Numbered Limited Edition Half-Speed Mastered 180g 45rpm 2LP! This album really has never sounded so good!
Released in 1986, 'So' became one of the defining albums of the era, landing multitudes of awards, millions of sales and a huge hit single with 'Sledgehammer'. But when Peter started work on this, his fifth album, in February 1985 in an old farmhouse called Ashcombe near Bath he had no idea of the explosive and enduring impact this album would have.
The first of Peter’s studio albums to have a proper title So was a watershed release in his career. Its marriage of the artistic and the commercial made for an indisputable success, with the album quickly sitting atop the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Aside from some intriguing collaborations – with Laurie Anderson on This Is The Picture, Kate Bush on Don’t Give Up and Youssou N’Dour on In Your Eyes – it was the unity of singer, band and producer that made So such a crucial record in the Gabriel canon.
Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM, across two heavyweight LPs to deliver maximum dynamic sound range. Vinyl cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell. These albums really have never sounded so good! They also look amazing with the gatefold sleeves utilizing imagery from the initial release, sourced and re-scanned from original artwork. Albums include download cards with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bitor 16bit). Numbered Limited Edition.
"...if you listen to the 45rpm 1/2-speed remasters that we've done, PG 1, 2, 3 or 4, it's as good as listening to the original master tapes, perhaps in some places perhaps even more pleasurable listening..." - Matt Colton, Alchemy Mastering
Features: • Numbered Limited Edition - 4000 Copies In the U.S. • Half-Speed Mastered 180g 45rpm Double LP • Cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering • Mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis from original masters • Pressed at Record Industry • Gatefold sleeve uses art from original release • Limited Time, One Time Download of the entire album at either 44.1kHz/16-bit (CD quality AIFF file) or 96kHz/24-bit (high resolution WAV file)
Selections: Side A: 1. Red Rain 2. Sledgehammer Side B: 1. Don't Give Up 2. That Voice Again Side C: 1. Mercy Street 2. Big Time Side D: 1. We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37) 2. This Is The Picture (excellent birds) 3. In Your Eyes