“Courage” was a song that Peter Gabriel demoed but never completed when he was recording his 1986 solo album, So.
Twenty-five years later Gabriel did some more work on the song. He explains:
“When So drew to a close I didn’t feel the song was delivering in the way I had hoped, so decided not to include it. When we were reviewing all the material from that time, we wanted to take a fresh look at it and get it finished. I always liked the track and very much enjoyed the playing on it, especially the energy of the drums.”