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Peter Gabriel


Crossover Prog

3.95 | 625 ratings

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4 stars The previous Peter Gabriel album was a work of art. As for this one -

"The Rythm of the Heat" - very strong track with very powerful afro rythm throughout. This track is a brilliant opener to the album. It is easy with this track to get the feeling of being amidst a group of tribal drummers. The other visualisation potential of this track is Voodoo ceromonial rythm.

"San Jacinto" - very oriental feel to this track although it apparantly applies to the Apache Indian and to a rite involving the mountain.

"I have the Touch" - This track is about the lack of physical contact that Gabriel observed among the English as opposed to other cultures and peoples apparantly. It isn't as strong as the previous two tracks.

"The Family and the Fishing Net" - A strange track this one. Peter Hammill on backing vocals here.

"Shock the Monkey" - Apparantly a track about jealousy. A very popular Gabriel track this one.

"Lay your hands on me" - A track about trust. Gabriel was at one time fond of stage diving. I like this track with its strong rythms.

"Wallflower" - About persecution and torture and getting through. Very nice emotive track.

"Kiss of Life" - Quirky track - like a weird cha cha.

This album for me has two very powerful tracks being "The Rythm of the Heat" and "Wallflower". There are no tracks that I dislike as they are all interesting in their own rights. I have to go with a 4 star rating as far as this album is concerned. Don't expect Gabriel as he sounded in Genesis here but do expect a wonderful plethora of rythms and experimentations. Do expect very good lyrics that will make you sit back and think.

sukmytoe | 4/5 |


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