The Book of Love, live, by Peter Gabriel.

Via on Jun 15, 2011

It makes me believe in love, again.

I’m in love with the timeless sadness and nobility, the quality of the love in this song. I first heard it here. Then, a month later, here again. Finally, I searched it out on youtube, found the whole bit, and blogged it here. Then, on youtube, searched for a version showing Gabriel singing it. Here:

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8 Responses to “The Book of Love, live, by Peter Gabriel.”

  1. BELIEVE! Such a beautiful song. Moves you right to the core of the center of your being.

  2. matt says:

    Incredible how music has such a strong power to move us! To make the hairs on our arm stand on end….to make our hearts feel full and like it's going to explode with love…

    As a music teacher I feel this power all the time, and it never dissipates, I can trust that when I hear a song full of light and love I will have this same reaction; love, inspiration, sublime lifting of my soul.

    Thanks for sharing it !

  3. Elizabeth says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhDGdT33K0k
    The Magnetic Fields – Original artist and songwriter…

  4. Elizabeth says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkjXr9SrzQE&fe
    My post above is a mistake…here is the original w/ the artist and songwriter…but the version above is quite nice too. Beautiful song and a favorite of mine since seeing Peter perform this at Red Rocks this past May.

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  6. Mary says:

    there is an amazing video of him with the New Blood Orchestra. We saw it 3D in a theatre last spring. Absolutely transcendental. This song had little hearts and music notes floating right into your face as you watched/listened. Super fun and Gabriel does not disappoint, ever.

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