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We chat to Mike Rurtherford

It's a quarter of a century since Mike and the Mechanics had a worldwide smash with The Living Years. Written about his father, who died in 1987, after all these years, Mike Rutherford now feels closer to the man who brought him up than ever.

Peter Gabriel focuses on the music

The trend of performing an album in full is a welcome one – it’s a blessing for nostalgists, and a celebration of music that doesn’t come in bite-size packaging. But building a show around a particular disc presents an inherent challenge when it comes to pacing and cohesion. How to make the rest of the set feel like more than padding? How to avoid a jarring break in mood? Good thing Peter Gabriel is an ideas man.

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