Plays Live is the first live and fifth album overall released by British rock musician Peter Gabriel. This album was originally released as a double album and longplay cassette, with sixteen songs and a running time of over 80 minutes. It was eventually issued as a double CD set, and, in 1985, as a single CD version Plays Live – Highlights with only twelve songs and some significant track time alterations. It was remastered and reissued in 2002, the Highlights version was released in the US while the full double-CD set, containing all the songs, was released in the UK.
The album's one previously unreleased song, "I Go Swimming," received airplay and made the US charts in 1983. (The song was initially performed by Gabriel during his 1980 world tour, in support of his third album). "I Don't Remember" was issued as a single, with an accompanying music video, in the US as well.
All songs written by Peter Gabriel.
This side was recorded at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas on December 4, 1982....