Friday, November 13, 2009

Genesis / Peter Gabriel


11-13-09 Genesis / Peter Gabriel


I watched some Genesis videos tonight. No, not the DVD’s in the new boxed sets – but a 1991 laser disc called “Genesis – A History”, which has some very neat stuff in it – interviews with Jonathan King, Anthony Philips etc. I really liked “Foxtrot” when I first heard it, on the FM radio, late at night. But I could never quite get into “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” – just couldn’t see it (literally). So, I “never went there”.


LP ROCK ROOTS (Collection) DECCA UK ROOTS 1

1976 17 TRK Collection (60's recordings – 1st album + singles)

CD TRESPASS re VIRGIN UK CASCDX 1020

1970 6 TRKS ('94 issue)

LP TRESPASS CHARISMA UK CAS 1020

1970 6 TRKS Phonogram issue

LP NURSERY CRYME CHARISMA UK CAS 1052

1971 7 TRKS

CD NURSERY CRYME re ATLANTIC US 82673.2

1971 7 TRKS ('94 issue, re-mastered)

CD FOXTROT re ATLANTIC US 82674.2

1972 6 TRKS ('94 issue, re-mastered)

LP FOXTROT CHARISMA UK CAS 1058

1972 6 TRKS UK re-issue

LP GENESIS LIVE CHARISMA UK CLASS 1

1973 5 TRKS Live

CD SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND re ATLANTIC US 82675.2

1973 8 TRKS ('94 issue, re-mastered)

LP SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND CHARISMA DE 206.919-610

1973 8 TRKS fold-out cover, re-issue


I have a few 45’s and some later LP’s, but this is all I would ever really consider listening to with any regularity. I also have some Peter Gabriel singles, LP’s & CD’s:


7" MODERN LOVE / SLOWBURN CHARISMA UK CB 302

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Pic label

7" SOLSBURY HILL / MORIBUND THE BURGERMEISTER CHARISMA UK CB 301

1977 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP PETER GABRIEL (1st album) CHARISMA UK CDS 4006

1977 9 TRKS 1st

CD PETER GABRIEL (1st album) (SACD) GEFFEN US 493620.2

1977 9 TRKS 1st ('03 issue) SACD, non-hybrid

CD PETER GABRIEL (2nd album) re GEFFEN US 493300.2

1978 11 TRKS 2nd ('02 issue) re-mastered

LP PETER GABRIEL (2nd album) CHARISMA UK CDS 4013

1978 11 TRKS 2nd; insert

7" D.I.Y. / PERSPECTIVE CHARISMA IRL CB 311

1978 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" D.I.Y. / MOTHER OF VIOLENCE / TEDDY BEAR CHARISMA UK CB 319

1978 3 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP PETER GABRIEL (3rd album) GEFFEN US GHS 2035

1980 10 TRKS 3rd

CD PETER GABRIEL (3rd album) CHARISMA UK PGCD 3

1980 10 TRKS 3rd - original issue

7" GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS / LEAD A NORMAL LIFE MERCURY US 76063

1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" BIKO CHARISMA UK CB 370-12

1980 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP EIN DEUTSCHES ALBUM CHARISMA DE 6302 035

1980 9 TRKS insert

12" SHOCK THE MONKEY CHARISMA UK SHOCK 12

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP PETER GABRIEL (4th album; aka 'Security') GEFFEN US GHS 2011

1982 8 TRKS 4th

CD PETER GABRIEL (4th album; aka 'Security') (SACD) GEFFEN US 493623.2

1982 8 TRKS 4th ('03 issue; SACD – non-hybrid)

LPx2 PLAYS LIVE GEFFEN US 2GHS 4012

1983 16 TRKS Live

12" I DON'T REMEMBER CHARISMA UK GAB 12

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, 812833.1

CD BIRDY (O.S.T.) GEFFEN US GEFD-24070

1985 12 TRKS O.S.T.

7" SLEDGEHAMMER / DON'T BREAK THIS RHYTHM VIRGIN JPN 07VA-1039

1986 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" DON'T GIVE UP (w/ Kate Bush) CHARISMA UK PGS 212

1986 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD SHAKING THE TREE - 16 GOLDEN GREATS (Collection) GEFFEN US 24326.2

1990 16 TRK Collection


But this is really as far as I get with this train of thought. I have CD’s of some of PG’s 90’s albums, too (“Us”, “Up”. “Ovo” etc.) – I am a fan of his Realworld label, I have about 50 or so of those CD’s. I wouldn’t mind finding SACD’s of PG albums #2 & #3 – I wonder if they’re multi-channel or merely stereo, as the debut is?


I recently found an SACD of his collection album “Shaking The Tree – Sixteen Golden Greats”. Looks like it’s merely stereo and not multi-channel. So, why was this made into an SACD? And PG’s solo SACD’s (in the US) are all “Non-hybrid” – as in, you need as SACD player to get any sound off of this disc – it will not play in a CD player!


2 comments:

Jim said...
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Jim said...

While in Canada last summer, Sue picked up a used RM of Lamb and though it had been about 28 years since I had last listened to it, I was surprised to note that the music was still in my cells. That is to say, I anticipated each word and note while it was playing through. So I guess I "got it." Did I miss it in the last 28 years? Not really. Nor did I miss Foxtrot or Nursery Cryme. I heard neither Trespass, Live nor Selling England By The Pound back in the day.

Would I miss PGs first 4 solo albums? Absolutely.