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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel III (Melt) - Album

Peter Gabriel is Peter Gabriel's third album. The album contains two of Gabriel's most famous songs, the U.K. Top 10 hit 'Games Without Frontiers' and the political song 'Biko', about the late anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. The album was remastered, along with most of Gabriel's catalog, in 2002.

This album is often referred to as Melt due to its cover photograph by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis. The photo was taken with a Polaroid SX-70 instant camera, and subsequently modified by Thorgerson or Gabriel. (Thorgerson does not recall whether he or Gabriel manipulated the image.)

The album was Gabriel's first and only release for Mercury Records in the U.S., after being rejected by Atlantic Records, who handled U.S. distribution for Gabriel's first two solo albums and his last two albums with Genesis. Upon hearing mixes of the album's session tapes in early 1980, Atlantic A&R executive John Kalodner deemed the album not commercial enough for release, and recommended that Atlantic drop Gabriel from their artist roster. By the time the album was released by Mercury several months later, Kalodner, now working for the newly-formed Geffen Records label and having realized his mistake, arranged for Geffen to pursue Gabriel as one of their first artist signings. Geffen re-issued the album in 1983 after Mercury's distribution rights to the album lapsed, and has marketed it in the U.S. since.

Gabriel's ex-Genesis bandmate Phil Collins, who succeeded Gabriel as Genesis' lead vocalist, plays drums and provides backing vocals on several of the album's tracks. In particular, Collins played drums on 'Intruder', which has been cited as the first use of Collins' "gated drum" sound. This effect, as created by Collins and Hugh Padgham, was featured on Collins' recordings throughout the 1980s. The distinctive sound was identified via experiments by Collins and Padgham, in reponse to Gabriel's request that Collins and Jerry Marotta not use cymbals on the album's sessions. The drum sound on this album has been noted by Public Image Ltd as influencing the sound on their album Flowers of Romance, whose engineer, Nick Launay, was in turn employed by Collins to assist him with his first solo album, Face Value.

01 - Intruder
02 - No Self Control
03 - Start
04 - I Don't Remember
05 - Family Snapshot
06 - And Through the Wire
07 - Games Without Frontiers
08 - Not One of Us
09 - Lead a Normal Life
10 - Biko

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