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Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 53:19 minutes | 606 MB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: Bowers-wilkins.co.uk | © Real World Productions Ltd.

Considering the slow trickle of completed albums he has released since becoming a superstar in 1986 — just two albums of songs with vocals, paired with two albums of soundtracks and two live records — deliberate is expected from Peter Gabriel, so the slow, hushed crawl of Scratch My Back is no shock. What may be a shock is that Gabriel chose to follow 2002’s Up with a covers album but, like all of his work, this 2010 record is highly conceptual no matter how minimal the end result may be. Designed as the first half of a two-part project where Gabriel would cover 12 different artists who would then return the favor by recording their own versions of Gabriel’s compositions — the counterpart album naturally bearing the title I’ll Scratch Yours — Scratch My Back divides neatly between six songs from his peers (Bowie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Neil Young, Lou Reed, David Byrne) and six songs from younger artists (Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Stephin Merritt, Bon Iver, Elbow, Regina Spektor). Gabriel doesn’t dodge familiar tunes, choosing to sing “Heroes” and “Street Spirit (Fade Out),” but he twists each tune to his own needs, arranging everything with nothing more than piano and strings, a change that’s almost jarring on Simon’s “The Boy in the Bubble,” yet it stays true to the undercurrent of melancholy in the melody. Indeed, all of Scratch My Back is stark, sober, and spare, delving ever deeper inward, a triumph of intellect over emotion — a noted contrast to almost all cover albums that celebrate the visceral, not the cerebral. Immediate it may not be but fascinating it is, and after hearing Gabriel turn all 12 of these songs into something unmistakably his own, the appetite is surely whetted for its companion piece.

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Peter Gabriel – Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ (1989/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Peter Gabriel – Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ (1989/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:07:07 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: B&W  | Front Cover

Passion is in actuality Peter Gabriel’s soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ, retitled as a result of legal barriers; regardless of its name, however, there’s no mistaking the record’s stirring power. Like much of Gabriel’s solo work, the album is a product of his continuing fascination with world music, which he employs here to create an exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric tapestry of sound perfectly evocative of the film’s resonant spiritual drama; inspired by field recordings collected in areas as diverse as Turkey, Senegal, and Egypt, Passion achieves a cumulative effect clearly Middle Eastern in origin, yet its brilliant fusion of ancient and modern musics ultimately transcends both geography and time. Remarkably dramatic, even visual, it is not only Gabriel’s best film work but deserving of serious consideration as his finest music of any kind; equally worthwhile is Passion – Sources, which assembles the original native recordings which served as his creative launching pad.

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Peter Gabriel – Live In Athens 1987 (2013) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Title: Peter Gabriel – Live In Athens 1987
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Rock

Production/Label: Real World Productions
Duration: 01:56:39
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 24785 kbps / 1920*1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio #1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 (48 kHz / 2912 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio #2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Size: 38.22 GB

In October 1987 after many months on the road, it was in the elevated surroundings of the hillside open-air theatre at Lycabettus overlooking Athens, that the So tour came to a climactic close. The three nights were filmed in what was the first-ever Peter Gabriel concert to be committed to film. As a concert film, it was brilliantly shot and has now been equally brilliantly remastered, a crystal-clear record of Gabriel and band in their mid-80s pomp. The viewer is placed right in the heart of the action all the way, from the band s synchronised choreography on opening number This Is The Picture , right through to the skin-pricking closer Biko. In between, we re lost in music, spellbound by the spectacle, totally absorbed by the imperfection-free tightness of a band that s been on the road for so long.

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Peter Gabriel – Up (2002) [Remastered 2003] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter Gabriel – Up (2002) [Remastered 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 5.1 & 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 3,86 GB)
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 66:(55)42 min | Scans included | 1,21 GB

Up (2002) is the seventh studio and 13th album overall released by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel.

Ten years is a long time, especially in pop music, but waiting ten years to deliver an album is a clear sign that you’re not all that interested in the pop game anyway. Such is the case with Peter Gabriel, who delivered Up in 2002, a decade after Us and four years after he announced its title. Perhaps appropriately, Up sounds like an album that was ten years in the making, revealing not just its pleasures but its intent very, very slowly. This is not an accessible record, nor is it easy to warm up to, which means that many may dismiss it upon a single listen or two, never giving it the time it demands in order to be understood (it does not help matters that the one attempt at a single is the ham-fisted, wrong-headed trash-TV “satire” “The Barry Williams Show,” which feels utterly forced and out of place here, as if Geffen was pleading for anything resembling a single to add to the album). Really, there is no other choice for an artist as somber and ambitious as Gabriel to craft an album as dense as Up; those who have waited diligently for ten years would be disappointed with anything less and, frankly, they’re the only audience that matters after a decade. And they’re not likely to be disappointed, since this album grows stronger, revealing more with each listen. Initially, it seems to simply carry on the calmer, darker recesses of Us, but this is an uncompromising affair, which is to its advantage, sinceGabriel delves deeper into darkness, grief, and meditation. It may take a while for him to emerge from the darkness — there is little of the comfort of a “Come Talk to Me” or “Blood of Eden,” which are immediately soothing on Us — but there are glimmers of hope throughout the album, even in its darkest moments. Again, it takes awhile to sort all this out — to unlock the form of the songs, then their meanings — and it’s such a somber, hushed, insular affair that some dedicated listeners may not bother to spin it the appropriate number of times. But those serious fans who want to spend time with this will find that it does pay back many rewards.

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Peter Gabriel – Us (1992) [Remastered 2003] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter Gabriel – Us (1992) [Remastered 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 2,33 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 57:33 min | Scans included | 1,12 GB

Us is the sixth studio album (and ninth album overall) by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel, originally released in 1992. It was remastered, with most of Gabriel’s catalogue, in 2002. Singles taken from the album included “Digging in the Dirt”, “Steam”, “Blood of Eden” (an early version of the track was previously featured in the 1991 Wim Wenders film Until the End of the World), and “Kiss That Frog”. Promotional singles included “Come Talk to Me” and “Secret World.”

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Peter Gabriel – Shaking The Tree: 16 Golden Greats (1990) [Remastered 2003] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter Gabriel – Shaking The Tree: 16 Golden Greats (1990) [Remastered 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 3,11 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 77:26 min | Scans included | 1,49 GB

Greatest-hits albums are a traditional way of buying time for artists between albums. Peter Gabriel’s, entitled Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats, arrived in December of 1990, as he was toiling away at the follow-up to his smash So, which was four years old at that point. As greatest-hits albums go, it’s pretty good, containing all the hits, plus an effective re-recording of “Here Comes the Flood” and a good new song in the form of the title track. While the sequencing may leave something to be desired — it is neither chronological, nor as supple as a good mix tape — it does contain nearly everything a casual fan could want (nothing from the second album, though; both “On the Air” or “D.I.Y.” would have been nice additions), making it an effective sampler.

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Peter Gabriel – Birdy: Music From The Film (1985) [Remastered 2003] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter Gabriel – Birdy: Music From The Film (1985) [Remastered 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,44 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 35:25 min | Scans included | 632 MB

Birdy is the first soundtrack and sixth album overall by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel, for the movie of the same name, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). The album marked Gabriel’s first work with producer Daniel Lanois. It was remastered with most of Gabriel’s catalogue in 2002.

In addition to composing new pieces for the soundtrack, Gabriel also used instrumental themes and sections from earlier works to form the basis of some tracks. There were, however, no songs with lyrics on the album.

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Peter Gabriel – Plays Live: Highlights (1983) [Remastered 2003] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter Gabriel – Plays Live: Highlights (1983) [Remastered 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 2,7 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 66:58 min | Scans included | 1,3 GB

Plays Live is the first live and fifth album overall released by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel. This album was originally released as a double album and longplay cassette in 1983, with sixteen songs. It was re-released in 1985, as a single CD version called Plays Live (Highlights) with only twelve songs, some of which are edited from their full-length versions, so that the album could fit on a single CD. It was eventually re-released in its entirety as a double CD set in 1987. In 2002, a remastered version of the Highlights version was re-released.

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Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel 4 {Security} (1982) [Remastered 2003] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel 4 {Security} (1982) [Remastered 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,87 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 46:01 min | Scans included | 893 MB

Peter Gabriel is the fourth album released by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel. As with his previous three albums, it had no title other than Gabriel’s name. In the United States and Canada, his new label Geffen Records issued the album, with Gabriel’s reluctance, with a Security sticker on top of the shrink-wrap to differentiate it from his previous releases, and this title was also printed on the labels. Whilst Gabriel provided the title himself, the album was officially known as Peter Gabriel in other territories. As a result, it is known by fans as Security or Peter Gabriel 4. A German-language version of the album, entitled the Deutsches Album, was released later in 1982.

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Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel 3 {Melt} (1980) [Remastered 2003] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel 3 {Melt} (1980) [Remastered 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,85 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 45:33 min | Scans included | 901 MB

Peter Gabriel is the third album by English rock musician Peter Gabriel, released in May 1980. The album has been acclaimed as Gabriel’s artistic breakthrough as a solo artist and for establishing him as one of rock’s most ambitious, innovative musicians.[7] Gabriel also explored more overtly political material with two of his most famous singles, the anti-war song “Games Without Frontiers” (which became a number four hit and remains his joint highest charting single in the UK) and the anti-apartheid protest song “Biko”, which remembered the murdered activist Steve Biko. The album was remastered, along with most of Gabriel’s catalogue, in 2002.

This album is often referred to as Melt owing to its cover photograph by Hipgnosis.

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