Peter Gabriel- San Jacinto- London 03-2011

This breathtaking recording of “San Jacinto” from the limited edition Peter Gabriel package Live Blood was performed in London March 2011 with the New Blood Orchestra conducted by Ben Foster. Notably “San Jacinto” was the first song Peter Gabriel chose to perform when he inaugurated his WOMAD Festival concept forty years ago in England, ushering in the notion of World Music to Western musical awareness. Peter Gabriel is quoted  in Uncut magazine as saying that “San Jacinto”, named not after the famous turning point battle in the Texas Revolution but rather the mountain range that borders Palm Springs in the Southern California desert,”is about the culture clash between Native Americans and present-day America.” Note: no guitar, bass, or drum kit were harmed in the making of this recording. –Redbeard