Peter Gabriel [3]

Peter Gabriel [3]

by Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel

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Generally regarded as Peter Gabriel's finest record, his third eponymous album finds him coming into his own, crafting an album that's artier, stronger, more song-oriented than before. Consider its ominous opener, the controlled menace of "Intruder." He's never found such a scary sound, yet it's a sexy scare, one that is undeniably alluring, and he keeps this going throughout the record. For an album so popular, it's remarkably bleak, chilly, and dark -- even radio favorites like "I Don't Remember" and "Games Without Frontiers" are hardly cheerful, spiked with paranoia and suspicion, insulated in introspection. For the first time, Gabriel has found the sound to match his themes, plus the songs to articulate his themes. Each aspect of the album works, feeding off each other, creating a romantically gloomy, appealingly arty masterpiece. It's the kind of record where you remember the details in the production as much as the hooks or the songs, which isn't to say that it's all surface -- it's just that the surface means as much as the songs, since it articulates the emotions as well as Gabriel's cubist lyrics and impassioned voice. He wound up having albums that sold more, or generated bigger hits, but this third Peter Gabriel album remains his masterpiece.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2010
Label: Real World Prod. Ltd
UPC: 0180030000635
catalogNumber: 63
Rank: 7317

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Gabriel   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Kate Bush   Background Vocals
Phil Collins   Drums,Snare Drums
Larry Fast   Synthesizer,Synthesizer Bass
Robert Fripp   Guitar
John Giblin   Bass
David Gregory   Guitar
Tony Levin   Stick
Jerry Marotta   Percussion,Drums
Dick Morrissey   Saxophone
Paul Weller   Guitar
Morris Pert   Percussion
David Rhodes   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Peter Gabriel   Composer,Whistle
Larry Fast   Producer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer,Whistle
Hugh Padgham   Engineer,Whistle
Richard Chappell   Engineer
Krims   Inspiration
Marc Bessant   Graphic Design
Dan Blore   Sleeve Restoration
Albert Lawrence   Equipment Technician
Mic Smith   Introduction
Dave Price   Equipment Technician
Jennifer Hiles   Personal Assistant

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