When did it come out?
I have to admit that i'm not the biggest Peter Gabriel fan in the world. However, i have no problem listening to his stuff either. Having said that, my girlfriend ( who is a BIG fan ) has already purchased tickets for she and i to go see him when he comes to Chicago in about a month or so. I think that the tickets were something like $130 apiece ( give or take ). I guess that the least that i could do is to pick up the new disc so that we'll be familiar with what he'll be playing. Sean
Sean, If you've never seen him live before, you are in for a treat. Perhaps one of the best live performers/overall concert experiences I've seen - I've been to several of his shows. While the newer stuff like 'Us' and 'So' have widened his audience, his 3rd and 4th (Security) albums are of 'desert island' stature, IMHO. Really outstanding discs. Both deserve a dimly lit room, free of distraction and a nice bottle of Cabernet.... :-)
Darker and more laid back/stripped down than US and especially SO, with no female backing vocals. Really missed them at first but this album doesn't open up to you until you've heard it several times, preferably late at night with no distractions. I was unimpressed with the sonics at first but then moved my listening chair and started hearing the most wraparound soundstage short of Roger Waters AMused to death.
I am also at the early stages of listening to this record.
I agree I think the production is superb.
I think this is a very interesting record most of the arrangements and song structures are quite unusual in a subtle way.
I am pleasantly surpirsed after Us which I thought was very much a bad attempt to recreate the So album.
It may be more moody but it sounds a whole lot fresher than Us.
A little late to post this, but...
I consider this album one of the 10 best audiophile recordings of all time. The imaging is spooky - wrap around effects in stereo! Amazing bass extension, and deep, deep sound staging. It helps of course that the music is from one of the most artistic performers in popular music. Yes, the subject matter is dark, but no one complains about Kafka, right!