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Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel 1 {Car} (1977) [Remastered 2003] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel 1 {Car} (1977) [Remastered 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,68 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 41:43 min | Scans included | 847 MB

Peter Gabriel is the first studio album by English rock musician Peter Gabriel and the first of four with the same eponymous title. Released on 25 February 1977, it was produced by Bob Ezrin. Gabriel and Ezrin assembled a team of musicians, including Robert Fripp of King Crimson, to record the album. Upon the album’s release, Gabriel began touring with a seven-piece band under his own name.

This album is often called either Peter Gabriel 1 or Car, referring to the album cover by London artist Peter Christopherson when he was associated with the London artists group Hipgnosis. The car was a Lancia Flavia owned by Hipgnosis founder Storm Thorgerson.

Gabriel’s first solo success came with the album’s lead single “Solsbury Hill”, an autobiographical piece expressing his thoughts on leaving Genesis. Although mainly happy with the music, Gabriel felt that the album and especially the track “Here Comes the Flood” was over-produced. Piano-only or piano with synth versions may be heard on Robert Fripp’s Exposure, his appearance on Kate Bush’s 1979 TV special and a third version on his greatest hits compilation Shaking the Tree (1990). He often performs the song live accompanied by only himself on keyboard, either in German or English, depending on the audience.

Direct Disk Labs released a half speed mastered version from the original master tapes. It has a longer version of “Slowburn” (5:16 instead of 4:36) with the song’s introduction intact. All other versions of this album have the introduction (with a full band) edited out.

The album went to No. 7 in UK and No. 38 in the USA.

01. Moribund The Burgermeister
02. Solsbury Hill
03. Modern Love
04. Excuse Me
05. Humdrum
06. Slowburn
07. Waiting For The Big One
08. Down The Dolce Vita
09. Here Comes The Flood



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