Label
Virgin
Release date
12 Jun 2000
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
61:40

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Story of Ovo 5:20 8,196
2 Low Light 6:35 11,549
3 The Time of the Turning 5:04 10,410
4 The Man Who Loved the Earth/The Hand That Sold Shadows 4:13 5,728
5 The Time Of The Turning (Reprise)/The Weavers Reel 5:35 2,971
6 Father, Son 4:57 24,475
7 The Tower That Ate People 4:48 15,089
8 Revenge 1:29 10,159
9 White Ashes 2:33 10,272
10 Downside-Up 6:02 13,259
11 The Nest that Sailed the Sky 5:04 14,271
12 Make Tomorrow 10:00 10,243

About this album

OVO is a soundtrack for the Millennium Dome Show in London that was composed by Peter Gabriel. It was released August 29, 2000 and features guest vocals by Neneh Cherry, Rosco, Richie Havens, Elizabeth Fraser and Paul Buchanan (of The Blue Nile). Two versions were released, a “limited version” (Europe), and a “regular” version (America). The limited version contained a booklet with a comic book story of OVO, and a bonus CD with an extra rap track (remixed from “Digging in The Dirt”) and videos of the show.

Peter, Elizabeth, Paul and the band (including long-time member Tony Levin) performed “Father, Son” and “Downside Up” in BBC’s Later with Jools Holland. Both performances are available at Peter Gabriel’s website.

Peter performed “Father, Son”, “The Tower That Ate People”, “White Ashes”, and “Downside Up” over the course of the Growing Up and Still Growing Up tours. Melanie Gabriel provided backing vocals for “Downside Up”. Some of these performances are available in the Up tour DVDs.

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  • rtms1988

    Awesome album.

    17 Dec 2010 Reply
  • BarbaricGoose

    I've always loved The Tower That Ate People. It has such an ominous feel to it.

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ritsukawaii

    Make Tomorrow is the masterpiece of this album

    11 Jan 2010 Reply
  • datiswous

    I think the first track is great. In the description is said that the Europian version had "extra's". I bought mine in Amsterdam, but didn't get these "extra's".

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • UnaLaguna

    Bar the first track, this is overall a very good album. The last three tracks are exceptional.

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • TJLinden

    This album includes a couple of genuine masterpieces and a few favorites of mine, but at the same time contains a couple of weirdass industrial noise recordings. It remains a strange work, but a work of art nevertheless.

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • DzHead

    Found the 3rd part too http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzehueel-Ss&feature=related

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • DzHead

    OVO is just such a strong concept album that the story unfolds while listening. Now after years of search I found footage of the Millenium Dome show. http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=q-_IvIUQDFo&NR=1 http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=l1z9O8q_uuo&feature=related http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=DYSJtjVd0eY

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • MIDDLEOFMOMENT

    I also discovered it today for the first time - P.G. is simply one of the most important musicians/artists of our times

    6 Nov 2008 Reply
  • firlephanz

    stunning album.....wonder why i didn't discovered it earlier...anyway.....heavy rotation !

    7 Oct 2008 Reply
  • RussSargeant

    Beautiful, beautiful album...

    8 Aug 2008 Reply
  • gaspode8

    Beautiful album with great tracks.

    3 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Adrien1115

    This album was very bad and I spent $40 on it which stings quite a bit.

    28 Oct 2007 Reply
  • OneWorldDestiny

    peter gabriel has an angelic voice, no doubt. this album contains very good songs but lacks integrity. listen to the selected songs and it's a pleasure. don't disregard this work

    23 Jan 2007 Reply
  • RedDeath

    The show was the only good part of the millennium dome, it was beautiful!!! At the time I was only about 15 and didn't know too much of Peter Gabriel but found myself mesmorised by his music for this show. I even got a job in the dome and the only thing I enjoyed about that was being able to hear the show going on and watching it on my breaks.

    13 Jan 2007 Reply

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