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3.50 | 43 ratings | 1 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Eindringling (5:00)
2. Keine Selbstkontrolle (4:00)
3. Frag mich nicht immer (6:04)
Combines the instrumental "Start" with the German version of "I Don't Remember".
4. Schnappschuß (Ein Familienfoto) (4:26)
5. Und durch den Draht (4:28)
6. Spiel ohne Grenzen (4:07)
7. Du bist nicht wie wir (5:32)
8. Ein normales Leben (4:21)
9. Biko (8:55)

Total Time 46:53

Line-up / Musicians

- Peter Gabriel / vocals, piano, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, percussion
- Kate Bush / backing vocals (2,3,6)
- Jerry Marotta / drums, percussion
- Larry Fast / synthesizer, bass synthesizer
- Robert Fripp / guitar (3,7)
- John Giblin / bass
- Dave Gregory / guitar
- Tony Levin / Chapman stick (3)
- Phil Collins / drums (1,2), snare drum (4), surdo (9)
- Dick Morrissey / saxophone
- Morris Pert / percussion
- David Rhodes / guitar, backing vocals
- Paul Weller / guitar (5)
- Dave Ferguson / screeches (9)

Releases information

Released July 1980
Recorded 1979

All songs written by Peter Gabriel.

Label Charisma Records
Producer Steve Lillywhite

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PETER GABRIEL Ein deutsches Album ratings distribution

(43 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (30%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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Review by Dobermensch
3 stars Personally, I find Peter Gabriel singing in German a far more pleasing proposition than in his native tongue. It's particularly funny hearing some of his pronunciations which never fail to raise a smile, particularly on the word 'jungle' in 'Games Without Frontiers'.

The album is pretty much identical to 'Melt' bar the vocals which are overdubbed onto the original tracks. This is about as dark and heavy as Gabriel got. There's something about the German language that really suits this type of music.

I love the fact that Phil Collins had his cymbals confiscated for this recording. I can just imagine his baldy little features looking bemused as he thrashed about wildly looking for where those cymbals should have been. The lack of this percussive element certainly adds an air of inevitability to the recording. Apart from the cheesy saxophone intro on 'Frag mich nicht immer' (I Can't Remember) this is a mostly excellent album with some good contributions from Robert Fripp on twisted Bowie-esque Berlin trilogy guitar.

It sounds very 1980 - with all it's unspoken UK political uneasiness, Cold War paranoia and general malaise of that period. It was a funny old year...

I definitely don't regret not having bought the English version. I do however, still have a bit of a bee in my bonnet over the soppy 'Biko'.

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