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SO

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

3.83 | 488 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars The most accessible of all the Peter Gabriel`s albums I have heard. It has some "commercial" songs, too, and it was a big hit. In this album, Peter Gabriel played keyboards in all the songs. "Red Rain" has a very good piano and drums and percussion. "Sledgehammer" is a song about sex, I think, with a very good bass guitar. "Don`t give up" is a good gesture for unemployed people, with Gabriel singing with feeling. But I don`t like Kate Bush`s vocals. She is pretty, but she is not one of my favourite female singers. "That voice again" has interesting drums, bass and guitars."In your eyes" is a beautiful love song (the best of all the songs in this album). "Mercy Street" is a painful but cathartic song, with very good percussion and keyboards arrangements."Big time" is similar to "Sledgehammer", but it is also a good song. "We do what we`re told" and "This is the picture" are the "experimental weird songs" of this album, and are less interesting for me. With the videos for "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time" Gabriel also demonstrated that he is a very good video maker. In 1986, this album was in the U.K. and U.S. hit parade charts with "Invisible Touch" by GENESIS and "GTR" by GTR.
Guillermo | 4/5 |

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