GGEF 0481 Solsbury Hill (live)
Produced by Peter Gabriel and Peter Walsh
Released on August 1983
US CHART POSITION #84 (charted Aug. 27, 1983 for 3 weeks)
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GGEF 0481 w. company sleeve
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K ronomyth 5.11: HILL OR HI WATER. Yet another chapter in the convoluted story that is Peter Gabriel’s discography. Different regions were treated to different singles from the Peter Gabriel Plays Live set. In North America, Geffen released an edited version of “Solsbury Hill” with “I Go Swimming” as the B side. In Europe, Charisma flipped it, making “I Go Swimming” the A side. In the UK, Charisma released a different single altogether, “I Don’t Remember,” with “Solsbury Hill” again as the B side. A lot of work for a little single that didn’t make much of a dent anywhere it went. This view of the Hill is pretty close to the original, with Tony Levin’s fretless bass now more pronounced. I wasn’t jazzed about Gabriel’s double live album in 1983 and I’m still not, since it’s always hard to hear live performances with an unbiased ear at home when the studio version is so firmly entrenched in memory.

TRACK LISTING

  1. SOLSBURY HILL (LIVE)
  2. I GO SWIMMING (LIVE)

    Back To Back Hits reissue
  3. SOLSBURY HILL (LIVE)    (Peter Gabriel)    3:58
  4. SHOCK THE MONKEY    (Peter Gabriel)    3:58

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US August 1983 Geffen 7" 29542  
US 1983 Geffen 7PRO 29542 feat. A mono on flip
SPA 1983 Charisma 7" 814 100-7 picture sleeve
US   Geffen 7" GGEF 0481 "Back To Back Hits" reissue

 

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