MUSIC: Peter Gabriel set to release a 25th Anniversary remastered version of ‘So’

by jakea

Peter Gabriel‘s ‘So’ is being re-released worldwide on October 22nd in a digitally remastered box-set to honor the 25th Anniversary of the iconic album. When it was originally released in 1986 ‘So’ topped charts around the world and it soon became a decade and career defining album for Gabriel.The new album includes some of Gabriel’s biggest hits like “Sledgehammer”, “Don’t give up”, “Big time”, and “In your eyes” and in this remastered edition Peter provides a unique insight into the writing and recording of the entire compilation; taking you on a journey through the evolution of each songs creation.

This anniversary edition will be available on CD and digitally as well as an expanded 3CD Deluxe Edition that includes an unreleased Athens ‘So’ concert recording from 1987, a 90 minute documentary, a collectible 12″ vinyl and a 60 page book expanding on the outstanding album. All the versions of this record are available here for pre-order.

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Tying in with the album release Peter Gabriel will be going on a 16 city ‘Back to Front’ American Tour. Provided below is a track-listing for this upcoming release as well as the confirmed dates/cities of his tour.

Oh we forgot to mention, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Peter Gabriel LIVE at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.  Want to go? Sure, you do. Just enter HERE to win!

Peter Gabriel: So (25th Anniversary Edition) [CD, digital]

(Original album, remastered)

 1. Red Rain
2. Sledgehammer
3. Don’t Give Up (with Kate Bush)
4. That Voice Again
5. Mercy Street
6. Big Time
7. We Do What We’re Told (Miligram’s 37)
8. This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
9. In Your Eyes


Peter Gabriel: So (25th Anniversary Special Edition) [3CD, digital]

CD 1 – Original album, remastered (tracklist above)

CDs 2 & 3 – ‘Live In Athens 1987′:

This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
San Jacinto
Shock The Monkey
Family Snapshot
Games Without Frontiers
No Self Control
Mercy Street
The Family And The Fishing Net
Don’t Give Up
Solsbury Hill
Lay Your Hands On Me
Here Comes The Flood
In Your Eyes


Peter Gabriel: So (25th Anniversary Deluxe, Limited Edition) [4CD/2DVD/LP/12″ box set]

 CD 1 – Original album, remastered (tracklist above)

CDs 2 & 3 – ‘Live In Athens 1987′ (tracklist above)

CD 4 – ‘So DNA’ (work-in-progress song drafts; track sequence is the same as the So CD tracklist)

DVD 1 – ‘Live In Athens 1987′ concert film + 5.1 surround audio mix (tracklist above)

DVD 2 – ‘So: Classic Album’ documentary

LP – Original album, remastered and re-sequenced [180-gram vinyl]

12-inch AA Vinyl Single:

Don’t Give Up (alternative version – Piano and Bvox Mix)


Peter Gabriel: ‘Back To Front’ Tour – confirmed North American dates


2 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
5 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood Showroom
6 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
8 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino
9 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara County Bowl
13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
14 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center