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PETER GABRIEL 3 [AKA: MELT]

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

4.20 | 915 ratings

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sukmytoe
5 stars The third Peter Gabriel solo album. Phil Collins and Kate Bush are here which bodes well.

"Intruder" - a track that holds a lot of menace in the music and lyrics. Collins is very good on this track and I also love the Marimba section of the track.

"No Self Control" - I love the drums again on this track. Paranoa abounds in this track about compulsions and psychosis. Very dark track.

"Start" - short track that has a lovely sax refrain.

"I don't Remember" - Levins deep bass work is brilliant here.

"Family Snapshot" - To me it's about a young boys imagination pretending to be an assassin which looking at the lyrics he is already well on the way to becoming. Very good track.

"And through the Wire" - Not one of my favorite tracks from the album but having said that there is nothing bad here. I don't really get the lyrics - telephone stalking? Maybe about watching cable TV.

"Games without Frontiers" - Track about the childish antics of adults. This needs no introduction as it was and is a massive Gabriel track.

"Not one of Us" - Not my favorite track on the album however I do enjoy the lyrics.

"Lead a normal Life" - Very powerful track about living in a psychiatric facility. Captures the mood very well.

"Biko" - Living in South Africa I couldn't not know the meaning of the lyrics. Very powerful track which began Gabriels foray into World Music. I kind of find a lot of similarity between this track and Manfred Mann's "Somewhere in Africa" album.

I rate this album 5 out of 5 stars as it is very good at portaying emotions and in fact causing emotions. It is a work of art in that regard. Anyone who enjoys Biko for its rythms and its power should most defenitely get hold of a copy of Mann's "Somewhere in Africa".

sukmytoe | 5/5 |

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