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PETER GABRIEL 2 [AKA: SCRATCH]

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

3.00 | 550 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars Also refeered to as "Scratch" as none of the first four album had titles or numbers. Easily regarded by fans as his most difficult and least accessible , this is still as good an album as Gabriel ever made.

True the first side of the vinyl has some rather weaker tracks than usual bar two exceptions: Mother Of Violence is worthy but White Shadow is the standout track on this side. But the start of the seconmd vinyl side is really where this album comes on its own: Indigo and Animal Magic are good pop tunes that give a little depth to this relatively somber album , but the real gift in this album is Exposure. This track is out to be maybe the most "prog" track (in the ambiance sense of it) and clearly my fave from The Gabe. Too bad the following tracks return to a slightly sub-standart par for Peter.

If It was not for two truly good tracks (Exposure and White Shadow) this album would be inferior to the debut or its follower. But however the songwriting , we still have a very sophisticated pop/rock impeccably produced by Robert Fripp!

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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