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(Slicing Up Eyeballs)   For $147, this 8-disc box-set reissue of Peter Gabriel's "So" better come with a boom box so you can hold it over your head and play "In Your Eyes" under Diane Court's window   (slicingupeyeballs.com) divider line 54
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2012-08-11 11:30:23 PM  
On the risk of dating myself. HA.. the very first CD I ever bought was So.
I still have it, still plays fine too. Sorry Pete, I like you, I really do, but no $150 from me...
 
2012-08-12 12:22:32 AM  
CDs.

*giggles*
 
2012-08-12 12:37:15 AM  
Great classic record.

That's all I have to say.
 
2012-08-12 03:05:33 AM  
In your eyes was my sister's wedding song...Divorced.
\peter gabriel is a showman.

/big time
 
2012-08-12 03:08:42 AM  

Godscrack: Great classic record.

That's all I have to say.


All the songs were pretty good.. but some are now overplayed to death.
 
2012-08-12 03:48:22 AM  
For that much, they should throw in every take of every song, every alternative remix he's ever released from it including the 7"/12" singles and from Shaking the Tree, instrumental versions of every song on the album, and for good measure, 3rd Bass' "Pop Goes the Weasel".
 
2012-08-12 04:01:18 AM  
So ?
 
2012-08-12 04:36:06 AM  
Sounds like a bit from "whose line is it anyway": 10 songs on 50 CDs!
 
2012-08-12 04:41:26 AM  
I would rather stab her in the neck with a pen at the high school reunion.
 
2012-08-12 04:51:49 AM  
torrents are free.
 
2012-08-12 05:28:22 AM  
Is there an audio cassette version? If so, sold.
 
2012-08-12 05:35:59 AM  
For 148 dollars you can get Diane Court.
 
2012-08-12 06:08:42 AM  
Peter is one of the hardest musical artists to name a favorite album from. His style of total immersion music creates moods, instead of your finding something to fit the way you think you're feeling. He alters space and time and I think it's one reason I've always admired him. I loved So, but POV's video album captures his truer essence. He hit the mainstream with So, polished studio work, a huge budget and I'm glad he was finally discovered by the masses but no... I don't see spending that kind of money on what was his most rounded soft work of music.
 
2012-08-12 06:56:05 AM  
Looking forward to the concert on 9/21 here in Philly.

However, I must admit that I wish this was going to be with the New Blood Orchestra.
 
2012-08-12 07:05:40 AM  
I bet if one searched for "Peter Gabriel So (2003 Hybrid SACD) FLAC" one could find a 24-bit 88.2KHz version of said album. Because who the hell has a SACD player?
 
2012-08-12 07:20:14 AM  
I gave her my heart. She gave me a pen.

/in the neck
 
2012-08-12 07:52:46 AM  

W.C.fields forever: In your eyes was my sister's wedding song...Divorced.
\peter gabriel is a showman.

/big time


Ours too. Just celebrated 17 years.
 
2012-08-12 08:23:52 AM  
Great album.


/ Not $148 great though.
 
2012-08-12 08:35:36 AM  
I think I'll pass, I am looking for a dare to be great situation.
 
2012-08-12 09:18:00 AM  
As a hipster at the record store told me, the only Peter Gabriel that matters is the first four albums. SO is too mainstream.
 
2012-08-12 09:58:23 AM  
For that amount of money, it had better include a "In Your Ass" DVD with Kate's Bush.
 
2012-08-12 10:08:16 AM  
It was a very good album. Maybe even a great album. There are other Gabriel albums I prefer.

Of course maybe I say that because I'm from a small town. They think so small there they use small words. Not me. I'm better than that. I've worked it out. I've been stretching my mouth to let those big words come right out.
 
2012-08-12 10:10:10 AM  
If he comes out with a similar boxed set for Us, I'll strongly consider getting that instead. I love that farking album. It still amazes me 20 years later. There's an alternate cut of Blood of Eden out there that is just stunning. And the Secret World Live concert video is up there with Stop Making Sense as one of the best ever, IMO.
 
2012-08-12 10:13:29 AM  
Hey, my brother - can I borrow a copy of your reissued "So" album?
 
2012-08-12 10:14:25 AM  
If he does the same thing with Secret World, I will be all over that - my favorite album of his.
 
2012-08-12 10:17:52 AM  

Pontious Pilates: If he comes out with a similar boxed set for Us, I'll strongly consider getting that instead. I love that farking album. It still amazes me 20 years later. There's an alternate cut of Blood of Eden out there that is just stunning. And the Secret World Live concert video is up there with Stop Making Sense as one of the best ever, IMO.


So was great, but it was Us that made me a Peter Gabriel fan for life.
 
2012-08-12 10:27:24 AM  

JoePiscopoJr.: As a hipster at the record store told me, the only Peter Gabriel that matters is the first four albums. SO is too mainstream.


snark aside. I like So but Melt>pretty much everything else Gabriel did post-Genesis.
 
2012-08-12 10:45:19 AM  

missiv: Peter is one of the hardest musical artists to name a favorite album from. His style of total immersion music creates moods, instead of your finding something to fit the way you think you're feeling.


He's good enough I don't automatically shut off the radio when his music comes on.
Which was good because I didn't feel like messing with the radio.
 
2012-08-12 11:05:32 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: It was a very good album. Maybe even a great album. There are other Gabriel albums I prefer.

Of course maybe I say that because I'm from a small town. They think so small there they use small words. Not me. I'm better than that. I've worked it out. I've been stretching my mouth to let those big words come right out.


Link
 
2012-08-12 11:13:18 AM  

cryinoutloud: Pontious Pilates: If he comes out with a similar boxed set for Us, I'll strongly consider getting that instead. I love that farking album. It still amazes me 20 years later. There's an alternate cut of Blood of Eden out there that is just stunning. And the Secret World Live concert video is up there with Stop Making Sense as one of the best ever, IMO.

So was great, but it was Us that made me a Peter Gabriel fan for life.


Us and III have the best staying power. So is So overplayed. You can hear half of it in the cereal aisle on any given Thursday night's grocery shopping.

I'm guessing with vinyl, CDs, DVDs and concert tickets I've probably spent over $1000 on Gabriel's work over the years, but I don't think I'll be picking up this rerelease.
 
2012-08-12 11:25:42 AM  

sno man: On the risk of dating myself. HA.. the very first CD I ever bought was So.
I still have it, still plays fine too. Sorry Pete, I like you, I really do, but no $150 from me...


This album came out just before I graduated from High School.

/ I'm feeling really old right now...
 
2012-08-12 11:39:08 AM  
How 'bout a new album instead, Peter?

Please?

Pretty please?
 
2012-08-12 12:07:57 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut:
This album came out just before I graduated from High School.
/ I'm feeling really old right now...


Bah, I remember the guy I sat and listened to In Your Eyes with. When it was over, he said, "That really is a good song. I'd never really listened to it before." It was like he'd declared his love for me, right then.
I didn't get to see much of that guy. But I saw him on CNN one day a few years ago. You won't believe this, but he looked almost as old as me.
 
2012-08-12 01:13:08 PM  
This is nice, but I'd be much more interested in a box-set / re-issue of "Car" or "melt"

the article mentioned it was the first filmed concert from Peter Gabriel.
Wrong.
The first was the german "Rockpalast" special (found on dvd and on youtube).
 
2012-08-12 01:18:03 PM  

sno man: On the risk of dating myself. HA.. the very first CD I ever bought was So.
I still have it, still plays fine too. Sorry Pete, I like you, I really do, but no $150 from me...


Also my first CD. I actually bought it as a gift for my best friend, but his parents gave it to him first and I ended up keeping one... actually a couple of years before owning a CD player.

Great album, but for that price I'd want a Blu-Ray of Peter Gabriel beating Phil Collins over the head with a guitar, Kinks-style.
 
2012-08-12 01:29:05 PM  

missiv: Peter is one of the hardest musical artists to name a favorite album from. His style of total immersion music creates moods, instead of your finding something to fit the way you think you're feeling. He alters space and time and I think it's one reason I've always admired him. I loved So, but POV's video album captures his truer essence. He hit the mainstream with So, polished studio work, a huge budget and I'm glad he was finally discovered by the masses but no... I don't see spending that kind of money on what was his most rounded soft work of music.


This is what I pictured when I read your post

www.moviesaboutgladiators.com
 
2012-08-12 02:43:57 PM  

Evenbiggerknickers: missiv: Peter is one of the hardest musical artists to name a favorite album from. His style of total immersion music creates moods, instead of your finding something to fit the way you think you're feeling. He alters space and time and I think it's one reason I've always admired him. I loved So, but POV's video album captures his truer essence. He hit the mainstream with So, polished studio work, a huge budget and I'm glad he was finally discovered by the masses but no... I don't see spending that kind of money on what was his most rounded soft work of music.

This is what I pictured when I read your post

[www.moviesaboutgladiators.com image 560x345]


Ha! Me too, but I was too lazy to find the Bateman pic. Plus I had to return some videotapes.
 
2012-08-12 03:25:51 PM  

sno man: On the risk of dating myself. HA.. the very first CD I ever bought was So.
I still have it, still plays fine too. Sorry Pete, I like you, I really do, but no $150 from me...


Yes, you are dating yourself as very young. I bought So as a record, and it was far from my first record. (Also have it on CD.)
 
2012-08-12 04:02:01 PM  

DeaH: sno man: On the risk of dating myself. HA.. the very first CD I ever bought was So.
I still have it, still plays fine too. Sorry Pete, I like you, I really do, but no $150 from me...

Yes, you are dating yourself as very young. I bought So as a record, and it was far from my first record. (Also have it on CD.)


heh, Who's Next was my first record (about four years after it was released.)
The So CD was for my shiny new Yamaha CDX-1.
 
2012-08-12 04:19:52 PM  
Mercy Street is #1 in my "best songs too few people have heard" list. The look on the face of someone who hears this song for the first time is priceless.
 
2012-08-12 05:10:29 PM  
tillerman35


Mercy Street is #1 in my "best songs too few people have heard" list. The look on the face of someone who hears this song for the first time is priceless


ever heard Brian Eno's "Julie With....." ? I find they are kind of similar in atmosphere and emotion and musical-sparseness, yet being a decade apart (1977 / 1986)

Link
 
2012-08-12 05:17:36 PM  
Hm. High price point and I can't say So is my favorite recording of his. Tough call. If I had to rank em

Scratch
Security
Up
So
Us
Car
Scratch

Passion, OVO and Birdy are also great albums. I really enjoyed the New Blood stuff and Plays Live is also excellent.

I have 9th row box for his show at the Hollywood Bowl. Gonna be amazing with Manu Katché and Tony Levin back in the fold. I have never missed PG when he's come around So CA and have even traveled abroad to see him. Stoked!
 
2012-08-12 05:19:03 PM  
Doh!

Meant to say

Melt
Security
Up
So
Us
Car
Scratch

preview is my friend... preview is my friend...
 
2012-08-12 05:22:56 PM  

enry: W.C.fields forever: In your eyes was my sister's wedding song...Divorced.
\peter gabriel is a showman.

/big time

Ours too. Just celebrated 17 years.


Congrats!
 
2012-08-12 05:24:04 PM  
JoePiscopoJr. : As a hipster at the record store told me, the only Peter Gabriel that matters is the first four albums. SO is too mainstream.

Better than So:
upload.wikimedia.org

Way better than So:
img.noiset.com

The live DVD on the So box set seems like the only reason to get it, hopefully it will be released separately.
 
2012-08-12 05:30:36 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: This is nice, but I'd be much more interested in a box-set / re-issue of "Car" or "melt"


I vote "Car" with Robert Fripp version of "Here Comes The Flood"
 
2012-08-12 07:04:58 PM  
If he doesn't have another album as great as SO in him anymore, then he should tour.

If he can't tour, he should .. I don't know .. teach at music school.

This is a navel-gazing project which the world doesn't really need.
 
2012-08-12 10:05:15 PM  
To comment on 2 posts above.

First 2 albums I bought were the Neil Diamond one with Song Sung Blue, and Black Sabbath's Master of Reality. Turned into a huge fan of both, but Neil went to hell with Jonathon the boring bird.

Saw Genesis when they did Lamb, great show.

When my wife and I were getting to know each other I put some early Genesis in the CD player. She listened a bit and said "That's Peter Gabriel! What album is that from?".

/ Seeing Neil Tuesday night, for the first time
// Seen Sabbath every time they've been to San Diego, and a couple times in LA
/// Any Genesis album with Pete > any solo album by Pete
//// I think I got a lawn around here somewhere, you better keep off it.
 
2012-08-12 10:31:04 PM  

Hoopy Frood: For that much, they should throw in every take of every song, every alternative remix he's ever released from it including the 7"/12" singles and from Shaking the Tree, instrumental versions of every song on the album, and for good measure, 3rd Bass' "Pop Goes the Weasel".


3rd Bass. Nice reference there, old timer. :)

/I'm old, too
 
2012-08-13 12:30:26 AM  

Snotnose: To comment on 2 posts above.

First 2 albums I bought were the Neil Diamond one with Song Sung Blue, and Black Sabbath's Master of Reality. Turned into a huge fan of both, but Neil went to hell with Jonathon the boring bird.

Saw Genesis when they did Lamb, great show.

When my wife and I were getting to know each other I put some early Genesis in the CD player. She listened a bit and said "That's Peter Gabriel! What album is that from?".

/ Seeing Neil Tuesday night, for the first time
// Seen Sabbath every time they've been to San Diego, and a couple times in LA
/// Any Genesis album with Pete > any solo album by Pete
//// I think I got a lawn around here somewhere, you better keep off it.


No. Almost all solo Gabriel is better than Gabriel era Genesis.
 
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