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    Peter Gabriel - Recording Compendium (3)

    Official Stuff, Demos, Outtakes & more

    Teil 3: Peter Gabriel 3 (Melt) | 1979 - 1980


    last update: 31/7/2016



    When the tour in support of Peter Gabriel's second album ended by Christmas 1978, he had already played live some of the tracks that would appear on his third album: These were I Don't Remember, an early version of Not One Of Us and Family Snapshot as well as the Gabriel/Robinson-track Bully For You (see part 2). During the early phase of the writing sessions for the third album in spring and summer 1979, Peter was involved in three rare (guest) appearances, and new material was performed...


    1979

    The Woman With The Child In Her Eyes [live 1979]
    (Kate Bush)

    I Don't Remember [live 1979]*
    (Peter Gabriel)

    Let It Be [feat. Kate Bush & Steve Harley] [live 1979]
    (John Lennon/Paul MacCartney)

    First known performance date: 12th May 1979 - London, Hammersmith Odeon (Kate Bush Show)

    Bully For You [live 1979]*
    (Peter Gabriel - Tom Robinson)

    It's Only Rock'N Roll (But I Like It) [live 1979]**
    (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)

    First known performance date: 23rd June 1979 - Glastonbury, Glastonbury Fayre (Peter Gabriel & Friends)

    Biko [live 1979]*
    (Peter Gabriel)

    Don't Know How To Stop (No Self Control) [live 1979]*
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:35)

    Intruder [live 1979]*
    (Peter Gabriel)

    Games Without Frontiers [live 1979]*
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:35)

    First known performance date: 26th August 1979 - Reading, Reading Festival
    Best available source: Bootleg - Kate Bush The Bill Duffield Concert
    *Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Reading Rock '79 (Vanillag Remaster)
    **Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Glastonbury Fayre '79


    An early version of I Don't Remember was recorded before the album sessions really began. Also, the result of the first collaboration between Peter and Kate Bush aired on TV in late 1979...






    I Don't Remember [original version]
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:25)

    Recording date: 1979
    Recording location: Trident, London; overdubbed at Atlantic NYC; mixed at Paragon, Chicago
    Produced by: Peter Gabriel & Stephen W. Tayler
    Performed by: Peter Gabriel
    First official release: 9th February 1980 - Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers (UK 7"/Charisma CB 354)
    Best available source: same







    Another Day
    (Roy Harper) (3:28)

    Recording date: 1979
    Recording location: BBC Studios, Pebble Mill, Birmingham (?)
    Performed by: Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
    First official release: 28th December 1979 Kate Bush Show (UK TV broadcast)
    Best available source: Bootleg Kate (DVD/Epping Forrest EFDVDVA02)






    Album tracks


    Peter Gabriel used the first half of 1979 to write additional tracks for the upcoming album, which he would then record in the second half of the year...



    1979


    Intruder
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:54)

    No Self-Control
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:55)

    Start
    (Peter Gabriel) (1:21)

    I Don't Remember
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:42)

    Family Snapshot
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:29)

    And Through The Wire
    (Peter Gabriel) (5:00)

    Games Without Frontiers
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:07)

    Not One Of Us
    (Peter Gabriel) (5:22)

    Lead A Normal Life
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:15)

    Biko
    (Peter Gabriel) (7:33)

    Recording date: Summer/Autumn 1979
    Recording location: Manor Mobile/Bath, The Townhouse/London
    Produced by: Steve Lillywhite
    Performed by: see album credits
    First official release: 30th May 1980 - Peter Gabriel "3" (UK LP/Charisma CDS 4019)
    Best available source: Peter Gabriel "3" (2003 Remaster) (CD/SACD/Virgin SAPGCD3)





    Outtakes


    Some songs were recorded, but not included on the final album. Two of these tracks appeared on later albums...



    1979






    Bully For You*
    (Peter Gabriel - Tom Robinson) (5:00)

    I Go Swimming**
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:34)

    Milgram's 37 [We Do What We're Told original version instrumental]**
    (Peter Gabriel) (7:55)

    Wallflower [original version instrumental]**
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:16)

    First official release: ---
    *Best available source: Bootleg – Peter Gabriel The Shop Tape
    **Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Ashcombe Works





    Alternative versions


    Peter's idea to record the album with him singing the lyrics in foreign languages came to nought with several language versions. It did, however, lead to German lyrics and a bonus subtitle, Ein deutsches Album, for "Melt". Even the music was adapted in some places ...


    1980

    Eindringling
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein) (5:00)

    Keine Selbstkontrolle
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein) (4:00)

    Start
    (Peter Gabriel) (1:21)

    Frag Mich Nicht Immer
    (Peter Gabrie - Horst Königstein) (4:41)

    Schnappschuss (Ein Familienfoto)
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein) (4:26)

    Und Durch Den Draht
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein) (4:28)

    Spiel Ohne Grenzen
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein) (4:07)

    Du Bist Nicht Wie Wir
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein) (5:31)

    Ein Normales Leben
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein) (4:21)

    Biko
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein) (8:55)

    Remix date: 1980
    Remixed by: Peter Gabriel & David Lord
    First official release: July 1980 - Peter Gabriel - Ein deutsches Album (UK LP/Charisma CDS 4013)
    Best available source: Peter Gabriel - Ein deutsches Album (2015 Remaster) (Hi-Res 24/96k Download/Real World Records PGLPR3DX)



    There are plenty of different versions of the albums tracks. Two outtakes also surfaced over the years. Parts of Family Snapshot and Not One Of Us were recycled for the soundtrack album Birdy (see part 5). The website RealWorldRemixed.com released two sample packs in 2009/10 with single tracks / layers of the songs Games Without Frontiers and Not One Of Us. The intention was to provide the fans the opportunity to create own remixes, which were delivered in large numbers and could be heard on the mentioned website...






    Intruder [alternate mix]
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:30)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Book Of Memories




    Intruder [alternate mix 2]
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:50)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel The Shop Tape




    No Self-Control [instrumental mix]
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:00)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Ashcombe Works




    No Self-Control [edit]

    (Peter Gabriel) (3:46) First official release: 2nd May 1980 - Peter Gabriel No Self Control (UK 7"/Charisma CB 360)
    Best available source: same




    No Self-Control [edit 2]

    (Peter Gabriel) (3:24) First official release: 1980 - Various Artists Hot Wax (UK LP/K-Tel NE 1082)
    Best available source: same





    Start [alternate mix]
    (Peter Gabriel) (1:18)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Ashcombe Works





    I Don't Remember [instrumental mix]
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:35)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Ashcombe Works




    I Don't Remember [edit]
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:38)

    First official release: August 1978 - Peter Gabriel I Don't Remember (US 7"/Mercury 76016)
    Best available source: Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree – Sixteen Golden Greats (2003 Remaster) (CD/SACD/Virgin SAPGTVD6)




    Family Snapshot [alternate mix]
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:28)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel The Shop Tape




    Close Up (from Family Snapshot)
    (Peter Gabriel) (0:55)

    Recording date: Summer/Autumn 1979 + October/November 1984
    Recording location: Manor Mobile/Bath, The Townhouse/London, Ashcombe Studios/Bath
    Produced by: Peter Gabriel & Daniel Lanois
    Performed by: see album credits
    First official release: 18th March 1985 - Peter Gabriel Birdy - Music From The Film (UK LP/Charisma CDS 4013)
    Best available source: Peter Gabriel Birdy - Music From The Film (2003 Remaster) (CD/SACDVirgin SACASCD 1167)




    And Through The Wire [alternate mix]
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:30)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Ashcombe Works




    And Through The Wire [alternate mix 2]
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:30)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel The Shop Tape







    Games Without Frontiers [instrumental mix]
    (Peter Gabriel) (6:21)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Book Of Memories




    Games Without Frontiers [edit]
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:48)

    First official release: 9th February 1980 - Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers (UK 7"/Charisma CB 354)
    Best available source: same



    Games Without Frontiers [edit 2]
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:56)

    First official release: 19th November 1990 - Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree (UK CD/Virgin PGTVD 6)
    Best available source: Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree – 16 Golden Greats (2003 Remaster) (SACD/CD/Virgin SAPGTVD 6)



    Games Without Frontiers (Massive/DB Mix)
    (Peter Gabriel) (5:18)

    Remix date: 1992
    Remixed by: David Botrill & Massive Attack
    First official release: January 1993 - Peter Gabriel Steam (UK 5"CD/Virgin PGST 8)
    Best available source: same (different CD formats)




    Games Without Frontiers [5.1 surround mix]
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:50)

    Remix date: 2004
    Remixed by: Daniel Lanois & Richard Chappell with Paul Grady
    First official release: 25th October 2004 - Peter Gabriel PLAY - The Videos (DVD/Warner 5050467-5681-2-9)
    Best available source: same



    Games Without Frontiers [sample pack]
    (Peter Gabriel)

    First official release: December 2008 - RealWorldRemixed.com Sample Pack 13 (Download/pg_gwf_wav.zip)







    X Games Without Frontiers
    (Peter Gabriel/Lord Jamar/Greg Jennings) (?:??)

    Remix date: 2008
    Remixed by: Lord Jamar
    First official release: January 2009 - Winter X Games XIII (TV Broadcasts)
    Best available source: ?





    Not One Of Us [full length version]
    (Peter Gabriel) (5:44)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel The Shop Tape











    Birdy's Flight (from Not One Of Us)
    (Peter Gabriel) (3:03)

    Recording date: Summer/Autumn 1979 + October/November 1984
    Recording location: Manor Mobile/Bath, The Townhouse/London, Ashcombe Studios/Bath
    Produced by: Peter Gabriel & Daniel Lanois
    Performed by: see album credits
    First official release: 18th March 1985 - Peter Gabriel Birdy - Music From The Film (UK LP/Charisma CDS 4013)
    Best available source: Peter Gabriel Birdy - Music From The Film (2003 Remaster) (CD/SACDVirgin SACASCD 1167)




    Not One Of Us [sample pack]
    (Peter Gabriel)

    First official release: January 2010 - RealWorldRemixed.com Sample Pack 17 (Download/pg_notone_wav.zip)





    Biko [alternate mix]
    (Peter Gabriel) (7:07)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel The Shop Tape




    Biko [edit]
    (Peter Gabriel) (6:55)

    First official release: 19th November 1990 - Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree (CD/Virgin PGTVD 6)
    Best available source: Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree 2003 Remaster (CD/SACD/Virgin SAPGTVD 6)



    Biko (Remixed Version)
    (Peter Gabriel) (8:55)

    First official release: August 1980 - Peter Gabriel Biko (UK 12"/Charisma CB 370-12)
    Best available source: same



    Biko (Special Edited Version)
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:00)

    First official release: August 1980 - Peter Gabriel Biko (UK Promo 7"/Charisma CBDJ 370)
    Best available source: same





    Bully For You [instrumental mix]
    (Peter Gabriel - Tom Robinson) (4:49)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Book Of Memories








     

    I Go Swimming [instrumental mix]

    (Peter Gabriel) (4:39)

    First official release: ---
    Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Ashcombe Works




    Ga-Ga (I Go Swimming Instrumental)
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:31)

    First official release: June 1987 - Peter Gabriel "Red Rain" (UK 12"/Virgin PGS 412)
    Best available source: same






    Non Album Tracks


    Two further recordings were produced in 1980 and released as single B-sides...



    1980




    Jetzt Kommt Die Flut
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein) (4:59)

    Recording date: 1980
    Recording location: ???
    Produced by: Peter Gabriel
    Performed by: Peter Gabriel
    First official release: June 1980 - Peter Gabriel Spiel ohne Grenzen (GER 7"/Charisma 6000 449)
    Best available source: Various Artists Kuschelrock – Die schönsten deutschen Lovesongs 2 (GER CD/SonyMusic 88691 92221 2)



    Shosholoza
    (Traditional - Arangement: Egnos, Gray, Peter Gabriel) (5:17)

    Recording date: 1980
    Recording location: ???
    Produced by: Peter Gabriel
    Performed by: Peter Gabriel
    First official release: August 1980 - Peter Gabriel Biko (UK 7"/Charisma CB 370)
    Best available source: Peter Gabriel Biko (UK 12"/Charisma CB 370-12)






    Live Tracks


    The China 1984 Tour began on 20th February 1980 in England and was finished after the third leg on 8th October in Portugal. The set list included songs that had been recorded but not released, like Bully For You and I Go Swimming, as well as a new track called Milgram's 37, which Peter would even sing in German during German shows...



    1980

    Milgram's 37 [live 1980]
    (Peter Gabriel)

    First known performance date: 20th February 1980 - Exeter, University
    Best available source: Bootleg – Peter Gabriel Cardiff '80 Upgrade




    Wir Tun Was Ihr Sagt [live 1980]
    (Peter Gabriel - Horst Königstein)

    First known performance date: 1st September 1980 – Hamburg, Audimax
    Best available source: Bootleg – Peter Gabriel At German Front



    Two live recordings of the tour were released officially...






    Not One Of Us [live 1980]
    (Peter Gabriel) (5:11)

    Performance date: 24th February 1980 - Leicester, De Montfort Hall

    Humdrum [live 1980]
    (Peter Gabriel) (4:00)

    Performance date: 12th July 1980 - New York, Diplomat Hotel
    First official release: 12th January 1981 - Various Artists The Recorder #2 (UK LP/Bristol Recorder 002)
    Best available source: same



    It took Peter Gabriel two years to bring out his next album. Biko was re-recorded and released by Manu Dibango with Gabriels involvement in 1994. Intruder was re-recorded in 2010/11 for his Orchestra album New Blood.





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