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UP

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

4.00 | 573 ratings

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BrufordFreak
4 stars Peter Gabriel has picked up the prog baton again as here he again synthesizes many interesting elements and guests into his music. Just look at that list of guest contributors--artists from all over the world! And the concert DVD that came from the tour after this album is incredible (as are all PG concerts.) In my opinion, this is probably the proggiest Peter has gotten on a 'solo' studio album since his fourth eponymously titled album (known as "Security"). To drive home this point note that nine of the album's ten songs have a non-pop length of between six and eight minutes.

Album Highlights: "Signal to Noise" (7:36) (highlighting the inimitable Pakistani Qawwali singer, NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN) (9/10); the contagiously danceable "Growing Up" (7:33) (8/10); the unusually dynamic "Darkness" (6:51) (8/10); "Sky Blue" (6:37) (8/10) (only for the amazing last two minutes with the Blind Boys from Alabama--though I much prefer the live version), and; "I Grieve" (7:24) (from the 1998 City of Angels soundtrack) (8/10).

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |

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