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Olive Tree (Dark​-​Side Mix)

by Peter Gabriel

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Dredge This song is just as inspirational as any other on i/o. Very bright and optimistic. Looking forward to hearing what’s left as we get to the conclusion of the album this year.
Sally Warmington
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Sally Warmington I love this mix - Peter's vocals come across more powerfully at the beginning - but both are great! I'm wondering if this artwork might be a great cover art for the album when it's released? It's haunting and beautiful and it conveys the themes of the album so well. Time will tell! :)
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marcelvandommelen I am wondering which mixes will be chosen for the final release. Or will there be a new way? Perhaps we can choose our own versions and a (physical) medium it will be delivered on. Wouldn’t that be cool? To be able to create your own preferred collection of the new i/o. Peters delivers the input, and we, the buyers, choose the output 😎. Favorite track: Olive Tree (Dark-Side Mix).
Nick Carlisle
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Nick Carlisle Love the verses in this song, and the story laid out in the lyrics. And what a great Tony Levin bass part!
Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper As with most of the Dark-Side-Mixes, I prefer them, because there's a little more breathing-room for the music. The "louder" Bright-Side-Mixes may have their merits on tiny speakers or while listening in loud environments but, as said, on proper equipment I'd always go for less compression...
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released August 16, 2023
Words and Music by Peter Gabriel
Engineering by Oli Jacobs, Katie May
Assistant engineering by Faye Dolle, Dom Shaw
Orchestral engineering Lewis Jones
Orchestral assistant engineering by Tom Coath, Luie Stylianou
Pre-production enginneering by Richard Chappell
Produced by Peter Gabriel
Mixed by Tchad Blake
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis
Recorded at Real World Studios, Bath, The Beehive, London , British Grove, London
Cover: Chroniques avec la Nature by Barthélémy Toguo

Drums: Manu Katché
Percussion: Ged Lynch
Rhythm Programming: Peter Gabriel, Richard Chappell
Bass: Tony Levin
Saxophone: Evan Smith
Trumpet: Josh Shpak
Piano and Synths: Peter Gabriel
Electric, Acoustic and 12 String Guitar: David Rhodes
Mandolin: Richard Evans
BVs: Peter Gabriel, David Rhodes
LVs: Peter Gabriel

Orchestral Arrangement: John Metcalfe with Peter Gabriel
Violins: Everton Nelson, Ian Humphries, Louisa Fuller, Charles Mutter, Cathy Thompson, Natalia Bonner, Richard George, Marianne Haynes, Martin Burgess, Clare Hayes, Debbie Widdup, Odile Ollagnon
Violas: Bruce White, Fiona Bonds, Peter Lale, Rachel Roberts
Cellos: Ian Burdge, Chris Worsey, Caroline Dale, William Schofield, Tony Woollard, Chris Allan
Double bass: Chris Laurence, Stacy Watton, Lucy Shaw
Orchestra Conductor: John Metcalfe
Orchestra Leader: Everton Nelson
Sheet Music Supervisor: Dave Foster
Orchestra Contractor: Lucy Whalley and Susie Gillis for Isobel Griffiths Ltd


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Peter Gabriel is best known as a musician. He started his solo work in 1975 after leaving his old school group: Genesis. He has released eleven solo albums and written soundtracks for three films.
Peter is now writing and recording, and working on a plan to create a streaming service for digital medicine and an Interspecies Internet.
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