Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Greatest-hits albums are a traditional way of buying time for artists between albums. Peter Gabriel's, entitled Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats, arrived in December of 1990, as he was toiling away at the follow-up to his smash So, which was four years old at that point. As greatest-hits albums go, it's pretty good, containing all the hits, plus an effective re-recording of "Here Comes the Flood" and a good new song in the form of the title track. While the sequencing may leave something to be desired -- it is neither chronological, nor as supple as a good mix tape -- it does contain nearly everything a casual fan could want nothing from the second album,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Greatest-hits albums are a traditional way of buying time for artists between albums. Peter Gabriel's, entitled Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats, arrived in December of 1990, as he was toiling away at the follow-up to his smash So, which was four years old at that point. As greatest-hits albums go, it's pretty good, containing all the hits, plus an effective re-recording of "Here Comes the Flood" and a good new song in the form of the title track. While the sequencing may leave something to be desired -- it is neither chronological, nor as supple as a good mix tape -- it does contain nearly everything a casual fan could want nothing from the second album, though; both "On the Air" or "D.I.Y." would have been nice additions, making it an effective sampler.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • Label: Real World Prod. Ltd
  • UPC: 180030000673
  • Catalog Number: 67
  • Sales rank: 23,407

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Solsbury Hill (4:22)
  2. 2 I Don't Remeber (3:48)
  3. 3 Sledgehammer (4:55)
  4. 4 Family Snapshot (4:26)
  5. 5 Mercy Street (4:43)
  6. 6 Shaking the Tree (6:24)
  7. 7 Don't Give Up (5:54)
  8. 8 San Jacinto (6:40)
  9. 9 Here Comes the Flood (4:31)
  10. 10 Red Rain (5:35)
  11. 11 Games Without Frontiers (3:57)
  12. 12 Shock the Monkey (3:57)
  13. 13 I Have the Touch (3:44)
  14. 14 Big Time (4:25)
  15. 15 Zaar (2:58)
  16. 16 Biko (7:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Gabriel Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, fairlight, CS-80, D-50, Linn
Kate Bush Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Phil Collins Snare Drums
Stewart Copeland Drums, Hi Hat
Peter Hammill Background Vocals
Steve Hunter Guitar
Simon Phillips Drums
George Acogny Background Vocals
John Barclay Trumpet
Guy Barker Trumpet
Pete Beachill Trumpet
Djalma Corrèa Conga, Triangle
Nathan East Bass
John Ellis Guitar, Background Vocals
Larry Fast Synthesizer, Bagpipes, Synthesizer Bass
Habib Faye Bass, Guitar
Robert Fripp Guitar
Jill Gabriel Background Vocals
John Giblin Bass
Coral Gordon Background Vocals
Hossam Ramzy Tabla, Tambourine, Triangle, finger cymbals
Wayne Jackson Trumpet, Cornet
Manu Katché Drums
Larry Klein Bass
Daniel Lanois Guitar
Tony Levin Bass, Stick
Dee Lewis Background Vocals
Jerry Marotta Percussion, Drums
Don Mikkelsen Trombone
Dick Morrissey Saxophone
Youssou N'Dour Vocals, Background Vocals
David Rhodes Guitar, Background Vocals
Mark Rivera Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
Richard Tee Piano
Simon Clark Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Background Vocals, keyboard bass, CS-80
Phil Todd Saxophone
Dave Gregory Guitar
Technical Credits
Peter Gabriel Composer, Producer, Cmi, Whistle
George Acogny Producer
David Bottrill Producer
Tony Cousins Remastering
Bob Ezrin Producer
Daniel Lanois Producer
Steve Lillywhite Producer, Whistle
David Lord Producer
Youssou N'Dour Composer
Hugh Padgham Whistle
Richard Chappell Engineer
Marc Bessant Graphic Design
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