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So (25th Anniversary 3CD Deluxe) Original recording remastered, Special Edition
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So is generally regarded as a peak in Gabriel's recording career, notable both for its solid set of songs and lush yet musically sound production. For Gabriel, who'd put his music in theatrical contexts ever since his days with Genesis, the modern sound of So (co-produced with Daniel Lanois) was itself a dramatic conceit that effectively played off the more organic roots of many of its songs. The album's big hit was "Sledgehammer", the English rocker's somewhat stilted take on the Stax/Volt style of rhythm and blues. Gabriel was much more powerful on his own art- rock songs, such as "Red Rain", which evoked nuclear ruin with its cascading rush of guitars and synthesizers. "Don't Give Up" is perhaps Gabriel's best ballad, with Kate Bush's heavenly second vocal enough to give anybody encouragement. But the song that best exploited So's blend of technology and soul is "In Your Eyes", a beguiling rhythmic tapestry in which Gabriel duets with Youssou N'dour. -- John Milward --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"Remasters, eh?" you say. "But they sound great already. How much can they be improved?" you wonder. Well I wondered too. After replacing my first PG disc (Passion, natch) with the new CD, I didn't hesitate to spring for all the others as soon as my budget allowed - and they're worth every penny. The first time I cranked "Big Time" in the car, my friend turned to me and asked why the mega-bass on my stereo was cranked up so high. I had to patiently tell her it wasn't even turned on. (I don't think I'll scare her with "Rhythm of the Heat" just yet - that would be cruel.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 22 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 on July 3 2014 by eric theriault