"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.
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.