Digitally Remastered Japanese Limited Edition in an LP-STYLE Slipcase.
An epic production highlighted by the clockwork undertones of "Intruder" and the Afro-prog-rock of "Biko," the third in Peter Gabriel's trilogy of eponymous solo titles is a watermark of the former Genesis singer's career. Drummer Jerry Marotta's tight global-groove templates drive the edgy guitar pastiches of Robert Fripp, David Rhodes, Paul Weller, and XTC's Dave Gregory. Yielding the enigmatic 1980 hit "Games Without Frontiers," the Steve Lillywhite-produced opus travels the dark psychic corners of its narrator with a then-profoundly futuristic sound that's no less compelling than Bowie's Scary Monsters, which was released the same year. The cover may depict Gabriel's melting face, but the album marks Gabriel's arrival as a solid solo artist. --James Rotondi --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Possibly Gabriel's best. I still remember hearing the album for the first time and being struck by its genius. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gordon Tebbutt
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
I've heard this album called melt. Regardless of its title, this is by far one of the most well put together albums of all time! There isn't a flaw on it-right from the get go. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by Scott Montrose
On Peter Gabriel 3 Gabriel fully abandoned his Prog Rock past but came up with a dissonant and disturbing masterpiece which also featured world music suiting his soulfull voice. Read morePublished on June 19 2004 by Brian Ogilby
Peter Gabriel's "melting face" album is an album that I have just discovered, and I can't stop listening to it. Read morePublished on April 8 2004 by Law Man
The other 5-Star reviews have said it all, really, I'm not sure what I could add. There are not many rock recordings that qualify as "art" (and art endures, it is... Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003 by Dr. Michael A. Rinella
Peter Gabriel's third self-titled album is often considered a rock masterpiece by his fans (just check out the reviews on this page), but although it was the first truly unified... Read morePublished on Dec 3 2003 by Michael Topper
Definately not. It takes a genius to put out something this unusually perfect. This is basically a gathering of musical greats, all on the same page. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2003 by C. Scherm