Music Videos Shot In One Take – Peter Gabriel And Kate Bush – Don’t Give Up

Preston, England
September 26, 2016 4:03pm CST
A video from 1986 shot in one take despite its seemingly more elaborate set up. The wonderfully contrasting voices carry great emotion in a song about a man contemplating suicide as his wife talks him out of it over the course of a perfectly timed solar eclipse. The singers are turned slowly on a turntable as they hug each other through the darkness and into the light again, enabling each to face camera when it is their turn to sing, with Bush offering gentle heartfelt reassurances and hope to Gabriel’s intense despair. This is a song for anyone going through such dark thoughts and self-doubt. It is tremendously uplifting work. The video is quite simple despite its complex looking staging. Arthur Chappell
The official Don't Give Up video. Directed by Godley and Creme. # http://petergabriel.com In this proud land we grew up strong We were wanted all along I was...
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@VivaLaDani13 (16103)
• Perth, Australia
27 Sep 16
@arthurchappell I've always loved this song. This was actually one of the songs I forced myself to listen to when I was feeling low. Cried every time.
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@Drosophila (16862)
• Ireland
26 Sep 16
I hate to be depressing, but the premises is you have a wife first
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• Preston, England
26 Sep 16
yes in his specific case though not giving up is a message to all @Drosophila
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@Drosophila (16862)
• Ireland
26 Sep 16
@arthurchappell haha ya, on a morbid note I did know someone who took his own life just before he was due to get married. So ya, it strikes all people really. Thoughts goes out to all affected
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Sep 16
wish they could clean up some of these old videos the fuzzy bothers my eyes now
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• Preston, England
29 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt the digital quality can be poor but for free downloads they are fine
@Hate2Iron (7325)
• Canada
30 Sep 16
Gorgeous song and the two voices go sooo well together!
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@responsiveme (14361)
• India
27 Sep 16
thank you for the information..its a wonderful song.
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@teamfreak16 (35114)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Sep 16
Love Kate Bush. Love Peter Gabriel. Love this song.
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@Corbin5 (78536)
• United States
26 Sep 16
So simple, but beautiful. The simplicity is definitely necessary for the message given. And, it really does not make one feel sad, but uplifted as you mentioned.
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