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Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel III (1980/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel III (1980/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:45:41 minutes | 937 MB  | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | @ Charisma Records

Peter Gabriel’s self-titled third solo album, affectionately known as MELT due to the iconic Hipgnosis designed cover, will be re-issued on vinyl for the first time since 2002.
The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM, across 2 x heavyweight LPs, to deliver maximum dynamic range in the sound. Vinyl cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell. This album really has never sounded so good! It also looks amazing with the gatefold sleeve utilising imagery from the original LP inner bag and all images are newly re-scanned.
The album comes with a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24/96k or 16/44.1k), and is both Numbered and a Limited Edition – 10,000 for the World.
Produced by Steve Lillywhite this third album saw Peter change his writing style; now the rhythm came before the melody and the songs were built up on top of the rhythmic sequences. The album delivered at top 5 UK single in Games Without Frontiers and Peter’s first overtly political song in the shape of totemic closer Biko. It also features notable contributions from Kate Bush, Paul Weller, Phil Collins and David Rhodes.

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. –AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1 Intruder 4:53
2 No Self-Control 3:55
3 Start 1:20
4 I Don’t Remember 4:42
5 Family Snapshot 4:28
6 And Through The Wire 4:58
7 Games Without Frontiers 4:06
8 Not One Of Us 5:21
9 Lead A Normal Life 4:14
10 Biko 7:26

Peter Gabriel – lead vocals (all except 3); backing vocals (1, 5, 8); piano (1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10); synthesizer (3, 4, 7, 8); bass synthesizer (7); drum pattern (10); whistles (7)
Kate Bush – backing vocals (2, 7)
Dave Gregory – guitar (4, 5)
Robert Fripp – guitar (2, 4, 8)
David Rhodes – guitar (1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10), backing vocals (1, 4, 8)
Paul Weller – guitar on “And Through the Wire”
Larry Fast – synthesizer (1, 2, 3, 7, 10), processing (2, 4, 8), bass synthesizer (7), bagpipes (10)
John Giblin – bass (2, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Tony Levin – Chapman stick (4)
Jerry Marotta – drums (4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10), percussion (7, 8)
Phil Collins – drums (1,2); drum pattern (1); snare drum (5); surdo (10)
Dick Morrissey – saxophone (3, 5, 9)
Morris Pert – percussion (1, 2, 9)


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