15 years in the making, Big Blue Ball is an album of all-star international
collaborations which grew from recording sessions at Peter Gabriel's Real World
Studios in the early 1990's. An all-star cast took part in writing songs, making
music and being part of the powerful sense of community that made the so-called
Recording Weeks so creative and fruitful.
The album features Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Joseph Arthur, Sinead
O’Connor, Papa Wemba, Natacha Atlas, Holmes Brothers, Hukwe Zawose and more.
Produced by Gabriel, Wallinger (World Party) and Stephen Hague (Pet Shop Boys,
Gabriel takes the lead vocals on several tracks on the album. A mix of western,
African, and Asian musicians are also included.
The LP was mastered and cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering using
Classic's "All Tube" cutting system.
• Deluxe Gatefold Jacket
• Double LP
• Standard Edition - 140g Black Vinyl
• Mastered & Cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
1. Whole Thing (Original Mix) - featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn,
Peter Gabriel, Karl Walllinger, Andy White
2. Habibe - featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes
3. Shadow - featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
4. altus silva - featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James
McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
5. Exit Through You - featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
1. Everything Comes From You
featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinead O’Connor, Guo Yue
2. Burn You Up, Burn You Down - featuring Billy Cobham, Peter Gabriel, The
Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N’diaye, Jah Wobble
3. Forest - featuring Levon Minassian, Arona N’Diaye, Vernon Reid, Hukwe Zawose
4. Rivers - featuring Vernon Reid, Marta Sebestyen, Karl Wallinger
5. Jijy - featuring Arona N’Diaye, Rossy, Jah Wobble
6. Big Blue Ball - featuring Peter Gabriel, Manu Katché, Karl Wallinger