Peter Gabriel - So (1986/2012) [Official Digital Download]

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Peter Gabriel - So (1986/2012) [Official Digital Download]

Peter Gabriel - So (1986) [Remastered 2012]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time - 61:54 minutes | 769 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: PDF Sleeves

Released in 1986, "So" became one of the defining albums of the era, landing multitudes of awards, millions of sales and a huge hit single with 'Sledgehammer'. The 25th anniversary remastered version goes back to Peter Gabriel's original sonic vision for the album.

So is generally regarded as a peak in Peter Gabriel's recording career, notable both for its solid set of songs and lush production. For Gabriel, who'd been putting his music in theatrical contexts ever since his days with Genesis, the modern sound of So (coproduced with Daniel Lanois) was a dramatic conceit that effectively played off the organic roots of many of its songs. The album's big hit was "Sledgehammer," the English rocker's somewhat stilted take on the Stax/Volt style of rhythm & blues. Gabriel is much more powerful on his own art-rock songs, such as "Red Rain," which evokes nuclear ruin with its cascading rush of guitars and synthesizers. "Don't Give Up" is perhaps Gabriel's best ballad, with Kate Bush's heavenly second vocal enough to give anybody encouragement. But the song that best exploits So's blend of technology and soul is "In Your Eyes," a beguiling rhythmic tapestry in which Gabriel duets with Youssou N'Dour.


01 - Red Rain
02 - Sledgehammer
03 - Don't Give Up
04 - That Voice Again
05 - Mercy Street
06 - Big Time
07 - We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
08 - This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)
09 - In Your Eyes
10 - Courage
11 - Sagrada
12 - Don't Give Up (Alternative Version - Piano and Bvox mix)

Analyzed: Peter Gabriel / So (Remastered 2012)

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR9 -0.18 dB -11.28 dB 5:40 01-Red Rain
DR10 0.00 dB -12.25 dB 5:13 02-Sledgehammer
DR11 -1.30 dB -14.75 dB 6:35 03-Don't Give Up
DR10 0.00 dB -13.33 dB 4:49 04-That Voice Again
DR11 -0.34 dB -15.60 dB 6:18 05-Mercy Street
DR9 0.00 dB -10.81 dB 4:28 06-Big Time
DR10 -1.31 dB -14.83 dB 3:21 07-We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
DR12 0.00 dB -14.82 dB 4:22 08-This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)
DR10 -0.10 dB -13.38 dB 5:26 09-In Your Eyes
DR12 -0.04 dB -13.49 dB 5:13 10-Courage
DR8 -0.10 dB -11.13 dB 3:40 11-Sagrada
DR11 -0.05 dB -13.52 dB 6:50 12-Don't Give Up (Alternative Version - Piano and Bvox mix)

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 48000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1695 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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