Peter Gabriel I (Remaster)

Nicely done remaster of the classic first solo album. If all you are familiar with is the old domestic vinyl pressing, this CD will come as quite a revelation. I remember how much improved the UK vinyl sounded back in the day. This was Gabriel's first solo album and you can tell that he was trying to find his own voice (no pun intended) while distancing himself from Genesis. He worked with a great lineup featuring Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter, Robert Fripp, Larry Fast, Tony Levin ao. Bob Ezrin's production was huge sounding - perhaps Gabriel wanted something that sounded very un-Genesis like. He got it. Curiously of all his solo albums this is the one that, musically speaking, sounds the most like Genesis. A deeply personal album, it features powerhouses like "Humdrum", "Down The Dolce Vita", "Here Comes The Flood", and of course "Solsbury Hill". An album that is ingrained in my soul and absolutely essential.

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You will be hard-pressed to find a better musical statement from Peter Gabriel's long and substantial career than this, his solo debut. From the first strains of "Moribund the Burgermeister" to the bombastic ending of "Here Comes The Flood," this album takes you on a journey of discovery and wonder. There's the hilarious barber shop quartet in "Excuse Me" on one end and the utter progressive majesty of "Slowburn" on the other. There's even a smoldering slow blues tune in the shape of "Waiting For The Big One." Simply a defining moment in progressive rock history and a must have. Leyth
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You will be hard-pressed to find a better musical statement from Peter Gabriel's long and substantial career than this, his solo debut. From the first strains of "Moribund the Burgermeister" to the bombastic ending of "Here Comes The Flood," this album takes you on a journey of discovery and wonder. There's the hilarious barber shop quartet in "Excuse Me" on one end and the utter progressive majesty of "Slowburn" on the other. There's even a smoldering slow blues tune in the shape of "Waiting For The Big One." Simply a defining moment in progressive rock history and a must have. Leyth
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