Lovetown [live 2007 rough mix]

(Peter Gabriel)

I Grieve [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Signal To Noise [live 2007 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Recording date: 14th June - 11th August 2007
Recording location: various
Mixed By: Ben Finlay
First official release: July - August 2007 - Peter Gabriel The Warm Up Tour (Encore Series) (22x 2CDs/TheMusic.com)


 


 


Collaborations


Work on the soundtrack for the (in parts) animated movie Sea Monsters started before the tour. It was a project of Richard Evand and David Rhodes (alias The Footnote) and it was finished after the tour and Peter Gabriel was also involved ...




2007


Different Stories, Different Lives
(Richard Evans, Peter Gabriel, David Rhodes) (?:??)
Different Stories, Different Lives [edit 1]*
(Richard Evans, Peter Gabriel, David Rhodes) (3:01)
Different Stories, Different Lives [edit 2]**
(Richard Evans, Peter Gabriel, David Rhodes) (2:44)
The Reveal***
(Richard Evans, David Rhodes) (0:41)
Beauty And Wonder***
(Richard Evans, David Rhodes) (1:49)

Recording date: March - August 2007
Recording location: Real World Studios/Box
Produced by: Richard Evans & David Rhodes with Peter Gabriel
Performed by: The Footnote (a.k.a. David Rhodes (guitar/vocals) & Richard Evans (guitar/vocals)) & Peter Gabriel (vocals) feat. Angie Pollock (vocals), Ged Lynch (drums/percussion), Hungarian Orchestra (?) (strings)
*/***First official release: 27th September 2007 - Sea Monsters - A Prehistoric Adventure (movie release)
*Best available source: The Footnote Sea Monsters - A Prehistoric Adveture (US Blu-Ray/National Geographic 727994753070)
**/***Best available source: The Footnote Sea Monsters - A Prehistoric Adveture (US promo CD/National Geographic ?)








Album Tracks


In the summer of 2008, the stuff from the "Realworld Recording Weeks" finally were released on CD on an album called Big Blue Ball. The three recording events took place as early as 1991, 1992 and 1995. Even though Peter Gabriel was more or less involved in seven tracks, the result is not a Peter Gabriel album ...



2008

Whole Thing (Original Mix)
(Alexis Faku/Tim Finn/Peter Gabriel/Geoffrey Oryema/Karl Wallinger/Andy White) (5:25)

Shadow*
(Cañizares/Peter Gabriel/Karl Wallinger/Shungu Wembadio) (4:27)

Exit Through You
(Joseph Arthur/Peter Gabriel) (5:52)

Burn You Up, Burn You Down [remix]
(Peter Gabriel/Neil Sparkes/Karl Wallinger) (4:30)

Rivers
(Marta Sebestyen) (5:44)

Jijy*
(Peter Gabriel/Rossy/Karl Wallinger/Jah Wobble) (3:59)

Big Blue Ball
(Karl Wallinger) (4:50)

Recording date: 1991 - 2007
Recording location: Real World Studios/Box
Produced by: Peter Gabriel, Stephen Hague & Karl Wallinger
Performed by: see album credits
*Performed without Peter Gabriel
First official release: 27th May 2008 - Big Blue Ball Big Blue Ball (US CD/Real World USCDRW150)
Best available source: same








Alternate Versions


Two special versions and remixes are available from that album ...




2008

Whole Thing (Adrian Sherwood & Jazzwad Remix)
(Alexis Faku/Tim Finn/Peter Gabriel/Geoffrey Oryema/Karl Wallinger/Andy White) (5:26)

First official release: 2008 - Big Blue Ball "Big Blue Ball" (UK download)
Best available source: same







Big Blue Ball (Instrumental)
(Karl Wallinger) (4:50)

First official release: 12th March 2008 - Various Artists Real World Records/Big Blue Ball (UK promo CD/Realworld)
Best available source: same






Exit Through You [sample pack]
(Joseph Arthur/Peter Gabriel)

First official release: 14th May 2008 - Big Blue Ball Exit Through You (WAV download/RealWorldRemixed.com)
Best available source: same









Album Tracks


Also in the summer of 2008, the soundtrack for the animated movie Wall-E was released. Peter contributed the main track for the movie and the theme of that song is also used in two score tracks ...



2008














EVE
(Thomas Newman/Peter Gabriel) (1:02)

Define Dancing
(Thomas Newman/Peter Gabriel) (2:23)

Down To Earth*
(Thomas Newman/Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel) (5:58)

Recording date: 2008
Recording location: The Village and Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Newman Scoring Stage-Twentieth Century Fox Studios
Produced by: Thomas Newman & Bill Bernstein, *Peter Gabriel
Performed by: Thomas Newman
*Performed by: Peter Gabriel feat. The Soweto Gospel Choir
First official release: 24th June 2008 - Thomas Newman Wall-E - An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (US CD/Walt Disney Records D000174302)
Best available source: same






Collaborations


At the same time, Peter recorded a track with Hot Chip, a cover version of Vampire Weekend's Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa auf, which appeared in early 2009 on the internet ...



2008


Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
(Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij/Chris Tomson/Chris Baio/Ieva Berzina - Ezra Koenig) (4:08)

Recording date: summer 2008
Recording location: Real World Studios/Box
Produced by:
Performed by: Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel
First official release: 17th December 2008 - various streaming services
Best available source: Various Artists 08/09 XL (UK promo CDr/XL Recordings)





 


Live Tracks


Quite unexpectedly, Peter decided to do a short seven-date Latin American tour in March 2009 - just before he started to work on his next studio album project. The tour was once again released on individual 2CDs for each show via TheMusic.com...



2009




Solsbury Hill [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

On The Air [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)
Mother Of Violence [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Intruder [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Games Without Frontiers [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

No Self Control [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Biko [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

The Rhythm Of The Heat [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

San Jacinto [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Wallflower [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Red Rain [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Sledgehammer [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Big Time [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

In Your Eyes [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Come Talk To Me [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Blood Of Eden [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Steam [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Secret World [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Father, Son [live 2009 rough mix]

(Peter Gabriel)

The Tower That Ate People [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Darkness [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Signal To Noise [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel)

Burn You Up, Burn You Down [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel/Karl Wallinger/Neil Spakes)

Down To Earth [live 2009 rough mix]
(Peter Gabriel/Thomas Newman - Peter Gabriel)

Recording date: 18th - 31st March 2009
Recording location: various
Performed by: Peter Gabriel
First official release: 2009 - Peter Gabriel 2009 Tour (7 x US 2CD/TheMusic.com)
Best available source: same

 



After the tour, Peter started his "orchestral phase", which produced two studio albums - Scratch My Back and New Blood - and also live releases...

 


 


Author: Steffen Gerlach


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