PETER GABRIEL - 1* CLASSIC RECORDS 200 GRAM PRESS *PETER GABRIEL - 1 - * CLASSIC RECORDS 200 GRAM PRESS * NM 9/10PETER GABRIEL - 1 - * CLASSIC RECORDS 200 GRAM PRESS * NM 9/10 Peter Gabriel tells why he left Genesis in "Solsbury Hill," the key track on his 1977 solo debut. Majestically opening with an aco...125.00


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PETER GABRIEL - 1 - * CLASSIC RECORDS 200 GRAM PRESS * NM 9/10 Peter Gabriel tells why he left Genesis in "Solsbury Hill," the key track on his 1977 solo debut. Majestically opening with an acoustic guitar, the song finds Gabriel's talents gelling, as the words and music feed off each other, turning into true poetry. It stands out dramatically on this record, not because the music doesn't work, but because it brilliantly illustrates why Gabriel had to fly on his own. Though this is undeniably the work of the same man behind The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, he's turned his artiness inward, making his music coiled, dense, vibrant. There is still some excess, naturally, yet it's the sound of a musician unleashed, finally able to bend the rules as he wishes. That means there are less atmospheric instrumental sections than there were on his last few records with Genesis, as the unhinged bizarreness in the arrangements, compositions, and productions, in tracks such as the opener "Moribund the Burgermeister" vividly illustrate. He also has turned sleeker, sexier, capable of turning out a surging rocker like "Modern Love." If there is any problem with Peter Gabriel, it's that Gabriel is trying too hard to show the range of his talents, thereby stumbling occasionally with the doo wop-to-cabaret "Excuse Me" or the cocktail jazz of "Waiting for the Big One" (or, the lyric "you've got me cookin'/I'm a hard-boiled egg" on "Humdrum"). Still, much of the record teems with invigorating energy (as on "Slowburn," or the orchestral-disco pulse of "Down the Dolce Vita"), and the closer "Here Comes the Flood" burns with an anthemic intensity that would later become his signature in the '80s. Yes, it's an imperfect album, but that's a byproduct of Gabriel's welcome risk-taking -- the very thing that makes the album work, overall. (AMG) A Note on Classic Records: Acclaimed reissue label specializing in audiophile LP reissues of classic albums; employs its own custom-built tube-based mastering equipment on all of its releases; masters its releases from original master tapes (or the best sources available). Earliest releases were a box set of RCA Living Stereo classical titles and Verve jazz titles (subsequently sold individually). Classic used 180 gram vinyl until 2001. That year they switched to 180 gram "SV" (Super Vinyl) and added a sticker specifying the type of vinyl to all their LPs. They introduced 200 gram "Quiex SV-P" in July 2002. That was followed by "SV-P II" and, in 2008, "Clarity Vinyl." In the 2000s, they also introduced lower priced versions of many of their LPs, pressed from the same masters but on regular 150, 140, or 120 gram vinyl. Represses were always done on the latest vinyl formulation and can be dated by the sticker. (DSC) Peter Gabriel ‎– Peter Gabriel Label: Real World Records ‎– PGLP01, Classic Records ‎– PGLP01 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Limited Edition, 200 Gram Press Country: US Released: 2002 Tracklist Hide Credits A1 Moribund The Burgermeister 4:19 A2 Solsbury Hill 4:20 A3 Modern Love 3:37 A4 Excuse Me Written-By – Martin Hall (4) 3:20 A5 Humdrum 3:23 B1 Slowburn Guitar [Solo] – Dick Wagner 4:34 B2 Waiting For The Big One 7:26 B3 Down The Dolce Vita Arranged By [The L.S.O.], Conductor [The L.S.O.] – Michael GibbsOrchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra 4:43 B4 Here Comes The Flood Guitar [Solo] – Dick Wagner 5:54 Bass, Tuba, Leader [Barbershop Quartet] – Tony Levin Cover – Hipgnosis (2) Drums, Other [Directories] – Allan Schwartzberg Electric Guitar, Guitar [Classical], Banjo – Robert Fripp Guitar [Full Frontal], Rhythm Guitar [Electric And Acoustic], Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Steve Hunter Keyboards [Frontal Keyboard], Performer [Barbershop] – Jozef Chirowski Management [Organisation By] – Alex (169), Brian (53), Tony Smith (13) Mastered By – Craig Richardson, George Graves Percussion, Effects [Synthibam], Percussion [Bones], Performer [Barbershop] – Jim Maelen* Producer – Bob Ezrin Recorded By – Brian Christian Recorded By [With] – Dave Harris (3), Jim Frank, Keith Grant, Robert Hrycyna, Robert Stasiak, Rod O'Brien Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Programmed By [Programming] – Larry (Wires) Fast* Voice [Backing Voices] – Dick Wagner Written-By, Voice [Voices], Keyboards [Keyboard], Flute, Recorder – Peter Gabriel Notes: ℗ © 2002 Peter Gabriel Ltd. Pressed on 200 gram Quiex-SVP vinyl. Gatefold jacket. Initially released as the first volume of Peter Gabriel's eponymous body of work, this release was later retitled "1" on certain editions. Also noted on Peter Gabriel's web site as "Peter Gabriel 1 (Car)". Barcode (On sticker, not printed on jacket): PG1QP Barcode (Scanned): 601704363615 CLEANED ON VPI HW-27 TYPHOON [6-STEP PROCESS] LP’s RE-SLEEVED IN AUDIOPHILE QUALITY INNER SLEEVES JACKETS PROTECTED BY HIGH QUALITY JACKET PROTECTORS STORED HVAC SHIPPED IN DEDICATED LP BOX/MAILER ***TERMS OF SALE*** Buyer responsible for PayPal Fees & Shipping costs. MEDIA MAIL/TRACKING/INSURED [USA ONLY] ASK ABOUT COMBINED SHIPPING NOTE: I will not ship to certain "high risk" countries. ASK before you buy/bid. Subject to prior sale on other sites, forums, & blogs If you have received NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, you MAY NOT BID/BUY. NO RETURNS ON SEALED LP’s FOR ANY REASON !! 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