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Peter Gabriel announces vinyl reissue series

First 4 solo records return in October

Peter Gabriel is to launch remastered, limited edition vinyl versions of his first four solo records – marking their return to the format for the first time since 2002.

It's the first in a series that will see all his records available in vinyl.

The eponymous albums – referred to as 1 to 4 or Car, Scratch, Melt and Security, based on their cover art – followed his departure from Genesis in 1975, and established him as a solo artist.

Gabriel says: "I really wanted the first record to be different from what I’d done with Genesis, so we were trying to do things in different styles. A bit of barbershop, which Tony Levin helped with. There were more bluesy things, a variety of songs and arrangements that were consciously trying to provide something different."

Each 180g double album is presented in gatefold sleeve in an individually-numbered run of 10,000 copies worldwide. Long out-of-print German vocal versions of Gabriel’s third and fourth albums will be limited to 3,000 copies each. Each pack will include a download cards with a choice of resolution: hi-res 24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k.

They arrive on October 22 on Real World via Caroline International, and they're available for pre-order now.

Gabriel re-released his 2004 Play DVD in May and contributed a track to the newly-issues The Art Of Peace: Songs For Tibet II, a compilation marking the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama. His most recent album is 2011’s New Blood, which presented orchestral re-recordings of various tracks from his solo career. He's currently working on new music.

Peter Gabriel 1 – CAR (1977)

A1: Moribund The Burgermeister 
A2: Solsbury Hill
B1: Modern Love 
B2: Excuse Me 
B3: Humdrum
C1: Slowburn
C2: Waiting For The Big One 
D1: Down The Dolce Vita 
D2: Here Comes The Flood  

Peter Gabriel 2 – Scratch (1978)

A1: On The Air
A2: D.I.Y.
A3: Mother of Violence
B1: A Wonderful Day In A One-Way World
B2: White Shadow 
C1: Indigo
C2: Animal Magic
C3: Exposure
D1: Flotsam and Jetsam
D2: Perspective
D3: Home Sweet Home 

Peter Gabriel 3 - Melt (1980)

A1: Intruder
A2: No Self Control 
B1: Start
B2: I Don’t Remember
B3: Family Snapshot
B4: And Through The Wire 
C1: Games Without Frontiers
C2: Not One Of Us 
D1: Lead A Normal Life
D2: Biko 

Peter Gabriel 4 – Security (1982)

A1: The Rhythm Of The Heat
A2: San Jacinto 
B1: I Have The Touch
B2: The Family and The Fishing Net 
C1: Shock The Monkey
C2: Lay Your Hands On Me 
D1: Wallflower
D2: Kiss Of Life

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