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Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 2 [Aka: Scratch] CD (album) cover

PETER GABRIEL 2 [AKA: SCRATCH]

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

2.99 | 486 ratings

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poito
4 stars 3.5 Second release in PG's solo career. Those were times when recording techniques were going through notable quality improvements. We all remember the poor quality of the early Genesis tapes in charisma. This album recording is much improved compared to #1, the music however has reached less reconnaissance. I think the composition is still superb, but maybe the surprise is gone and the lucky melodies don't get the heights in the 1st. Possibly, part of the smaller punch is the poor attention given to bass and drum section. PG was a fan of percussion. Here it is dull. There are some intimate themes, with simpler music like Indigo and Mother Violence, soft piano ballads of great sensibility, but others are complex enough, as those with Fripp at the guitar White Shadow and Exposure; some were highly acclaimed, as On the Air, a classic in PG's career, and D.I.Y, a nice rhythmic that visits many live shows. Other highlights is A Wonderful Day In A One-Way World that also hit the streets. In general, and spite of a couple of weaker themes, I would say this album requires a few turns before the essences show up.
poito | 4/5 |

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