Down The Dolce Vita

Album: Peter Gabriel (first, car) (1977)
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  • "La dolce vita" is Italian for "the sweet life." It refers to an indulgent lifestyle.

    The song is mostly dialogue between the characters Aeron and Gorham, who set out on a journey across the sea. The song was part of a larger concept Gabriel was developing based on a character called Mozo, which he thought might become a stage production. Mozo gets more of a showcase in "On The Air," a track from Gabriel's next album.

    These kind of songs with narrative that string together are typical of what Gabriel did with Genesis.
  • Gabriel and his producer, Bob Ezrin, used the London Symphony Orchestra on this track. It's one of the more elaborate productions in his catalog.

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  • Charlie from Nyc, Nygreat song by peter gabriel. listened to this a made me a die hard fan. one question, what does this song mean?
    see you all down the dolce vita.
    Charlie Muller Jr Bronx Ny.
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