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  • Personnel: Peter Gabriel (vocals, synthesizer); David Rhodes (guitar, background vocals); Robert Fripp, Dave Gregory, Paul Weller (guitar); Dick Morrissey (saxophone); Larry Fast (synthesizer); John Giblin (bass); Tony Levin (stick); Morris Pert, Jerry Marotta, Phil Collins (percussion); Kate Bush (background vocals).
  • Recorded at the Manor Mobile, Bath and at the Townhouse, London, England.
  • Personnel: Peter Gabriel (vocals, synthesizer); David Rhodes (guitar, background vocals); Robert Fripp, Dave Gregory, Paul Weller (guitar); Dick Morrissey (saxophone); Larry Fast (synthesizer); John Giblin (bass); Tony Levin (stick); Morris Pert, Jerry Marotta, Phil Collins (percussion); Kate Bush (background vocals).
  • Recorded at the Manor Mobile, Bath and at the Townhouse, London, England. All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • Peter Gabriel's third self-titled album pushed the boundaries of recording technology (it was among the first to experiment with gating acoustic drums, an effect Phil Collins used later in his song "In The Air Tonight"). Gabriel's mix of electronic sounds and alienated lyrics created a mood captured in the eerie single "Games Without Frontiers."
  • The song "Biko," which became a Gabriel standard, concerned the death of South African activist Steven Biko during interrogation by police. The song inspired Little Steven to start the Artists Against Apartheid project.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (7/12/02, pp.84-5) - "...Reveals a surprisingly logical progression...Gabriel sharpens his writing and expands his sonic scope with every release..." Rating: A-

Q (6/00, p.70) - Ranked #53 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...An unmistakably homegrown contemplation of such socialblind spots as mental illness, class and criminality..."

Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.126) - "...His masterstroke, unmatched even by SO. Writing from beatbox rhythms, he pulled every element of sound and lyrical impact into the dramas he'd imagined..."
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