So

So

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by Peter Gabriel
     
 

With So, his fifth studio album as a solo artist, former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel made the transition from progressive-rock visionary to pop luminary. As uncompromising as it is accessible, So offers beautifully moody, stringent, evocative songs, coproduced with atmospheric grace by Gabriel and Daniel Lanois. The muscular, funk-laced first single, See more details below

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With So, his fifth studio album as a solo artist, former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel made the transition from progressive-rock visionary to pop luminary. As uncompromising as it is accessible, So offers beautifully moody, stringent, evocative songs, coproduced with atmospheric grace by Gabriel and Daniel Lanois. The muscular, funk-laced first single, "Sledgehammer," was Gabriel's commercial breakthrough, topping the pop chart for weeks, and its accompanying video broke new ground on the live-action-animation front. The bracing "Big Time," with its slamming hip-hop beat and sarcastic view of fame, was also a Top Ten hit. The kinder, gentler "In Your Eyes" only reached No. 26, but remains one of adult Top 40 radio's most enduring and haunting staples. Other highlights include "Don't Give Up," a pining duet (with Kate Bush); "Red Rain," a grandly ambient AOR hit; and the buoyantly bittersweet "That Voice Again."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0720642408827
catalogNumber:
24088

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Gabriel   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Flute,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Synclavier,Prophet Synthesizer,Linn Drum
Laurie Anderson   Vocals
Kate Bush   Vocals
Stewart Copeland   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Hi Hat
Bill Laswell   Bass
Ronnell Bright   Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Nile Rodgers   Guitar
P.P. Arnold   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Been   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmy Bralower   Synthesizer,Linn
Andrew Clark   Bass,Hammond Organ,CS-80
Simon Clerk   Synthesizer,Bass,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Djalma Corrèa   Conga,Triangle,Surdo
Coral Gordon   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Hughes   Linn
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet,Cornet
Manu Katché   Percussion,Drums,talking drum
Jim Kerr   Background Vocals
Larry Klein   Bass,Bass Guitar
Daniel Lanois   Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,12-string Guitar,Guitar (String)
Tony Levin   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Drum Sticks
Dee Lewis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Marotta   Drums,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Drum Sticks
Don Mikkelsen   Trombone
Youssou N'Dour   Vocals
David Rhodes   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mark Rivera   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Synthesizer Saxophone
Mark Riviera   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Violin
Richard Tee   Piano,Keyboards
Ronnie Bright   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Lakshmi Shankar   Violin

Technical Credits

Laurie Anderson   Contributor
Peter Gabriel   Producer,Horn Arrangements,Cmi
Bill Laswell   Contributor
Nile Rodgers   Contributor
Dave Bascombe   Engineer
David Bottrill   Engineer
Steve Boyer   Engineer
Jimmy Bralower   Contributor
Andrew Clark   Cmi
Tony Cousins   Remastering
Chris Hughes   Programming,Producer
Wayne Jackson   Horn Arrangements
Kevin Killen   Engineer
Bruce Lampcov   Engineer
Daniel Lanois   Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
David Rhodes   Arranger
Ian Cooper   Mastering
David Stallbaumer   Engineer,Studio Manager
Peter Saville   Original Sleeve Design
Jairo Gualberto   Engineer
Luigi Hoffer   Studio Coordinator,Studio Support
Richard Chappell   Engineer
Brett Wickens   Original Sleeve Design
Ary Carvalhaes   Engineer
David Bascombe   Track Mix
Marc Bessant   Graphic Design
Graciela Silberberg   Session Supervisor
Charlene Colon   Session Supervisor
Gail Colson   Management
Renato Costa   Session Supervisor
Real World Design   Packaging

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