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2002 remastered pressing. SECURITY picks up on the structural advances made on Gabriel's previous album (the third of his untitled solo recordings), by combining his creepy, quirky, post-art rock leanings with Third World-rhythmic patterns. A successful fusion of the modern (synths, heavily-processed guitars) and the ancient (tribal rhythms, lyrical themes that reach into the ancestral memories of various cultures), SECURITY was both Gabriel's most sophisticated and most accessible work to date. Infectious, funky rhythms allow mega-hit "Shock The Monkey" and the propulsive "Kiss Of Life" to transcend Gabriel's more cerebral tendencies, exploring the visceral end of things. While there's a celebratory feel to much of the music here, tunes like "The Rhythm of the Heat" reach back to the darker, ominous tone of Gabriel's last album, but throughout SECURITY, Gabriel sounds like a man who's been liberated from the constraints of his old habits, dancing up a storm without everlosing sight of his conceptual/thematic goals.
After three eponymous discs noteworthy for their thematic richness and musical experimentation, Peter Gabriel yielded to conventional wisdom by actually titling this 1982 successor. In every other respect, however, Security was another stride beyond the progressive-rock terrain Gabriel had explored from Genesis forward. Most crucially, he goes deeper into the heart of world music and further investigates the African sources first invoked on the prior album's magisterial track, "Biko." Security is steeped in polyrhythms, sculpted with synthesizers, and detailed with percussive textures set to a low boil beneath Gabriel's yearning vocals. Its themes of transcendence and identity, and contrasts of modern isolation with primordial community, reverberate through "Lay Your Hands on Me," "I Have the Touch," "The Rhythm of the Heat," and "San Jacinto." And in "Shock the Monkey," the set's initial hit, Gabriel portentously stands dance rhythms on their head in a troubling, funny riff on the mammal within. --Sam Sutherland --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Peter Gabriel is my favorite singer and this CD is the one to buy. Gabriel, the one and only. Gabriel at is best.Published on Sept. 2 2013 by Gionet Josee
Du Peter Gabriel à son meilleur. Indémodable. Un CD à avoir dans sa collection.(dit ma conjointe). Mais la pochette est particulièrement laide.Published on Nov. 1 2012 by KiKOiComment
This is his best effort. The first track will transport you with it's anthemic darkness and heeeeuge soundscape. Read morePublished on May 1 2007 by furbottle
This is just a re-hash of the stereo CD, it's not "re-mastered" for multi-channel playback. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Bill Bennett
Security had a hit song on it but it was highly cerebral and engaging and thats one of the great things about this album. Read morePublished on June 19 2004 by Brian Ogilby
When I first heard this album on vinyl years ago on a high-end sound system, I thought nothing could improve on it. Read morePublished on April 24 2004 by James E. Hartman
Gabriel has always pushed the limits of recording technology--on this album he was finally able to achieve the chilling creepiness he'd been striving for since his earliest... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by Penmachine
This 1982 album is just phenomenal that I cannot muster up the right words to explain how great this CD really is. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003