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    Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:16:17

    Peter Gabriel to Issue Remaster of "So" on Oct. 23 - It's a "must own"

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    • Peter Gabriel - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - MAY 05: British singer Peter Gabriel performs live on stage during a concert at Slovnaft Arena on May 5, 2014 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
    • Peter Gabriel - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - MAY 05: British singer Peter Gabriel performs live on stage during a concert at Slovnaft Arena on May 5, 2014 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
    • Peter Gabriel - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - MAY 05: British singer Peter Gabriel performs live on stage during a concert at Slovnaft Arena on May 5, 2014 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

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    Big Time!

    One of the most successful and iconic music releases of the Eighties, Peter Gabriel's 1986 album, So, has been digitally remastered for a special 25th Anniversary Edition to be released Oct. 23 by Real World Records/EMI in multiple physical and digital configurations. Peter Gabriel has confirmed a 16-date North American tour for September and October, with many of the musicians from his 1987 So tour joining him to perform the album from start to finish, as well as other hits spanning his solo career.

    The 25th Anniversary Edition will be available on CD and digitally, as well as in an expanded 3CD and digital Special Edition, which adds a previously unreleased 1987 Athens concert recording from Gabriel's ‘So' tour, and as a 4CD/2DVD/LP/12” Deluxe, Limited Edition box set. All of the configurations are available now for pre-order PeterGabriel.com.

    The box set includes the remastered album on CD and on 180-gram vinyl which has been mastered at half speed to maximize the audio quality and re-sequenced so the tracklist, unlike that of the original LP, is as Peter Gabriel had originally envisioned. The set also features abounty of previously unreleased audio and video content, including the two Athens concert CDs and a So DNA CD of work-in-progress drafts of So's songs, mapping the album's evolution from concept to completion.

    One of the box set's two DVDs features the fully-restored Athens concert, which was filmed and recorded by director Michael Chapman and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Gabriel's first concert to be filmed, the footage has been assembled for the first time from more than 150 reels of original 35mm negatives and its audio has been mixed in 5.1 surround. The box set's second DVD features a new So: Classic Album documentary. The latest addition to the acclaimed and award-winning ‘Classic Album' series tells the story behind the making of the album and its music videos, with contributions from many of those involved, including interviews with Gabriel and Lanois, among others.

    The box set also includes a 12-inch double A-side vinyl single with two previously unreleased tracks from the So sessions, "Courage" and "Sangrada," plus an alternate version of "Don't Give Up" (Piano and Bvox Mix). A 60-page case-bound book with an introduction and So DN' summary written by Peter Gabriel, new liner notes, and an extensive collection of rare and never before seen photographs completes the set.

    Peter Gabriel: So (25th Anniversary Edition) [CD, digital]
    - Original album, remastered:
    1. Red Rain
    2. Sledgehammer
    3. Don't Give Up (with Kate Bush)
    4. That Voice Again
    5. Mercy Street
    6. Big Time
    7. We Do What We're Told (Miligram's 37)
    8. This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
    9. In Your Eyes

    Peter Gabriel: So (25th Anniversary Special Edition) [3CD, digital]
    CD 1 - Original album, remastered (tracklist above)
    CDs 2 & 3 – ‘Live In Athens 1987':
    This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
    San Jacinto
    Shock The Monkey
    Family Snapshot
    Intruder
    Games Without Frontiers
    No Self Control
    Mercy Street
    The Family And The Fishing Net
    Don't Give Up
    Solsbury Hill
    Lay Your Hands On Me
    Sledgehammer
    Here Comes The Flood
    In Your Eyes
    Biko

    Are you going to grab this landmark release?

    —Katie Sheehan
    08.17.12



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