“It has been heart warming to see the return of vinyl. Even though I loved being free of its limitations in the digital world, there is still a warmth and presence to vinyl that somehow makes it a more natural human companion. It is great to see a new generation learning the secrets of the grooves” – Peter Gabriel
Peter’s albums are being made available again in their original LP configuration. Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33RPM.
So is released on one heavyweight LP. The vinyl was cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell.
Sleeve artwork and inner bags as per the original vinyl release.
The album also contains a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit/96k or 16bit/44.1k).
The first of Peter’s studio albums to have a proper title, So was a watershed release with its perfect marriage of the artistic and the commercial. The album, produced by Daniel Lanois, features intriguing collaborations with the likes of Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush and Youssou N’Dour and contains some of Peter’s most recognisable and popular songs.
Praise for the PG1-4 LP reissues from 2015:
“It sounds like Gabriel is there stood right next to you, singing, whispering and imploring.” – Q Magazine
“Scrupulously repurposed as sonically superior 180g double-vinyl 45rpm sets.” – ‘Reissue Of The Month’, Record Collector
“Gabriel’s masterpiece [‘Melt’] now sounds better than ever.” ★★★★★ MOJO
“Even if you have the originals, as an audiophile, you need to check out these new super editions.” – Hi Fi World
Best Vinyl – Classic Pop Magazine Awards 2016
A1. Red Rain
A3. Don’t Give Up
A4. That Voice Again
B1. Mercy Street
B2. Big Time
B3. We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37)
B4. This Is The Picture (excellent birds)
B5. In Your Eyes
Real World PGLPR5