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  Peter Gabriel: Us

Peter Gabriel
Track listing:
  1. Come Talk To Me
2. Love To Be Loved
3. Blood Of Eden
4. Steam
5. Only Us
6. Washing Of The Water
7. Digging In The Dirt
8. Fourteen Black Paintings
9. Kiss That Frog
10. Secret World
  Single Layer
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  Released as a Hybrid by Virgin in Europe.

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Peter Gabriel: Up      

Reviews: 3

Review by bdautch June 3, 2003 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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The material in this album is a bit, well...glib, in comparison to earlier Peter Gabriel efforts. It is akin to a person who goes from being an Angry Young Man to becoming a father, and he suddenly sees the joy and wisdom in communication and togetherness. It's a very solid album all the way around, but I personally preferred the more raw, edgy, socially conscious Gabriel of songs like, "Intruder," "No Self Control," "The Rhythm of the Heat," or "Biko." When he's singing about wanting people to Come Talk to Him or Why The Princess Should Kiss the Frog, it just loses a bit of that "pure" Peter Gabriel, in my view.

Sonically, this is probably a better than average SACD, and roughly in line with the fairly well done series of Gabriel SACDs released under the same label and all at once.

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Review by The Rang February 27, 2007 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
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I own all the earlier Gabriel albums (up to "So") and enjoy them all.

This is the first one that I honestly say I found to be dull. Sure there are some good tracks (Kiss the Frog & Secret World) but over-all nothing here moved me.

Also found the sound to somewhat lacking. Not bad but not great either. Like the music, very average. Wish I could give it a higher score but I have to be honest.

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Review by analogue April 16, 2009 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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It has been rumoured that Peter Gabriel wrote this album when he was going through an emotionally draining break up with his wife. It cettainly has that feel. The main message of this album is understanding, acceptance and moving on. This is a very good album and many different emotions can be experienced if you give it a chance.

Again..........this is another digital recording that reveals its limitations but on the whole its actually better produced that other Gabriel albums. The sound stage is a little wider, the ambience is felt throughout the sacd, the layering is a little stiff but instruments like the bass and drums are rendered very well.
But the best aspect of this sacd is that Gabriel's voice is really powerful and expressive. His range was very limited as a singer but in spite of this he could do wonderful things with his voice. He pushed it as far as he could to express his emortions. Thats what I like best about this sacd other than the lyrics. His voice.

Highly recommended as an album. Better than the regular cd. A good album soundwise just not outstanding.

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