Peter Gabriel ‎– So

Real World Records ‎– PGCDR5, Real World Records ‎– 180030000680
CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue, Digipak

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1 Red Rain
Backing Vocals – David RhodesBass – Tony LevinDrums – Jerry MarottaGuitar – Daniel Lanois, David RhodesHihat [Hi-hat] – Stewart CopelandPiano, Synthesizer [Prophet] – Peter Gabriel
2 Sledgehammer
Backing Vocals – Coral Gordon, Dee Lewis, PP Arnold*Bass – Tony LevinDrums – Manu Katche*Guitar – Daniel Lanois, David RhodesPiano, Synthesizer [Prophet] – Peter GabrielSaxophone – Mark RiveraTambourine – Daniel LanoisTrombone – Don MikkelsenTrumpet – Wayne Jackson
3 Don't Give Up
Bass – Tony LevinGuitar – David RhodesPercussion, Drums – Manu Katche*Piano – Peter Gabriel, Richard TeeSynthesizer [Cs 80] – Simon ClarkSynthesizer [Prophet], Electronic Drums [Linn] – Peter GabrielVocals [Guest] – Kate Bush
4 That Voice Again
Bass – Tony LevinDrums – Manu Katche*Guitar – Daniel Lanois, David RhodesGuitar [Twelve-String] – Daniel LanoisLyrics By – David Rhodes, Peter GabrielMusic By – Peter GabrielPercussion – Manu Katche*, Peter GabrielPiano, Synthesizer [Prophet] – Peter GabrielViolin – L Shankar*
5 Mercy Street
Bass – Larry KleinPiano – Peter Gabriel, Richard TeeSaxophone [Processed] – Mark RiveraSurdo [Surdu], Congas, Triangle – Djalma CorreaSynthesizer [Prophet, Cs 80] – Peter Gabriel
6 Big Time
Backing Vocals – Coral Gordon, Dee Lewis, PP Arnold*Bass [Drumstick] – Jerry Marotta, Tony LevinBass, Computer [Cmi], Organ [Hammond] – Simon ClarkCornet, Trumpet – Wayne JacksonDrums – Stewart CopelandElectronic Drums [Linn Kick] – Jimmy BralowerGuitar – David RhodesGuitar [Surf] – Daniel LanoisSaxophone – Mark RiveraSynthesizer [Prophet], Electronic Drums [Linn], Synthesizer – Peter GabrielTrombone – Don Mikkelsen
7 We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
Drums – Jerry MarottaGuitar – David RhodesPiano, Synthesizer [Prophet] – Peter GabrielViolin – L Shankar*
8 This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
Bass – Bill LaswellElectronic Drums [Linn Drum], Backing Vocals, Synthesizer [Synclavier] – Peter GabrielGuitar – Nile RodgersGuitar [Twelve-String] – Daniel LanoisTalking Drum – Manu Katche*Vocals [Guest] – Laurie AndersonWritten-By – Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel
9 In Your Eyes
Backing Vocals – David Rhodes, Jim Kerr, Michael Been, Peter GabrielBass – Larry Klein, Tony LevinBass Vocals – Ronnie BrightDrums [Additional] – Jerry MarottaGuitar – David RhodesPercussion, Drums, Talking Drum – Manu Katche*Piano – Peter Gabriel, Richard TeeSynthesizer – Peter GabrielVocals [Guest] – Youssou N'Dour

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Recorded between February and December 1985 at Ashcombe Studios, near Bath, England, So was originally released on 19th May 1986.

All songs published by Real World Music Ltd except 'This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)' published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Real World Music Ltd.

All tracks recorded and mixed at Real World Studios, England except for 'Mercy Street' percussion recorded in Polygram Studios, Rio de Janeiro. New York overdubs recorded at The Power Station . Originally mastered at The Town House, London. Remastered at Metropolis, London.

Laurie Anderson appears courtesy of Warner Bros Records Inc. PP Arnold appears courtesy of 10 Records. Michael Been appears courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records Inc. Kate Bush appears courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. Stewart Copeland appears courtesy of A&M Records Ltd. Jim Kerr appears courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. Larry Klein appears courtesy of Geffen Records Inc. Bill Laswell appears courtesy of Celluloid/OAO. Youssou N'Dour appears courtesy of Albert Koski Productions. Nile Rodgers appears courtesy of Warner Bros Records Inc. L Shankar appears courtesy of ECM Records. Richard Tee appears courtesy of King Records Ltd.

Repackaging: A Real World Design.

For additional work on tracks not included, thanks to Larry Fast, Jimmy Bralower, Paul Higgins and The House Of Music. Thanks for feedback and encouragement to David Rhodes, Gary Gersh, Gail Colson, Simon Draper, Ed Rosenblatt and most of all to Jill.
Special thanks to Tony Smith, Stewart Copeland, Kate Bush, Chris Hughes, Larry Klein, Youssou N'Dour, Mike Large, Neil Perry, Peter Smith, Jeannette Peters, Hilary Prosser, Bob Lanois, Stuart Nevison and Mark Crabtree for AMS equipment, Andy Hilton and Sid Zimet.
Special Thanks to: Bastiaan Kiujt, Leendert van Zanten and David Walstra at Sony Music, Crispin Murray at Metropolis, Armando Gallo, Margaret Maxwell, Jon Webster, Mike Large, Annie Parsons, Michael Thomas, Julie Merrifield, Claire Yates, Mic Smith and Mary Lane.

℗ 2002 Peter Gabriel Ltd © 2010 Peter Gabriel Ltd.
The copyright in this recording is owned by Peter Gabriel Ltd
Disc made in Mexico.

Issued as a Digipak with a white disc and a 12-page booklet and an Ad-Sheet.
Slightly different running order to earlier CD editions, the track 'In Your Eyes' moving from track 5 to the last track. Booklet credits incorrectly reflect the old running order, the credits have been corrected here.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 180030000680
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): DIDX-471386 1 B04
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L327
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5086
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AKNOE

Other Versions (5 of 202) 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