Peter Gabriel - 4

 (Numbered Limited Edition + Download Code)


Real World Records



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ARWL 800335
UPC: 884108003350
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM

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Security Half-Speed Remaster + Download Code

180-gram gatefold double LP

Half-speed remastered and cut to lacquers at 45 RPM

Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide

Peter Gabriel presents remastered limited edition viny versions of his first four solo records. This marks their return to the format for the first time since 2002.

It's the first in a series that will see all of his records available in vinyl. The eponymous albums in this first batch — referred to as 1 to 4 or Car, Scratch, Melt and Security, based on their cover art — followed his departure from Genesis in 1975, and established Gabriel as a solo artist.

Each 180-gram double album is presented in a gatefold jacket, in an individually-numbered run of 10,000 copies worldwide. Long out-of-print German vocal versions of Gabriel's third and fourth albums will be limited to 3,000 copies each. Albums come with downloads in a choice of resolutions: hi-res 24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k.

Co-produced by Peter and David Lord this is the first album where Peter really immersed himself in the music of distant lands and cultures. It was also his first fully digital recording. These two elements created a deeply effective soldering-together of futurism and generations-old tradition. The single "Shock The Monkey" became Peter's first top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Half-Speed remastered and cut to lacquers at 45 RPM, across two heavyweight LPs to deliver maximum dynamic sound range. Vinyl cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter's main sound engineer Richard Chappell. These albums really have never sounded so good! They also look amazing with the gatefold sleeves utilizing imagery from the initial release, sourced and re-scanned from original artwork.

Side A
1. The Rhythm Of The Heat
2. San Jacinto

Side B
3. I Have The Touch
4. The Family And The Fishing Net

Side C
5. Shock The Monkey
6. Lay Your Hands On Me

Side D
7. Wallflower
8. Kiss Of Life

Customer Reviews (3.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 09/25/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tim
Not sure what the other reviewers are hearing. But unless your playing these on a Crosley record player it sounds fantastic. Beautiful packaging and mind blowing sound. I also bought "scratch" with the same impeccable sound. Wish I'd bought the other 45 pressings as well, a big mistake, because they are the last word on Peter Gabriel on vinyl.

Terrible tonalty - who mastered this mess?

posted on 11/25/2015
2 Stars
Reviewer: Tom
First off I don't want to drive away business from Analog Productions but have to let you in the know. These records are lavishly put together, covers, gatefolds, etc. 45 rpm should be killer, right?

Before you read this review go buy one of the remaining Classic Records copies on this site.

I-4 had everything going for it. Real World was taking their legacy and doing it hi fi. Someone forgot to hire the right mastering engineer with ears.

These 45 lps are unlistenable. Wallflower is the only track with semi warmth to it and it is a beautiful ballad. The tonality is dreadful. There are details that are less obvious on a murky US copy but everything is shrill and painful when dynamics kick it.

The UK original, Classic 33 1/3 and Japanese copies are so natural and really convey the wonderful music, passion and vision of Peter Gabriel

I would avoid this shrill release. Who let this slip through? It is a shame

They Popped This One Up

posted on 11/19/2015
2 Stars
Reviewer: AnalogJ
I was so anticipating these four reissues of Peter Gabriel's first four albums. And with the hype on the video from one of the mastering engineers, I was hoping what he was espousing would be true. The best sounding yet? Had he heard the Classic Records 45rpm masters, or even the 33s? I don't have any of the Classic Records 45s, but the 33s I have are pretty great, and they're ALL analog.

The reissues were digitally remastered and, well, they sound it. Two things are striking about these initially. One is how large the images are. Very impressive. And there is a certain clarity that these attain with softer material.

But there is a leanness and silvery quality to the tonality compared to the Classics or even original UK pressings. And when dynamics get pushed here, things get harsh. Transients are quick, but there's a serious lack of lower end bloom. Overall, these are just not satisfying. Real World missed the boat, popped one up -- take your pick of analogies.

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