Peter Gabriel - 2

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ARWL 800324
UPC: 884108003244
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM

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.

Recorded in the Netherlands and New York City, Gabriel's second solo album saw Robert Fripp promoted to the role of producer. The album was released in June 1978. Fripp continued to feed Peter's growing fascination with electronics and the resulting album is denser and more experimental than the debut. 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. On The Air
2. D.I.Y.
3. Mother Of Violence

Side B
4. A Wonderful Day In A One-Way World
5. White Shadow

Side C
6. Indigo
7. Animal Magic
8. Exposure

Side D
9. Flotsam And Jetsam
10. Perspective
11. Home Sweet Home

Customer Reviews (1.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Bloody awful.

posted on 11/27/2015
1 Stars
Reviewer: Jerome
This release sounds on the surface like it brings the goods: half-speed mastered and 45RPM. The sound is simply awful. Vocals are shouty and riddled with sibilance that my vintage pressing just doesn't have. I suggest you avoid this one and try to grab a Classic Records 200g pressing or run down an original vintage LP. Stay away from this one.

Dreadful mastering - shrill - find a Classic

posted on 11/25/2015
2 Stars
Reviewer: Tom
I bought this series of 45 rpm PG releases I was hoping this would be the go to copy with all the praise lavished on them. Boy was I wrong

The detail on these records is better than the murkier US original release. I don't know how anyone could have released such a dreadful master. The tonality is so far off. Shrill, metallic sheen particularly on the dynamic parts which is supposed to be a big plus using 45 rpm. The volume was maxed out. These records are unlistenable

The UK originals, Classic 33 1/3 and Japanese copies all have great warmth, vibrancy, detail. Grab a Classic here at AS

Sad they missed a great opportunity here Hopefully like the Beatles stereo box leading to a great sounding analog mono all the complaints will lead to much better PG product going forward

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