Peter Gabriel has made his classic song Games Without Fontiers available in multitrack format for you to remix and tinker with.
If you haven’t already checked it out, Peter Gabriel has a site called Real World Remixed. At the site you can download multitrack audio of various Real World Records artist sessions.
Recently they’ve made a second classic Peter Gabriel song available for download. A couple of years ago they did it with Shock the Monkey. This time it’s Games Without Frontiers.
This is particularly exciting for me because I got that album (Peter Gabriel 3) when I was about 11 years old and the production and arrangement of Games Without Frontiers has heavily influenced my sense of what’s right with regards to pop music production.
About the Song
Games Without Frontiers was one of the singles from Peter’s third self-titled album. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, this album of May 1980 features Jerry Marotta and Phil Collins drumming, the guitar of Robert Fripp, David Rhodes, Paul Weller and XTC’s Dave Gregory, with vocals from Peter and Kate Bush.
Games Without Frontiers was the first time Peter worked with Kate Bush whose backing vocals are in the remix pack.
The third album was the first time I had a chance to work with Kate Bush who was singing on Games Without Frontiers. I heard Wuthering Heights which I really like. I thought she had an extraordinary wonderful voice and was doing great things as a writer. I went on to work with her again later on ‘Don’t Give Up’ ~ Peter Gabriel
Download the Games Without Frontiers sample pack at Real World Remixed