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80's Duets: Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush- Don't Give Up (version 2)

"Don't Give Up" was written by Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet with Kate Bush for Gabriel's album 'So'. The single was released in 1986, peaking at number nine in the UK charts. It describes the despair of a man who feels isolated and defeated by the economic system, and the support and wise counsel sung in the refrain. There were two videos for this song directed by Godley & Creme. The first consisted of a single take of the singers in an embrace, as the sun enters total eclipse and re-emerges. The second featured Gabriel and Bush's faces superimposed over film of a town and its people in disrepair.

 

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