Peter Gabriel ‎– So

Real World Records ‎– PGLPR5X
2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Half Speed Remaster

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A1 Red Rain
Backing Vocals – David RhodesCymbal [Hi Hat] – Stewart CopelandDrum Programming [Linn] – Chris Hughes
A2 Sledgehammer
Tambourine – Daniel Lanois
B1 Don't Give Up
Synthesizer – Simon ClarkVocals – Kate Bush
B2 That Voice Again
Lyrics By – David RhodesPercussion, Lyrics By – Peter Gabriel
C1 Mercy Street
Surdo [Surdu], Congas, Triangle – Djalma Correa
C2 Big Time
Bass – Jerry Marotta, Simon ClarkCornet – Wayne JacksonDrum Programming [Linn] – Jimmy BralowerDrums – Stewart CopelandOrgan – Simon ClarkVoice – Coral Gordon, Dee Lewis, P P Arnold*
D1 We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37) 3:22
D2 This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
Bass – Bill LaswellGuitar – Nile RodgersGuitar [12 String] – Daniel LanoisTalking Drum – Manu KatchéVoice – Laurie Anderson, Peter GabrielWritten-By – Laurie Anderson
D3 In Your Eyes
Backing Vocals – David Rhodes, Jim Kerr, Michael Been, Peter GabrielBass Vocals – Ronnie BrightTalking Drum – Manu KatchéVocals – Youssou N'Dour

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The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM, across 2 x heavyweight LPs, to deliver maximum dynamic range in the sound. The vinyl was cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell.
Gatefold sleeves utilise imagery from the original LP inner bags and all images are newly re-scanned.
The album also contains a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit/96k or 16bit/44.1k).
The album is a Limited Edition and individually Numbered.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 884108004340
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): [stamped] 4991 1A 00884108004340 [etched] PGLPR5X A1 =MATT@ALCHEMY=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): [stamped] 4991 1B 00884108004340 [etched] PGLPR5X B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): [stamped] 4991 1C 00884108004340 [etched] PGLPR5X C1 =MATT@ALCHEMY=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): [stamped] 4991 1D 00884108004340 [etched] PGLPR5X D1

Other Versions (5 of 191) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PG 5 Peter Gabriel So(LP, Album) Charisma, Virgin PG 5 UK 1986 Sell This Version
PGCDX 2, 7243 8 11750 2 6 Peter Gabriel So(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Min) Real World Records (4), Virgin (2) PGCDX 2, 7243 8 11750 2 6 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
0946347588 2 6 Peter Gabriel So(CD, Album, RE, RM) Gala Records (5) 0946347588 2 6 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
M5 24088 Peter Gabriel So(Cass, Album, Gol) Geffen Cassettes, Geffen Records M5 24088 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
PGMC 75 Peter Gabriel So(Cass, Album) Charisma Records Ltd., Virgin PGMC 75 Italy 1986 Sell This Version


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October 8, 2017
edited 8 months ago
Found this (#010944)at a local Barnes and Noble earlier today, mis-priced at $21.99!


June 29, 2017
50€ here comes the speculators again... . . . .


May 17, 2017
Looking to buy Disc1 of the 45rpm. My Side 1/2 are badly warped and sounds terrible, but it was too late for me to return to the seller as I kept it one the shelf for months before opening. if any one is selling a flat Disc 1 , then please PM me directly.


October 2, 2016

Additionally, this recording has very little dynamic range compression (-0.1 as measured by DRC-Meter).


October 1, 2016

These limited edition, numbered, 45 rpm half-speed master editions are awesome. They are whisper quiet and have a very strong signal (+1.5 dB on my scale). They also come with a free digital download and you can select 24-bit, 48 kHz hi-resolution versions. In addition the LPs come in beautiful gatefold jackets (even if the original album was not gatefold). They are produced directly by Peter Gabriel’s company and so they are done right. These albums are my most prized and loved possessions.

I am a huge Peter Gabriel fan and had to get them all. So is my favorite Peter Gabriel album, and “Mercy Street” my all-time favorite Peter Gabriel song. This album has a lot of hits like: “Sledgehammer”, “Big Time” and “In Your Eyes”. As with all the others the production and mastering on this version is precisely perfect—a joy to listen to.



July 15, 2016
Have to say, the quality of these reissues is simply fabulous. The sound is breathtaking. Begs the question, if this level of sound can be achieved, why isn't every vinyl release like this? Are we buying substandard most of the time?!