Peter Gabriel, “Here Comes the Flood,” Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats, 1990.
Peter Gabriel, “Here Comes the Flood,” from Robert Fripp’s Exposure, 1979.
Peter Gabriel, “Here Comes the Flood,” Peter Gabriel, 1977.
The band became a more abstract entity, a community. And while individual band members might shine and take virtuosic turns, their identities became submerged within the group. It might seem paradoxical, but the more integral everyone was, the more everyone gave up some individuality and surrendered to the music. It was a living, breathing model of a more ideal society, an ephemeral utopia that everyone, even the audience, felt was being manifested in front of them, if only for a brief period.
David S. Ware, “Methone,” Saturnian, 2010.