Update my browser now. Your browser is out-of-date! All Album Single Video. Flotsam and Jetsam 13th September Rated PG 13th April Growing Up Live 8th February The Veil 9th September Back to Front — Live in London 23rd June Courage 1st November Live in Athens 16th September Secret World Live 24th July Live Blood 22nd April New Blood Live in London 24th October New Blood 9th October Scratch My Back 12th February Play — The Videos 25th October Hit 3rd November Growing Up Live 3rd November Growing Up 30th June More Than This 30th December UP 23rd September The Barry Williams Show 16th September Long Walk Home 15th April OVO 12th June Secret World Live 28th August All About US 7th December Kiss That Frog 20th September Blood of Eden 29th March Ryan Bray, writer for Consequence of Soundconcluded So was an "all-too-rare record that manages to have it both ways, earning its richly deserved critical and commercial respect without giving so much as an artistic inch".
He added that "it still stands on its own two feet as one of the consensus best records of the 80s". He Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (CD that "Gabriel crafted an album of user-friendly pop that was still reassuringly odd.
In a less positive retrospective review, Mojo ' s David Buckley contrasted the album with Gabriel's earlier, more experimental work, claiming "on 's Sohe switched tack to write pop, and write big.
The results are mixed. He praised its state-of-the-art production in parts, highlighting "Big Time" and "Sledgehammer" as standout tracks, but claimed elsewhere it interfered, such as the Fairlight CMI synthesizer on "That Voice Again" and whistling ambient accompaniment on "Mercy Street". Its video is the most played music video in the history of MTV. So is often regarded as Gabriel's best album, as well as one of the best albums of the s. It enabled Gabriel to transform from a cult artistacclaimed for his cerebral, experimental solo work, into a mainstream, internationally known star.
It's a masterpiece. A chronicle of political, emotional, and artistic exploration, the album [attempts] to balance standard pop orthodoxy with his still-rumbling desire for sonic experimentation".
It includes the remastered So album, the Live at Athens album and a So DNA album which examines its production, as well as new liner notes, photographs, vinyl collectibles and the So: Classic Albums documentary. Michael Glabicki of the American band Rusted Root acknowledges this album as a key influence on his own career exploring worldbeat music, saying, "I just kind of got locked into that sound.
Peter Gabriel's So kind of gave everyone the go-ahead that this could work in a popular fashion. For people like me who were exploring those sounds, the wonder of if it's going to work or not just went away at that point. Credits adapted from So ' s liner notes. The track Album) correspond to the Album) release. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter Gabriel.
Pop art pop art rock progressive pop worldbeat. Charisma Virgin Geffen. Peter Gabriel Daniel Lanois. Opening with the shakuhachi bamboo flute Gabriel uses a prominent horn section inspired by the music of American soul singer Otis Redding. Wayne Jacksonwho toured with Redding in the s, plays the horn on the track. Though the "Sledgehammer" video's ubiquity has bludgeoned the song, its parent album is a marvel Excellent albums followed, but the breathtaking So is the best introduction to a dazzling discography.
David Buckleya Kraftwerk biographer, wrote, "they were knocked back by how fantastic it sounded. They felt their record was puny sonically by comparison, even though it's a completely different genre of music", Album).
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