Peter Gabriel's "Up"
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I should let you know that while I'm a Gabriel era Genesis fan, I haven't been able to get into his solo work, even "3" for that matter. Nonetheless, I picked up his latest, "Up", the other day and am tremendously impressed. I just wanted to highly recommend this album.
 
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I should let you know that while I'm a Gabriel era Genesis fan, I haven't been able to get into his solo work, even "3" for that matter. Nonetheless, I picked up his latest, "Up", the other day and am tremendously impressed. I just wanted to highly recommend this album.


I agree; I think "UP" is a great album. The Genesis material with PG is classic stuff for sure.
 
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There's no doubt that after Peter Gabriel left Genesis turned from the prog. group they were into a pop band...what a pitty
Just like you, I also haven't been able to get into his solo work... Still, what kind of music is the "UP" album?
 
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I need to give it a few more listens before I can comment more. I'm out of town and only get a little bit here and there to listen.
 
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I've heard "The Barry Williams Show" on the radio, and frankly, this is not Gabriel at his best. He's maybe 10 years too late to be protesting Jerry Springer. Day-time talk shows are exploitative?? I'm shocked, shocked!!!


From what I've read (and I read a LOT of the music magazines), that song is not representative of the whole album. Reviewers' consensus seems to be that this one is a "grower" and takes time to absorb. Uncut mag even said it was a "great headphone album".

Got it on my list (along with about 200 others!
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"Barry Williams Show" is actually my least favourite song on the disk. The album is excellent and I had no trouble getting into it from the first listen. I will say that it is slower than any of his other albums that I can think of, but he's just getting old. Be patient. If you're an AC/DC type rock'n'roller, or a Cowboy Junkies Trinity Sessions type purist, I would stay away, otherwise I would recommend it. It has been stuck, on and off, in my player for weeks since it came out, and I'm going to be seeing him perform live in November!
 
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