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Peter GabrielSo

Label:Geffen Records – GHS 24088
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Specialty Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Pop Rock, Art Rock

Tracklist

A1Red Rain
BassTony Levin
Drum Programming [Linn Programming]Chris Hughes
DrumsJerry Marotta
GuitarDaniel Lanois
Guitar, Backing VocalsDavid Rhodes
Hihat [Hi-Hat]Stewart Copeland
Piano, Synthesizer [CMI], Synthesizer [Prophet]Peter Gabriel
A2Sledgehammer
Backing VocalsCoral Gordon, Dee Lewis, P P Arnold*
BassTony Levin
Drums, PercussionManu Katché
GuitarDavid Rhodes
Guitar, TambourineDaniel Lanois
Horns, SaxophoneMark Rivera
Horns, TromboneDon Mikkelsen
Horns, TrumpetWayne Jackson
Synthesizer [CMI], Piano, Synthesizer [Prophet]Peter Gabriel
A3Don't Give Up
BassTony Levin
Drums, PercussionManu Katché
Guest, VocalsKate Bush
GuitarDavid Rhodes
PianoRichard Tee
Synthesizer [CMI], Synthesizer [Prophet], Drum Machine [Linn], PianoPeter Gabriel
Synthesizer [Chorus CS80]Simon Clark
A4That Voice Again
BassTony Levin
Drums, PercussionManu Katché
Synthesizer [CMI], Synthesizer [Prophet], Piano, PercussionPeter Gabriel
ViolinL Shankar*
B1In Your Eyes
Bass Vocals [Bass Vox]Ronnie Bright
Drums [Additional]Jerry Marotta
Drums, Talking Drum, PercussionManu Katché
Guest, VocalsYoussou N'dour
GuitarDavid Rhodes
PianoRichard Tee
Synthesizer [CMI], Piano, SynthPeter Gabriel
B2Mercy Street
BassLarry Klein
Coordinator [Studio Organization]Luigi Hoffer
Engineer [Percussion Engineered By]Ary Carvalhaes, Jairo Gualberto
PianoRichard Tee
Saxophone [Processed Sax]Mark Rivera
Supervised By [Session]Graciela Silberberg, Renato Costa
Surdo [Surdu], Congas, TriangleDjalma Correa
Synthesizer [CMI], Synthesizer [Prophet], Piano, Synthesizer [CS80]Peter Gabriel
B3Big Time
BassSimon Clark
Bass [Drumstick Bass]Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin
Drum Machine [Linn Kick]Jimmy Bralower
GuitarDavid Rhodes
Guitar [Surf]Daniel Lanois
Horns, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone SaxophoneMark Rivera
Horns, TromboneDon Mikkelsen
Horns, Trumpet, CornetWayne Jackson
Organ [Hammond], Synthesizer [CMI], BassSimon Clark
Synthesizer [CMI], Synth, Synthesizer [Prophet], Drum Machine [Linn]Peter Gabriel
B4We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
DrumsJerry Marotta
GuitarDavid Rhodes
Synthesizer [CMI], Piano, Synthesizer [Prophet]Peter Gabriel
ViolinL Shankar*
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Notes

"SR" etched and SRC logo stamped in runouts, and "E A S T" embossed around the side B center hole denote a Specialty Records Corporation pressing.

Specialty Records Corp. SRC logo and Artisan Sound Recorders logo in runouts stamped, the rest etched.

Issued with custom-printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits.

"Mercy Street" for Anne Sexton
"Big Time" suc cess

Originally Mastered at the Town House, London
All tracks recorded and mixed at Real World Studios, England except for track B2; Percussion recorded in Polygram Studios, Rio de Janeiro.
New York overdubs recorded at the Power Station.

For additional work on tracks not included, thanks to Larry Fast, Jimmy Bralower, Paul Higgins and the House of Music

P P Arnold courtesy 10 Records Ltd
Michael Been courtesy Elektra/Asylum Records Inc
Kate Bush courtesy EMI America Records, a division of Capitol Records Inc
Stewart Copeland courtesy A & M Records Inc
Jim Kerr courtesy Virgin Records Ltd
Youssou N'dour courtesy Albert Koski Productions
L. Shankar courtesy ECM Records
Richard Tee courtesy King Records Co Ltd

On labels:
All songs published by Cliofine Ltd./Hidden Pun Music BMI
©1986 The David Geffen Company ℗1986 The David Geffen Company

On inner sleeve:
© 1986 Published by Cliofine Ltd/Hidden Pun Music BMI
© 1986 The David Geffen Company

On jacket back:
Geffen Records
Manufactured exclusively by Warner Bros. Records Inc.
a Warner Communications Company [lozenge logo]
© 1986 The David Geffen Company
℗ 1986 The David Geffen Company

Some copies with hype sticker with cat. # affixed to shrink:
So
Peter Gabriel
Featuring:
"Sledgehammer"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-24088-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0075992408813
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Pressing Plant ID (Both sides, runout): SRC Logo
  • Pressing Plant ID (Side B, embossed around center hole): E A S T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): GHS-24088-A-SR-1 GF [SRC logo] 1-4 [Artisan logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [SRC logo] 1-6 [Artisan logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): GHS-24088-A-SR-3 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): GHS-24088-B-SR1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): GHS-24088-A-SR-2 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): GHS-24088-B-SR1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): GHS-24088-A-SR-2 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): GHS-24088-B-SR-3 [Artisan logo] 1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): GHS-24088-A-SR-1 [Artisan logo] GF [SRC logo] 1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): GHS-24088-A-SR-1 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): GHS-24088-B-SR2 [Artisan logo]GF 1-4 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): GHS-24088-A-SR-2 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): GHS-24088-B-SR-3 [Artisan logo] 1-1 SM1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): GHS-24088-A-SR-1 [Artisan logo] GF [SRC logo] 1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo] 1-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 9): GHS-24088-A-SR-2 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 9): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo] 1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 10): GHS-24088-A-SR-2 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 10): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo] 1-2 SM1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 11): GHS-24088-A-SR-1 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 11): GHS-24088-B-SR-2 [Artisan logo]GF 1-1 SM1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 12): GHS-24088-A-SR-2 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 12): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo] 1-2 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 13): GHS-24088-A-SR-3 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 13): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 14): GHS-24088-A-SR-2 [Artisan logo] GF [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 14): GHS-24088-B-SR-2 [Artisan logo] GF 1-4 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 15): GHS-24088-A-SR-2 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 15): GHS-24088-B-SR-3 [Artisan logo] 1-3 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 16): GHS-24088-A-SR-2 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 16): GHS-24088-B-SR-2 [Artisan logo] 1-4 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 17): GHS-24088-A-SR-3 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 17): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo] 1-2 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 18): GHS-24088-A-SR-3 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 18): GHS-24088-B-SR-3 [Artisan logo] 1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 19): GHS-24088-A-SR-3 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 19): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo]1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 20): GHS-24088-A-SR-3 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 20): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo]1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 21): GHS-24088-A-SR-3 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 21): GHS-24088-B-SR-1 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo]1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 22): GHS-24088-A-SR-3 [Artisan logo]GF [SRC logo] 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 22): GHS-24088-B-SR-3 [Artisan logo] [SRC logo]1-3

Other Versions (5 of 310)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
So (LP, Album)Charisma, VirginPG 5UK1986
So (LP, Album, Stereo, Don Mills Pressing)Geffen RecordsXGHS 24088Canada1986
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So (CD, Album, Digital Audio Disc, 557)Geffen Records9 24088-2US1986
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So (LP, Album)Virgin, Virgin, Virgin207 587, 207 587-630, 207 587-8Europe1986
So (LP, Album)Virgin, Virgin123 761, 123761France1986

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Reviews

  • atlp12's avatar
    atlp12
    Sounds beyond perfect on a Linn. A reference album for sure.
    • echauhan1's avatar
      echauhan1
      Got this back in May 2021. Ortofon 2M Blue tracked well and only had mild sibilance in spots. Overall big sound, yes a bit bright on some tracks, but overall a great sounding album.
      • ryanstratton's avatar
        ryanstratton
        I'm not even sure how this ended up on my shelf but I cleaned it and played and wow what a treat. Sounds is really good and while I know most of the songs I kind of dismissed this album as I was never that much of a fan of the smash hit and other hit on this album. It's all the other songs that are worth staying for. PG was at his peak power with this album for sure just about the coolest guy on the planet and this point in time.
        • ozricman's avatar
          ozricman
          My Ortofon 2M Blue tracks this pressing very well. Just a slight bit of sibilance here and there, not annoying. Great pressing.
          • hdorne's avatar
            hdorne
            I experienced a lot of sibilance with an elliptical stylus. When I upgraded to a microline stylus, the sibilance went away completely. This pressing sounds incredible if your stylus can track past the sibilance. The atmosphere and dynamics here are completely gone on more modern reissues of the album, especially on songs like “Mercy Street.” Gorgeous, enveloping sound. I also prefer the original running order to the “corrected” version.
            • thatmatt_'s avatar
              thatmatt_
              As everyone else here has said, the simbilance on this is pretty bad. Every "s" sound Gabriel sings just sucks here. The rest of the instruments (barring maybe the hi hats) sound amazing. I'm gonna hold on to this as I got it super cheap in great shape, but still it could definitely sound a lot better.
              • octavio_glz's avatar
                octavio_glz
                Just as stated by D1119 on his review. This pressing has definitely a lot of sibilance. And no is not my record player. All of the PG records I have sound great.
                • JuniperCastle's avatar
                  JuniperCastle
                  Edited one year ago
                  This pressing is marred by awful sibilance on every track. I had to stop listening by "SSSSSledgehammer". I don't have sibilance issues with any other album in my collection, so it isn't my setup.
                  • DanEldridgePhotog's avatar
                    This is a beautiful pressing of a beautiful album. The vocals are crystal clear, the bass is rich & smooth. Such a pleasure to listen to.
                    • beatamazon's avatar
                      beatamazon
                      Mastered at Artisan by Greg Fulginiti, Pressed by Specialty Records Co.

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