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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Peter Gabriel / Genesis



1-13-09 Peter Gabriel / Genesis


I’m not the biggest Genesis or Peter Gabriel fan – but I did see Mr. Gabriel play The Roxy in L.A. about 1977 (with Robert Fripp). Below are the records of these artists that I am very ‘OK’ with:


PETER GABRIEL


7" D.I.Y. / MOTHER OF VIOLENCE / TEDDY BEAR CHARISMA UK CB 319 1978 3 TRKS no pic sleeve

7" D.I.Y. / PERSPECTIVE CHARISMA IRL CB 311 1978 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" MODERN LOVE / SLOWBURN CHARISMA UK CB 302 1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, pic label

LP PETER GABRIEL (1st album) CHARISMA UK CDS 4006 1977 9 TRKS 1st

CD PETER GABRIEL (1st album) GEFFEN US 493299.2 1977 9 TRKS 1st ('02 issue) re-mastered

LP PETER GABRIEL (2nd album) CHARISMA UK CDS 4013 1978 11 TRKS 2nd; insert

CD PETER GABRIEL (2nd album) GEFFEN US 493300.2 1978 11 TRKS 2nd ('02 issue) re-mastered

7" SOLSBURY HILL / MORIBUND THE BURGERMEISTER CHARISMA UK CB 301 1977 2 TRKS with pic sleeve


GENESIS


LP FOXTROT CHARISMA UK CAS 1058 1972 6 TRKS UK re-issue

CD FOXTROT ATLANTIC US 82674.2 1972 6 TRKS ('94 issue, re-mastered)

LP GENESIS LIVE CHARISMA UK CLASS 1 1973 5 TRKS Live

7" I KNOW WHAT I LIKE / TWILIGHT ALE HOUSE CHARISMA US FC 26002 1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP NURSERY CRYME CHARISMA UK CAS 1052 1971 7 TRKS

CD NURSERY CRYME ATLANTIC US 82673.2 1971 7 TRKS ('94 issue, re-mastered)

CD SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND ATLANTIC US 82675.2 1973 8 TRKS ('94 issue, re-mastered)

LP SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND re-issue CHARISMA DE 206.919-610 1973 8 TRKS fold-out cover, re-issue

LP TRESPASS CHARISMA UK CAS 1020 1970 6 TRKS Phonogram issue, insert


Still, I am thinking of getting the recent CD / DVD boxed set of this Genesis material. Never been much of a fan of “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” – and I’ve tried. I confess to being intrigued by the bonus video material in the ’08 boxed set. Not so sure about DTS 5.1 mixes of these ancient albums, however. Will they sound like the original UK vinyl? Or better / worse?


I have picked up some of the SACD Peter Gabriel albums (“Security”, I believe) – but, alas, it’s SACD-only, so it won’t play on my piddly old CD player!



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6 Comments:

Blogger Brian Ware said...

I'm very tempted by the recent CD/DVD box as well, but the price tag is way too steep for my current economic reality.

My understanding is that the stereo mixes of the LPs are stunning, but the 5.1 mixes do take some "liberties". Goldmine's reviewer really liked them, but of course 5.1 mixes are more for the fun of expanding our perceptions of certain classic LPs.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

The price point is what has kept me from buying one, I admit.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Gentlemen:

Too bad I'm not a Genesis fan or REVO would be issuing a CD/DVD boxed set of god… at no cost. Too bad you're not Spandau Ballet fans (hint). Ce'st la musique!

7:24 AM  
Blogger chas_m said...

I follow Ron's tastes re: Gabriel and Genesis fairly closely. Genesis was a non-entity for me after Gabriel left.

I have the third Gabriel solo album in both an English and German edition. The isolation, paranoia and other dark themes on that record are magnified exponentially when sung in German!

I guess that was Gabriel's "Berlin" record, and he managed to catch the genie Bowie and Eno were chasing after rather well IMO.

I actually don't remember the second Gabriel solo album at all -- it's got to be at least 15-20 years since I last listened to it! I should probably pick up a new copy.

9:43 AM  
Blogger chas_m said...

PS. After "Security" he kind of got too hit-and-miss for me to follow closely, though there are individual songs that still merit attention.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

The 2nd PG is actually rather good, Chas-san.

10:45 PM  

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