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  Peter Gabriel: Up

Peter Gabriel
Track listing:
  1. Darkness
2. Growing Up
3. Sky Blue
4. No Way Out
5. I Grieve
6. The Barry Williams Show
7. My Head Sounds Like That
8. More Than This
9. Signal To Noise
10. The Drop
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Review by emilsjr June 29, 2003 (10 of 11 found this review helpful)
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After a 10 year absence, Peter Gabriel returns with "Up". Although a majority of the music here is more about feeling "down", this album is a very solid effort. When I first listened to it on Redbook, I was disappointed. After all, it was a long wait and after hearing about the 150 songs Peter Gabriel wrote during this time, nothing could have met the expectations placed on this album.

However, this is the type of album that grows on you. And it continues to blossom with this SACD. this material seems to have been made for multi-channel. Even a dud like "The Barry Williams Show" gains new life and depth when listening to it in multi-channel. The sonics on this disc are very good, right up there with Beck's "Sea Change". "Growing up" expecially is much improved with this wide open, agressive mix.

While the stereo mix is an improvement over the redbook, you really need to hear this album in multi-channel to appreciate it. If you are looking for SO part 2, keep waiting. But if you are willing to give it some time, you will come to appreciate this album. Especially in Multi-channel.

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Review by Intruder December 2, 2007 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
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I own all of Peter Gabriels SACD's and this is by far the best. It is also the only multichannel mix. It envelopes the listener and allows you to be a part of the experience without being complex or confusing to the ear. In short it's the best SACD I own and my collection has grown extensively yet the quality of this SACD is yet to be outdone.

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Review by Slipperman November 27, 2003 (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
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In my oppinion, this album is the best one from Peter Gabriel. It all beginns with "Darkness",a really spooky track but still one of the best things he ever did! I can remember when I first listened to the CD and the loudness pitch was very high. It begins very quiet and then WWWWHOOOOSSHH!!! WOW! And this effect is really stunning on this SACD! It's one of the best SACDs I own, because the sound is cristall clear and the bass line is really good! "Growing Up" sounds more agressive, the drums are much louder than on the CD! My favourite tracks on this SACD are "No Way Out" because in my opionion, it's one of the best songs he ever performed and the multichannel mix is very good indeed and "I Grieve"! Listen to " I Grieve" in Multichannel and drift away into a different world of sound! This is definitive a MUST HAVE for everyone who owns a SACD Player!!!

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