Peter Gabriel – The First Album – Our White Hot Shootout Winner


Our White Hot Shootout Winner for 2018

xxx

  • A stunning sounding copy with shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Killer throughout – bigger, bolder, more bass, more energy and presence, and the list goes on
  • Clearly the hardest of the first five PG records to find with good sound and decent vinyl, which is why these rarely make the site
  • “…much of the record teems with invigorating energy (as on Slowburn, or the orchestral-disco pulse of Down the Dolce Vita), and the closer “Here Comes the Flood” burns with an anthemic intensity that would later become his signature in the ’80s.”

See all of our Peter Gabriel albums in stock

Tubey Magical Richness and breathy vocals are the hallmarks of a good British PG 1.

Unlike any that follow, the sound varies greatly from track to track on the first PG album, as does the music. You know you have a good copy when the best sounding tracks sound their best. That may seem like a tautology but is in fact the only way to judge a side when the songs sound this different from one another.

What to Listen For (WTLF)

On side one the fourth track, Excuse Me, with its barbershop quartet harmonies, has (potentially — it depends on how good your copy is) Demo Disc Quality Sound.

On side two of the best copies Waiting for the Big One will indeed be big, as well as powerful and above all dynamic.

AMG Review

…much of the record teems with invigorating energy (as on Slowburn, or the orchestral-disco pulse of Down the Dolce Vita), and the closer “Here Comes the Flood” burns with an anthemic intensity that would later become his signature in the ’80s. Yes, it’s an imperfect album, but that’s a byproduct of Gabriel’s welcome risk-taking — the very thing that makes the album work, overall.

TRACK LISTING

Side One

Moribund the Burgermeister
Solsbury Hill
Modern Love
Excuse Me
Humdrum

Side Two

Slowburn
Waiting for the Big One
Down the Dolce Vita
Here Comes the Flood