So, Us and Up vinyl half~speed remasters available 15 July 2016.
   PETER GABRIEL: So, Us and Up vinyl half~speed remasters available.
≡Φ≡   “It has been heart warming to see the return of vinyl. Even though I loved being free of its limitations in the digital world, there is still a warmth and presence to vinyl that somehow makes it a more natural human companion. It is great to see a new generation learning the secrets of the grooves.” — Peter Gabriel                                                        
Birth name: Peter Brian Gabriel
Born: 13 February 1950, Chobham, Surrey, England
Origin: Godalming, Surrey, The Wild West of England, UK
Released: 19 May 1986
Recorded: February — December 1985
Studio: Ashcombe House, near Bath, England
Length:     46:25
Label: Charisma / Geffen
Producer: Peter Gabriel & Daniel Lanois
Released: 27 September 1992
Recorded: October 1989 — June 1992
Genre: Art rock, pop rock, worldbeat
Length:     57:41
Label: Real World (UK) / Geffen (USA)
Producer: Daniel Lanois & Peter Gabriel
Released: 23 September 2002
Recorded: April 1995 — October 1998 (Principal recording), Early 2000 — April 2002 (Additional recording)
Genre: Progressive rock, art rock, electronic rock, industrial rock, downtempo, worldbeat
Length:     66:40
Label: Geffen (US & Canada), Virgin
Producer: Peter Gabriel                                                        
–♦–  So, Us and Up have all been half~speed remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM in order to deliver the maximum dynamic sound range.
–♦–  The So album is released across two heavyweight 180g LPs, whilst the Us and Up albums are released across three heavyweight 180g LPs, with music on fives sides and an etching on the sixth.
–♦–  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.
–♦–  The vinyl editions will have gatefold sleeves utilising imagery from the initial first LP pressings, sourced and re–scanned from original artwork.
–♦–  These limited edition releases are all individually numbered and will include download cards with a choice of digital download (Hi~Res 24~bit or 16~bit).
–♦–  The albums will be released on Real World via Caroline International.
–♦–  Peter’s songs Digging in the Dirt (from the New Blood album) and Mirrorball (from Scratch My Back) both feature in the season finale of the ABC drama Quantico.
–♦–  The series follows a group of young FBI recruits as they battle their way through training at the academy in Quantico, Virginia and details their previous lives through flashbacks.                                                                                                                                        Solo albums:
Studio albums:
–♦–  Peter Gabriel (Car) (1977)
–♦–  Peter Gabriel (Scratch) (1978)
–♦–  Peter Gabriel (Melt) (1980) / Ein deutsches Album (1980)
–♦–  Peter Gabriel (Security) (1982) / Deutsches Album (1982)
–♦–  So (1986)
–♦–  Us (1992)
–♦–  Up (2002)
–♦–  Scratch My Back (2010)
–♦–  New Blood (2011)
–♦–  And I’ll Scratch Yours (2013)
–♦–  Plays Live (1983) Double album
–♦–  Secret World Live (1994) Double album
–♦–  Live Blood (2012) Double album
–♦–  Back to Front: Live in London (2014) Double album
Soundtrack albums:
–♦–  Birdy (1985)
–♦–  Passion (1989)
–♦–  OVO (2000)
–♦–  Long Walk Home (2002)                                                                                                                 BIO
–♦–  Peter Gabriel co~founded the group Genesis in 1966 at school. He went on to make 7 albums with Genesis. He left in 1975, but returned to music a year later, since when he has made 11 solo albums. His film soundtrack works include Birdy (1984); The Last Temptation of Christ (1989); Rabbit Proof Fence (2002).
–♦–   In 1980 Gabriel conceived of, and founded WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance), which has presented over 150 festivals in over 40 countries, recently adding Abu Dhabi to the list. In addition, the WOMAD Foundation provides education and workshops to many schools.
–♦–   Peter Gabriel’s Human Rights work include, the coordination of and participation in the Human Rights Now! Tour, which took place in 1988 with Amnesty International. In 1989 he conceived of, and co~founded, giving cameras and computers to human rights activists. Witness has won many awards and pioneered the adoption of video and online technologies in human rights campaigning. The Hub was launched in 2008, providing a platform for human rights video from all over the world (a YouTube for Human Rights).
–♦–   In 2000 Gabriel co~founded and conceived of the with Richard Branson, which Nelson Mandela launched in 2007. Peter Gabriel’s business interests have been in the field of music, media and technology. In 1987 he founded the Real World Group of companies — Real World Studios, Real World Records and later Real World Multi Media and Real World Films. In 1999, Gabriel was co~founder of OD2 (On Demand Distribution), which became the leading European platform provider for the distribution of on~line music. (It has now become Nokia’s Music Store, having first been acquired by Loudeye of Seattle, Washington). In 2005 Gabriel acquired Solid State Logic with David Engelke, the world’s leading manufacturer of mixing consoles for music recording, broadcast and post~production. He also co–founded and, and is currently developing several projects, including a visual language for the internet, and the first social network for the dead.
–♦–   Amongst awards Peter Gabriel has received are the Man of Peace Award, presented by the Nobel Peace Laureates, the ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ and also the Quadriga Award. He has received various lifetime achievement awards, and BT’s Digital Music Pioneer Award, as well as Grammy awards for his music and video work. His ‘Sledgehammer’ video has been voted best video of all time, and his interactive work, EVE, won the ‘Milia D’Or for Multimedia’.
So, Us and Up vinyl half~speed remasters available 15 July 2016.