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So (25th Anniversary 3CD Deluxe) Original recording remastered, Special Edition
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"I thought I’ll start another series and make every album title two letters. I figured out early on that the more letters you have, the smaller they have to be, whether on CDs, posters, anything. So if you have few letters, you can have them quite large, as a graphic element rather than just text."--Peter Gabriel in an interview with Mat Snow, 2010
So became one of the defining albums of the era, landing multitudes of awards, millions of sales and a huge hit single with "Sledgehammer". But when Peter started work on this, his fifth album, in February 1985 in an old farmhouse called Ashcombe near Bath he had no idea of the explosive and enduring impact this album would have.
So (1986), earned Peter his first Grammy, with its videos confirming Peter Gabriel as a leader in video production, among them "Sledgehammer", which has won the most music video awards ever, including number one position in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 100 videos of all time and the MTV most played video of all time. The album also features "Don’t Give Up", a duet with Kate Bush.
Product DescriptionThe Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set includes a total of 6 discs (4 CDs and 2 DVDs), 2 vinyl records, and a hardcover case-bound book:
• So (Remastered) [CD] and Live in Athens 1987 [2 CDs]
• So DNA [CD] - A unique insight into the writing and recording of So, experienced via a track by track evolutionary process leading you from the early moments when rhythms, melodies and lyrical ideas were discovered through the various stages of song development and recording.
• Two Previously Unreleased DVDs:
Live in Athens 1987 [DVD] - Directed by Michael Chapman, Executive Producer Martin Scorsese. This previously unreleased Peter Gabriel concert live from Athens has now been fully restored and pieced together from over 150 reels of original 35mm negatives and remixed in 5.1, this concert is made available for the first time on DVD.
So: Classic Album [DVD] - This documentary tells the story behind the making of So and features contributions from many of those involved in the album and videos, with interviews with Peter, co-producer Daniel Lanois and many more.• 180grm So LP [Vinyl] - The vinyl has been mastered at half-speed to maximize the audio quality & track listing (unlike the original) and is favoured by the artist.
• Double A-side 12" [Vinyl] - Contains two previously unreleased tracks "Courage" and "Sagrada" plus "Don’t Give Up" (alternative version piano and bvox mix).
• So: Peter Gabriel - [Hardcover] 60-page case-bound book. Includes an introduction and So DNA summary by Peter, new liner notes and an extensive collection of rare and never before seen photographs.
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For those of you who have never experienced the album So here is your chance. This record is easily one of the greatest record from the 80's. Even Ozzy is a huge fan. I watched a Much Music special on him a few years ago and the host said he had been listening to all of Gabriel's records and he was amazed how they didn't sound dated. That sums Peter up in a nut shell. But how can you sound dated when no one releases music like yours. Songs like Red Rain, Mercy Street even Sledgehammer could just as easily come out now. As always with Mr. Gabriel the sound is impeccable. Video super sharp and a beautifully laid out coffee table book. Oh I almost forgot about you Vinyl fans. You also get a copy of the album and an EP on vinyl. So with exception of a 5.Read more ›
For those who viewed this sudden burst of commercial acceptance as sell out, "So" has something they obviously missed. This is Gabriel's most spiritual album. "Mercy Street," "In Your Eyes" and "Don't Give Up" are unbelievably uplifting songs. Having explored African music for the basis of much of "Security," this time Gabriel enlisted one of that continent's foremost vocalists. The exuberance of Youssou N'Dour at the close of "In Your Eyes" and the angelic (I can't think of any other way to describe it) lead of Kate Bush on "Don't Give Up" make both of these the kind of songs I turn to in moments of despair.
In addition to N'Dour and Bush, "So" has an amazing list of player's players contributing. Everyone from Jim Kerr of Simple Minds, Michael Been of The Call, Nile Rogers of Chic, and producer Daniel Lanois all contribute to making "So" a stunning album of rich musical tones. In fact, this may be the Peter Gabriel album that benefited the most from its remastering.Read more ›
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Paid to have this wrapped as a gift. The recipient opened it only to discover that the plastic wrap was loose and clearly re-done (anyone who has worked at a book or music store is... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Angel
one of the great albums of the 80s in a Special Anniversary Edition package coming in at a good price.Published 19 months ago by eric theriault
I rate So as a top album of all time in the pop genre. This collection is both detailed and of the highest quality. Highly recommended for fans of Peter and of the genre.Published on July 30 2013 by Flyguy1
So never sounded better, very rich. The Live concert inclusion is a great bonus, showcasing a performer who gives great concerts.Published on Jan. 28 2013 by S. F. Moody
Love it, some music and artists are timeless. Peter
Gabriel is one of them. Highly recommend this CD to everyone.
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