Peter Gabriel Announces Vinyl Reissues
Peter Gabriel's giving his first four solo albums the vinyl reissue treatment this fall.
As fans might expect, Gabriel spared no detail with these reissues, which have been half-speed remastered — a process you can catch a glimpse of in the preview clip above — and are being pressed on double heavyweight vinyl. The new vinyl versions, which mark the albums' first availability on the format since 2002, are scheduled to arrive Oct. 2.
This series of albums, all of them self-titled, started with Gabriel's 1977 solo debut (referred to as "Car") after departing Genesis and continued with the "Scratch" album in 1978, the "Melt" LP in 1980, and a fourth album, titled Security in the U.S., in 1982. Gabriel also released German-language versions of his third and fourth records, which are being included in the reissue series.
The new vinyl editions, which are available for pre-order now, are each limited to an individually numbered 10,000-copy run (with the exception of the German discs, which are restricted to 3,000 copies). Each LP comes with a card offering a link to a digital download (hi-res 24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k).
While Gabriel's earliest solo efforts make their way back to turntables, work continues on his next release, which will mark his first set of all-new original material since 2002's Up. Even though he's yet to announce any sort of scheduling for the new LP, he's made it clear in recent weeks that he's busy in the studio.
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